Hell's Kitchen

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Monty Ashley: B+ | Grade It Now!
Jay! We're Dancing!

My favorite thing about this two-episodes-in-a-row thing is that they don't bother changing the voiceovers. So between episodes, we still get a breathless description of the next episode, then a breathless reminder of what just happened. Remember that 50th wedding anniversary? I do!

Gordon Ramsay's Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 56
Contestants' Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 61
Allegedly Perfectly Normal, Non-Plant Customers' Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 1

Incidentally, Gordon Ramsay has been pretty clear that he's okay with eliminating whoever had the worst service each time and letting the question of who's "the best chef" work itself out. Not that that's going to stop the smug jerks that populate this show from insisting that even though they personally stunk up the kitchen, someone else who did their job should somehow be cut first.

Benjamin takes the first opportunity to tell Siobhan that she has to just shut up and cook. He "doesn't see the passion," so she has to do what he says. He continues to blather on about how she's not technical or passionate. He also won't shut up about how he thinks she talks too much.

The next morning, Sous Chef Scott calls the dorms to tell them that Ramsay will be taking them to one of L.A.'s oldest restaurants. So they all put on fancy clothes (again with the surveillance camera shots of people getting undressed, which I think I'm getting uncomfortable with) and head out to... a sandwich place. Ramsay mocks them for being dressed up, which is a dick move. Anyway, this is Philippe's, the birthplace of the French Dip sandwich. Richard the Manager comes out to tell the story of how the French Dip started and everyone sits down for a sandwich. The challenge will be to make a gourmet sandwich when they get back to the kitchen.

And now they're back! People grasp at things like challah bread and wasabi. Benjamin advises Siobhan to cut the bloodline off her tuna, and she says she doesn't have much bloodline. Then it looks like she does what he said. There's a brief interlude of Benjamin sneering at Siobhan's pronunciation of "challah." The blue team doesn't get much footage here.

Everyone's ready. Each chef has made a sandwich and the team with the most points will win. But there are five people on the red team, so they have to decide which of their sandwiches is worst. And they have to do it right now! Everyone likes their sandwich, and Benjamin dumps all over Siobhan's. So she's out, and she's not happy.

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Hell's Kitchen




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