No. 1 Without a Trace
Wow, no one saw this coming, not even Jeff. Star pupil and Jeff Lewis apprentice, Trace, was sent packing for doing some extracurricular designing on Jeff's dime. In a true cautionary tale about keeping your work email strictly about work (maybe JLD suffers from not having those mandatory HR videos that you have to sit through during your first week at a new job), Trace gets busted when Gage and Jeff have to go into his email to check something. Jeff Lewis rage ensues. (PS: That was a serious closet Trace was desinging for himself! How big is his apartment?)
When Jeff called Trace in for his impromptu review, I figured he would get chewed out and slapped with a stern warning. But Jeff went right in for the kill and sent him packing. It all seemed so sudden! In the end Jeff has to do what he thinks is best for his business, but still, we'll miss Trace. Who could forget his little short shorts or the time a client slapped him? Memories...
Tell me does Gage have a sense of humor at all. He is always so stiff - and not in a good way. He seems like he would be zero fun. I just wonder if he has ever really laughed out loud in his adult life. Hes kind of a downer.
Sarah and Trace got fired because they didn't go to Jeff's speaking engagement. He was resentful that they didn't go. If he takes people on a vacation/business trip, he should be honest about what he expects from them. It's a shame because they are both nice people. I will miss seeing them on the show.