5 Chefs Compete
Six chefs... Six black jackets. But when it came
time to act as one cohesive unit... true to form, it went all to hell. Can they
pull it back now that Sabrina, a source of antagonism amongst all of the chefs,
is a non-factor?
Gail survived Sabrina's last minute plea, and now
she has to prove herself to Ramsay to stick around. Meanwhile, Jillian says that
Gail can't really handle her station.
CHALLENGE #12: Downtown Power Lunch (clientele)
Each chef will cook from a food truck and
create an exquisite lunch. The most popular dish will win the challenge.
They have one hour to create their portions, then they'll hit the ground
Nona: Chicken Salad & Bacon Sandwich
Jillian: Herb Chicken with Vegetables
Trev: Penne Pasta with Sausage
Russell: Grilled Octopus & Saffron Salad
Gail: Skirt Steak with Mangos & Pecans
Sixty-one percent said that this was the
worst dish... It was... RUSSELL. With 40% preferred, the best dish
belongs to... GAIL! Nona was a close second with 38%. Gail is going to
get made over by Jose Eber in Beverly Hills.. and Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru
in Hollywood. The rest of the crew is fixing up the outside of HK for
And Trev... isn't taking the loss like a
At the punishment, It's Russell vs.
Jillian. And to add insult to injury, the food trucks from the challenge
need to be cleaned as well. And Trev... isn't really playing team ball.
And that surprises absolutely no one.
The next day brings the next service.
Remember, to succeed as individuals, they have to work as a group.
Jillian is not feeling the team love as the others are. Gail knows that
she's got a target on her back the size of the San Andreas.
Tonight, Nona and Russell are on apps.
Jillian is on fish. Gail has garnishes. Trev is on meat.
Let's keep it hood... Let's keep it
gangsta. OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN!
DINNER SERVICE #12
Cojo is at Four Top. It's a good start...
but Jillian has never cooked scallops... and it shows. Meanwhile, a
dignified table of 12 enters... The few... The proud... the Marines.
Pressure is on to perform. Jillian gets the scallops going... but now
the pasta's gone. Forty-five minutes into the service, and apps are
flowing. Now comes... Paris Hilton... Meh.
Meat and fish have to be pushed out...
Jillian's getting a little flustered. Russell leaves HIS station to
help. And now Cojo is cranky.
Two hours into service, and fish is
leaving the kitchen perfectly. Now the chefs have to work together to
build momentum. Gail's garnish... is not helping matters. It's not
ready. Ramsay is threatening to walk out... a threat he would later make
good on, as, for only the second time in HK history, he and sous-chef
Scott head to the exit for a breather.
Put that out of your mind... Recover.
Nona and Russell step up to try and get food out. Trev's beef is
overcooked, and they're being refired. WHY?! Nona's apps, though...
Few entrees are leaving the kitchen, and
Ramsay is back to take his position, switching up the team for strength.
Two and a half hours into service, and entrees are flying out of the
kitchen, but their biggest challenge... the Marine table.. still ahead
of them. Gail's salmon crapper sends her to the showers, leaving four to
take on the 12-top. Jillian messed up another order, leaving the guys
(and Nona) to finish the service on a high.
... and that they do. But not without
fault, perhaps the biggest fault in HK history. The crew comes up with
two names for elimination.
Gail votes for herself, with Jillian
saying that she can't handle the pressure. Jillian knows that she
sucked, but at the same time, she didn't give up.
Nona names Gail (was in her own bubble)
and Trev (absolute disaster on meat). Ramsay also nominates Jillian for
the raw egg... but lets the nominations stand as is.
Gail says that she still has so much more
to give. Trev says that he still has excellence.
GAIL... is leaving Hell's Kitchen
"Gail's performance in Hell's Kitchen was
up and down, up and down, and up and down. Roller coasters are great for
amusement parks, not kitchens."
Final four up. Now it's time to prove
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