Sorry for the delayed posting. I had one of those nights last night. Hope you guys forgive me!
Well tonight was another colossal failure for the men's team. Though both teams
finally completed a dinner service, the men had plenty of undercooked food and even more communication problems, which again cost them a team member. (Though I'd say at this point, losing dead weight is of benefit for them!)
The show kicked off with Ramsay calling Ben a punk as he exited the previous eviction ceremony. Bobby (genius that he is) cornered Ben and said, "He's serious, huh? He mean's business." You think? I mean he's only giving away a quarter million dollar contract!
Instead of heading off to bed, the chefs are sent back into the kitchen to clean up after their last disaster. Despite some grumbling, most of the chefs team together and get the job done. But Corie's early exit from the kitchen angers some of her teammates - a move that comes back to bite her when she volunteers herself as the team leader, only to have her laziness the night before be revealed. Instead, the team puts their trust in Jen to lead them against the boy's elected leader, Ben, in the "pass-ta" challenge.
Each team has 20 minutes to make as much fresh pasta as they can to Chef Ramsay's standards. The best part of the competition for me was seeing dopey Matt standing there with his arms out long before the first noodle was ready to be hung. Luckily, Ramsay gave him some advice to rest his arms. (This bunch is brilliant, I'm telling you!) All of this is building up toward Hell's Kitchen's first ever family night, where they will serve pasta, hamburgers and onion rings to the kiddy crowd.
At the end of the 20 minutes (which Like Ramsay said showed more strength and enthusiasm than any of the previous dinner services), came the weigh in. Though the guys started weak, they delivered a "second arm" of beautiful pasta. But the girls churned out more quality product under Jen's leadership, earning them another victory and a trip to Santa Monica pier while the guys prepped all day. Though the prize still isn't as nice as the boy's yacht trip, compared to Ben's punishment (shoveling horse manure) it was a dream victory.
When the doors opened for dinner, both teams came out swinging, hoping to be the first to complete the full service, and thereby win the challenge. Both teams had early compliments from Gordon (Petrozza and Vanessa's appetizers were "beautiful"), but the guys quickly derailed when Matt served raw chicken wings to a youngster. Even though he's weird, he did stand up to Chef Ramsay and took his verbal lashing. Call me crazy, but I don't think it earned him any new respect from Gordon, though. And if that wasn't bad enough, he then began serving "hockey puck" burgers, which Gordon quickly threw all over the kitchen.
The biggest problem the ladies faced tonight was a serious burn sustained by Vanessa. For the second week in a row, the ladies let their flames get out of control, and when Vanessa stepped into help, some hot oil ran down her hand, prompting an exit from the kitchen and a trip to the hospital. Jen rallied her troops however, and kept churning out the tickets. (Glad to see Vanessa return, though we'll see how she does with one hand next week.)
Bobby helped gain control in the men's kitchen, and when he earned Ramsay's compliments, Ben congratulated him, an action that infuriated Chef Ramsay since his team was 6 tickets from completion while the girls were finishing their last two. I like Ben, but he took a beating this week.
Ultimately, the girls finished their tickets, and came over to help the boys out. Luckily for Matt and Ben, Craig was again at his worst. He served "pass-ta" with the wrong sauce, and continued to not communicate with Chef Ramsay, despite his continuous demands.
When Bobby was asked to nominate two teammates, it was an easy choice to sacrifice Craig and Matt. But Gordon, as usual, had his final say, asking Ben (who he was extremely disappointed in) up to the chopping block as well. Although each had their share of problems, it was pretty much a no-brainer to send Craig home. (At least he can wear his hat again!)
Some final notes: I am upset to not be seeing more of Louross. I think he has potential, and I hope he steps up. (If for no other reason than to maybe hear Gordon call him a Smurf again.) Also, despite the fact that Jen really annoys me, she seems to be earning favor in Chef Ramsay's eyes. We shall see how that plays out. And finally, what was the with crazy Matt's comment about Corrie's cellulite?
So what did you think of tonight's show? Do you think the right chef went home? Who do you want to see step up/go home next week. Share your thoughts, and check back next week for more!
Sorry for the delayed posting I had one of those nights last night Hope you guys forgive meWell tonight was another colossal failure for the mens team Though both teams finally completed a dinner service the men had plenty of undercooked food and even more communication problems which again cost them a team member Though Id say at this point losing dead weight is of benefit for themThe show kicked off with Ramsay calling Ben a punk as he exited the previous eviction ceremony Bobby genius that he is cornered Ben and said Hes serious huh He means business You think I mean hes only giving away a quarter million dollar contract Instead of heading off to bed the chefs are sent back into the kitchen to clean up after their last disaster Despite some grumbling most of the chefs team together and get the job done But Cories early exit from the kitchen angers some of her teammates a move that comes back to bite her when she volunteers herself as the tea