So right now, Danny and Ben say Andrea, and Andrea and Paula say Ben. Paula thinks they should just put up both Ben and Andrea (in flagrant violation of their instructions), get yelled at, and let Gordon decide. Danny thinks that will suck for them. He's probably right.
Back to the dining room. Chef Ramsay asks if there's a consensus, and he's disappointed. Andrea tells him that it was a tie between her and Ben, and he has them both step forward. Gordon: "Same faces, different day." Ben, why should you stay? "I have more to offer." Andrea, what makes you think you're much better than Ben? "I'm more well-rounded than Ben." Also, 110%. Andrea mentions the brigade at the Borgata, but she just borrowed that from Ben's speech.
Ben is out. Good, I'm sick of him. Chef Ramsay praises his energy. Let me tell you, I live right next to an elementary school playground. There's a great deal of energy on display out there, especially during recess. I wouldn't trust most of those kids to run a restaurant. That's all I'm saying. In Ben's exit interview, he says he'll live to fight another day. What?
Chef Ramsay tells the chefs that the decisions are not easy here for anyone, which I think is his way of letting them off the hook for not coming to a consensus. Then he says he has a surprise for them, which we don't see.
Next week: special guests and that thing where the chefs have to shout at people. And apparently I'll be shocked. That's good to know, I guess.
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