In the wake of the departure of Morgana, who we had figured to make it a lot further then she did, the Young Guns of the Red Team are down to six members and in tatters. The Blue Team on the other hand seems to have discovered new life, finding a rhythm in Hell’s Kitchen and cooking on all cylinders.
And they would need it when it was revealed what this week would bring. Because everything would be about Gordon Ramsay‘s daughter Megan, who is celebrating her 21st birthday and the Young Guns would be cooking for her celebration dinner at Hell’s Kitchen.
No pressure, right?
But first Megan had to decide on a menu, which would be chosen from dishes prepared by the Young Guns. Looking to get their first Reward Challenge victory this season, the Blue Team put up some amazing food including a lobster mac and cheese, chicken lollipops and Thai rice noodles with soy peanut sauce.
With it tied three all, the winner was chosen by Megan and she picked the Thai rice noodles prepared by Megan (the chef) as her favorite overall dish. As a result, the Blue Team got their first reward, which included surfing and dinner on the roof of the Planet Hollywood Hotel and casino.
The Red Team fell apart once dinner service begins in Hell’s Kitchen.
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Once Dinner Service got underway you could tell the pressure was starting to get to some of the Young Guns. This is Gordon Ramsay’s daughter you are cooking dinner for. If you screwed it up, odds were you were going to be screamed at by Ramsay and sent home.
Unfortunately, the Blue Team did not get off to a strong start. In particular, Antonio once again proved why he doesn’t belong in Hell’s Kitchen. He was working the appetizer station and was having all kinds of trouble making sure the pasta was completely cooked. If you’re thinking that a guy named Antonio should know how to make pasta, you’re not the only one.
However, once they moved on to entrees, the Blue Team settled into a good rhythm and had food leaving the kitchen pretty steadily. The same could not be said for the Red Team as the wheels came completely off and things went downhill in a hurry.
It all came to a head when Megan had to send back her Thai rice noodle dish for being woefully under seasoned. Yes, the Red Team somehow actually screwed up the entrée that went to Gordon Ramsay’s daughter. On her birthday.
It only got worse when Payton, who was responsible for the fiasco, wouldn’t step up and accept accountability for his mistake. Things continued to spiral out of control when lamb chops were sent to the pass undercooked that four, count ’em, four chefs had a hand in cooking. At that point Ramsay had had enough and threw the Red Team out of the kitchen,
It came as no surprise that in the end Ramsay sent Payton home. But his departure will likely not help the Red Team get their collective crap together. Brynn is an emotional mess and Sam has less than no clue what he is doing. For the first time in a long time, I wouldn’t bet on any of the Red Team making it to the Hell’s Kitchen finale.
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