Flipping Out S7E7 “I Want You Back” by BB
Jeff needs Jenni. Megan cannot do the job Jenni does. She wasn’t hired as Jeff’s assistant, but as a design associate. Megan is creative, but doesn’t remember things. She misses texts, doesn’t get Jeff to meetings on time, shows up late to a furniture installation hung over, and texts her nanny constantly. Jeff thinks she’s fun in the office, but she’s nowhere near as efficient as Jenni.
Jeff has mentioned to Megan that she may be back to being a full time mom before she knows it and that upcoming layoffs are going to be particularly sad for her. Jeff is not kidding although he thinks Megan probably thinks he is. Jenni shows up for Megan’s office birthday celebration and can see that things from an HR standpoint have gotten totally out of hand when she witnesses the inappropriate behavior and listens to the inappropriate joking around among the staff.
Later, Jeff and Jenni discuss the possibility of her returning to work earlier than planned. He admits to her that Megan is nowhere near as good an assistant as Jenni. Jenni tells Jeff she’ll think about it, but he definitely needs to do something about the out of control behavior that’s gotten even worse since she’s been gone. He can’t keep ignoring it.
Jenni reports to work with a whole new attitude about HR violations. The Buzz Kill mom is there to get things back on track. The office has really gone off kilter without her. She is also getting Jeff back on track. She knows Jeff, what he wants, what he likes, what he expects, and she’s always five steps ahead of him. Megan is certainly relieved Jenni’s back.
This episode shows Jeff working on La Marida, Chaz Dean’s executive offices. The budget is $750,000, but Jeff knows what Chaz wants and expects, despite what Nuria, Chaz’s business manager says. There is considerable water and termite damage uncovered during demo. Jeff comes up with a new budget of $1.2 million, which is unacceptable to Nuria. Jeff knows Chaz is not going to be happy with anything less than what he has envisioned. Chaz hopes Jeff can work miracles to satisfy both him and Nuria. Jeff doesn’t see that happening and doesn’t know how he’s going to accomplish what Chaz wants on Nuria’s budget.
Jeff also finishes the light redesign for his good friend Kelly’s boyfriend Jim’s house. Kelly moved in and now she wants it to be “theirs” instead of “his.” Jeff wants to make sure he keeps the budget low on this job because he feels he owes Kelly from when he was younger and her family helped him out. Jeff and Kelly go shopping for furniture and he manages to get practically the entire house furnished for under $20,000 with nice stuff. When Jim sees the house, he tells Jeff he’s a genius. Kelly is in love with the house and Jim says it looks so good that maybe they should put in on the market.
I enjoyed this episode. At least Jeff’s clients seemed to be able to have a discussion without resorting to obscenities and screaming like banshees.
Southern Charm S1E7
“The Third Man” By HydrangeaHussy
To recap – Kathryn, always classy, had a fling with Shep, is in a relationship with TRav, & alleges a kiss with Whitney. As we all know by now, Kathryn & Thomas had a baby girl last month! My first thought was – I sure hope they have a boy next so they can get the $10,000. Snark aside, she’s a beautiful baby. Now, on to the episode…
Kathryn has stormed out of TRav’s home after dinner. He sits down with JD & Shep. Shep thinks that it was in poor taste for Craig to make a scene at dinner. If I recall correctly, Kathryn started the whole thing. TRav notes that a true Southern would never discuss who they slept with. No, they’ll just put it all on TV. Danni notes that Kathryn was upset because TRav didn’t support her at the dinner. I think Kathryn was upset because TRav went on & on about his lost love. Kathryn returns because her car is dead & TRav apologizes. In his TH, Shep says that Kathryn should stop pouting because she did sleep with 3 people at the table. He notes that he slept with 2 people at the table. TRav thinks there is a double standard that Kathryn is judged but Shep isn’t. I agree that there is a double standard. It may not be right & I may not agree with it, but it’s definitely prevalent.
Craig & Shep meet up. Craig doesn’t feel bad for calling Kathryn out. Shep, for once the mature one, says that it was wrong because there were only 5 guys at the table & it was easy to figure out who the “third man” was. Craig reports that someone saw Kathryn & Whitney leave a bar together, so they obviously slept together. Really? You want to be a lawyer & that’s your evidence? Shep thinks that Kathryn really likes TRav, while Craig thinks that she’s using him. They both think that it’s bizarre that TRav waxed on about his last love in front of Kathryn. I think it was rude & terribly tacky.
Kathryn & TRav go for a drink/walk to discuss the party. Nothing makes a walk better than a cocktail! Kathryn felt attacked by Craig. TRav apologizes for not coming to her rescue. What a change from the Housewives! Their men always get involved, while TRav just stood back & let Kathryn stick up for herself. I would expect my man to stick up for me if his friends were trash-talking me. Kathryn maintains that she never hooked up with Whitney & that Craig is lying because he was rejected. TRav believes Kathryn.
Cameran is showing a house to Whitney. The house is for rent, with an option to buy. It’s an open plan loft that comes fully furnished. Whitney isn’t impressed by the Restoration Hardware furniture. I wish I could afford Restoration Hardware. He does love the balcony & poles! He agrees to get the house, but will have to replace the furniture. Cameran suggests a rooftop 4th of July party to celebrate the new place. Whitney is over Charleston parties after TRav’s dinner. Cameran brings up the “third man” comment, but Whitney glosses over it by saying that he wasn’t paying attention.
TRav is going to meet Kathryn’s family. There is no need to get there early for drinks because her family doesn’t drink. She explains that her grand-father, a senator, was assassinated because of alcohol. Kathryn’s family lives on a secluded plantation. TRav notes that Kathryn’s father isn’t much older than him. The house was built before the Civil War. I was waiting for him to call it “the war of northern aggression.” Kathryn’s father pulls TRav aside before the couple leaves. He wants to know what TRav’s intentions are. That’s something my father would do.
The guys are heading to Shep’s land in Boykin, SC for hog hunting. (Side note: Hogs are not pigs. These are several hundred pound hogs. Farmers around here have trouble with hogs tearing up the land. I’ve never been hog hunting because they scare me, but Mr. Hussy has been & these things are crazy! They’re also very aggressive.) Whitney brings his AR, which you need to take one of these hogs down. There’s some tension in the car on the way out because TRav, Shep & Whitney haven’t been together since the dinner. JD & Craig are going to join them after work. I loved seeing Shep’s farm. It was nice to see the guys being a little laid back. IMO, this is a true representation of the south – it reminds me of fishing/hunting camps that we go to. Actually, just a few weeks ago we were at a friend’s camp for a wild game dinner. I even learned to use a duck call!
Alan is the hunt master. I’m glad to see that they have a responsible party who knows what he’s doing. Shep is really respectful & urges the guys to follow Alan’s lead. The dogs set out to track the hogs, with the guys following. The dogs alert to a hog and the guys head into the woods. They don’t kill a hog, so they give up and go back to the cabin.
The ladies are driving out while the guys are hunting. We learn that Kathryn has already moved into Thomas’. Cameran thinks that she’s living in a fantasy land. They discuss Jenna’s SD (sugar-daddy), who Cameran thinks is the greatest guy. Jenna plans to marry him. Kathryn says that she thinks she will marry TRav. The discussion moves to their sex life – Kathryn & TRav aren’t using protection. Kathryn is ready to have a baby & get married. IMO, she’s a little young. Danni describes her relationship with Shep as a strong intellectual & sexual chemistry.
Once the ladies arrive, there’s immediate tension. The guys have said their piece regarding Kathryn, so they’re going to let it go. The group heads to the house, where Robert has been cooking BBQ. Craig notes that Whitney has been on edge throughout the whole dinner. TRav & Kathryn go off to talk. She says that she gets bit by mosquitos because she’s so sweet. LOL, that’s what I say! Anyway, those two are way too intense for such a short relationship. The girls & Craig stay at the table. They tell Craig everything that Kathryn said in the car. They think that Kathryn is enamored. He still thinks that Kathryn is using TRav.
TRav goes to the car & runs into Whitney. Whitney is surprised by how serious TRav seems about Kathryn, so he feels the need to come clean. He admits that Craig was correct & that he hooked up with Kathryn. Only one more episode to go! I have to admit, I’m liking this show more than I expected to.