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Who Earned the Black Jackets on 'Hell's Kitchen'? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 30th 2011 2:22AM
'Hell's Kitchen'Six contestants left on two teams, but by the end of the night there would only be one team. It was time for the handing out of the black jackets on 'Hell's Kitchen' (Mon., 9PM ET on FOX), but who was going to still be around to receive one?

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

For the opening challenge, they had to divide themselves up with one cooking a 30-minute dish, one a 20-minute dish and one a 10-minute dish.

Jennifer scored for the red team in the first round with a lamb dish that was even better than she believed, but the blue team took the next two fairly evenly matched rounds with Paul's sea bass and Will's prawn plate.

But that wasn't the real pressure cooker, to steal a phrase from a different Gordon Ramsay show. The dinner service that night was a black tie charity event for The American Humane Association and The American Cancer Society. In other words, this had better be good!

Each contestant would run the kitchen for one of three courses for each charity. Elise picked up right where she left off last week, finding a new target in Jennifer. Ramsay just shook his head as the red team fell apart and the blue team walked away with another victory, securing all three of them that coveted black jacket.

He then played reality television's favorite game of psych-out by calling Jennifer up and asking her to remove her jacket. He chastised her for her worst dinner service yet. She was in tears when he turned it around and awarded her the first black jacket.

Then he left everyone grinding their teeth by eliminating Elizabeth and sending Elise off to continue tormenting Jennifer, and wondering which of the former blue team she should sink her teeth into next. Will she ever be stopped? Is Ramsay keeping her there because she's great television, or does he really think she could win?

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C5LP

Here's the scoop on Elise. She is an actress who was hired by Ramsey's production company Optomen Productions. She then received one on one training to improve her cooking skills before the show began taping. She was also given recipes to submit for each challenge and tasks to complete in order to sabotage dinner services. Futhermore she has been directed to continue her abrasiveness to insure ratings. The cameras have caught Elise crying and kept it in during the final edit in an attempt to show her human sensitivity, however her crying is due to her poor acting skills and the pressure of "keeping to the script." It's unfortunate that Chef Ramsey feels the need to include someone like Elise and test the intellegence of his viewers. Too late to make any changes now as the show is in the can.

August 30 2011 at 5:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bartman

Week after week, Ramsey allows that foul mouth, back stabbing, in-yo-face Elise to stay no matter how badly she screws up in the kitchen or throws other people under the bus. Every season there's one like her but this year the top she-devil made it to the final 5 after so many other qualified people, like Jamie, made one mistake and got the ax. This nuisance is the epitomy of the sterotypical black woman and is doing a terrible injustice to black women everywhere. Who would work with this piece of work after seeing her in action? Who in their right mind would hire her? Ratings, ratings, ratings keeping jokes like her around for drama. Won't be watching after this season.

August 30 2011 at 3:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mike

Elise is the symbol of why some races look at loud mouth, non truth telling, wont take acceptance in life black women in a racial negative way. This is true for whites and all races who act this way. This excuse of pure garbage who sabotages for her own gain is no better than a thief . She is burning all the bridges that come to her to for potential jobs because this loud mouth verman is not going to win. "do you have a resume" Elise "yes watch me on Hells kitchen". Employer "no F*&king way, get out"

August 30 2011 at 2:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nancycane48

I agree with you Curiousalso. Ramsey is keeping Elise on the show because of the drama/ratings. Twice she sabotaged the cooking challenge: 1) when she couldn't count the pieces of lobster on top of the cappelini and 2) when she undercooked the apples.....and Ramsey made a fool of himself by not pointing this out....it also proves the "keep Elise on the show for the ratings" theory. It's a shame for all those who have been kicked off because of Elise's arrogance. The guys need to gang up on her, and maybe Ramsey will finally realize the truth. This is probably my last season watching this garbage.

August 30 2011 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Curious

Elise is the perfect reason that there are prejudiced people in this country. I thank God that she DOES not represent all Afro-Americans. I bet even Afro-Americans want to see her mouth shut once and for all

August 30 2011 at 10:47 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Curious

I will stop watching this show if Ramsey doesn't throw that big mouth liar Elise off next. Ramsey keeps her on just for the ratings. All who watch are waiting for her day to be sent home. If Ramsey prolongs it, the ratings goes up. Pity Ramsey behaves in this manner

August 30 2011 at 10:45 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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