Inge tells Nino she decided to close up shop because she can’t keep putting money into a mess. Instead of getting all riled up, Nino just says “okay,” which is hilarious, but production must have turned off the cameras and yanked him aside for a talking-to, because a minute later he sort of mentions he’d be willing to fight to keep the restaurant open with the help of their esteemed professional guest. Gordon chooses this totally unstaged moment to emerge from hiding and promise to provide said help as long as Nino commits to taking control and making the business his priority.
Before they can sell any tickets to that circus show, Gordon gathers the siblings together and makes Nino tell them he’s committed to the business. They don’t believe a word of it, unsurprisingly; they’ve known him too long and seen too many lies fall out of his mouth and cloud up the breathing space around his head. This is not going how Gordon planned, but Carina and Michael agree to give Nino a chance to prove himself.
The remodel goes as expected, and all those bottles disappear in a puff of cobwebs. The place looks so much better that Carina starts crying. She seems to give much more of a crap about the place than Nino ever did, but he at least pulls out a nice face and thanks Gordon. Gordon’s new menu is naturally adored by all, and everyone is in high spirits for the reopening.
Well, Nino may or may not be in high spirits. He’s sort of hard to read.
Nino has been strategically placed to manage the kitchen, as per his job title, but he gets overwhelmed almost immediately. Gordon has to double check stuff with him and then Michael butts in, which puts Nino on the defensive. Michael then takes over completely and starts yelling at the kitchen staff, until Gordon has to step in and send him outside to cool off. He then gets Nino back on track before going out to lecture Michael about his temper. Nino manages to pull it together and expedite things on his own, and the night ends well.
Looks like Nino isn’t the only one with issues.
Gordon congratulates them on breaking 54 years of traditional methods and gives Nino props for getting his hands dirty. Michael is still pessimistic, and actually just up and walks out, right in the middle of Ramsay’s motivational speech. That’s just not done, and it brings everyone down. So Gordon has to leave on a glum note, and all we can do is hope everyone can put their drama aside and keep their eyes on the prize.
In the update, we find out that Michael snubs the place in the following weeks, and though Nino does step up more than he had, Inge still runs things and does most of the work. As for Carina, she ends up spending even more time there to help out. Unless there are some big adjustments, I don’t see this place lasting much longer.