John then informs us that he’s capable of great physical violence, and has hurt people in the past. What? John then just tosses Gordon his keys and walks off. Whaaaat? What the heavenly fuck? Why are we helping this piece of shit guy? Get out, Gordon; get out while you can, and take Tina and Lorien to safety with you. And punch John on the way out, right in his creepy smug face.
I want to hear the voice for his “beaten down by Gordon Ramsay” character.
Gordon takes this opportunity to examine the room. He finds throw rugs covering stains, and dust everywhere, some of which he proceeds to shake all over the bed.
Don’t worry, dust is the least of this bed’s problems.
He then goes down to be introduced to Tina by a neutral John, whose alternate personality probably forgot to inform him how he just threatened and bailed on Gordon. Gordon asks how they came to own a hotel, and we hear the nightmare of how they sold everything and cashed in their 401ks to buy the goddamn thing, yet still haven’t paid it off. The whole thing was done without Tina’s consent, and she’s been miserable ever since. I’d be miserable too if I was over a million dollars in debt and lived the attic of my failing hotel with a fucking madman. Joh just chuckles, and it’s nice he’s able to see a funny side to this, I guess. Silver linings and all. Hey John, fuck you. Tina, take some advice and bail while you can, go back to dental hygenistry or whatver the word is for that, and start over without that loon.
Gordon is lucky enough to be there for the murder mystery dinner. He gets to hear John’s atrocious English accent, and is less than amused when John tells him that his own accent is superior to Gordon’s. And Tina is in the kitchen in full costume, cooking everyone’s food, while John prances around and doesn’t make a lot of money. The show is as dreadful as Gordon fears, though for Idaho I guess it’s a big thing.
You can tell he’s impressed by the way he’s openly weeping into his hands.
Tina doesn’t even see the point in the event, since most attendees are locals who don’t even stay the night. Gordon sits them down after and tells John that the hotel business isn’t a community theater. He accuses him of putting the whole business together to fulfill his own thespian fantasy. You can see John starting to get pissed, which probably means there’s truth in that, and then he unloads on Gordon, and tells him that he doesn’t have a psychology degree. Gordon tells him to man up and act responsible, and John pulls a “talk to the hand,” and leaves again.
No, I will not give you a high five.