Hell's Kitchen: Episode 5
(S02E05) It's really bizarre how the contestants are acting on this show this season. Tonight, Maribel calls the food on the table "appetizer like thingies." Yeah, THINGIES. Virginia makes fun of Ramsay's accent after he fools the teams with a bunch of appetizers that are really foods like hot dogs and cheese whiz. Keith calls the crushed up hot dogs "slammin," whatever the hell that means. Sara...my God, she just might be pure evil. I don't care if "reality shows" always distort a player's personality, no one should act the way she's does.
Ramsay gives a blind taste test to the teams, seeing if they can guess what food they are eating based on taste alone (they are blindfolded and have earphones on). The women win after Garrett can't guess that the last food item is short ribs. They win a photo shoot win TV Guide.
While the women do the shoot and attack each other, the men are left to clean the kitchen (except for one moment where Garrett is forced to bring champagne to the shoot for the ladies and holds up his middle finger to them while carrying the bottles - FOX blocks it out).
Another dinner service. Heather starts to cook spaghetti before any orders are even brought in from the dining room, which just thrills Gordon. She's also having trouble with appetizers. Blue team is getting the stuff out. A plate comes back to the red team with a hair in it, and in one of the funnier moments, says "I don't give a f**k what color it is!" when one of the women says what color it is instead of why it's in the dish. He pulls Rachel aside and asks her if she wants to go home. She gets upset. Then Ramsay tries to tell Keith that something is cold, and Keith doesn't even want to listen to him. Expletives follow. Rachel then sends out cold beef Wellington. Ramsay isn't too happy with Rachel tonight.
Ramsay calls Keith (and I'm doing this from memory the best I can) a "useless, fat sack of &%$#@! Yankee Doodle *@#*&!" Rachel tries to cover up that fact that she didn't cook something right, but Ramsay can tell just by touching it that it's not cooked right. Ramsay closes the kitchen, but pulls aside Keith. He's actually nice to him, saying he made one mistake but he knows that in Keith's life no one has ever told him that he can do good. But he did a good job tonight.
Red team loses. Ramsay tells Virginia to nominate two chefs. She picks Rachel and...then goes into a 7 minute rant about Sara lying to him. Everyone is yawning from the rant and Ramsay is irritated. But the second pick is Maribel. Ramsay picks Rachel, but says that he knows she worked really hard in the kitchen.
I'll repeat what I said last week: none of these contestants deserve to be the chef at a multi-million dollar Las Vegas hotel. Most of them would be OK at the shitty breakfast place across the street from my old apartment, where they never clean the kitchen, but no way do these people have the skills, the talent, the know-how, or the maturity for anything bigger. Unless something unbelievably drastic happens in the next several weeks, this might be one of the more disappointing reality shows ever. Not in entertainment value, but just in the contestants picked and the ultimate winner.