Scotty's restaurant has been hit by the economic downturn and he is mopety moping about it. He is sitting at the bar staring at an empty dining room and is pretty convinced that they are going to turn his restaurant into a Banana Republic when they are run out of business. This seems likely. Nora won't abide any down-in-the-dumps talks from Scotty and completely ignores the fact that restaurants have a survival rate of five years and if your place is empty at lunch time that is probably a really really bad sign. Instead, she honest to god says "grey skies are going to clear up" and it is a credit to Scotty's upbringing that he did not just up and throttle her. But Nora has a plan, you see. A plan that will definitely solve all of Scotty's problems: she and the illustrious Mayor of Los Angeles will be guest chefs in Scotty's kitchen. Because, clearly, if people aren't going to try Scotty's famous curry gougeres, they will definitely want to try his mother-in-law's rack of lamb. And, I am sure they elected the mayor for his culinary prowess. Although, I can understand the draw of the mayor or at least the publicity such a stunt would garner, I really and truly do not understand why Nora Walker would be either a draw or a publicity stunt. I mean, why not just have Lady Gaga do it and then this show can officially be stupid. Just sayin'. Anyway, Scotty has his head down on the bar, moaning, when Kevin walks in and wonders what is wrong with his husband. Nora explains he's just being a big baby and the mere mention of the "b word" throws Scotty over an emotional cliff and he starts flashing back to living in a car and being homeless and trying to do that with a baby. Kevin reminds Nora that they find out on Monday whether or not Michelle is pregnant. Kevin finally gets around to trying to cheer Scotty up and swears that as god is his witness they will wow the palates of Pasadena tomorrow night. Palates of Pasadena would be a crap band name, too. Although I bet you there is a gifts n' baskets store in Pasadena called that. Scotty perks up and reminds Kevin that he will not be joining them tomorrow night because it is his 20th high school reunion and for some reason Kevin has to go even though he hated high school and never wants to see them again. For some reason this does not matter to Scotty. The 20 year reunion is somehow critical to Kevin's happiness much more than seeing his husband and mother work together to please the Pasadena Palate (tm).
Brothers and Sisters
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Brothers and Sisters