14 Chefs Compete
Last time, the chefs got ready to fight back as
the men won a trip over Los Angeles, while the ladies broke down. It all
culminated in poor performances by team nominees Jason and Autumn... though Chef
Ramsay ended up seeing Mikey to the door. All that... and farmer Andrew decided
that the competition wasn't worth his pride, abandoning BOTH in the middle of
Benjamin still thinks that Jason is the worst
cook, while Jason thinks that his team is throwing him under the bus. Jason
starts to whip his team up, but his team... doesn't want to hear it.
The next day, the teams are brought down for
lunch, hoping to bring back the communication that we saw in previous winning
brigades. The test... teamwork. The situation... lunch. The food: burgers &
fries. The customers... band geeks and cheerleaders from U$C (C-Note: That's for
all the Bruins out there). Communication and speed will be essential, because
the team that finishes their covers first will win.
While Jason splinters from the guys, the reds are
working together and getting their food out in due time. Maria's tired of
Jamie's "I Got This." No, Jamie.. I GOT THIS. Scott on the blue keeps sending
raw burgers out, while Maria's burgers are going up... Three tickets left on
each side. And both sides are cheering their teams on. This is going to be
close... Who's got fries first? LADIES! RED TEAM WINS! By a hair. They're going
to the beach... to relax. The men are going to a river... to clean it. And
they look like they're in jail, too... That's TOTALLY not offensive.
Let this be a lesson... Give a hoot, don't
pollute. Or else it goes into the ocean... and then into the fish. And then into
Back at the beach, we've got ourselves a real
family feud... Gordon and his family against the Red Team in a game of football
soccer... It's going to be USA vs. England all over again. READY FOR ACTION!
Now it's back into the kitchen to prep for
service. Fran wants to prove herself... Burning her hand... is not a good start.
Meanwhile, Ramsay assigns two chefs from each kitchen... Holli and Sal... to be
assistant maitre d's.
Okay, Holli... Sal... JP... OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN,
The red team gets started, however
Salvatore's chicken scratches (he can't write English, apparently...
though he's been in the country for a while) slow the blue kitchen,
leaving JP, who's been in the country even shorter than Sal, to prop him
up. In the kitchen, Maria's NEVER done risotto in. Nilka helps her out
with that. In the blue team, Scott is OVER-helping Ed on starters. And
his starters go back to refire. Meanwhile, Hollli & Salvatore are trying
to keep the customers happy.... The Blues start working on the
entrees... and Benjamin's meat is perfect.
Two hours in, and entrees are going to the
customers. One... is going back, as Salvatore forgets to write it on the
ticket... And we may yet have another walker on our hands. JP convinces him
otherwise, though. He's been hearing Ramsay's crap for 16 years, and he's still
around. Meanwhile, Holli's got a return of her own... steak that is too rare for
medium. Fran has to watch her meat... and her hand, losing control of the
station. The women come together to help, while Jason is holding his team back
with the garnish. Scott is over-helping again.
Three hours in, and Holli is trying to buy time
for her teammates... one of which is scorching garnishes at a fever pace. The
red kitchen sinks... the blue kitchen rallies... Ben is rocking the beef...
Fran... not so much. Her nerves... and her hand... get in the way, so she has to
go see the house medic. Almost four hours into service, and we push out the
final tables before closing up shop for the night. On a high for a change.
The ladies got off to a faster start. Fran needs
to stop panicking... But the men prove that it's not how you start, it's how you
finish. They win the service, and send the ladies to collectively determine
who'll feel the wrath of six feet of flaming Scotsman tonight.
Jamie thinks Maria should go. Maria thinks Jamie
should go. SOMEONE's gotta go.
Nilka names Fran on the back of her meat
performance. Nilka then names Jamie on her garnish performance.
Jamie knows that she's a strong chef and a team
player... even though she hands her section to Siobhan. Fran says that she has
too much to prove AND that she has a drive. She has tricks up her sleeve.
In the end... Fran is sent... back to the line.
JAMIE's going home tonight.
"To be a great chef, you have to have creativity,
leadership qualities, and passion. Jamie had passion."
And you know what we have... another episode.
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