On Day Three, Ramsay hits the town. He peruses what passes for a town square, noticing all the various types of restaurants (Chinese, pizzeria, American bistro, three Italian places) and winds up in a nicely sanitized butcher shop. The town loves meat, says the butcher, and Ramsay asks him why there aren't any steakhouses. The butcher knows not why, but claims his store could supply one if it ever emerged. Oh, I see where this is going. Back at the restaurant, Ramsay slams a prime rib down on a table in the kitchen in front of Chef Mike. "This restaurant needs a theme." He means "besides dysfunction." Then Ramsay begins working his "make your shit better" magic by pumping up the kitchen staff. In an inspired visual statement, he takes a Crème Brulee torch to the motor-oil funnels previously used by Chef Mike to serve cold salad to customers. In the front of the house, Ramsay asks Dean, Mike, and Tom a salient question about the local restaurants: What isn't in the town? Tom furiously shakes his head "no" as an answer. It's not a yes-or-no, Tom. The answer, as we already know, is "steakhouse." Everyone loves it. Everyone, that is, but Dean. He's skeptical, and can't afford to make changes that might alienate or cause him to lose what he still has right now: his wife, maybe? He's fuming. And he's "not insane." Whatever, Dean -- you lose. Ramsay's changing the restaurant. To prove it, he throws a knife at the screen! Or was that a graphic leading to commercial?
Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons appear separately but in the same Macy's commercial. I wonder if that was in the divorce settlement.
Day Four is all about the re-launch of Olde Stone Mill. Outside, Ramsay unveils a new sign, to great applause. Most notable on the sign is the word "Steakhouse" that I see next to Olde Stone Mill. Inside is more of that change Dean hesitates to make. The lobby now has a bunch of framed pictures from when Dean worked to convert the place from a mill to a restaurant, and the actual dining space has been entirely overhauled with new furniture, new place settings, and even new plates. It's open; it's roomy; it's colorful. Dean admits to being impressed. His wife cries, this time joyously.
Ramsay wants to get the staff accustomed to the entirely revamped menu, especially all the different cuts of steak. Tom gets quizzed on it, since he'll be the one presenting to customers a tray with each cut of meat as a choice. He holds up the tray of meat, presenting it to Ramsay like Vanna White in front of a NASA chalkboard. He's nervous and says something about a Kobe strip, to which Ramsay responds, "Sounds like a Japanese lap dance bar." As night descends, Dean threatens to fire people if things go wrong tonight. Tom is in the background somewhere, choking a rib eye for trying to skip out on the bill.