The next day, we learn that the Irish family's name is "Mazio." This puzzles me and makes me wonder if their spring rolls should be stuffed with gnocchi and lasagna. We also learn that Buddy is so deep in the hole that he hasn't paid himself yet, and he has a stack of uncashed paychecks to prove it. Ramsay and Buddy discuss the Brothers McMazio and how Brian sucks more than Jason. Buddy admits that if Brian weren't his son, he'd fire him.
Ramsay next teaches Buddy how to make a proper shepherd's pie, even showing him how to drain off the excess grease from the ground beef. Brian's reaction to us is, "To have him come to your place and show you what you should be doing the right way, to be honest, it made me laugh a little." Buddy has a different reaction and thinks they are "fortunate" to be schooled by Ramsay, adding, "Boy, you'd be a fool not to jump on this." Well, your son is a fool. A McFool. In a side-by-side taste test, Ramsay's shepherd's pie was preferred over Brian's five-to-zip. Jason admits that Brian's shepherd's pie is terrible and their new one is fantastic. Brian is tremendously pissed off that he comes out looking like an asshole, so he takes himself to the bar to chill with friends a bit. Once he's back in the kitchen, Brian deals with Buddy standing over him and telling him he can't go skiving off with his friends just because they're all in the bar now. They get into a fight and finally Brian just leaves the restaurant, leaving Buddy to cook and run the kitchen that night with Ramsay riding his ass. It's a big mess with broken plates and missing buns and screwed-up orders. Buddy comments, "No wonder Brian's a cranky bitch."
The next day, we're told, "Brian's loyalty to his family brings him back to work." Jason and Buddy admit to having a newfound respect for Brian after seeing what he puts up with in the kitchen. Ramsay is even said to have a "new appreciation" for Brian, and he takes him aside for a pep talk where he coddles him, strokes his ego, and tells him how important his role is to the entire restaurant and how he needs to stick to his guns. Ramsay tells Brian he didn't know what he "had on his shoulders" before Ramsay came to the rescue. Okay, so this entire episode, we're being convinced about what a dick Brian is -- with him even saying Finn McCool's isn't his ship to go down with -- and now we've got Ramsay gently asking Brian whether he's ever thought of leaving Finn McCool's and opening his own place? Like Ramsay didn't just throw up from Brian's food thirty minutes ago? Whatever, this is a better clean-up job than Dillon's kitchen.