Monday, July 30, 2007

'Hell's Kitchen' - A Quick Take on Episode 9

Hell's Kitchen
Okay, so Gordon Ramsay has a mother, eh? The three remaining "chefs" are doing comfort food. They have to create dish from American classics.

Bonnie is lost with her franks and beans. Jen is happy with her draw of fried chicken. Rock is challenged with his spaghetti and meatballs.

I thought it would be his "Mum" judging, but instead they brought the mothers of all three chef wannabes. Ohhh! Jen won the taste test. Jen, Ramsay and their mothers get to go out to lunch.

Rock and Bonnie have to clean the dorm room. Now, that's not too horrible of a punishment. Bonnie told Rick all she knows is how to make beds. When he said she's a nanny, she said she cooks, does personal shopping and a bit of babysitting.

It's also time for the equipment shopping trip for Jen. That's always a hit. Holy cake pans, Batman!

The service is going to be a relay sort of deal. Ramsay will start, then pass it on, and each take the pass. Bonnie got to yell at Ramsay pre-service. Rock didn't yell at him well. Then it's Jen turn.

The sous-chefs help them with the dinner, but Ramsay sets up sabotage to see if they'll catch it. Jen failed the test. Then it was up to Rock. He caught the sabotaged monkfish but he's not communicating with the team well. Bonnie was so disorganized! But she caught the sabotaged dish.

The service was completed and Ramsay declared it the best service ever. The patrons left smiling, but one aspiring chef must go home. Ramsay told them he would judge them by their performance and sent them all back to gather their thoughts as to why they're qualified.

His decision is...

"Rock, you have to go ... into the finals."

JEN is going home, Bonnie is staying.

And Rock cried.


Meliss said...

I am sooo mad!
I REALLY thought that Jen would take the whole thing.
Jackie, thank you so much for the AWESOME job you do!!!

ORKMommy said...

I didn't care which woman got it as long as Rock was there too.

BTW...Dr. Will is on 90210 RIGHT NOW!!!

ORKMommy said...

They showed Boogie!! Ewwwwwwww.....

Tessa said...

Thanks for the reminder orkmommy. I just had to check out 90210. Dr. Boogie...yuck. Isn't his 15 minutes up yet.

Tessa said...

I have an 18 year old who wants a tatoo. I wish she was here to see that Tameka wants to remove her tatoo. Life changes and that tatoo is not easy to get rid of.

ORKMommy said...

Hey Tessa...I thought I was the only one here!

Dr. Will is so conceited, but I just love him!

joy n said...

I like
bonnie and prefer her personality over Jen's and Rock's but have to say I'm shocked that Jen went home first.I just don't see Bonnie winning this. If Rock does win, he should definitely invest some of it into anger management classes.

Anonymous said...

this is a joke.. come on!!!!!!!!!! we all know bonnie cant cook worth a shit and "oh yea" its going to be a big finale between the two!! YA RIGHT!!! what a joke LOL. we all knew rock was going to win all along but up against bonnie?puleeze... cant wait for bb tomorrow jackie!!
debie in calif

Tessa said...

Orkmommy, check out my comment on the previous post. You should get a laugh.

Toi said...

I find it hard to believe that Bonnie stays and Jen goes... If he kept Bonnie, he could have certainly kept Julia because I thought Julia was a much better chef than Bonnie and I don't see, no matter how hard I try, Bonnie managing a major restaurant kitchen. She's like a deer in headlights! If anything, his choice seems to be guaranteeing a Rock win... IT'S ROCKS TO LOSE!

Brent McKee said...

I don't care about anything else, the highlight of the night was Bonnie's "assertiveness training" with Ramsay. She was totally in his face ripping him a new one and on the first try too! That's what helped Bonnie win at the pass - she not only caught the error - and Jen's mistake too, but she was in theri face more than Rock was.

Meliss said...

I agree Bonnie was GREAT at the in your face stuff but she wont do well in her own resteraunt. I dont think Rock would either. He is to mean.
I PERSONALLY think that Ramsey has a thing for

Anonymous said...

This is the second season in a row that Ramsey has let a good looking woman slide through to the finale.

Jen was robbed. So what if Bonnie can yell. I can yell too but that doesn't mean I can run a restaurant.

I don't like Rock either but I am sure he will win. Having Bonnie as his final competition makes him a shoe in.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Jen let the spaghetti without crab slide at the pass, while the others caught the deliberate mistakes sent to them.
Big deal!
Jen went first. She wasn't expecting deliberate mistakes from the seasoned chefs. Rock and Bonnie were expecting them, but they were useless at the pass otherwise. Rock is a seriously volitile individual and can't handle himself, let alone his own restaurant. Bonnie is a ditz. I mean, come on! Frank and beans put her in an absolute dither.
How could Ramsay have sent Jen home over those two?
What? Did she embarrass him at lunch with his mother, off camera?

I'm not even bothering with the finale.