17 Chefs Compete
Last night was the dinner from Hell...
Literally... as Tavon single-handedly wrecked any chance of the Blue
Team coming back from an appalling app round. The Reds barely survive,
but can they stand a near-miss again?
The Blues need a breakthrough, and they
need one fast. The Reds... aren't faring much better. Time for a wake-up
call. "Wake the funk up." Word.
#2: Scallops (attention to detail)
Each team gets a pile of ice with 125 scallops inside. One of them ends
up on Royce's face with a bloody gash as a result. Before you even
continue, see a medic, please and thank you.
Now that we've got our scallops, it's
time to prep them in pairs - shuck, clean, and cook. First team to cook
six dishes wins the challenge.
The men focus on speed, while the women
pay attention to detail. The women own this challenge from go, winning
six dishes to two.
The women will have the day on a yacht
cruise with Ramsay to Catalina, while the men are doomed to scrub, both
outside and in. In addition, they will prep both kitchens for service
tonight. Tonight's special? Prawns. And if THAT wasn't enough, Scott has
a present.. Scallop smoothies made of the failures from the challenge.
Back at Catalina... ziplining. I love
ziplining. And Roshni learns the hard way that you have to keep your
knees up otherwise you're just stuck there.
Next day, it's more prep for a new day.
The men are uniting as a team, while the women are... not. The men are
tired of being defeated. Tonight... is Redemption Night.
"OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN, PLEASE!"
DINNER SERVICE #2: Redemption Night
In addition to the regular menu, Ramsay has added a tableside shrimp
scampi appetizer. Christina and Brian will handle their respective teams
Don is taking a long time on the pizza
station. His first entry is burnt on top, raw on the bottom. Kimmie's
first pizza is a go, but the risotto on Briana's station... not go.
Guy's first attempt at risotto... delicious. Now to build off of that.
Brian's shrimp is raw.. AND overcooked.
Forty-five minutes into service, and the
Reds have not sent a single table out. Barbie sends up eight scallops
for a table order of two (that should be 10 scallops). She does
eventually get the other two up to the pass. Chris is thinking too much
on the four-top of scallops. That sends the entire team to the pass to
eat a raw scallop. Regroup!
The reds hope to keep the momentum going
on apps. That... doesn't work.
Over the blues. "God help ANYBODY!... if
something's wrong with this next ticket. God help them."
Six chefs cooking scallops. At once.
Seriously? Meanwhile, Royce finally gets a decent dish up. Ninety
minutes and 75 scallops later, it's about entrees. Barbie is going to
take two minutes. Two... minutes... Two... minutes. Meanwhile, we're
waiting on sea bass to go up with the lamb. The lamb that Barbie has..
is raw. And the bass? Watery and overcooked. Good going, Robyn.
Meanwhile, Chris is hoping to redeem himself on fish. The grouper's
cold. The Wellies are perfect. Royce's mash? Not good.
Two hours and patience is wearing thin.
No entrees have left EITHER kitchen. Six bass on a three-top cooked...
And scallops are completely raw... That'll send the team back to the
showers. Meanwhile, Barbie is about to lay it into the entire team.
The third attempt on the Blues for the
entrees... and no one can cook a decent steak. That's game over for the
second round in a row.
So two episodes, ZERO entrees. BOTH teams
Chris blames himself for the four-top of
scallops. He nominates himself. Barbie nominates herself as well. Dana
decides to put Roshni up as well, even though she didn't really do
anything to warrant it. Meanwhile, the guys nominate Don on the
performance of the pizzas. And once again, Royce is forced to defend his
The Reds nominate Barbie (not a team player) and Roshni (no reason
given). The Blues nominate Chris (performance on fish) and Royce
(performance on garnish).
Roshni says that she's passionate, but
she doesn't know why she's up there. Barbie says that she does not plan
on making any more mistakes. She then calls out Robyn & Kimmie. Royce
has the dedication and knowledge. Chris is a strong cook with passion
and desire, admitting that he messed up on the scallops.
Roshni and Royce are back in line.
Leaving Hell's Kitchen tonight....
"Barbie.... BACK IN LINE." CHRIS is going
"I'm sure that Chris prays that he never
sees another scallop and after tonight, I pray I don't see anymore of
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