You guys, Shawn is the new Celia. He's like OCD Celia now. He asks the same questions she would ask, for essentially the same reasons and from the same damaged places, but there's something very ethical in the way that he thinks that makes it better in some ways. I miss the shit out of Celia.
Nancy gets this horrible bastard little shit of a concierge alone, and tries to set up a drug dealing relationship with him, but he's too busy saying every little-boy dirty word he can think of, so it takes forever, and he wants to sample the product because she is "a white lady with no accent working as a maid in 2010," so probably she... Doesn't have good drugs? Is not a success-oriented personality? Is untrustworthy? I don't really know what he meant by that, but at least Nathalie's back working dudes, which is like her only skill.
Estelle is some old lady that is really condescending to Chef Wagner in front of everybody, and he kisses her ass and whatever, and she didn't like his appetizer, but she could have eaten twelve of the amuse-bouche, which of course he did not create, which is of course the entire point of the amuse-bouche, so either Randy is really stupid or we're pretending we don't know what an amuse-bouche is for some reason, or we actually don't know what an amuse-bouche is and just remember it as a cheffy kind of word from Friends, I can't say, but either way Randy is fired.
Estelle tucks some old lady-smelling twenty or something into Chef's chest pocket and heads back outside to be a dick to somebody else, and luckily there is a plate of the duck confit croquette we're calling an amuse-bouche just sailing by right then, so instead of stabbing Randy in the eye socket like he wants to do, Chef tries it. If his bouche is not amused, Randy says, he can cut off Randy's finger. I wish he would. I fuckin' love it when parts come off Randy.
(At least it would make this scene surprising, or interesting. No, it's not even that, it's that the whole thing feels as rote to write as it is to live through. "Yeah, yeah, he has to impress the Chef in episode four so that some later storyline can happen," or maybe just because of the biofuel thing later in this very episode, "But don't spend too much time on it, since it's a dumb cliché anyway." But seeing that old bitch act weird -- Estelle too, zing on you Stormare -- was pretty great, so it's fine and clearly for setup regardless.)