8 Chefs Compete
Last time, it was all about taste as the
women won the palate test on the strength of Andy's failure. It didn't
get any better for him as he narrowly cost the men the win. Fortunately
Van and Dave were on point and were able to deliver the W, sending the
women to the firing line and Amanda out of Hell's Kitchen. Now only
eight chefs remain.
Tennille says that Ramsay made a mistake
in not sending Suzanne home. She knows she screwed it, and she's
humbling himself to them. Ariel says that she has to start looking at
the way she interacts with the team.
The next morning brings the next
challenge... Crepes. Because Ramsay was trained, amongst many other
places, in France, he knows a thing or two about crepes. To that end,
we'll test creativity by making four crepes... Breakfast, lunch, dinner,
dessert. Most points wins.
Twenty minutes... allez cuisine!
Suzanne has trouble making friends, while
the men are having trouble making... crepes. With five minutes to go, no
one has made a crepe that they're comfortable serving in front of
Ramsay. But we plate and serve... Judging will be Ramsay and "Whistle
Britches'" French palate (JP: "Belgian palate.")
Van: Bacon & Quail Eggs
Ariel: Smoked Salmon with Herbs & Honey.
Winner: ARIEL (Women lead, 1-0)
Tennille: Pepper Jack, Bacon & Shrimp with Black Bean Salsa
Andy: Ham & Cheese
Winner: ANDY (Tied, 1-1)
Kevin: Scallops, Crab & Goat Cheese
Suzanne: Filet & Onions with Quail Eggs
Winner: BOTH (Tied, 2-2)
Sabrina: Poached Pears & Chocolate Ganache
Dave: Cream Cheese & Mixed Berry (looks like a plate of diarrhea)
Winner: SABRINA (Women win, 3-2)
Tonight, we're going French in Hell's
Kitchen. The men will be prepping both kitchens, while the ladies are
going to one of LA's best French eateries, LA Cachette (under head chef
Jean Francois Metegnier... you might remember him from the ill-fated
Iron Chef USA in 2001).
While the men count their losses and prep
frogs legs, the women get a surprise before lunch... a mime lesson. And
while the ladies dine on Metegnier's genius, the men dine on cow tongue,
baguettes, and headcheese.
The women hope to ride success into
tonight's service, which will feature several new French dishes. Only a
couple of hours remain to prep before Ramsay says those magic words,
when all of a sudden... Andy has an accident, slicing off the tips of
his fingers on a mandolin and having to go to medical to get stitches
Now it's time to turn it up a notch.
Ramsay wants success...
"Jean Philippe... Open Hell's Kitchen,
And the French makeover begins... while
Andy returns for dinner service. The menu is on the fridge. Catch up,
and get going. Dave says that he's going to help. And so far, he's not
disappointing on apps. Sabrina, on the other hand... has to be compared
to Dave. She gets it right eventually. Andy's on crepes... and he's not
performing. Andy can't keep up, so Kevin has to come and help out. The
ladies are starting on entrees, and Tennille is rarin' to go. Suzanne,
on the other hand, is sinking the red team. She needs eight... or six..
or five minutes... or something. Andy needs help again... and Dave's
getting pummeled because of it. He's only got one arm, but he's moving
like a man with three. Dishes are flying out of the blue kitchen...
... and the red kitchen is suffering on
the back of lamb that hasn't been rested before it was cut.
An hour and 40 minutes into service,
Suzanne starts over on lamb, while Andy is literally drowning his
sorrows in his salad. Andy blames it on his hand. Suzanne is finally
ready with lamb on the other size... but she's misfiring on the orders.
And Sabrina is sinking on frog's legs.
Diners on both sides are waiting for
something to come out of the kitchen, while Andy isn't really doing much
of anything. Ramsay ejects him from the kitchen. And as Suzanne
overcooks lamb (again), Ramsay ejects both her and Sabrina for
inconsistencies. He then reassigns Tennille and Ariel to finish up the
service alongside sous-chef Heather. Over on the blues, they're working
to pick up the slack left by Andy.
In the end, service is finished, but
Ramsay refuses to name a winner, because both teams were incomplete.
Service is declared a draw, and Ramsay sends the entire brigade to
choose two people for elimination.
Andy says that he's been having dexterity
problems all night, while Suzanne cops to lamb problems. Sounds like we
have our two. But does Suzanne really deserve to go home? Suzanne
says that she's a team player, though her team begs to differ. She needs
to go... but how do you do that? Sabrina refuses to be thrown under the
bus for that.
At elimination, Suzanne (bringing the
entire kitchen down) and Andy (inconsistencies) are stepping down.
Suzanne says that she knows how to cook, but Ariel & Tennille say that
they're better off without her. Andy, on the other hand, blames his
inconsistencies on his left hand.
In the end, Andy is sent home.
But Ramsay is not finished, sending
Sabrina down to join Suzanne. Ramsay wants the old Sabrina back. As for
Suzanne... she's switched to the blue team.
"Andy has had good and bad moments in
Hell's Kitchen. Unfortunately, most of them were bad."
Next time, Dave has been cooking with one
hand, but he might hit a wall.
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