Last night on the Season Premiere of “Misfit Garage,” fans were no doubt looking forward to finding out whether or not Fired Up Garage was able to finish Sue’s ‘56 Ford to her liking. However, Discovery Channel Motor Monday fans got an even bigger surprise in the conclusion of this cliffhanger than they could have imagined.
Yes, the Misfits finished Sue’s truck. It went right down to the wire, and even the Misfits themselves were beginning to doubt it could be done, especially after someone broke into their shop and stole the basic tools they needed to get the job completed! But, believe it or not, archnemesis Richard Rawlings came to their rescue, and gave them the tools they needed–yes, you heard that right, “Richard Rawlings” and “gave.” It didn’t appear he charged them a dime, which is unusual for Richard, to not try and make a dollar. But, he seemed to want to see them succeed, and letting them have the tools–let’s face it, Richard has an embarrassment of riches in that garage, and could spare them–gave them a fair, fighting chance. In the end, Richard isn’t a bad guy. Yeah, a little obsessed with himself, but not a bad guy; good move, Richard.
So, the guys got on the ball and, in the end, got the truck finished. It looked good (although we were not crazy about that two-toned wooden truck bed) and Sue seemed happy with it, which was the important thing. So, congratulations to the Fired Up guys; they got the job done.
On the other hand ….
What is wrong with Thomas? He seems to have grown into the idea that he is King of the Misfits, and is making big decisions without even consulting partners Tom and Jordan. We had noticed that he had been doing that more and more frequently last season and last night, he finally went over-the-top. For all of his clamoring about the shop being broke and close to going under, Thomas decided that their next move should be, literally, a new move. He began looking for a new shop, without even mentioning it to the other partners. When he found one, he invited the partners over to see it, plus a crew member, Kevin Clark. Then, in front of the Tom and Jordan, without even asking them, invited Kevin to be a partner. Bad move, Thomas, bad move.
“I’m done,” Jordan said, walking away.
It has been obvious that Jordan had been losing his enthusiasm for Fired Up Garage for a long time, now. And, apparently, this was the proverbial straw that pushed him to call it quits. We cannot say we blame him; what about you?
But, is that what Thomas was hoping would happen all along? Jordan was really the only one who ever gave Thomas any push-back. Tom pretty much just does as he is told, and Kevin, the newest partner, apparently, will likely be the same way, having no seniority with the now-trio. Has Thomas been forcing his way to the top–while keeping the financial input of the other two partners–all along?
We’d love to hear what fans thought about last night’s episode–and what they think the future of Fired Up Garage will be without Jordan! And, do you think Thomas crossed the line? Or, was it his goal to take control of Fired Up all along? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.
“Misfit Garage” airs on Discovery Channel Motor Mondays at 9/8c.
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