Finally, Jean-Philippe throws open the doors and service begins. Right from the start, the girls/Red Team are screwing up as Ramsay moans that their fried quail eggs are too much like a "plastic silicone implant" and throws them out. Those damn quail eggs end up being the Red Team's downfall as four different contestants try their hand at making them. For some reason, they keep shooing Julia away from the eggs, completely ignoring the logic that if there's one thing a freakin' short-order cook at a waffle house would be really good at, it would be fried eggs. Finally, after much screaming and swearing, Ramsay assigns Julia the fried-egg appetizer and things start looking up for the girls. Of course, it took Julia crying to Ramsay about being ignored by her teammates to secure that task, which didn't endear her to the Red Team, but still, the eggs get fried and appetizers get served.
Over on the Blue Team, Vinnie, a nightclub cook, stupidly laughs after Ramsay slams his overcooked pasta. He tells us he laughed because he doesn't know what "rubbish" means. I'm laughing that someone could really be that stupid and not set themselves on fire more often. Later, Ramsay wildly clutches his head when he discovers that that Vinnie is using water instead of stock in the risotto. Vinnie tries to argues that they ran out of stock, but Ramsay, who samples the risotto water, announces that it tastes like "gnat's piss." Awesome. I mean, I didn't know gnats peed in large enough volumes to allow anyone to sample the flavor, but I defer to Ramsay. Because of the gnat's piss risotto, Vinnie is sent to wash dishes while Brad takes over his station. The boys/Blue Team continue to have problems when Ramsay sends back Aaron's overcooked chicken and admonishes him to wipe his nose because they aren't serving "chicken and snot." Predictably, it doesn't take too long before Aaron gets dizzy and tired and decides to give himself a break. Ramsay shows surprising gentleness as he coaxes a crying Aaron back into the kitchen.
The Red Team has started to fall apart as Melissa -- put in charge by Ramsay -- annoys the girls with her bossiness. It gets worse when plates of Joanna's overcooked spaghetti are sent back. When Joanna loudly blames the rejected spaghetti on Melissa because she was interfering with Joanna's process, Ramsay asks sous chef MaryAnn if the Red Team is arguing again. They are, she confirms. The Blue Team also implodes as sous chef Scott, getting more lines than he's had in two years, screams and swears that he can't believe they've run out of Beef Wellington, chicken, and lettuce. Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for -- Ramsay has had enough and orders Jean-Philippe to "shet it down!" Poor Jean-Philippe has the unhappy task of telling the few remaining diners, some of whom have been waiting hours for their food, that the kitchen is now closed. I think the new L.A. fad diet will be structured around going to Hell's Kitchen and not eating for three hours.