The show starts as usual with everyone going back to their rooms after eliminations. Nobody can believe Bonnie wasn't eliminated, including Bonnie. Rock interviews he considered Brad good competition so he's glad he was eliminated.
The next morning everyone gathers to Ramsey in the kitchen. Chef Ramsey tells them that there is no longer a Blue Team and a Red Team, they will all be working together from now on.
He calls Sous Chef Scott over who is carrying a tray of champagne glasses for everyone. Ramsey congratulates them for being the final five.
As they sip their champagne, Chef Ramsey takes a new bottle of champagne, shakes it, and proceeds to spray them all down with it!
He then tells them to go up to their rooms and put on their new jackets. When they return to the kitchen in their new jackets, Chef Ramsey tells them the next challenge is their very first individual challenge. He tells them he wants them each to cook their very own dish that will be judged by a group of "Trendsetters." Jen seems to think the word "Trendsetters" means celebrities. She interviews "If it is Mariah (Carey) or The Rock, I will pee my pants!"
Hello! Shout Out to Mariah and The Rock! Call me!
Maria or The Rock? What an odd combination! Chef Ramsey also tells them they will be bringing their dishes to the Trendsetters. He then calls Sous Chefs Scott and MaryAnn to come in and put blindfolds on everyone for their trip. How dramatic!
So off they go in the Hell's Kitchen van, blindfolded, to wherever. Julia interviews that because Chef Ramsey said these Trendsetters had "their finger on the pulse," she thinks it may be doctors or nurses. In fact though, it turns out to be 100 hungry high school students! Haha! Errr, I don't get the blindfolding now...
Once everyone is inside the high school cafeteria, Ramsey tells them they can take their blindfolds off. Rock interviews he had a feeling they were in a cafeteria, cause he could smell-sense chicken patties and tater tots. Mmmmm, tater tots..
Chef Ramsey tells them they have one hour to cook their individual dishes and hopefully win over the students, because the students will be the ones voting. He tells them the winner of the Challenge will be going on a trip with him to Las Vegas.
So everyone gets to cooking in the cafeteria kitchen. I'm guessing that everyone brought their ingredients with them or something, cause Rock is preparing Kobe Beef Meatloaf on a chibota roll.
Either that or high school cafeteria lunches have improved tremendously from the rubbery soy burgers my high school served!
Josh is preparing a baked salmon with pineapple salsa. Errr, salmon to entice kids? Good luck with that!
Julia has it down, as she is preparing a grilled chicken and cheese sammiches with onion rings.
Bonnie is preparing breaded goat cheese, fried over a bed of greens. That's just weird and definitely not what I'd call teen friendly!
Looks like slimey slugs, gross!
Jen is preparing baked chicken fettucine with a lemon chive butter sauce.
When one hour is up, the lunch bell rings and it's time for everyone to be lunch ladies and serve the students!
The students get to sample each dish and vote on their favorite. Rock does a lot of smoozing, telling kids to vote for him! Bonnie tells the students to remember her because she is nice! Rock counters saying no she's not that nice! Hee! And lame.
In the end, the winner, who had 51% of the votes, is Julia! Ha! I knew it! She probably had em at the onion rings!
BIG ass onion rings!
Oh man, ssssss... what the hell happened to Julia's arm?!
I bet it's a burn, owww!
Chef Ramsey tells Julia she has 30 seconds to choose a person to go with her to Vegas. She thinks about it and ends up picking Jen. Ramsey tells the rest to go do boring work back at Hell's Kitchen.
So Chef Ramsey, Julia and Jen take off to the airport, where apparently a private plane is awaiting them. Nice!
Meanwhile, back at Hell's Kitchen, Jean Philippe tells Josh, Rock and Bonnie to vacuum and steam clean all the carpets in the dining area. Oh, and some ironing of table cloths as well. Weeee!
Josh has trouble figuring out how to turn on and use the steam cleaner. Jean Philippe snides to him it won't work on solar energy, it needs electricity.
Meanwhile, the girls and Ramsey have landed in Vegas.
The girls check out their big hotel suite. Apparently they are at the Green Valley Ranch, which is where the winner of Hell's Kitchen will be working, and living I'm assuming. Eh. It's nice and all but just looks so colorless and cold.
Ugliest Pool Table Ever
Later, Julia and Jen go downstairs to the spa area and get massages.
Back over to Hell's Kitchen, Rock tells Bonnie he's thinking about ironing the table cloths actually ON the tables instead of the ironing boards.
She tells him she doesn't think it's a good idea and Rock gets mad, saying he's just verbalizin his thoughts! He then tells her she should know all about this ironing stuff being a mother! But Bonnie says no, she doesn't iron or do laundry, she just mainly cooks at her house. Okay..
The next morning, the girls, still in Vegas, meet Chef Ramsey at another hotel called Red Rock to meet someone special. That special person turns out to be Heather, the previous winner of Hell's Kitchen, now head chef there at Terra Rossa restaurant.
Heather invites them into her dining room to sample a bunch of different foods the restaurant serves.
Back at Hell's Kitchen, now that all the carpet cleaning and ironing is done, it's prep time! Bonnie sees a pan with some monkfish in it. She thinks about tossing it, but stops. She sniffs it. And then dumps it in the trash!
Sous Chef MaryAnn soon after asks if they got monkfish in, that she saw a pan of them somewhere...
Bonnie then tells her "They smelled." Sous Chef MaryAnn tells her that was all that they had left! Sous Chef MaryAnn tells Bonnie to dig one out of the trash so she can see if it smells bad or not. And it doesn't in her opinion. Sous Chef MaryAnn then holds the fish under Sous Chef Scott's nose and asks him what it smells like. He replies "It smells like monkfish." And now it's cryin time for Bonnie, weee!
Later, Josh, Rock and Bonnie go back to the dorm to take a break before dinner service. Bonnie complains how Julia's dish won. She thinks it is because Chef Ramsey likes Julia. Rock tells her "It's what she can be taught, it's not what she knows." I agree, because Julia is really catching on to everything she has learned so far very well.
Eventually time comes for dinner service and everyone gets back to the kitchen. They all know it's going to be tough now with only five of them getting all the food out for the wannabes. Josh ends up making too much risotto ahead of time before any orders even come in for it.
Chef Ramsey yells at him for costing the place money on food that will have to be thrown away. Chef Ramsey tells Rock to go fuck himself because he burns some scallops.
Josh is now cooking spaghetti and burns it. Sheesh can this guy cook anything at all? He tries to hide his burnt sketti but Ramsey spots it.
Ramsey - "Why? Why? Why!?" He asks why Josh is making, and ruining, spaghetti before it is even ordered? Josh just says he was wrong.
Bonnie does a good job cooking wellingtons. Ramsey asks Julia for some fennel but she can't seem to see it. Ramsey finds it right next to her. doh!
Julia interviews she hasn't worked the "veg station" before and it's hard. And uh oh! Chef Ramsey finds more ruined spaghetti in the thingy from Josh!
He yells at Josh "We cook spaghetti to orda! Even the dirtiest and scummiest Italian restaurant in Venice Beach cook spaghetti to orda you donkey!"
An hour has gone by and finally Josh's appetizers are going out. But! One actress deems her risotto undercooked!
Jean Philippe gets the camera, not you madam
Jean Philippe brings the plate back and Chef Ramsey tastes it, and spits it out. Dun Dun Dunnn!
Ramsey to Josh - "C'mere you! What are you doing?! Just what the fuck are you doing?! Every table so far, nothing's coming out! You're standing there, you're screwing me, and you're fucking useless! What are you doing?!"
Josh - "I'm sorry Chef."
Ramsey - "Yeah do me a favor."
Chef Ramsey yanks open Josh's jacket, hee!
Ramsey - "Take that off and get the fuck out of here! Get out! Get out! Get out!"
And with that, Josh errr, goes out. As he is walking down the hallway, Ramsey comes after him.
Ramsey - "Give me the jacket! Give me the fucking jacket!"
Josh gives him the fucking jacket, which Ramsey yanks out of his hands and violently tosses it through a doorway.
Ramsey - "Fuck you, you useless sack of shit! Get out! Get out!"
With that, Josh has now left the building!
And that leaves the remaining four to continue on with the dinner service. Chef Ramsey puts Jen on appetizers in Josh's place.
Isn't there a better way to check spaghetti?
Everyone is doing well except for Julia who is on garnish now. Sounds easy to me, but what do I know. Unfortunately, Julia can't seem to find said garnish! She tells Chef Ramsey she's going to have to just re-do the garnish. Ramsey tells her she sounds like she is giving up! He then yells (I think) "carrots!" to Julia, but she doesn't respond to him, and boy does he hate that!
Carrots damn you!
Meanwhile, Bonnie and Rock are working together and Chef Ramsey asks them when their dishes are going to be done, and Bonnie says she's just waiting on Rock for his turbo. Rock gets pissed as hell at that! He points to Bonnie and tells her "Don't do that! Don't do that!"
Rock interviews - "Don't call me out like that because you tryin to look like the fucking teacher's pet!"
Chef Ramsey mutters "Rock has hit rock bottom." Hee! Bet he's been waiting to say that for ages!
Later Rock is working with Jen. Chef Ramsey once again is waiting on their dishes. Jen tells Rock to wait up on his scallops until she says so, or he'll fuck her up. Rock ignores her though and takes his dish up to Ramsey without her. Jen later tells him to not do that again, but he's all who the fuck are you talking to, "my chef" told me to come up there, bla bla.
Jen - "45 seconds, Rock. I called it!"
Rock - "Don't say nothin else to me please."
Jen - "I've been calling it all the time."
Rock - "Yeah OK. I hear you."
Jen - "Why are you acting like this? You're 30 years old."
Rock - "Well you act like...stop acting like an 8 year old!"
Bonnie - "You are not talking to us anymore Rock, you need to talk to us."
Jen to Bonnie - "Why is he giving us attitude?"
Rock slams a plate of something down and Chef Ramsey hears it. Ramsey asks who slammed a plate down and Rock says it was him. Ramsey gets on him for being pissed, but Rock says he's not pissed he's having a grrreat time! Ramsey says if he performed like Rock he'd be pissed off. Zing!
Later, dinner service is going smoothly and they are all now onto desserts. Rock finds a plastic bin with ice cream in it and asks Jen what it is. She tells him to put it over by the sink.
But instead he just puts it on a counter next to Bonnie's station. Jen gets pissed and says something that is bleeped out to Rock. Rock in turn mutters some bleeping back. They keep going back and forth at eachother as they work and walk by eachother. Bonnie only makes things worse by saying to Rock "Big man, big man!" Eventually Chef Ramsey yells loudly "Shut the fuck up!" to them all. That works for about five seconds and then they are back to muttering insults to eachother. Rock calls Bonnie a "simple ass broad."
After dinner service is over and Hell's Kitchen is closed for the evening, everyone gathers round Chef Ramsey. He tells Bonnie that this was her best service ever so far, and it is up to her to choose two people to go up for elimination.
As they all go back to the dorms, Jen tries to talk to Rock. She calls out his name but he replies "Don't say shit to me! Fuck off, how bout that?" Rock goes off to pout like a baby by himself.
The girls go sit together and gossip about Rock. Bonnie struggles deciding who to pick.
At elimination, Chef Ramsey asks Bonnie which two she picked. She tells him first Rock because of his temper tantrums, and Julia because she struggled on garnish.
Sadly, but not really surprisingly, Chef Ramsey chooses Julia for elimination. But instead of rudely sending her away, he tells her he is going to do something he's never done before. He says he personally is going to send Julia to culinary school. He tells her he thinks she has an exceptional talent, and he wants her to go through culinary school and then come back to Hell's Kitchen and "win it hands down."
I hope Chef Ramsey really meant that. I hope Julia takes him up on it because I wish her well.
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Recap done, surprised by the double whammy!
WOW! I really think Julia deserves to go to the culinary school and am hoping she does it! Total surprise that two of them went this time! But Josh...uh... burnt spaghetti at that level is uh...well, buh bye!
Yeah, I was sorry about Julia. The garnish thing is probably what did her in. Well at least she got Las Vegas out of the deal. I wonder if Ramsey really is serious about sending her to culinary school?
I personally would have chosen Rock...he may be decent in the kitchen but his temper is frightening and he doesn't work well with others.
And just HOW do you burn SPAGHETTI?!? I mean, I could make that at age 8! Boil water, put pasta in, let set 8 minutes, and DRAIN. How freakin' hard *IS* that?
Josh needed to go. It was long overdue.
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