Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hell's Kitchen: Episode 11

Posted By on Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 2:34 PM

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Jeanette Kozlowski returns to review the new season of Hell's Kitchen, starring her favorite bad-boy chef, Gordon Ramsay.

8:03 p.m. Now that we are finally rid of Matt's trail of tears, the hate focus zeros in on bossy, bossy Jen. Even Corey and Christina whisper across the bedroom about the unpopular contestant.

8:05 p.m. The 47-year-old Petrozza thinks he'll claim victory in a challenge of teaching "domestic housewives" how to cook. These wives turn out to be a pack of well-manicured babes (who look more like cougars) with plunging necklines who have never cooked a day in their lives. Jen isn't pleased about her partner: "Hopefully her boobies won't get in the way of cooking because they are ridiculously huge!"

8:08 p.m. Ramsay gives contestants 45 minutes to walk the housewives through lobster kills, vegetable chopping and pasta prep without doing a single task themselves. Petrozza turns out to be the most distracted by his partner -- a tall, blond beauty.

Evidence (and more!) after the jump...

8:09 p.m. During the challenge, Jen's true colors shine as she continuously breaks the rules by chopping veggies herself. Tsk tsk! Ramsay even scolds her. Shouldn't she be disqualified?

8:11 p.m. The verdict: Petrozza's pasta is too thin, Christina's is perfect, Bobby's is no-go, Corey's is "nice" and "well done," Jen's is "very bland." Jen can't stand that her student failed: "I thought it was bull crap!"

8:12 p.m. Is anyone getting sick of these cliffhanger commercial breaks? I mean it definitely doesn't make this show more exciting. If anything, it makes chucking the whole TV set out the window seem more and more appealing. Or just changing the channel.

8:18 p.m. As the challenge winner, Christina gets to dine with Ramsay with meals fixed by "LA's premier restaurateurs," Ben Ford and Mark Peel with the losers right by her side scrubbing ovens, cleaning fryers and sweeping the floor of Hell's Kitchen. The housewives don't leave empty handed either -- the women are gifted Gordon Ramsay's line of stainless steel cookware. "Yay!" exclaims one, while another claps. Something tells me the only use they will get from these cooking tools will be using the pot's shiny surface as a mirror.

8:20 p.m. Bobby mentions that he has lost every challenge so far. Not a good sign, buddy! "I don't take kindly to losing these challenges," he says. He's acting like some higher power is at work here, when it's his shortcomings.

8:21 p.m. It's a little creepy when Jen snakes around the kitchen straining to hear any tips or advice given to Christina. Watch below as Bobby catches Jen sampling half-eaten dishes headed for the garbage! What a peculiar way to show culinary dedication.

8:26 p.m. According to the narrator, "Hell's Kitchen is booked at maximum capacity." Uh oh, someone will surely crack tonight!! On cloud nine, Christina mans a special pasta station during the service. Although she makes one minor flub, she's really bringing her A-game tonight.

8:31 p.m. Things aren't going so well for Bobby on the meat station. First he cuts one piece wrong, then he burns the bottom and forgets to trim the fat on another slab. "Bobby, please fucking wake up," Ramsay tells him.

8:32 p.m. Next Jen is the one to feel Ramsay's wrath. Petrozza brings up her fish to Ramsay before it's complete, and she is blamed. She makes the mistake of raising her voice at the mad chef, and he roars, "Don't shout at me!!"

8:36 p.m. Ramsay corners Jen and gives her a stern talking-to. Petrozza puts in his two cents: "Jen has a problem with authority! Jen has a problem with direction!" Jen is never going to learn, is she? My guess is she'll let the door hit her on the way out tonight. Check out the heated clip.

8:38 p.m. Apparently there weren't enough pretty women in this episode, so a twelve-top of models stroll in. These ladies aren't just any kind of models -- they are Hawaiian Tropics bikini models. At least they are fully clothed for dinner.

8:39 p.m. When Corey mentions a mutual hate between her and Christina, it comes as a bit of a shock since they have been getting along so well. She just says, "We work so well together." And that's that. Does anyone think they will be the top two?

8:41 p.m. Then Ramsay boots Jen off her station. This is a tell-tale sign that, yes, she will indeed be packing up her attitude and heading home *very* soon! Hallelujah!

8:47 p.m. Is this the first time the entire group actually completes a service? Well, sans Jen, of course. If anyone of them thought this means victory, Ramsay soon crushes that notion. He says, "This far down the line it shouldn't have to be this painful." He points to Christina as the best an tells her to nominate two out of the four left.

8:49 p.m. Just like a good journalist, Christina goes to the sources to see who is doing things wrong, she meets with Petrozza, Corey ... but does she meet with the others? If she does, we don't get to see it.

8:51 p.m. Christina picks Jen because "she shuts down and brings the team down." Instead of hearing the second nominee, we get a commercial break. Oh man, there better not be another commercial before we discover who is going home. So annoying!

8:54 p.m. Her second nominee is Bobby. "He was inconsistent, and I expected more." Vowing to give "a 100 percent," Jen pleads with Ramsay to stay.

8:55 p.m. Ramsay tells Bobby straight up: "Tonight you stank." Bobby thinks he's a better cook than Jen; Jen thinks she is a better cook than Bobby. That's pretty much a no-brainer.

8:56 p.m. It's a tough choice for Ramsay. And he chooses Bobby?!? Why??! It should have been Jen. And we say goodbye to the self-proclaimed black Gordon Ramsay. See the final moments of last night's show below.

8:58 p.m. Do you think the general should have left? Jen couldn't even run a soup kitchen, let alone a successful restaurant. Ramsay claims he kept waiting for Bobby's true talent to emerge. He's certainly doing the same for Jen.

Next week: Appearances by Beyoncé, Jay Z and Fiddy Cent? This is coming from Jen's mouth, so I'll believe it when I see it.

-Jeanette Kozlowski

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