Meanwhile, Craig is explaining to Ben that although he, Craig, was on the pasta station, "there's nobody to blame but everybody" for the pasta problems. Interesting theory. Bobby stops by and takes Ben off for a talk, which means that Craig has an interview where he explains that he is too gosh-darn independent to have a one-on-one with Bobby. "[Bleep] everybody. I don't need anybody's [bleep]," he explains. Talking to Bobby, Ben knows that Chef Ramsay hates him and thinks he might as well go home now. Matt stops by and thinks Craig should be put up.
Downstairs, the men are lined up. Bobby has selected Craig ("He's like a broken compass in the kitchen. Whichever station he's at, he's pretty much lost." He's also like school in summertime, right?) and Matt ("He's a little nervous"). Ben is relieved not to be one of the two nominees, but Chef Ramsay wants to hear from one more person. Ben knows it's him, and steps forward to defend himself: this won't get him down and will make him work harder. Craig claims to have determination and to be embarrassed. Matt is ashamed about the raw chicken. Chef Ramsay wants to get rid of all three of them.
Ben: "I'm just gonna keep giving you a hundred percent, chef. Every day." Matt: "I'll give you a hundred twenty-five percent, chef." Craig: "...I don't know what a percentage is." That's okay, neither does Matt, apparently. "But, just...over that."
Chef Ramsay is unable to deal with this tomfoolery, and practically pinches own nose off he's so frustrated. Eventually, he sends Craig home. He shakes Craig's hand, but I don't think he means it.
Craig's dream when he came here was to get his own restaurant. That's not how it worked out. Ben and Matt are informed that they're pretty much screwed at the next opportunity. Vanessa is welcomed back. Jen is told not to stop. The contestants file through the kitchen back to the dorms.
Next week: Louross and Christina? Did Ben call Craig a bitch? Christina says that Jen stabbed her in the back. Vanessa tries to stay without a right hand. The men have troubles. More flames! One chef does the unthinkable! Chef Ramsay slaps Jen down (figuratively)!
Monty Ashley feels vaguely guilty that he was eating cheap snack food while watching this episode. He watches a lot of movies, which he writes about on Monty on Movies. You can email him at if that's your idea of a good time.