Yeah, I was surprised that Tadokoro was the one to step up here. Not that I'm complaining, this is actually pretty good.
Though the existence of good enough chefs from the literal "Dark Side of the Law" came as a surprise, was I the only one to think that Jouchirou might have clashed with these people before? I mean, he does go where ever he pleases and offers his services for...whatever they end up paying him.
I also think they have a very...skewed idea what a Shokugeki actually is. Though how Tootsuki is going to make a group of chef's who make a living in serving food to the shadiest, the richest and the most dangerous individuals in the world to comply to Tootsuki's standard is going to be interesting. Whether it'll make sense is another matter entirely.
Tsk, so he didn't end up being Jouchirou's second son. Bummer.
But he's definitely gotta be something else for Jouchirou to take him on as a honest to god disciple.
...okay, wait for it, I gotta get this out of my system. *Laughing out loud* Goddamn, those last few pages were amazing, but that double page where Erina ran in was funny as hell, especially because of what was being said. *Laughs some more*