Ed brings some scallops up to the pass and they're clearly burned. We see Jason come up to the pass, and Chef Ramsay wordlessly shows him the pan, and Jason just says "[Bleep]" and walks away. I liked that moment. As you can imagine, Chef Ramsay is angry. He yells at Ed, Jay and Ben before telling Ed and Ben to get out. Yeah, I don't think any of this is Jay's fault. It's mostly Ed repeatedly screwing up. And, I guess, Ben's "lack of communication".
Jason's on fish. Autumn's on meat. Holli's on appetizers. Ed knows he'll be up for elimination. Alert boy, that Ed.
Jason's scallops are fine. Things seem to be going fine now. Jay is more relaxed. And it's time for the VIP guests: Whoopi Goldberg? That's weird, isn't it? Am I wrong about that? Anyway, Whoopi's table has ordered four risottos, which is exactly what I'd do if I were at Hell's Kitchen. You really want to know if those risottos are good, don't you? And all the food from this point comes out smoothly. We don't even see a token screwup. Dinner service is completed!
The chefs line up for the traditional post-service "I'm so disappointed in all of you" speech by Gordon Ramsay. Ed and Benjamin come in for personal abuse. Everybody is sent upstairs to decide on two chefs who do not deserve to continue. Ramsay says something about "all your history here," and everyone uses that as an excuse not to just follow the simple rule of Hell's Kitchen: If you're thrown out of the kitchen, you're up for elimination.
So Benjamin thinks Autumn should go because she "squeaks by" in both the kitchen and the prep. Jay also piles on Autumn because she was nominated a lot, and Holli also likes that argument. Autumn doesn't argue strongly on her own behalf. Jay says he can't decide between Ed and Jason. Why Jason? Oh, right, his "temper". None of this matters, guys. Just nominate Ben and Ed and let Gordon Ramsay axe whoever he feels like.
It's nomination time. Autumn, who is the first nominee? "My team is nominating me, chef." Why? "Based on the sheer number of times I've been nominated." A fair description. And the second nominee? Ed, because "he's had several difficult services in a row." Autumn and Ed, step forward. Ed, why are you better than Autumn? "I can multitask much better." Autumn, same question. "I've been a lot more consistent on the line, even with team members who didn't want to work with me."