16 Chefs Compete
Palates were tested, and the ladies come
up trumps again, but during a breakfast Dinner Service, Jeremy makes the
faux pas to end all faux pas... and serves a sample plate that was an
hour old. Still, it's enough to win the day for the boys. We continue
from that day's elimination, when both nominees Jacqueline & Mary left
to ponder whose dream is over after they are made to go back in line.
We continue from that point...
The person leaving Hell's Kitchen
today.... ... JEREMY for mentally checking out.
"Men, you won today in SPITE of Jeremy.
So your reward is me getting rid of him." The punishment... if one can
call it that... is that on the back of today's breakfast, there is still
a Dinner Service tonight.
Susan is hoping that the ladies swallow
their pride and look forward. Nedra, on the other hand, is keeping her
eye on Amanda for throwing her under the bus. Amanda is only friendly
with her to the point where it gets the job done.
Now we go to prep for service, and Mary
is actually worried about being late. As in... LATE late... She's had
sickness. Her woman's period is late. So she took a test... never mind
that it's only accurate after two weeks, but it's negative. Over with
the Blues, Dan is trying to get his menu sorted, much to the dismay of
After the prep, we get a short break,
short enough for the guys to a) commend Mary on her fight-back and b)
try and backbite the women who put her up in the first place. You know,
they have a bit of a point. I mean, they threw you under the bus, and
you're going to turn around and defend them? I'm beginning to question
your intelligence, Mary. In the meantime, Nedra sticks up for their
team... and Zach is ready to throw down. And you know they won't,
because they throw to a commercial right beforehand. After 11 seasons,
we know all of the production tricks. Time to get some new ones, ITV.
Right before service, Ramsay instructs
the teams on the mire of damage control that the HK wait-staff, headed
by JP, had to pull on account of the chefs' nonsense. To that end,
Barret and Jessica will help them out with waiting table. They open the
doors in 30 minutes... which is exactly how long it takes Barret to
organize that THING on his head. You know, the Mohawk. Barret has been a
waiter for 6 years. He knows how to do this, meaning, of course, he'll
find a way to screw it up.
"OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN, PLEASE!"
DINNER SERVICE #5
"The amount of mise en place here is extraordinary." That means that
everything is in place. Now they're just waiting on orders... and of
course, Jessica and Barrett's tickets are... well, they won't win any
penmanship prizes. People want to say handwriting is a lost art? Not in
Hell's Kitchen. Write that crap legibly.
The women are first out of the gate with
their first checks. Susan was too focused on getting risottos out to
focus on Amanda's scallops. Both are going up, though. Dan and Ray are
on fish, and they get their first order... mixed up. The two can't work
together to get a dish out to even start. Ray's first scallops are
overcooked. Second batch... perfect. Reds still going at 90 miles an
hour, even if the rest of the food isn't ready yet. Amanda's next
scallops... are raw. Refire, please. ... and thank you. Service, please.
One hour into service, and the blues are
almost finished with apps. Time for entrees. Ray and Dan argue about who
gets to cook the fish for that table. The rest of the team just wants
them to focus on the food. So does Ramsay. Because they don't... they
deliver bass instead of halibut. Barret is TRYING to keep the diners
well entertained, while Susan & Amanda's final apps go to the pass...
and they're undercooked. Jessica is waiting on the order, and has no
problem laughing about it. That's good. Because Ramsay has a problem
Reds move onto entrees (which Nedra has
to apologize for after killing the table on it), while Barret is doing
some serious damage control. The meat station is on point. Ray on fish
is once... twice... three times a loser. And now he's taking his entire
team down with him.
Ramsay then goes to the Reds with an
ultimatum: one more mistake and it's over.
.... and cue the mistake. Raw pork sends
BOTH teams back up to the dorms to nominate while Ramsay and the sous
chefs continue to cook.
The Reds make it an easy decision, while
the Blues... well, Ray and Dan are calling each other little bitches
over the station. Seems easy to me. And again, it looks like they're
going to take it outside... but they don't.
Susan nominates Mary (raw pork) and Nedra (raw pork). Anthony nominates
Dan (bad fish) and Ray (bad fish).
All four plead their case... Dan, while
giving Zach the finger behind his back.....
Ramsay orders ALL FOUR to remove their
jackets in something he's NEVER ever done in 150 episodes of Hell's
... TO BE CONTINUED.
NOT COOL, RAMSAY!
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