Hell's Kitchen Recap: Careful of the Fingertip

This week we start off with the girls' team deciding who to send to the blue team (remember last week?). Corey tries to persuade Jen to go by using a little reverse psychology. Apparently it worked because Jen decides the red team is too safe and she wants to make herself known on the blue team. Yeah I don't really get her strategy either but, hey, good luck to her.

Ramsay then tells the chefs for their first challenge they have to use leftovers to make 4 dishes using 20 ingredients. The red team quickly comes up with a menu while the blue team takes up ten valuable minutes deciding what to do. Meanwhile, Matt makes a mistake and ends up cutting the tip of his finger off (literally!). If you ask me, the red team seems cursed.

After Matt is ran off to the medic, Ramsay comes back and asks a very reasonable question - what happened to the fingertip? The girls start searching and can't seem to find it. Let's just pray its not in the pancetta Matt was cutting. I think Ramsay put it the best - "This just turned into a 21 ingredient challenge."

After his finger gets wrapped up, Matt hops back on the line like a trooper. Hey, he still has nine left.
As the time runs down, Louross has problems putting his veal next to his red snapper on his plate because he doesn't want to do a surf and turf. He isn't able to get it on the plate in time leaving only 19 ingredients used. His mishap costs his team the challenge which is a shame because they probably would have won.

The red team wins a photo shoot and interview with In Touch magazine while the blue team is punished with washing all the uniforms by hand.

The next day, before the service, Ramsay tells the chefs that two of the biggest food critics in the country are eating at Hell's Kitchen and no one will know where they are sitting. The stakes just got a little higher for the chefs.

Both team's appetizers go over well with the critics while Louross' salmon does better than Cristina's. Meanwhile, the critics notice the red team's tables don't have any plates going out. The holdup? Rosanne is having trouble at her station and confesses to Ramsay that she is running out of food.

The final blow though comes when Matt gives Ramsay a way overdone piece of beef. Ramsay flips out, asking Matt if he would honestly serve that to a critic and decides to kick the red team out of the kitchen. Personally I don't blame him. He sends over Petrozza and Bobby to finish up the tickets while Jen's smile grows a mile wide.

The blue team blows the red team away in their critique and Ramsay asks Corey to nominate two people to put on the chopping block. Corey picks Matt and Rosanne but Ramsay just decides, hey, why not call up all three? So, he has Cristina step forward as well.

After some begging and pleading from the chefs, Ramsay decides Rosanne just could not take the heat and asks her to leave. Frankly, I'm surprised Matt (and his 9 fingers) survived.

Until next time, Happy Eating!   


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