8 Chefs Compete
When last we left Hell's
Kitchen, the chefs were prepping for the 100th service in the House that
Ramsay (^_^)ing Built. The Reds had no problem serving up former
champions. The Blues... Not so much. Just as Boris was heading out for
his closing thought and as the chefs were heading to bed, Ramsay left
the brigade with some unfinished business.
"Trev... Get your ass up
The women had a solid
service, while he fell apart. He is ordered to remove his jacket... and
rejoin the men on the blue team. Trev's back where he belongs, and the
ladies... and Trev... could not be happier.
Before the next challenge,
Ramsay passes around four dishes. Only one is ordered off of the room
service of a fine-dining establishment. The others... not so much. The
chicken salad was from a petrol station. The spaghetti marinara... a
food truck. And the eggrolls... Chinese takeaway. The wings... are from
Ramsay's London West Hollywood. Only Rob was able to nail it. Bottom
line, palates need work... Enter...
CHALLENGE #9: THE DREADED BLIND TASTE TEST! (palates)
Russell: Grapefruit, black truffles
Vinny: potatoes, mozzarella
Jillian: potatoes, mozzarella
Nona: scallop, squash, endive
Women win, 5-4. They're going to head to
Michael Mina's XIV, but first... how about a $2000 shopping spree? The
men are going to go through all of the trash and sort it for recycling.
They're also going to clean the kitchens.
(Fun fact: over 76% of wastes from
restaurants is recyclable.)
Russell's thinking about tossing Rob out
with the trash. And Trev gives the ladies the finger. While the ladies
get all sexy (or in Jillian's case, awesome... or in Sabrina's case,
slutty), the men sort garbage and are treated to... plain cheese
sandwiches. Do it yourself. Meanwhile, Ramsay instills words of wisdom
to keep the fire alive. Because the fire is going. Now it's time to
Once that's done, it's time to get back
in the game. Hell's Kitchen is open tonight to whatever people can find
Century Studios. So far, Trev isn't exactly feeling the love on
the blues. The Blues have come up on a cold streak so far. This is where
it counts. Four on four.
OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN!
DINNER SERVICE #9
This is a standard round affair. Orders
are flying in... plates are flying out. It doesn't take long for the
ladies to start on entrees. The men... are still missing ONE appetizer.
Thanks Rob. Can't even do a stupid scallop. Ramsay has to do it himself.
The Reds are starting to slow down on the
back of Nona's chicken. Sabrina decides for a motivational kick in the
rear.... and it pays off. And Rob is killing fish. AGAIN. And nothing's
coming out. And Ramsay takes him out to the dining room to... well, take
him out. Ramsay gives him five minutes to wake up, otherwise, "you're
history." It doesn't take him five minutes, but the entrees are finally
leaving the kitchen.
Interesting how Russell's only vocal when
Ramsay is watching.
Back to the Reds, and Nona has screwed
the beef, and Ramsay sends her upstairs for it.
... and Vinny's spinach with egg might be
the next to go. Correction.. it's the gnocchi. Vinny's done for the
night. And so is Russell. We're down to Rob and Trev on the blues trying
to run the kitchen. The Reds are without Nona.
... and Rob joins the league of the
damned on the back of some raw halibut. The ladies, on the other hand,
are pushing to the finish line.
Two hours into service, and the whole
shoot and match is down to Trev... who jumps on dessert. He rises from
the grave, but it doesn't do his team a damn bit of good. Reds win, but
Trev buys himself one more round. "I've got a taste of what all this is
about, and I want more." He must nominate two. Meanwhile, Ramsay pulls
Nona and tells her to wake up.
Russell is blowing smoke up Trev's ass.
Vinny and Rob outs him for being what he is, a selfish prick with vulgar
delusions. Rob kills the fish. Vinny kills the garnish. Russell just
yelled a lot.
Trev nominates Rob (monkey wrench) and
Russell (supposed to drive the team, but not motivating).
Russell takes full responsibility for his
pink chicken. Rob was one of the last chefs in the kitchen. He thinks
that it was a team loss... but Ramsay thinks that Rob is the worst chef
on the team... and acts in kind.
"If the size of one's waist corresponds
to the size of one's talent, Rob would be a fantastic chef. Instead, he
just wears gigantic pants."
Things just got dirty. Russell is after
Trev, and the final four could very well be all female. We'll see in
minutes, but right now we must pause 10 seconds for station
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