Last night I happened to flip on to one of the Jimmy’s late night talk show. Lindsay was on and Jimmy kept calling it Beach Club and Lindsay kept saying Beach House. As it turns out, the show is called club and the nightclub is called house. Whose bright idea was that? Also she did not have her weird accent on the talk show.
After seven minutes of the same introductions to the wait staff we have already seen, they finally arrive to meet Panos. Apparently, Panos is balding because you never see him without a hat. However, his hats are glorious. The one he choose to meet the waitstaff was plucked straight from the pages of Curious George. He is The Man In The Yellow Hat. I used to love reading that book to my students and would change the color of the hat on every page and they would get exasperated and yell, “YELLOW!!” I miss annoying students. Now all I have is you fools to annoy. Sigh.
Panos dismisses the staff and sends them to a luxury oceanfront villa with private chefs and servers of their own. He tells them to go home and get some rest in preparation for their meeting with Lindsay the next day. They get trashed. They get half-naked in the pool. It’s full-blown drunkfest. They have so much glass in the pool I’m having anxiety for them. Who does that?
And then Panos and Lindsay show up to surprise them. Gabi with the blue, soon to be pink, hair is talking to Panos and Lindsay in a wet bra. They are all out of the pool sitting around having essentially their first staff meeting and she could not be bothered to put on a shirt? No one decided to quickly throw a pretty dress over their wet clothes, put on some shoes and maybe add some lipstick? Lindsay noted on the way it that it was all the Americans in the pool. Brent and the Pakistani girl were having conversations at the dinner table. They did not offer their bosses a drink because they drank all of the alcohol.
Gabi is the most insecure person in the group. She can’t let anyone else speak. After a very lengthy verbal resume Lindsay cuts her off and then Gabi proceeds to interject herself in everyone else’s elevator pitch. Any group question she answers first and loudly. She very aggressive. I think she may get fired tonight. Lindsay has had it with her and I thought she was going to be fired right then. Instead she leaves with Panos. Now everyone hates Gabi.
We get an odd backstory on Lindsay when she reminds Panos that he was there when she got hit on the beach three years ago. She was then in a very bad relationship and in a bad place. She decided then that she would own the beach one day. Anyone buying what she is selling? Anyone?
It’s the first day on the job and they were told to wear all white. Brent was very impressed with his look that included a white tuxedo jacket. Panos told him to lose it immediately. Brent was my favorite but the more he talks the less I like him. Kind of like Gabi, the white black girl. I know I don’t get it either. Maybe she is transitioning from white to black because she feels black on the inside.
Each host is assigned specific clients. Lindsay wants to test Brent’s bravado by giving him a major client who is very difficult to see if he will sink or swim. May cries on the first day out of the blue. They are supposed to be trying to sell the second cabana but no one seems to know how to do it. Brent’s client has the hots for him. Gaby seems to be doing better now that she is on the job. Brent and his client make out most of the day. I hope he gets a good tip from this girl from Dubai.
Lindsay doesn’t stay for long. It seems she is staying sober and drinking water. As soon as she left, the staff stopped doing their jobs and started partying. Panos is pissed.
Back at the villa, Jonitta and some others are pissed that Brent didn’t work all day he just had a play date with a client. Brent lets her know quick fast and in a hurry that his client spent the most money at the club.
The next day, Panos meets with the staff. He tells Brent he was the MVP of the first day. His client bought the most. It’s all about the money. Jonitta was the weakest link. She’s pissed.
The aftershow was an interview with Lindsay. There was nothing much to say about it. But I could not stop watching it. Lindsay fascinates me.