Ten Chefs Compete
Last time in Hell, people danced, broke
glasses, l'chaim, all that... and at the end of the bar mitzvah, Max
Rubin might've been a man, but Coi was not a chef. She got tossed out
with the matzo, leaving 10 to compete.
Andrea is kicking herself after putting
Coi on the block, especially after Carol threatened to punch her in the
neck. LA is wondering what she did to entail almost going home as well,
and she's starting to get sick of the attitudes. The Reds are a team
divided... Paula & Andrea vs. LA and Carol. In the middle... Gio, who
says that they have to let bygones be bygones.
Next morning, Chef Ramsay prepares a trio
of salmon tapas from his London restaurant. For those unfamiliar with
the concept... Small, but flavorful works best.
This will tie into today's challenge,
which is tapas-style cooking from the leftovers from last night's bar
mitzvah. This will test the chef's ability to improvise. Each team
creates five. The best of five wins.
Before starting the challenge, Ramsay
sends Giovanni to cook with the ladies. He's on Team Red now to even
Okay. Twenty minutes... starting now.
Gio's hoping the red team will put their
differences behind them. Robert's getting kinda pissed that Lacey is
continuing to be part of this team when she can't come up with a dish.
Now for the tasting.
Paula's Peppered Steak & Eggs vs. Danny's
Grilled Filet Mignon with Mushroom Ragout.
LA's Asparagus & Ginger Soup vs. Lacey's
Carol's Seared Tuna vs. Robert's Pasta
WINNER: Robert (Robert salutes his mom)
Andrea's Open-Faced Lobster Ravioli vs.
J's Lobster with Fennel
Giovanni's Surf & Turf vs. Ben's Grilled
Tuna and Asparagus
WINNER: Giovanni... by that much. RED TEAM WINS!
The Spice Rack is going to Hollywood Park
for racing, while the Blues Bros. will be setting up both kitchens.
Hell's Kitchen is open TONIGHT for tapas night.
Gio is pushing his new team forward,
while the other team is being held back to prep BOTH kitchens for
service tonight. Everyone's doing their part... except of course for
Oh, and Victory's Lady... the horse the
team bet over Ramsay's choice... wins.
Back in the kitchen, Lacey isn't hearing
any of what anyone has to say, and she even goes so far as to say that
if she gets into a fight with anyone, she's leaving.
Actually, forget the fighting, she's
quitting now. She's not going to compromise her health and happiness for
$250,000, she says. At the same time, she doesn't want to be "the
J asks that she goes back into the
kitchen and produces. "We need you." Just like two weeks earlier.
Five minutes before service, Gio is
pulling his team together after winning a challenge. Now it's time to
win a service.
"Jean Philippe... Open Hell's Kitchen,
And we start by discovering that the rice
that was cooked (not clear by who yet) is overcooked), so through no
fault of the red team, risotto is not available on the menu tonight.
Which sucks, because I like risotto.
And by the way, it was J who cooked the
Half and hour in, and appetizers are
leaving the kitchens again. And they're coming back undercooked, leading
Ramsay to send both Carol and Andrea out into the dining area to eat
what they just cooked. A friendly reminder... taste now or taste later.
But you will taste. Beeyatch.
J's salmon isn't anything to write home
about either. He's trying to recover as best he can. He better try
LA has her own issues as well, because
she's got two John Dories, and one sauce. And she's night of the living
dead. J.... is just dead. After serving rubbery scallops, J is told to
turn in his jacket, pack up, and (^_^) off home.
Now it's time to get the team back
together. Meanwhile, Gio is emerging as a leader in the Red kitchen. It
finally feels like a kitchen, and cooks like a team.
Ben's having a time with the Wellingtons.
Paula's having a BETTER time at it. Ben's getting struggling and gets
the closet treatment. One more and he's history.
Three hours in, and final tickets are
being served. Time to clear it down for the night. Red Team finishes
first, so they are the winners, but not everyone is in the mood to
celebrate. Andrea & Carol are going at it again over the ordeal with
appetizers. Carol says that she's about to lose her cool.
Now to the aftermath. Blue Team has to
elect one person to go up on the block.
Ben apologizes to the team for shutting
down, while Robert is stressed about dealing with Lacey's attitude.
She's not a team player and blames everyone but herself. Robert
basically says that if she doesn't care, then she should leave. "I swear
to God, if you win this, I will hang up my coat and become a crack
Downstairs, Robert sends Lacey for being
"a cancer", Lacey sends Robert for being "misunderstanding". Danny sends
Lacey up for "having a piss poor attitude". Same deal with Ben.
Ramsay calls Lacey and Ben forward.
Ben says that he's offered a lot to his
team. He thinks that he was the worst chef in the Blue Kitchen tonight.
Lacey says that she came a long way. She came here to learn and grow.
Ramsay decides... that Ben... is
given one last chance, as is Lacey. Both teams have their issues, and
that's soemthing that they're going to have to work past.
"I kept Ben and Lacey, because J put the
kitchen in such a holdup that they never stood a chance. They're very
lucky that I sent J packing."
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