Okay, in come the customers. The menu now includes pasta (spaghetti with white sauce and clams,), barbecue chicken wings, and hamburgers with fries. The kids, some of whom have Hell's Kitchen face paint, ask incisive questions like "What kind of cookies are there?"
And we're off! The women are first, with "one onion rings, one potato skins, one chowder". Vanessa is on appetizers, and says that it will be five minutes for the potato skins. Then she starts cooking corn fritters, but for all I know that's part of the potato skin dish. The men also have a table, and engage in a lot of high-fiving.
Gordon compliments Vanessa's soup, and then tells the servers to piss off. But he's not doing it angrily; sometimes he just tells people to piss off instead of "Go." Basically, and I realize this is not a huge revelation, Gordon Ramsay has a filthy, filthy mouth.
The men's first table is not acceptable because Ben's onion ring doesn't have any seasoning on it. And Ben locks up under Chef Ramsay's fury. They do get some dishes out, but the chicken comes back raw. That's Matt's fault, and Craig's interview kind of suggests a bit of smugness about it. We are reminded of Matt's "Exotic Tartare" that made Ramsay vomit on the first day and he is deemed a [bleep] donkey. I prefer "doughnut". It's just funnier.
The red team has moved on to entrees, which means that it is time for a pan to catch fire. And it does! I think it was Shayna's, but when Vanessa moves the pan, the oil sloshes around and it catches a whole grill on fire. Festive! Oh, except that Vanessa's hand is now bright red and has skin coming off, we're told. There are calls for ice, then burn cream, then it's time for a commercial (and the bumper involves sloshing oil into a pan so it catches fire. Classy move, guys. And we come back to a big plume of fire behind the parking lot's Hell's Kitchen sign, but that happens a lot anyway).
Back from commercial, we see that the kids get to draw on the tablecloths (one has written "I want to kiss the chef" and also "Dallas Cowboys") Vanessa is whisked out to a van with her hand heavily bandaged, and zooms off to a hospital. Chef Ramsay is over there to tell them what's going on and to emphasize that they have to stay focused. It's got to help that she was on appetizers and they've moved past that already. I mean, I can still see them being freaked out, but at least they shouldn't need to rotate.