2 Works in Inception Big Bang
With the first semester of culinary school completed, Arthur, Eames, and Ariadne continue to hone their skills in the culinary arts, focusing a bit more deeply on courses that will help them get the sort of job they want, upon completion of their degrees. This semester, as part of the curriculum (and to help them get an idea of what a job in the culinary industry looks like, outside the classroom), they each have the opportunity to take an internship with a bakery or restaurant in the Los Angeles area. As they get a good look at what a real professional kitchen looks like, they also test their respective relationships and friendships, discovering whether they can take the heat, after all. [Sequel to Recipe for Disaster]
- Part 2 of Recipe for Disaster
Arthur's known since he was young that he has a knack for cooking and baking, and beginning culinary school only makes him more certain. But no matter how good he is, it seems Eames is better – which does not endear him to Arthur in the slightest. Eames, however, is quite determined to get Arthur to open up and stop being so uptight and prickly by any means necessary. While each hones his skill in the culinary arts (and Arthur desperately tries to convince Ariadne that the desired structural integrity of her cakes violates basic laws of physics), they increasingly find themselves drawn together, inside the classroom and out. Given such close quarters in the kitchen, and the amount of sensory stimulation involved with preparing all manner of food, it starts to become difficult for Arthur to retain his customary level of distance and detachment. And, as Arthur will find, when it comes to unsatisfied appetites, hunger is often the best sauce of all.
- Part 1 of Recipe for Disaster