When JP brings a chicken dish back for being too cold, Ramsay says some variant of "fuck" seven times and shuts the kitchen down. As they wait for the final decree, Bonnie cries both to her teammates and in the con-chef-ional about how she shouldn't be there. Um, Bonnie? There's no crying in the kitchen. During clean-up, Rock tells us, "I was able to channel my anger and not take it out on my team. They should have performed better and I think I should have performed better." See, that's why I like Rock -- there's no attitude, no blame. The only stats Ramsay reveals from the customer comment cards are: one, the majority of the diners who actually got their food liked it; and two, sixty-five percent of them would not eat there again. That's all. They don't decide the winning or losing team at all, because Ramsay tears up the comment cards and announces that, once again, there is no winning team. However, he thinks Rock was solid and orders him to nominate one teammate for the chopping block. Turning to the Reds, Ramsay picks out Melissa to tell her, "You will NOT be nominating anyone. Because you were bad. You were just...you were pathetic!" Hee. Bonnie won't be picking anyone either because, as Ramsay explains while dancing around in imitation of Bonnie, she never knew where her chicken was. Telling Jen she "wasn't brilliant" but also wasn't bad, Ramsay tells her to pick a teammate to get rid of.
Jen struggles over her decision, but Rock doesn't have that problem. He tells Jen, "I knew what I was going to do before service if I had the opportunity." Back in front of Ramsay, Rock announces Josh as his choice. We did see a lot of Josh screwing up, but thinking back to Episode 2, I can't help but wonder if Rock is playing the game here and attempting to get rid of his biggest threat. Jen sacrifices Melissa. Ramsay disagrees with both of their decisions and overrules them completely. He pulls out Bonnie and Vinnie as the worst performers that night. Ramsay asks Vinnie why Rock nominated Josh and for once, Vinnie is humble. "Chef, I had my head so far up my ass during service, I don't know if Josh did good or bad during service," he admits. Ramsay agrees completely: "Good answer." Bonnie admits to being surprised that Jen didn't nominate her because she knows she performed poorly. Ramsay asks Vinnie why he should be kept on at Hell's Kitchen and Vinnie completely negates his previous karma by saying, "Well, Chef, when you decide to put your name behind somebody's name for this hotel in Las Vegas, I'm the most qualified chef here." Ramsay slams him for his lack of humility and inability to accept how much he screwed up. I don't know if that's completely fair given what Vinnie said about his ass just seconds earlier.