Let's face it. This is Hell's Kitchen. When you bring back your old co-chefs to help you win, even if they have the best intentions, things are just going to go wrong. But it's a pretty even horse race since both horses, I mean chefs, have their good moments and their bad disasters. The two finalists, Justin and Christine, have to work hard to get out of the gate and win first place as head chef in Gordon Ramsay's new Las Vegas eatery -- Gordon Ramsay Steak. Yes, the stakes are high and the steaks are sizzling ...
Crustini The Clown
Before we get to the steaks though, we have to have the appetizers. Poor Justin got stuck with Clemenza who ended up on his team because Christine won the first and last picks. Clemenza starts things off on a terrible note for Justin by not even being capable of crisping some crustini bread on a cookie sheet in the oven. Ironically, Brian, known for his clowning and joking outside the kitchen, steps in and saves the day with some decent crustini. Oh, your idol Carrot Top would be so proud of you, Brian.
Hearing Without Listening
Dana is floundering trying to get scallops out of the kitchen. Christina comes over to her and says they aren't cooked right anyway and has to ask Dana several times to redo them. Dana must have been dazed by Clemenza's crustini smoke, because she argues with Christina that, no, the halibut portions are really okay to go out. Christina Tarzan, you only Jane, Dana. Gordon, who is more like King Kong, yells at Dana to smarten up.
Thanks For Not Helping
It's getting a little painful to see both hopeful winners Justin and Christina get nothing but bad help from their team. You have to give Barbie credit for trying on Justin's team as she really is working hard. The problem is she cannot cook a rib eye tonight to save her life and Justin, understandably freaks when they run out and have to sub filet.
Both Christina and Justin quickly learn to inspect everything before it leaves their kitchens. Yes we have undercooked pork and overcooked fish. Gross and come on, how can you call yourselves chefs? By the end of dinner service though, things turn out pretty well and the customers in both dining rooms are loving Justin's and Christina's foods.
I can't believe it's now time to see whose door will open to determine the winner. Christina and Justin have their hands on the knobs -- door knobs, people, door knobs! FOX drags the moment out as long as possible, then ...
Christina's door opens and Justin's doesn't. Victory and defeat scene together in one split second. Yay and ouch.
Do you think the right person won Hell's Kitchen this season?