Flipping Out without Jeff Lewis' hilarious maid Zoila Chavez? Say it ain't so!
While nine seasons of the Bravo reality show have proven that working for the notoriously touchy designer tends to be short-term employment (he's fired a lot of people in his day), we've always presumed that his lovable housekeeper was untouchable. She's a hardworking sass machine who Jeff seems to love like she's his mother. But in this sneak peek at tonight's new episode, exclusive to E! News, it looks like Jeff may actually be mad enough to do the unthinkable and fire our fave.
What could Zoila have possibly done to earn Jeff's wrath? It turns out she walked out on Jeff right as he was preparing to leave for an important business trip, refusing to return. "When you start to mess with my business, that's it," Jeff admits in the clip.
"You better think real carefully about what you're doing right now because there'll be no going back," he warns her on a voicemail as Gage and the rest of his staff uncomfortably attempt to eat lunch. "And I promise you—there'll be no going back."
Zoila's got at least one ally in the situation, though. To find out who sends her a pleading (and secretive) text message, begging her to calm down and come home, you're going to have to check out the clip above.
Elsewhere in the episode, an increase in Jeff's clients will have him feeling like his luck may be turning around, though he'll quickly be forced to deal with his suspicion that Gage's assistant Matt may be gearing up to leave Jeff Lewis Design. Though none of that will compare to the potential heartbreak of losing Zoila, trust us.
Can you imagine Flipping Out without Zoila or does the mere thought of it bum you out? Let us know in the comments below!
Flipping Out airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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