Hell's Kitchen

HK2: Fnale

Season 2, Ep 10, Aired 8/14/06
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  • Episode Description
  • In the second-season finale, from the menu to the decor, the two finalists must combine what they've learned in Hell's Kitchen and have the passion to prove their worth to Ramsay as they are each in charge of their own restaurant.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gordon Ramsay

    Head Chef

  • Keith Greene

    Season 2 Contestant

  • Garrett Telle

    Season 2 Contestant

  • Rachel Brown

    Season 2 Contestant

  • Heather West

    Season 2 Finalist

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • was not a hard decision

    By glddraco, Jul 07, 2013

  • Amazing. Great way to end a great season. Keeps you on the edge of your seat

    By SuperBilly1, Aug 17, 2006

  • wow!

    By chef_kyle, Aug 16, 2006

  • It\'s down to Virgina and Heather and YET AGAIN...Virgina won the challenge (by a bit). Both run their kitchens efficiently but Heather showed WAY MORE leadership than Virgina. So it madde sense that Heather won at the end.

    By B-MaN003, Aug 15, 2006

  • In the end, it was a lot of suspense, a lot of excitement, and a lot of fun.

    By sixgunsaint, Aug 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Keith: (demanding a bribe) You have to guarantee something. If there's money involved, I'm gonna make sure that I do everything in my power for you to win.
      Virginia: I don't have to give you guys anything.
      Keith: I want some money, and I want it right now in writing.

    • Virginia: I'm most worried about idiots on the hot line screwing up my food.

    • Sara: (when told to remake her empanadas yet again) I made a mistake, but but it's not the end of the world. I would say, 'Big deal', but that would probably land me a punch in the snot box.

    • Heather: Make this perfect!
      Garrett: Perfect, boys and girls.
      Sara: Just like you, chef!

    • Heather: (as she begins to plan out her restaurant) I'm going to be able to see my dream right in front of my eyes, and it's just an amazing feeling. I'm so happy, I could die. I want to win the restaurant first, then I'll die, but... (she chokes up)

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    Notes (7)

    • As of this episode, competitors who have switched teams have won the competition. Michael (Season 1 winner) was originally of the Blue Team and moved to the Red Team in Day 3. Heather (Season 2 winner) was originally of the Red Team and moved to the Blue Team in Day 4.

    • Also Featured:
      Scott and Suzette Kreeger, President of the Red Rock Resort and his wife

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: September 28 & 29, 2009 on Barrandov

    • John Janavs, Robert Frye and Dawn Sinko were nominated for the 2007 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming" for this episode.

    • In an interview after the finale, Virginia says that she didn't really want to do the water wall and that she knew it was going to be a major headache. But in this episode she describes what she wants in some detail, and it seems as if she'd describing exactly what she was given by the designers.

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    Trivia (7)

    • Virginia leads the Blue Team, but her menus are reddish, and Heather of the Red Team has dark grayish blue menus.

    • Chef Ramsay gives both of the finalists a ticket to London and an invitation to visit his restaurant so that they can see where it all started for him.

    • Virginia is given the Blue Kitchen by Chef Ramsay, in spite of the fact that she was never a member of the Blue Team, unlike Heather. The Blue Kitchen is the one always used once the contestants are consolidated into one Team, but the first winner, Michael Wray, was on the Red Team like Heather. Also, Virginia is given Maryann as her Sous Chef, even though she's in the Blue Kitchen, where Scott has always served, and Heather takes Scott into the Red Kitchen with her.

    • Virginia reveals to the press that the competitors had their own little dance routine that they made up, and she and Heather demonstrate it for the reporters, much to Heather's chagrin.

    • The members of Virginia's brigade, Keith, Giacomo and Tom demanded that she promise them each $1,000 if she won as payment for their best efforts.

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