Hey, who haven't we had a problem with before? What other previously unaired characteristics can come into play now? All of a sudden, Justin's a micromanager who gets on people's nerves a little bit, making sure all their stations are ready. And Barbie tattles on Tiffany to Chef Andi because Tiffany's onions are too thick. Tiffany calls Barbie the HBIC: Head Bitch in Charge. "She needs to mind her own business," says Tiffany, which isn't exactly the epitome of team spirit.
Christina's concerned because they're half-an-hour from dinner service, and a fight's breaking out between Tiffany and Barbie. Tiffany warns Barbie not to fuck with her -- or at least, she says it about Barbie in the kitchen somewhat passive-aggressively -- and adds it would help if Barbie could cook on a line before she started running her mouth.
Barbie has no idea why Tiffany is mad, but she's not going to let it get to her. Dana wants everyone to drop the drama at the door. Well, if everyone did that, this show might actually be about cooking, and we can't have that, right?
Ramsay gathers the troops to pump them up for steak night, warning them he'll be paying attention to every little detail, and announcing that Justin's filet mignon will be on the menu. Also, it's Family Night, because WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BRING THEIR KIDS TO HELL'S KITCHEN. Anyway, he advises them not to let kids wait for their food, since they get antsy and, I don't know, shit their pants and cry, or something.
And then Kimmie burns her hand, and starts yelling for a medic. Clemenza walks her out of the kitchen. We don't get much of a look at the burns, but we're told she's suffered very serious grease burns, and the medic won't let her back in the kitchen tonight. "If I can't cook, this is the end for me in Hell's Kitchen," she tells us. Ramsay comes back to see how she's doing, and he seems more angry than sympathetic, wanting to know how she managed to get burns all the way up her arm.
So a whole lot of nothing, no one eliminated, to be continued. But we're promised tonight's episode is totally in our faces, so there's that.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. Mmmm. Steak. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at danieljdaniel[at]gmail.com.