It doesn’t look like I am going to get to pop my champagne tonight. So let’s get on to Flipping Out. This is episode eight of ten. It looks like episode ten is the big fight. But the whole damn staff may be ready to flee or get fired.
This week, Jeff needs to lose ten pounds. He is going to hire Teddi Mellencamp to help him with this goal. My reaction to this would be that he is not going to listen to Teddi. And also ten pounds probably doesn’t require an “accountability coach.” But I’ve heard him talk about her and how helpful her program is, so now I think he is just getting paid to advertise for her. Jeff eats lasagna for breakfast. I need Teddi to stop me from buying large quantities of very expensive cheeses and deli meats online while swilling merlot.
Jenni wants to by a house and put hers on the market. I do not understand people who move when the do not have to. Moving is the worst. The house she and her husband are wanting to buy is the house that Jeff and Gage wanted to buy instead of Valley Vista but it was out of their budget at the time. I have a feeling, Jenni buying this house is what pissed off Jeff. The house has a pool and a tennis court and is very luxurious and it is almost twice as much as the house they live in now. Jenni pointed out that everyone told her to keep her guest house on her current property buy Jeff told her to tear it down and put in a pool. Jenni loves the pool. I was a real estate agent for about ten minutes in my former life and even I knew that pools take away from the value of the properties. Could that be the problem? Next week’s show is called something like “Destructive Advice.” I have a feeling that is what started off their entire feud.
The thing is they have to sell their house first. Oh yeah, this is going to be the problem. She won’t be able to get her dream house because no one with buy hers with the pool. I see how this all plays out now.
Meanwhile, Trevor and Liat, the couple that fired and then rehired Jeff to design their house are divorcing. Everyone is surprised and curious. Trevor insists on meeting with Jeff because he is the man with the bills and his wife is leaving him. It’s like Jeff is afraid of Trevor because he will tell him no and Liat never does. Trevor is super angry. It seems to be that Liat has been cheated on.
Teddi shows up to JLD offices and announces to everyone that Jeff is going to be cranky for a few days. Every morning he has to take a photo of his bathroom scale and send it to her, take a photo of the smoothie, and send it to her, take a photo of everything he eats and his workout and send it to her. No alcohol for the first two weeks. If at any time a photo doesn’t come when it should, he is kicked out of the program. Jeff offers to pay for Meghan to do the program with him. It’s”very expensive.”
The meeting with Trevor was pretty intense. I’m not sure if this thing with Trevor is real or not. The more Trevor talks, the more mental health needs he exposes. At lunch he actually randomly says that he is not crazy. Jenni said that he put Liat through a lot. Apparently Jenni and Liat are good friends so she is no fan of Trevor.
It’s time for Jenni’s Open House. So far people are loving the pool. They had a decent number of prospects. It’s time to wait and see.
Teddi stops by for a Day 7 check in with Jeff and Meghan. They both say it was rough at first but now they feel better. Jeff says he has zero sex drive on this diet and exercise plan and Gage likes that part. Gage tells Meghan he’ll pay for the whole year of her accountability coaching. I don’t really see any sexual chemistry between these two ever. They are more like two germaphobic asexuals to married to have someone to argue with.
We are forty-two minutes in and we have hardly seen Jenni at all. Remember was it last week or the week before when they skipped an episode? I’m starting to think that was because they had to go in and do some major post production editing to remove things for legal reasons. That would also explain why we have crappy photos this week from a crappy preview reel. I’m starting to think they are not going to show us everything that happened or even enough to know what is the situation was. We were supposed to have Lea Black come in and do some sort of office personnel interviews and that didn’t really happen. This is so confusing. I can’t pay attention to the show because of all the behind the scenes questions.
Oh, I forgot to mention Frankie posted several comments last night in the previous recap. Go here to read those. He’s not fond of Jeff or Jenni, obviously.
Jeff and Meghan go to lunch with Liat and some other lady and divorce looks great on Liat. Liat is almost as coocooforcocopuffs as Trevor is. Ah the two lovebirds have reunited and all is right in their Calabasas construction zone. Jeff compares his own lashing out at loved ones to Trevor’s recent behavior. He reminds us he went to couples therapy with Jenni. And with Zoila. This feels like it was filmed after the fight that broke them up. There is really no other reason for this luncheon.
The next scene is also a random lunch break at the house. While Jeff and Meghan have salads, the nanny has a waffle spread with Nutella and whipped creme. They must have cut out some serious scenes. Jeff and Meghan forgot to send a photo of their salads.
Jenni sold her house in one day and got to buy the house of her dreams (And Jeff’s former dreams). This scene also looks like it was put in post production.
I cannot stand that Jeff let’s the fucking cats walk on the table where they work and eat. They even do it while he is eating. I can’t stand it. Now it’s time to celebrate the completion of the two-week diet. Meghan signed up for another month.