Hell's Kitchen Episodes

2005, TV Show

Hell's Kitchen Episode: "Winner Announced"

Season 3, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: In the third-season finale, tempers flare as the two finalists prepare one last dinner service at Hell's Kitchen before Chef Ramsay picks a winner, who earns a job running a restaurant at a Las Vegas casino-resort.
Original Air Date: Aug 13, 2007

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Season 3, Episode 11
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"Tempers Flare Between Competitors" Season 3, Episode 11

First of all, I can't believe this season of Hell's Kitchen has already come to a close - it seems like just yesterday Melissa's hair was dipping into her food, Cowboy Aaron was having a nervous breakdown, and Rock was yelling atwell, pretty much everyone. I can't imagine how stressful this final competition must have been for Rock and Bonnie, especially to have their fate lie somewhat in their ex-competitors' hands. While everyone claimed to be loyal to their chef, it's obvious some people (er, Julia) were still jealous they didn't make it to the finale. In past seasons, I seem to remember the restaurant design being a major part of the finale. Tonight I was disappointed that we didn't get to see each side of the restaurant's transformation. Sure, they touched on it here and there, but it was hard to get a good idea of which way each room was headed until they were finally revealed. I'm a big believer that a restaurant's decor has a lot to do with the dining experience, and I must say, I would have much rather been a patron in Rock's kitchen tonight. As for the dishes prepared for final competition, Bonnie served a warm goat-cheese salad, egg fettuccine with prawns, and chocolate truffles for dessert. While I am sure each was delicious (especially those prawns), it seemed a boring and rather safe menu. Thank god Chef Ramsay made her change that dessert; those truffles are the kind of thing I'd expect to receive with my bill, rather than something I'd order off the menu! On the blue side, however, Rock presented what I thought to be an excellent menu crispy chicken and crab cake, a pan-roasted rib eye and a vanilla-bean milkshake with cookies. Yum. In the final competition, I found it so funny how all the boys ended up in Rock's kitchen and all the girls in Bonnie's. While it makes sense that you'd want to work with your old teammates, I still found it amusing that the gender war resumed itself tonight, with the same old drama in tow. I think essentially what killed Bonnie tonight was a combination of her not being able to communicate with her team in the kitchen and the fact that she ran out of fettuccine and prawns both elements of her signature dish. Meanwhile, Rock turned into Chef Ramsay himself, screaming and yelling at his staff and almost kicking Josh out of his kitchen, which I am sure earned him some brownie points with the Chef. I was fairly certain by the time Bonnie and Rock had their keys in hand that Rock would be victorious, but I still got butterflies watching those doors! And it didn't help that Fox went to commercial break right after the buildup it created way too many nerves for a Monday night, as far as I'm concerned. But alas, Rock proved the winner. And it was well deserved: His menu, his decor and his attitude tonight, and throughout the season, were just the kind of thing Chef Ramsay was looking for, and I think he's extremely qualified for his new job. Bonnie was a great sport, too; she looked genuinely happy for Rock and it was nice to finally see a drama-free loss. And that, my friends, wraps up this season of Hell's Kitchen. Thanks to everyone for reading along. See you next season! Find video from Hell's Kitchen in our Online Video Guide. show less
First of all, I can’t believe this season of Hell's Kitchen has already come to a close — it seems like just yesterday Melissa’s hair was dipping into her food, Cowboy Aaron was having a nervous breakdown, and Rock was yelling at…well, pretty much everyone. I can’t imagine how stressful this final competition must have been for Rock and Bonnie, especially to have their fate lie somewhat in their ex-competitors’ hands. While everyone claimed to be loyal to their chef, it’s obvious some people (er, Julia) were still jealous they didn’t make it to the finale. In past seasons, I seem to remember the restaurant design being a major part of the finale. Tonight I was disappointed that we didn’t get to see each side of the restaurant’s transformation. Sure, they touched on it here and there, but it was hard to get a good idea of which way each room was headed until they were finally revealed. I’m a big believer that a restaurant’s... read more

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Premiered: May 30, 2005, on Fox
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Reality fare in which renowned chef Gordon Ramsay tutors---and taunts---aspiring restaurateurs who are competing for the chance to launch their own eatery. Based on a British series of the same name.

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