10 Chefs Compete
Last night, there were tears... and
beers, as beer night in Hell's Kitchen produced no drunken masters, as
both teams - for lack of leadership - nominated for elimination. Krupa
was sent packing, but Ramsay was not yet finished.
Ramsay addresses the leadership issue,
asking for one chef from each team to step up in the role. He wants the
answer the first thing in the morning. The Reds choose Jennifer. The
Blues choose Will. Both are a little dumbfounded. Like... "Me?" It was
an easy decision all around... but still, a lot of ... "Me?"
Fast-forward to the AM, when both leaders
are tasked with asking for the weakest link goodbye. Jennifer picks
Carrie. Will picks Tommy. Why is this relevant? Good question, because
it's time for them to prove to their respective teams otherwise.
CHALLENGE #8: Comfort Classics
(innovation and leadership)
Each team will take five comfort classics and sex them up for a gourmet
setting. The five dishes are burgers, chicken noodle soup, Cobb salad,
pizza, and spaghetti & meatballs. They will be judged by Ramsay and ...
the biggest name to step foot in Hell's Kitchen to date.
Game show fans of the world... Stop
at.... WOLFGANG PUCK.
ROUND 1: BURGERS
JAMIE: Lamb sliders
TOMMY: Soy-infused burger
WINNER: Jamie (Reds up, 1-0)
ROUND 2: COBB SALAD
ELIZABETH: Traditional Cobb Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing
NATALIE: Salmon Cobb Remix
WINNER: Natalie (Tied at 1)
ROUND 3: SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
ELISE: A mess.
WILL: A hot mess.
WINNER: NO ONE
ROUND 4: CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
JENNIFER: Southwestern CNS
PAUL: Italian CNS
WINNER: Jennifer (Reds up, 2-1)
ROUND 5: PIZZA
CARRIE: A raw Shrimp Basil Pesto
JONATHON: A watery Pesto with Truffle Oil that is borderline illegal in
WINNER: Screw that. Reds win, 2-1.
The Reds will spend the day laughing it
up at the Laugh Factory. The Blues will spend the day laughing so as not
to cry - cleaning and prepping both kitchens for tonight's service and
then cleaning the dorms.
And Jonathon is not taking the punishment
well, saying that he has a strange crick in his neck. And since Tommy
was the team leader, he is given the bathroom... and toothbrushes to
which to clean it. And while the Reds are laughing it up... Jonathon is
nowhere to be found.
And the Reds will also be receiving
cookware to take home. Very beautiful cookware. Keep that to the side,
because in one hour, Hell's Kitchen opens... and Jonathon is still MIA
back up in the dorms. Need I remind you of the story of Dave Levey, the
one-armed bandit who came with it in season 6 to win the whole spiel.
The Reds have just enough time to finish the prep that the Blues
started, while Jonathon returns to the kitchen just in time for James
"OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN, PLEASE!"
DINNER SERVICE #8
In attendance today, members of the US Coast Guard at the VIP tables.
Carrie starts by screwing the pizza.
Jonathon starts by screwing the pasta... and Natalie. Carrie continues
to sink the Reds... Jamie pitch-hits. The Reds rally back to get apps
out. The Blues can only watch and wait. The pasta is overcooked and the
mussels need salt. Natalie decides to take control of that station...
and it's on Paul to show'em how to do it right. Ramsay pulls Jonathon
aside, sensing something amiss. He brings up Dave Levey, who, again,
"broke his (^_^)ing arm and went on to win the (^_^)ing competition!"
Jonathon rallies back from this, and the Blues finally get the VIP apps
The ladies continue to keep the groove
together. Interesting how a group of women that hate each other are
working as one cohesive unit. They're in harmony, while the blues... are
not. They're just all over the damn place. And what the hell is so
The meats are overloaded on the red side
of the world, but it's nothing Elise can't handle. Eight meat for her,
one fish for Jennifer. And each meat is perfect. That's epic. The blues,
on the other hand... are on apps STILL. The tickets are backing up. And
the difference between red and blue is night and day. Tommy in his own
world... He can be in his own world up in the dorms if he doesn't wake
The Reds are driving toward their best
finish yet. This isn't even CLOSE to a contest. Reds win, and Elise with
the stench of meat on her is named Best of the Best. Blues, even though
they FINALLY finish service on a high, have to nominate.
Will says that they haven't had a decent
service in eight tries. Looking at the leaderboard.. They had ONE, #3.
But back to the present. Jonathon is busy blaming everyone not named
Jonathon for his shortcomings. No communication all around.
The Blues nominate Jonathon (weak apps) and Natalie (weak apps).
Backed up big time. And now the app
section have to answer for it. Jonathon says that he's not a quitter,
but he did the best that he could, and that he is not over his head in
his mistakes. Natalie felt like that she needed to babysit Jonathon, and
that no one had her back.
It's the end of the line for...
Natalie... who gets back in line. Game over, JONATHON.
"The only thing worse than the pain of
Jonathon's neck was listening to him blame everyone else for all his
mistakes. I was glad to put him out of his misery."
Okay, Natalie. This is your last chance!
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