Gordon Ramsay's Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 10
Contestants' Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 23
Thing Ben Would Like You To Know About Him: He's Jewish
Previously: Lacey moved to the men's team and they told her not to cry. Andrea was kind of bossy while her team shopped, but they won the challenge. Lacey complained, but she did well on the garnish station. J did poorly on the meat station, as did Andrea. Colleen did extremely poorly on the desserts. Chef Ramsay ignored the nominated chefs and sent Colleen home. He never liked her.
The red team is a little sad that Colleen has gone home, and Andrea tells us that she deserved to be nominated for elimination. We see a conversation between J and Giovanni that I don't think takes place when they claim it does. We don't see either of their mouths, since J is hiding in a corner looking at pictures of his wife and child.
The next morning, Chef Ramsay tells Lacey to keep shining. That's what he says, "shining". Then he tells the chefs that they'll be doing a bar mitzvah. Ben is extremely excited because he is Jewish. Coi has catered many a bar mitzvah and describes them as a lot of fun, full of dancing and breaking glass. So Gordon introduces the mother and grandmother of the guest of honor, who say that his favorite food is hamburger (specifically, his mother's hamburger), chicken soup, and brisket. Reaction shots for Ben abound.
So the challenge is for each team to make a hamburger, chicken soup, and brisket, and take the food to "an entirely new level". Robert's making a Kobe beef burger. The voiceover tells us that the chefs are being judged on their ability to innovate and think on their feet, but he might as well just say "We decided to throw a Top Chef-style challenge in here." Coi interviews that she knows what kids like, but I believe he'll be a man by the end of the evening. And Coi gets out on a tangent where she ends up saying that she doesn't want to know all the children in the world. I think what happened there was that she just kept talking without really having a plan.
Ben continues to tell us that he's Jewish. It gets somewhat tiring.
Carol plans to make a burger stuffed with bleu cheese. Andrea is a little suspicious, but Carol assures her (and us) that her kids love it. I don't want to get into the details of kosher food here, because I'm certain I'd get something wrong, and because I realize not everyone who is Jewish keeps kosher. But I'm pretty sure the basic concept of a kosher cheeseburger is problematic. There is some discussion of cheese and whether goat cheese is milder. Carol interviews that she would like to take a needle and sew Andrea's lips shut, which seems a little harsh. Carol suggests to the group that she'll cook her burger to medium, and sticks to her guns even when everyone else thinks medium-well.