Honestly, we're still trying to figure out what exactly was the catalyst that would destroy such a long friendship and successful working relationship. It just felt like this was more of the same between the two of them, but apparently it was the last straw.
Since the events of this episode, which culminated with Jeff letting Jenni go from Jeff Lewis Design, Lewis has claimed that Jenni filed a complaint about workplace abuse and even claims Jenni wasn't actually employed by JLD but was rather only pretending to for the show.
Jenni insists she never filed the claim and all of his allegations are false. Since then, it's been a lot of he-said/she-said, and if fans were hoping this finale would clear things up, they'll be sorely disappointed.
As already teased in various promos and interviews, the whole feud stemmed from Jenni claiming that working for Jeff had stifled her acting career. Jeff did not take that news too well and did what Jeff Lewis does ... he flipped out. They didn't name the show that for nothing.
But then Jenni appears to have been caught in a lie when she said she had to turn down an offered part in a project with Nicolas Cage. It looks like she just said that to try and prove her point, but there was no offer. At best, she had a callback. Lying to try and prove your case only weakens it, Jen. Sorry!
And so after giving her a week off, they came together and seemed to be reconciling when he simply declared that he couldn't work with people who weren't committed to the same vision he was. Jenni was making it more clear her dreams were in acting and not the future of JDL. And so he let her go.
Is that the whole story? Of course it isn't, but it's about all that we got to work with. And so, Twitter does what it does and quickly took sides.
Many were on Team Jeff, as he had always said he would accommodate her schedule to fit in auditions and never overtly said he wanted to sabotage her career (though he did make plenty of denigrating digs toward her). Others were on Team Jeff as Jenni's acting aspirations have nothing to do with JDL and working for him has elevated her profile through the show already.
Check out some of the most pointed responses from either side, followed by everyone wondering -- along with us -- why Lea Black was finding the whole thing so damned funny!
Sorry Jenni but Jeff has given you a great life and you were free to go on auditions. You just bought a 3 million dollar home. Your lack of acting career isn't Jeff's fault. #flippingout
.@JLJeffLewis is pissed because Jenny said she gives up acting to be his assistant. Meanwhile she's employed by @Bravotv to be an actress on the show -She doesn't work for Jeff Lewis design! She's choosing to give up auditions to be an actress on #FlippingOut, not his assistant.
#FlippingOut Jenni isn't where she wants to be in her career because of the decisions Jenni made. But Jeff is an ass. He has always been an ass. It was Jenni that showed he had some goodness. Now he has gone after Jenni. If Jenni leaves why would anyone want to watch this show.
If Jeff had kept his mouth shut and just let the episode stand on its own I'd have probably felt there was truth on both sides and not given the thing a second thought. But the Weinsteinian efforts to smear and silence her across all forms of media tip me to her side #flippingout
It is so obvious the real reason Jeff lost it and let Jenni go is because she purchased a home he had his eye on a couple years ago and he could not afford. She is living his dream, and he can't stand she one upped him. #flippingout
Leah just gave a seminar on how to behave well in an office then she sat and cackeled in the passenger seat as Jeff yelled " you're a f****** liar " at his employee. She might not be the best in team development just saying😬 #FlippingOut
Lea Black is a certified Grade-A shit stirrer, ladies and germs. She instigated this madness between Jeff and Jenni. The proverbial pot was boiling and Lea came along, turned the flame up and it boiled all the way over. She is so wrong. #FlippingOut
Leah got on my nerves laughing as the argument was happening and making fun of Jen running off. Leah just gave her speech for nothing cause she doesn't follow it. #FlippingOut pic.twitter.com/tphFL6cJnE