Though Heather promised to have Jen’s back no matter what, all that changed after Jen changed her initial not guilty plea to guilty. The episode features clips of Jen exiting a NYC courthouse, followed by a screen that reads, “On July 11, 2022, Jen Shah pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She has been sentenced to 6.5 years in prison.”
Back home in Utah, Heather states that she feels “overwhelmed with grief” while having lunch with co-star Lisa Barlow, adding, “Grief that we are in this situation, that there’s victims, that our friend is going away for a decade and she has a 16-year-old.” Jen and Sharrieff share two sons, Sharrieff Jr., 28, and Omar, 16.
The situation has Lisa feeling just as emotional, as she adds, “I didn’t want to believe that Jen was capable of doing any of that.”