Ramsay must step in and finish cooking for one team. Challenge: The final five meet Ramsay at where he surprises them with high school photos of themselves, Jared's in particular surprised everyone as he's bald, and he had hair in his. Archived from on August 16, 2014. Ramsay kicked the team out after Joe undercooked the fish and chips. The red team decided Jackie should go first, as she was the weakest chef, and the others could recover if she messed up.
Service: Ramsay gave the chefs the chance to be his sous chef while Aaron and Christina sat in the chef's table. Elimination: After much arguing, Jared and Frank were nominated. Then the two chefs for each cut competed in archery to win the right to pick a flag representing the country whose ingredients would be used in the dish. Therefore, Manda's dish was not presented. Joe scored 6 and Manda scored the minimum 2 for severely overcooking her duck.
After the guest judges vote, the winner of the challenge receives a luxurious day in Malibu and invites one of the other four chefs to join. Barbie tells him about Michelle not willing to do the garnish and her forcing her to stay there and all her talking back is what is keeping the team from being cohesive. Contestants That season marked the second time ever that 20 contestants competed, and is tied with for the most contestants competing. He was awarded this position because winner failed a drug test and was not allowed to work at this place. Elimination: Ariel and Jackie were nominated.
The blue team had a rocky service. Team challenge: The first briefcase reveals a quarter of a million dollars that'll be rewarded to the winner of Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsay says they will be tasting herbs and spices and he has made an incredible potato puree to act as a base. When Barbie is doing her dish, Michelle says she is helping Dana with desserts but Barbie tells her she is doing her course first; Michelle reluctantly does it. Both teams scored on the sea bass, the red team scored on the lamb, and the blue team scored on the chicken, resulting in a tie.
Appetizers ran well, but Ashley forgot to turn the stove on when cooking risotto and Joe dropped a lamb and struggled remembering orders, but recovered. Ariel firstly guessed two correctly out of four, whilst Frank got none, meaning Manda was blasted twice. This suggests that Ariel and Kristin had seriously considered him for nomination in the previous episode, especially due to his myriad of mistakes throughout past services, only for Ashley to talk them out of it, due to her need to protect him out of their friendship. Kristin scored an 8, though Ariel scored a 7. Chad and Jared then failed to communicate on entrees, while Manda struggled after hurting her back during the punishment, serving raw New York strip and failing to ask her teammates for help.
Jared and Eddie had to jump into the kitchen to help, though they underseasoned the risotto. Jared overseasoned pasta in spite of Dannie's warnings not to and had a hair in his mash. That season featured a mid-service elimination for the first time since , as well as the first chef eliminating themselves after being nominated, the first chef being eliminated after a challenge, the first chef being nominated five times in a row, the first chef wearing a black jacket during a team service, and the first black jacket chef withdrawing on their own terms. This season is unique in that it puts rookie chefs competing on the show for the first time against past competitors who are returning for another chance to win. Both teams got entrees out smoothly, causing an impressed Ramsay to declare that this is the best service yet, and announces that the first team to finish their last ticket would win. And so it was time to get the fuck out of the way. Prior to service, Jared irked his team by acting like a leader and telling people what to do.
Joe spilled the sauce for the scallops on the grill, and almost burned the kitchen in fire. Robyn begins calling out for her pasta dish, and Chef Ramsay asks if she is stupid, ordering her to focus on the scallop dish first. In the red kitchen, Ariel served Meese's snapper while it was raw, causing Ramsay to jump in, and blamed Meese. In the red kitchen, Ariel had a strong performance on appetizers, but Hassan was criticized for sweating in the lobster, though he recovered. The blue kitchen had a much rockier service. Eddie struggled to communicate on garnish, causing Frank to overcook Arctic Char.
Both teams finished service; Ramsay named the men winners for their strong finish and fewer overall mistakes. During the blue team's punishment, Frank constantly talked with sous chef Aaron, much to the chagrin of the rest of the blue team, who felt he was trying to suck up to him and brownnose him. The men prepped the mushrooms and corn for the service's table side appetizer, in which time, Frank and Jared started an argument over the previous challenge's results. Elimination: The red team nominated Hassan and Dannie while the blue team nominated Chad and Jared. However, it was Meese who failed to communicate with her teammates again and sunk on garnish when she served mashed potatoes on a tray for the chef's table. Meese struggled with communication, and Sherkenna burned the arctic char twice, allowing Dannie to take over and serve an acceptable portion.
The winning team is rewarded with a luxurious day and night in Palm Springs. Despite Jared being the best option and Ariel and Kristin certainly wanted to nominate him , Ariel, Kristin, and Ashley spared him and instead nominated Dannie for her many mistakes and for acting like she was a better chef and person than the others just because she rightly did not want to get into senseless, unnecessary fights with the other chefs , and Manda for being the chef they respected the least despite her making the fewest errors in that service. Team challenge: The chefs were given the annual blind taste test with the ingredients infused into ice-cream. The Blue team won 25-23 on the back Jared's perfect 9 and Frank's near perfect 8. The following morning, Chef Gordon Ramsay greets the chefs in the dining room, where they ask if it is a real camel beside him. The dinner service starts without a hitch, but one team's lack of communication causes pure chaos in the kitchen, resulting in a dramatic elimination.