Down in the dining room, LA puts up Andrea because neither the cooking nor the communication was good. Giovanni puts up J for being lousy the whole night. Chef Ramsay asks who else he had, and Giovanni admits that Robert was just a fraction better, but "that fraction saved him." "Does it?" muses Ramsay as we go to commercial.
This is where my Tivo cuts off. Or it would be, if I hadn't noticed that Idol was cutting into the timeslot.
J and Andrea are called forward. J, why should you stay? "I have the skills and I've got the talent." Wow, both at once? Andrea? "I want the opportunity to be back on that meat station and I want to nail it from beginning to end." That sounds vaguely dirty, doesn't it?
The person who leaves is J. Damn. I liked him because he had a nice short name that was easy to spell. No, wait. They're both being sent back to their teams. And we see a shocked reaction shot from Lacey that they've already used at least once tonight. So who's leaving? Chef Ramsay calls on Robert... to focus better. Then he calls on Colleen... to go home! Again we see that Gordon Ramsay doesn't care who you nominate; he will send home whoever he feels like.
Chef Ramsay praises Colleen's tenacity a little, while not saying anything about her cooking ability. Various chefs act relieved to still be in the competition.
Next week: a bar mitzvah. And fire!
Montykins thinks it's cheating to say "The person going home... is... J... get back in line." You wouldn't see Seacrest changing sentences in the middle like that. Monty also has a blog devoted to Movie Novelizations, cleverly entitled Monty on Movie Novelizations. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org if that's your idea of a good time.