Jeff Lewis and his crew are back on the west coast after their jaunt to see the “House of Versailles.” I’m still not sure what that trip was all about. It seemed odd that they would leave the baby for such an idiotic journey. I certainly don’t believe that Jeff would take long-term job in Orlando at this point. But I won’t waste what little brain cells I have left wondering about that. I just want to see the nanny issue play out.
Gema went from the best nanny in the world on the last episode to slow to respond to the baby crying nanny in this episode. How is that possible? Apparently, the baby is crying a lot again and Gema can’t deal with it. Again, this makes no sense. Zoila says that Gema has brought the crying baby to her and told her to take her because she can’t take anymore. Gema says she wants to cut her hours to two days a week.
Jeff helped remodel his father’s apartment and he is ready to sell it. His dad, Tom is a real estate investor just like Jeff. His contractor is nowhere near the level that Jeff uses. Jeff found all sorts of problems with the house and the contractor didn’t seem to have any fucks to give about his shoddy work. The apartment is right on the ocean with great views. Jeff wants to stage the house, because people will be confused about where to put their TV. Really? People have lost the ability to arrange their furniture without assistance? He also brings in a new contractor to fix all the issues the first one screwed up.
One of Jeff’s favorite clients, Jeanne Shaw, is flying in from Nashville to look at several houses. It sounds like she wants to invest in houses and hire Jeff to remodel them before flipping them for a profit. Jeanne has the exact same crazy that Jeff does. It’s kind of scary.
Gema calls Jeff and says that she needs to talk to him about her schedule, she also wants a raise, combat pay I presume. She also says she has injured her back picking up the baby. She is also blaming job stress for making her fat. Jenni points out that she just did a total 180. That is exactly what I was thinking. Jeff wants to find a replacement before he fires her.
Jeanne arrives in town to spend the day with the entire crew. That seems like a lot of business hours for one client. They all go to dinner at Yamashiro which was such and interesting looking Asian restaurant I had to Google it for more information. Basically, it’s really expensive. Jeanne’s husband is the lead singer of Styx. I had no idea Styx was still a thing.
Gage is getting really good at getting Monroe to sleep. I think he should be the manny for the next few months.
The houses that Jeanne is looking at are all so weird to me. There are the boxy cheap looking entrance that lead into a large floor plan hanging off the side of a cliff. They have beautiful views but they are all going to come crashing to the ground when the big one hits. I don’t understand why anyone thinks it is a good idea to live there. Just watching this is giving me anxiety.
Jeanne gets a tour of the construction site known as Valley Vista. It’s Jeff Lewis’ Neverland. He is never going to finish that house. I do not understand the hold up.
Zoila continues to give negative reports to Jeff and Gage about Gema. She says she doesn’t like the nanny cam so she blocks it on purpose. Gema is mad about something. The new house assistant was asked about Gema and she says she feels like she is getting directions from all sides. Then it comes out that Gema’s main problem is with Zoila who apparently questions her and corrects her and makes her feel like she can’t do anything right.
Jeff and Gage fired Gema. There was an instant change in Monroe she is now all giggly and happy again. That concerns me. I hope that some of this baby stuff is editing and storyline. Gema sent Jeff a text that basically says now that she is no longer working there she wants to let him know that Zoila has always wanted her gone. She says that she would tell her to do things that went against what Gage told her. She would tell her not to listen to Gage and that he is not her father. The episode ends there, but the previews show that Zoila acts cagey when confronted about the text message. They have some sort of ridiculous trial to get to the bottom of it, and Zoila gets pissed and appears to move out. Again.
I have been a bit surprised by Zoila’s reaction to the baby. She doesn’t seem overly interested in Monroe. It’s almost like she’s jealous of the baby. What do you think of this situation?