While Chef Ramsay's gone, Tennille does a good job of trying to rally everyone together and keep pushing food out. Ariel, however, wants to take a minute or so to calm down and does not work well with Tennille demanding a specific time. Tennille is charging forward and not pausing. As Tennille explains in an, um, explainterview, "Tension runs real high in a kitchen. You can snap, you can curse. Just have my [bleep] at the window all the time." I believe that is Chef Ramsay's philosophy to a T.
Now the chefs are doing the plating themselves, because Chef Ramsay and Sous Chef Scott have gone off for a pout. And Sous Chef Heather barely even exists. Kevin's doing a good job supervising the plating, but as soon as he goes back out to the dining room to do the salads, Suzanne drops the ball. She just says she doesn't know how to do it and tells Van to do it. She explains to us that she thinks this is a trap and it's "better just not to do anything at all". Oh, nice philosophy. She refuses to put it out because she doesn't know if it's right. Van has no such problem. Out goes the food. Enjoy! Unfortunately, Van immediately screws the kitchen by not answering when everyone wants to know if the next ticket will be ready in two minutes.
Chef Ramsay and Scott come back to the kitchen and tells everyone to stop. Kevin is pulled back in from the dining room. Chef Ramsay tells them how he's never done that before, and I am reminded how much he loves talking about how something is the first time EVAH! in Hell's Kitchen. He tells Suzanne, Van, and Ariel to [bleep] off. Tennille, Dave, and Kevin will be finishing the service on their own. Van is furious, because he is a man, you see, and feels like he has been treated like a little girl and a bitch. Work out your psychosexual issues on your own time, man. I'm just here for the cooking show. After ranting at Suzanne and Ariel for a bit about how much he dislikes being shouted at, he stomps down the hall. He adds that he is losing it, and that he is done.