Gordon thinks there’s something else going on, though, and he sits down with Kenny to ferret out the truth. Turns out, Kenny has borrowed money from his brother, and of course hasn’t paid it back. His brother is pissed, and his mother is as well, because he borrowed $15k from her as well. Both of them put their mortgages on the line, so if he fucks up, they could lose their houses. Hey, at least he’ll have plenty of empty rooms to move everyone into. But this is why I don’t lend large sums of money to people. That and I don’t really have any large sums to lend, of course.
The combined stress of his family issues and failing business is really wearing on him. Gordon says the place needs a woman’s touch, and Kenny says he doesn’t have a girlfriend because he’s been mired in his business. I guess Gordon thinks getting laid on the regular will help calm Kenny’s nerves, leading in turn to better décor. Any port in a storm, right Gordon? At least we know Kenny’s not directly responsible for that mess on the bedspread.
Next on Gordon’s list is bringing in Ramesh from Caesar’s Palace. Ramesh will train the staff to run the place properly, with a focus on customer satisfaction. Ramesh tackles that shit like a pro, and puts them through drills, making Kenny focus on smiling and greeting the guests like a human being.
This human being thing, it’s not going well.
These exercises are always awkward and cringe-worthy. Karen shows Kenny how it’s done, knocking that act out of the park on one shot. This clues Kenny in to the fact that he needs to stay the hell away from people and let his staff do what they do.
Gordon brings in stylist Barbie to give Kenny a makeover. After the unnecessary Barbie/Ken jokes peter out, she starts in on him, and Gordon hunts down the wifi signal to see the state of the place’s website.
It sucks, of course, and is dated and crappy looking. Gordon knows that too many guests book rooms online to ignore that, and I checked—looks like they redid it entirely. Kenny shows off his makeover to the staff, and they approve. Then Gordon takes him to a bar, I guess in an attempt to get him some strange.
The ladies flock, and it’s clear that Gordon is their target, so he finagles everyone into coming to the River Rock for dinner, and they all toast the prospect of Kenny getting a girlfriend. Typically, the women surrounding them seem to be too young for him, and are probably a combination of Gordon fans and camera whore. That’s a terribly sad scene, when you’re so badly in need of some poontang it has to be publicly announced by Gordon Ramsay.
Gordon Ramsay: Unintentional cock-blocker