And Jennifer? She says she's one of the hardest workers in the kitchen, which makes Ramsay wonder why she didn't take charge, and Jennifer passive-aggressively says she thought her partner could handle one task out of seven, prompting a "don't throw me under the bus!"/"we're not throwing you under the bus, you suck!" discussion between the three potential losers.
Ramsay decides -- not really surprisingly -- that it's time for this Amanda person to go. Carrie appears to suck more, but for television purposes, she's already fought more and (potentially) banged more guys than this Amanda person has, so she'll stay. "Good night and good luck," Ramsay tells this Amanda person as she leaves, and Elise calls out, "Love you, this Amanda person!" and this Amanda person doesn't even turn around but flashes a peace sign over her shoulder, which is good, because it takes care of any lingering sympathy you might have for her. "I'm so completely and utterly embarrassed and disappointed with myself," says this Amanda person, adding that it sucks that one of her heroes told her she's not worthy.
Ramsay tells the rest of the cooks that the lesson to them is that when you screw up, no matter how big or little, you fight back and show him you belong there. "Never, ever give up. Got it?" They say they got it, and he tells them to get out. Elise wants to puke, while Carrie crows that she's not going to let anyone stab her in the back. Will, meanwhile, says that as low as the women feel right now, he wants to drive them lower.
Ramsay leaves the dining room. "This Amanda person lost the will to cook on the line tonight. I lost the will to keep her here," he says, and this Amanda person's face burns up while she goes gentle into that good night.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter, who he wouldn't in a million years bring to Hell's Kitchen. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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