S7 E1 | 03/05/14
When The Water Breaks
Just when America’s favorite house-flipper thinks his life could not be any more chaotic, Jeff Lewis embarks on the most unpredictable challenge yet: fatherhood. With no shortage of design work, tight deadlines and outrageous clients, tempers flare and antics commence as his two very different worlds collide. When employees - and nannies - become a revolving door, only his life partner Gage Edward, loyal executive assistant Jenni Pulos and unfazed housekeeper Zoila Chavez can keep him from flipping out entirely. With little Monroe now calling the shots in her fathers’ lives, the Lewis-Edward household - and thus the staff at Jeff Lewis Design - operates on an extremely regimented schedule. Jeff remains consumed by the still-ongoing renovations at his Valley Vista property and brings in two project managers to help keep things on track. Things get complicated, however, when his game plan backfires. Having just gotten back from maternity leave, Jenni navigates the new office dynamic amidst the chaos as newest team member, Tyler Meyerkorth, has become Jeff’s full-time assistant and right-hand man in her absence. Diligent long-time employee Megan Weaver works to pick up the slack, but tension builds as Jeff struggles to relinquish control. As employees fail to perform up to his perfectionist standards, it becomes clear that no one is safe and the threat of being let go looms.