Last night on “Hell’s Kitchen” Lacey started off by going over to the blue team, much to the delight of the girls on the red team. The guys cautiously welcomed her, because they knew Lacey did not like the women she was teamed with and would seek revenge. Then they were all whisked off to an Asian market and told by Ramsay that their challenge for the day would be to cook three different Asian fusion meals–a meat, a seafood and a poultry, for Ramsay and a food journalist from Epicurious.com. Robert and Danny won the first round with a pad thai barbecue chicken, but Paula and L.A. made a tuna tempura that won the second round, and Colleen and Andrea took the final round with their beef dish. Ramsay loved the tuna dish so much that he put it on the menu later that evening.
But first, the red team had the prize of going to this martial arts gym to watch Ramsay and Jean Phillippe dress up in these big, puffy, Sumo outfits and then wrestle. Then the ladies all had their opportunity to do the same and to take their aggressions out on each other. Later on, they went to a Japanese restaurant and drank lots of Sake. The blue team, meanwhile, had to make fortune cookies and dress the restaurant up with origami art. Lacey was very good at making the art and was showing her new teammates that she could be a team player.
At the dinner service, surprisingly, Andrea and Robert were performing horribly. Colleen and J were as well. But when Ramsay called Robert “Bobby” several times, it hit a nerve in the big boy and pissed him off. Later Ramsay called Robert into his office and found out that Robert’s dad had ridiculed him growing up by calling him Bobby, and Ramsay agreed to stop doing it.
And while the dinners were somewhat flying out of the kitchen, there were definitely some things holding up the operation on both teams. Finally, Ramsay shut it down and once again declared no winning team. He told Giovanni and L.A. that they were the “best of the worst” and to nominate one person from their team for elimination. J and Andrea both admitted that they screwed up, and so did Robert. And L.A. wasn’t so sure she wanted to nominate Andrea. But in the end, it was J and Andrea on the chopping block.
Right then is when my TiVo shut off, thanks to “American Idol” running over by about five minutes. So it wasn’t until this morning that I found out who was eliminated by reading Buddy TV’s recap. Thanks Buddy!
Anyway, after J and Andrea stepped forward and stated their case, Ramsay threw a curveball and told them both to get back in line, and he eliminated Colleen instead. Ramsay has been riding Colleen all season, since she teaches a cooking class back home but has never been formally trained herself, and he just couldn’t take it any longer.
So that’s it…..it’s good to know Ramsay is firmly in charge, isn’t it? I thought for sure J would be going home because Andrea really just had a bad night. But results like this certainly make you want to keep watching to see what happens next. See you guys next week!