Rather than recap this episode in chronological order, I’ve decided to do it by subject matter.
Hiring new interns. Gage and Jeff discuss worthy applicants. Jeff says he wants someone who looks like a stripper and doesn’t even want to consider anyone who did not send a picture with their resume. Gage wants them to be able to do the job. Jeff says his clients respond to his employees, especially attractive ones. Sarah asks whether Jeff would rather have talent or beauty. Jeff accuses her of worrying about not being the prettiest one in the room. They try out three interns. The first one is Natasha. Gage thinks she is cute and talented, until…….she asks for coffee and says she is going out to get some. In the talking head, Jeff says “Are you kidding me? Is she just going to leave and get coffee? That’s a deal killer for me.” Jeff asks Zoila to make coffee for Natasha. Zoila is not happy. On to the next one, Ashley. Ashley is 30 minutes late and even though her family owns a tequila farm and Jeff’s eyes light up at the thought of free tequila, she is not hired. Last is Mai. Jeff really upsets Sarah when he tells Mai in a roundabout way what a screw up Sarah is. Jeff ends up not hiring any of these three because he feels they are just not right for the job.
The new client. Jeff has a new client at the Durand property named Jeanne. She is married to Tommy Shaw of Styxx (whom I recognized right away), but Jeff didn’t know who he was until he was told. Jeff was pretty embarrassed because he says he knows who the band Styxx is and he knows their songs, but he didn’t recognize Tommy Shaw. Sarah didn’t have a clue about what or who Styxx is. Jeanne and Tommy want to redo the house to rent it out. Anyhoo, Jeanne is a no-nonsense client with a potty mouth who is cheap and has the workers sleep at the property while they work on it. She is also slow about paying Jeff. Jeff likes Jeanne.
The Sarah problem. Sarah is a screw up and if she wasn’t Jeff’s brother’s wife’s sister, she would have been long gone. Jeff keeps a sheet of all her mistakes and he is getting really tired of Sarah making the same mistakes over and over. He has tried all approaches with her and she’s not getting any better. To make matters worse, he receives her “save the date” for her wedding in the mail and knows it would be the worst time to fire her. He bounces his frustration off Jenni and even though Jenni loves Sarah she tells Jeff to fire her before things get even worse. Even Trace is getting frustrated and doesn’t cover for her when Jeff asks about her latest mistake. Jeff eventually has a heart to heart private talk with Sarah and tells her that he is giving her a big, big Warning and Wake Up Call, and that if her sheet gets filled up with her constant mistakes, he is going to have to let her go. Jeff just could not fire her. I’ll tell you, he is a softie when it comes to Sarah and Zoila.
Speaking of Zoila. Jeff went off on Zoila when she returned late from visiting his mother and didn’t bring the mail back like he asked her. He knows they are like family, but feels she is getting too comfortable and taking advantage of him. Zoila gets really upset about Jeff yelling at her and asks if he wants her to find another job or quit. Jeff says he never ever wants Zoila to leave him and he ends up apologizing to her. If I were Zoila, I would be confused about my role with Jeff. He kids around with her and doesn’t treat her like a normal employee, so where is the line drawn?
Jeff has another new client named Stacey who owns the Sunshine Terrace property. He was only going to redo her back yard, but when he saw the inside of her house, he said that had to be redone also. He says Stacey has a lot of expensive junk in her house.
Other notable scenes. When Jeff, Jenni and Trace are in the car, Trace tells Jenni that there is a bug in her hair. Jeff stops the car and tells Jenni to get out because he doesn’t want the bug to get in his car. Jeff’s concern for Jenni is overwhelming. Trace has to get out of the car and help Jenni get the bug/bee out of her hair. Back at the office, Sarah, Zoila, Gage and Jeff are looking at the pictures of prospective interns on the computer. Jeff wants eye candy. Hasn’t he learned his lesson from not choosing the best qualified candidates for his firm in the past? As Zoila would say, Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey.
By the way, where is Jett? Does he still work for Jeff? Talk about eye candy. Wowza – those eyes!
Thanks for the great blog VAGirl! Excellent work! I love Jeff and Jenny! xo
(sorry about the weird font, can’t seem to fix it, thanks WordPress!)
Bethenny on The View by LynnNChicago
Yesterday Bethenny was a guest host on The View, you can view the whole episode here: http://abc.go.com/watch/the-view/SH559080/VD55134862/the-view-712
It is clearly difficult to get a word in with these women, rather than being classy and kind to their guests they force guests to fight to get a point out there, talking over people is one of the rudest things you can do and these women do it constantly! I am proud of our Bethenny, she did the best she could trying to speak and held her ground.
I loved the segment with Rescue Me’s Denis Leary, Bethenny used to work for him and she talks about that in her book. He is really a funny guy and it seems that they had a lot of fun together when B cooked for Denis and the crew over at Rescue Me. You have to give him credit for hiring a natural foods chef who could make healthy meals for his production team. The show is worth watching just for his few minutes on the air!
While viewing the show on line, it froze up at one point while the camera was on Bethenny but Joy’s face was also partially visible and she was making the most ugly Jill Zarin face
What were they talking about at that very minute? Bethenny being on the cover of Forbes Magazine and the reported $100 Million she earned selling Skinnygirl Cocktails. It was one thing when Bethenny was a guest on the show, Joy clearly loved slamming Bethenny at every turn and feeling superior to Bethenny because she was on The View and Bethenny was merely a reality star. Joy loved to dig at Bethenny for her many different reality shows but Bethenny returned as a guest host to be featured the entire hour and I don’t think that Joy can feel superior any more. Joy managed to throw some pretty low blows the last time Bethenny was on The View comparing Bethenny’s career to that of Omarosa of the Apprentice.
Bethenny corrected Joy saying she wasn’t interested in that type of career, she wanted to be a business woman and would compare her career more to that of Elizabeth Hasslebeck. The entire exchange created a firestorm of mudslinging mostly by Omarosa, her quote:
“Bethenny was a friend, and she stabbed me in the back. When she got a tummy tuck with her C-section and pretended she lost the baby weight naturally, none of us said anything, but now she’s hurling insults.”
I think my favorite part is “none of us said anything”. Who is the “us” Omarosa is referring to? As if Omarosa is part of a group of Bethenny’s friends..haha, what a joke! Bethenny remained silent and good for her! Omarosa isn’t even on Bethenny’s radar, her 15-minutes are long since up!
Joy knew the Omarosa comment would be taken as a negative at the time and her superior attitude was sickening! Joy’s tune has changed but her ugly “Jill like” faces give her away, she simply can’t be nice! It’s really hysterical how much alike these two women are.
I was disappointed that Bethenny didn’t mention her new talk show, I guess she’s not allowed to talk about it yet but I’d have liked to hear more information on it, I suppose the network has to make the announcement first.
Joy Behar is one of the major reasons why I don’t like The View. I get that she is supposed to be opinionated and tell us how she feels about “Hot Topics” but she’s not just opinionated, she’s judgmental and has been known to be rude to guests and even her cast mates. I find her unprofessional and really don’t understand her appeal at all. I think Barbara should either show up more often and get these women in line or she should make some major changes to the cast. I find myself not really liking any of them. Whoopi could do so much better, I am frankly surprised that she associates with these women.
Until Next Time…