Let me start by saying that I may have been a little hard on Tim last week. There is no harm in a little healthy competition can, but my feisty responses were really boiled down to my own personal views on respect and loyalty. I grew in the youngest of three girls to a single mom. Loyalty was everything. We depended on each other and never felt alone in life. In fact, my grandfather was the first that I know of who modeled this intense loyalty. A single father of eight kids, his family was everything to him. If he only had one roll, he would have split it up for his children and any other family who found themselves in need. He never turned away family.
So this week when Tim wrapped himself up in playing games with his mom, I found myself getting upset at him. One minute he was sneaking in the Upper Crust and taking pots that didn’t belong to him only side tracking his mom from her opening. Not only was she dealing with a chef that couldn’t find his southern groove, she was dealing with her son. In fact he wasn’t taking any steps to relieve any stress from his mom at all. Instead Tim was creating drama. I get it…it makes good TV. He should have been clearing the road of obstacles in his mother’s path to success at the Upper Crust. However, the Montgomerys always keep it interesting! Check out this deleted scene.
Miss Robbie had built this business for her family…and Tim was her family! He should have been doing everything to help her. Mangrove was a well-oiled machine. The success of both restaurants is vital for the whole family….not just Miss Robbie.
The episode opened with a little fun competition, turned a few dark corners but rounded back to family in the end. Tim filled his time sneaking into the Upper Crust with a bit of new appliance envy, sending his best friend JR into the new restaurant to compare the food and even lifting a few new pots. It was clear that Miss Robbie was on top of it all. In a stand-off with Tim, she held his money ransom (should have never left it in his car) and eventually how to give it up to his mom. Amazing how moms always have the upper hand….no matter how old you are. She was clearly the master.
As the episode came to a Miss Robbie fired her new chef and his team and Tim seemed to come to his senses…or so it seems. Realizing that he could lend his mom the support she needs, he refocused on family. They were a team…and that is what truly matters! A lesson I learned from my grandfather and my mom. A lesson that I truly know for sure. Let’s just hope that he is singing the same tune on the next episode!