Nevertheless, Spring Break is here and the staffers are asked to be on their best behavior. That means front desk girls Vicky and Karina trying to suppress giggles while fielding unusual guest requests and the pool service team restraining from doing shots while working.
Meanwhile, the only one who actually seems to be doing her job is Morgan, the surly restaurant manager who stresses out about legitimate concerns like alcohol inventory and cocktail napkins, which haven't arrived because the hotel didn't pay an invoice (again.) Her bartender, the ebullient Eyal, tries to keep her from stressing but she can't help it. She says she works at the Catalina because she's a masochist and she likes pain. She also calls her employees "very stupid." Still, it's nice to see someone working hard instead of hardly working here at this hotel.
The most annoying part of the episode? The pool bartenders, Kris and Nancy, who used to date each other. Their flirting/bickering is just stupid. One of you needs to get a new job. (But we do think it's not cool that Kris hooked up with front desk girl Vicky after they broke up. Aren't there other girls who don't work at the hotel to make out with?)
One of the most awkward moments came when David was pouring a guest at the rooftop pool and drink and said, "You are gorgeous by the way." Eeeee, so unprofesh.
The other awkward moment came when Nathan tried to shake two bottles of champagne all over the rooftop pool area. Not so rico suave. But it did get everyone, including staffers, into the pool. Unfortunately, a storm came along which forced the pool to close and the people to move the party downstairs.
Even though is the train wreck that we expected, we're a little disappointed. None of the characters are really captivating, except Morgan. Nathan, the hotel owner, is kind of appalling. Aside from pouring bottles of champagne at the pool and trying to bartend at the restaurant, later on he pulls out a pair of ladies underwear out of his jacket pocket in front of Morgan, calling it the Pocket Panty. WTF. And how has he not been sued for sexual harassment yet? On the flip side, at least he's not hiding anything about who he is or how he operates.
But there was one clip we liked. Security cameras showed footage from one of the hallways where a guest had passed out, halfway in the room, halfway out in the hallway. A housekeeper came along and had to shove them aside. Now, that's a show we want to watch.
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