"Suddenly", Jean-Philippe tells Christina and Petrozza to meet Chef Ramsay in his office, urgently. He tells them that he has serious concerns, and Petrozza interviews that he must not like the menu. The menu that you just now finished making? The one he hasn't even seen yet? No, he's just screwing with them. He claims to be wondering if he's got the right finalists, and then says that he's sure he does. That was pointless. Anyway, he's going to fly them to New York to see one of his restaurants. This seems like an odd thing to do 32 hours before the Final Dinner Service that will Determine a Champion, but I guess they have to get everyone out of the set -- sorry, "dining room" -- so it can be remodeled.
The contestants arrive at a private jet, which flies them (to the sound of tinkly piano music) to New York. Everyone reminisces about times gone by. Remember Hen in a Pumpkin? Remember when Christina almost got sent home? Remember when Petrozza gave up and practically had to be dressed and carried back to the kitchen by Bobby? I do; I thought that was Bobby's finest moment on the show. Remember when Petrozza was messy? How about when Christina won nine challenges? And all those rewards? Yeah, yeah. They arrive in New York at night, where there is a full moon. At this point, I can only assume that reality show cameramen wait until there's a full moon and then get hours of B-roll, knowing that it will be used in every episode.
Christina and Petrozza look at the skyline, and their limo stops in the middle of Times Square. There are a lot of tall buildings covered in brightly lit advertisements. Ramsay says that there's a big surprise for them both, and we go to a commercial as Christina says "Oh my God." The commercial bumper shows an apple being cut in half to reveal the Hell's Kitchen Pitchfork. Because it's the "big apple", you see. When we come back, the surprise is that one of the many giant video screens reads "NYC Welcomes Christina and Petrozza Hell's Kitchen's Finalists!" That seems like the sort of thing that can cause spoilers, doesn't it? Petrozza's floored, and Ramsay tells them that they're going to spend five days at the Dubai Hilton because that's where one of Gordon's restaurants is. Okay, back in the limo!