Mini caps of Flipping Out and Biggest Loser
Flipping Out: Saint Claire of Assisi
Two weeks ago it was Zoila. Last week, Sarah. This week Jeff’s sights are focused on Jenni. She’s been “making a lot of mistakes” lately. Most of them are small, like duplicating an item on a to-do list. But Jenni’s one big mistake this week is losing Jeff’s day planner, which also contains all of his personal information. They both panic, and they have to backtrack through their day for half an hour until she finds it back at Casa Vega. Jeff’s already calling this an “incident” by the time Jenni gets back in the car with it. Jenni is hurt he’s so bent out of shape after she’s been a good employee for eight years. Later they have some words.
Meanwhile, it’s finally time for Trace to graduate from design school. As promised, Jeff gives Trace a full-time job the day after the commencement ceremony and sets him to work. Jeff knows Trace is a lot like a young version of himself—great with creativity, weak on people skills—so he decides to teach Trace up by giving him his very own client, a Florida man named Chuck. Things go well when Jeff introduces Trace to Chuck, but later, when Trace takes Chuck out for lunch one-on-one, Chuck gets hammered and rowdy and Trace can’t deal with it. Jeff and Jenni have to show up to calm things down, but by this point Chuck is a mess. He gropes Jenni, and then slaps Trace. (Thinking it would be funny, I guess? Probably because he’s a bully). Jeff is so bewildered he can’t think of anything to do to calm things down, but luckily Jenni steps in and takes Chuck away from the table so Trace can leave. That defuses everything.
This makes Jeff realize, yeah, Jenni might occasionally slip-up, but she adds a ton of value to the business because she navigates people. Sometimes it takes an ugly situation to remind him. As for Trace, he gets some praise from Jeff for handling the slap without complaining, but it’s a reminder that developing his people skills is going to take a while.
The other story this week takes place at the Royal Woods project. The owners, Tracey and Stewart, have been flexible with Jeff, but the project has dragged on long enough and they’ve demanded a hard completion deadline. Everything hinges on getting the kitchen cabinets installed, and Jeff’s hired who he thinks is a trustworthy contractor for that, but later the guy never shows up. Jeff is VERY WORRIED. To be continued…
Biggest Loser: Bluzgirl
This week on Biggest Loser, it is all about the boys and it is FINALLY about game play. Grandma Tina feels guilty about sending Allie home last week (which, technically, she didn’t—the group did) and calls a big group meeting to tell everyone she should now go home. The group does not react well, basically calling her a quitter and if she would have been honest with them last week about not wanting to be there, she should have said that last week and saved Allie. So instead of warm hugs from her teammates, she gets the cold shoulder. Really big cold shoulders. Lisa also puts herself in the outs also by saying she needs to go home and help Allie. But more on that later…
Our special guest this week is Anna Kournikova, which gets all the guys excited (except Aaron who looks like he has no idea who she is) and she works out with them on the tennis court. Poor Anna gets pawed on by Boston Brendan, who tells us he had a poster of her in high school. Blech. The little tennis session leads to the immunity challenge, which involves putting balls into holes. Yeah! Big porn! Frado wins immunity and he forms an alliance with Boston Brendan and Patrick. Finally—someone admitting they are playing a game.
The weigh in reveals that two guys (Aaron and Brendan) are below the yellow line—the rest are girls. Adam lost the highest percentage of weight so he saves Aaron, because the A’s have to stick together. Brendan battled the girls in the final challenge to avoid elimination. In a totally boring, “dig-in-sand-til-you-find-a-big-ring” challenge, granny Tina and Lisa, the least favorite houseguests end up losing and are up for the vote. But the group was more pissed at Grandma quitter, so they made her hit the bricks. Lots more to come…