The team files back into the kitchen, where Barbie announces Robyn as the first nominee, for being all over the place and accomplishing nothing. The team's second nominee -- behind a commercial break -- is Clemenza. "The team felt Clemenza was responsible for Dana's scallops," says Barbie, distancing herself from the opinion, and Ramsay does seem a little surprised at that selection, but brings the two forward anyway.
Robyn's self-defense involves babbling about teamwork, throwing elbows in a basketball game and helping out. She says Dana should be up there instead for not communicating well enough.
Clemenza says he's not ready to go, and Ramsay asks him how many times he's been up for elimination. Clemenza says "too many" and thinks it's three or four. Ramsay reveals that it's six, and tells him to step forward. But it's a "back in line" fakeout, and he brings Robyn forward instead, telling her the passion is there, but she's not ready right now to be head chef. She shakes his hand and thanks him. "I thought that I was going to be the Season 10 winner of Hell's Kitchen," she says, while we watch the Robyn Montage, and she intends to show everyone left that she's better than all of them and they can go fuck themselves, which is a healthy attitude.
Back in the dining room, Ramsay says he still doesn't know who his head chef is going to be. Clemenza puts up his hand to say something, and Ramsay is all, "Fuuuuck," and then Clemenza babbles on about how he needs to step it up. "I look at you and I don't see Vegas," says Ramsay, dismissively. Meanwhile, Dana shouts at us that she's going to win this [bleep].
"Making it to the Black Jackets was a dream come true for Robyn, but cooking against the runners-up was a reality check for her and me," he says.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. Robyn's gone, meaning Hell's Kitchen is once again more fun to watch than synchronized swimming! Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at danieljdaniel[at]gmail.com.