Viewers knew from the moment they met Irene and her son Peter that their restaurant The Seascape was in incapable hands. From poor management, to an old-fashioned chef who was unwilling to listen to Gordo or even taste his dishes, to a nagging mama who made terrible Greek cookies, to a crumbling restaurant interior that had remained unchanged since its heyday in the 70's, one got the sense that there was NO HOPE for this group. Oh, our intrepid Gordo whipped the staff into some sort of shape, fired the chef and sous chef, both of whom kept a filthy kitchen and didn't have a clue of how to cook fresh food, and upgraded the decor to resemble a 21st century version of a red bordello. But one could sense quite early on that Peter would never fill his dead father's capable shoes, not as long as his mama was around to pistol-whip him with her tongue at every opportunity.
And so on the last day of his week with this motley crew, Gordo kinda sorta showed the group how to turn the restaurant around. On the BIG night, the waitresses never quite got their act together, and Peter wore a godawful pink tie and pink shirt combination, making him look like a Mafia dud. Looking at Peter's sartorial unsplendor, even Gordo seemed to say, "I give up."
Was it any surprise that in the very last scene of the fourth installment of this show, Peter and his browbeating momma had sold the restaurant? Not.
The show was still riveting. Our Gordo knows his way around food and restaurant management, and I am looking forward to the next installment. Here's a sneak peak of Episode Five, which will air this Wednesday. Click Here to View: Gum Chewing Waiters and Did I Stutter?