Dead Man's Gun

Season 2 Episode 18

The Good Chef

Aired Unknown Feb 26, 1999 on Showtime

Episode Recap

Chef Emil gets the cash for his dream of setting up his own high class French restaurant by poisoning his employers, and also inherits the Dead Man's Gun. An ill-tempered man, he treats the people of the town terribly, but is forgiven because of his great food, and the hungry Sheriff is content to simply look the other way. Anyone who disagrees with Emil's cooking is killed by him. The town's other home-cooking restaurant, an Irish mother/son operation, suffers for lack of business at the hands of Chez Emil, with Emil humiliating the man every chance he gets. Soon, the restaurant goes under, and he young man is forced to work for Emil himself. Emil soon covets the man's girlfriend, and drugs her. Luckily, the man discovers Emil's plan and saves the girl, just in time to be shot by Emil who claims he was attacked without provocation. Emil gets his just desserts, though, thanks to the Dead Man's Gun! (He is poisoned and used for meat.)