Jennifer Falls Recap: Staycation

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Jennifer Falls Recap: Staycation
Ethan Suplee at 19nd GLAAD Media Awards. May 16, 2011. Wikimedia Commons/Greg Hernandez

“Jennifer Falls” Season 1 Episode 5 “Staycation” aired on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land. For doing really well with her SATs, Jennifer (Jaime Pressly) planned on giving her daughter, Gretchen (Dylan Gelula), a fake Bora Bora vacation in their backyard. Read on to know what else happened in this episode.

The episode opened with Jennifer telling her best friend, Dina (Missi Pyle), about her plans for “Backyard Bora Bora,” which was her gift to Gretchen who did so well in school. While still strapped for cash, the staycation would be the best she can give her daughter to fulfill a promise she has made a long time ago. So Jennifer and Dina started making preparations.

Jennifer asked her brother, Wayne (Ethan Suplee), a weekend off from work for this staycation, but Wayne’s wife, Stephanie (Nora Kirkpatrick), was against it. This caused a problem between the couple, especially since Stephanie was  such a stickler for keeping things in order and following through rules and protocols. But Jennifer went ahead with her plans anyway, as she was determined not to let her daughter down.

With the party all set and the backyard decorated to look as though there’s a luau, Jennifer, Gretchen and Dina were ready to have fun. But things quickly went downhill for Jennifer when she received a call for a job interview, which was to take place while she’s having the staycation with the girls.  Thinking she could handle it, she accepted this.  In the middle of the party, she sneaked out of the backyard to Skype with a potential employer. She managed to snag another Skype interview afterwards.

Wayne unexpectedly arrived at their Backyard Bora Bora party looking very depressed because Stephanie still had not let go of the fact that he allowed Jennifer to have the weekend off. Ridden with guilt, Jennifer tried to help patch things up and left the party once again so that she could talk to her sister-in-law. It didn’t have any good results, so she used Wayne’s phone to text Stephanie (as Wayne) to make amends.

Returning to the party, Jennifer learned that Gretchen took off to be with her friends, while Dina passed out from all the booze. It is a party after all! Jennifer thought she would pick her daughter up to bring her back to Backyard Bora Bora, but just then, Stephanie arrived ready to patch things up with her husband after receiving the text.   She realized that it was actually Jennifer who sent it, so chaos ensued.  To top it all, Jennifer still had to go to her final Skype interview.

So which one does she do first? Pick up Gretchen, patch things up with Wayne and Stephanie or ace her job interview so she could get back to the kind of work she does best?

In the end, Jennifer went to pick up her daughter and apologized for ruining their staycation.

“I tried to juggle work and family like the old days, and you got screwed again,” Jennifer told Gretchen. But her daughter understood that, being a solo parent, her mom was doing the best she could for her, and that sometimes, situations happen that cannot be controlled.

And that’s our round up for “Jennifer Falls” Season 1 Episode 5 “Staycation,” which aired on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land. For more about this show, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Greg Hernandez



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