I miss Zoila already. Last week’s episode had a lot of mixed opinions in comments. I just want her back, but I know that is not going to happen and it is for the best. Maybe she will be at the christening on this episode.
Jeff has decided that Monroe can no longer run the house. She cries when they change her diaper or brush her hair or whenever things are not going her way. Not a normal baby cry, the baby velociraptor shriek. It’s horrific to hear even on the TV. So Jeff Lewis is going to lay down the law. Good luck with that, Jeffery. He can’t even keep the cats from biting him. Those cats are extremely dangerous for Monroe, by the way.
The dads are going to have Monroe baptised so Jeff and Jenni go to meet with him prior to the ceremony. Gage was apparently too busy celebrating Zoila’s departure or something. Father Davies is quite the character. He has a huge dog that has his own chair in the study of what I guess is his home. He’s very… um…interesting. So Jeff of course loves him. Jeff warns him that Monroe is very spirited and will likely scream to the … er…high heavens during the baptism. Jeff suggests there may need to be an exorcism. Father Davies tells Jeff that some priests, but not him, believe that the louder the baby screams, the more devout they will be in the Catholicism, because the screaming is all the wicked coming out.
Heather’s house seems to be taking forever to renovate. I need to renovate my kitchen and I cannot wrap my mind around how I could accommodate that, even if I could afford it. My refrigerator is very near death. Like it’s on life support. And the reason I haven’t replace it yet is I really need new flooring in the kitchen. I am not even sure that makes sense.
Jeff asks Chaz Dean to be Monroe’s godfather. Erica, of The Voice fame, emailed me the other day that Jeff said on his radio show that Chaz sends an endless stream of presents for her and he joked that Monroe is the future heiress of the Chaz Dean empire. Chaz was very emotional. Jenni is the godmother. She cries too. Jeff says that he chose Jenni because she’s one of his closest friends and she is religious so she will take the responsibility very serious. He picked Chaz because he is the richest guy he knows.
Monroe had a photoshoot at Lea Black’s house because Jeff was on the cover of Parenting OC with her. I remember writing that post and wondering why Gage wasn’t in the magazine. Also, if you click the link, the interview that Jeff gave the magazine doesn’t mirror at all what we’ve seen on the show. Monroe did a great job with the shoot and didn’t scream much at all! Jenni and Meghan and the photo all went nutso trying to keep her entertained and it resulted in some cute photos. Jeff also shared that he realized that Monroe had a closer bond with Gage so he suddenly started doing more feeding and nurturing. Because, it’s a contest.
One of Jeff’s tall beautiful employees, Kat is quitting because her husband has a new job in Atlanta. Then Jeff suddenly realizes that Jenni will be out on maternity leave very soon. He’s starting to panic. He’s trying to ask, believe, receive Vanina into coming back. I haven’t seen the house manager this episode. With Zoila gone they seem to be just down to the housekeeeper, so what’s to manage? Oh wait, I just saw her. She’s working on a computer. I genuinely do not understand what she does. What are they going to do with that fancy super long shared desk space they just bought. Even Meghan is traveling for the summer. When Jenni goes on maternity leave, it will be just Jeff, Gage, and Nancy “the house manager.”
Why is Lea Black on every single fucking episode?
Chaz comes over before the christening with a baby gift from Tiffany. Monroe lets Chaz hold her without fussing at all. Both dads are worried about Monroe’s behavior at the baptism. Gage says he feels like if there are two dads with a baby and it’s screaming people are secretly thinking, ” See, she needs a mom!”
The dads were both nervous wrecks on the ride over to the church. Gage seems really concerned that the thirty people invited who are all close friends and family will be judging them. The baptism went off without a single peep from Monroe. She was a perfect angel. The interspersed footage from her birth and I randomly started crying, because, The Crazy. I did not see Zoila there.
Afterward, there was a lovely brunch at a fancy restaurant. Jeff tells us he is the happiest he has ever been and he’s obsessed with Monroe. He’s already mentally preparing for when she leaves for college. Gage is ready for the next one. More than once in this episode Jeff’s age has been mentioned as a reason to get going with some siblings. Jeff says Valley Vista will be where they live by the time Monroe is ready for school, because that is the school district they want to be in. He also seems to be slowing down with the business. I think he has decided not to hire new employees because he is going to stop taking clients entirely and just flip houses.
It wasn’t until about halfway through the episode I realized this was the finale. I am sad this show is over. On the bright side, I can now watch Project Runway in something closer to real time. If you are looking for something to fill this time slot, click the link for all of CJ, and her sidekick, Leslie’s hysterical and very knowledgeable recaps.
Are you going to miss Flipping Out? It was one of the few fun things on TV right now.