By Sheri Stirrs
Barbie gets up early and stomps around on the floor on purpose while noisly rattling dishes in the dishwasher. The red team wakes up even less impressed with Barbie than usual. Barbie smiles because she really rattled Robin's cage just like she wanted. Chef Ramsay phones them to get their jackets on and get down to the kitchen.
America the beautiful luncheonette
It's a new citizenship celebration party downstairs and the red and blue teams must serve all American dishes. It's fare such as Cobb salad and grilled cheese, so neither team should screw this up, but this is Hell's Kitchen and Barbie makes the first mistake by getting the pizza going too early.
Roy has trouble getting his Cobb salad happening and when he does, Chef Ramsay throws it out because there are mushrooms where no mushroom should be. Kimmie says to the camera that "Barbie is a stupid bitch." The red team has made burned pizza and Chef Ramsay kicks Barbie off of the pizza station. Clemenza, who brags about his New York pizza background, goes the opposite route and presents an undercooked pie.
Don't slider this down
The blue team's mini "slider" burgers look so pretty, but Gordon discovers they're raw inside. Welcome to America and salmonella, new citizens! The girls win the American food challenge and the guys have some "hard labor" ahead of them, Chef Ramsay says. The girls get on a private plane and toast to the boys with champagne. Said boys have to chop down tree branches, while the girls visit a safari. The baby giraffes are cute!
Pep talks and soupy slop
Gordon phones Royce's boss, Ralph, and Ralph tells Royce to step it up on Hell's Kitchen. This piece of advice does seem to help Royce as he does a great job on appetizers at dinner service. Dana could use a pep talk too as she concocts a spaghetti and tomato sauce that looks worse than that canned slop. Chef Ramsay compliments the blue team on how well they're doing, but then Clemenza's timing is off. However, the lamb chops are "cooked beautifully," so things are improving for the guys.
No food service for the service men
Barbie makes some crappy scallops "for the firefighters of our country" as Chef Ramsay says. Christina jumps in to get more scallops and other appetizers happening. Patrick and Clemenza fight over trying to get Wellingtons out. I marvel at how Briana can stay so calm when everyone else is freaking out. Her fish portions are too small though. Well at least she has something, because Clemenza has to tell Chef Ramsay he's out of Wellingtons. Gordon screams at Clemenza that "the US Marines" are waiting for their meat entrees and Clemenza has to go out to the Marines' table to offer New York strip steaks instead. Kimmie does a terrible job on the red team's Wellingtons. One side is overcooked and the other is undercooked. Gordon screams at them to "get out!"
Bye bye Barbie?
The red team puts up Briana and Barbie which is actually fair for once. Gorden calls Barbie the "appendix" of the team since everyone wants her out - ha ha. In the end though, Chef Ramsay boots out Briana because he doesn't think she has the "fight" to stay. Even Briana says that she doesn't when she exits the show.
Are you glad Barbie is still on Hell's Kitchen?