Hell's Kitchen

HK5: 15 Chefs Compete

Season 5, Ep 2, Aired 2/5/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Following the disaster of the previous night's dinner service, the aspiring chefs are presented with what they wasted from the night before, but dodge the bullet thanks to the arrival of some fresh scallops. The Blue Team and Red Team compete in a challenge to properly shuck as many scallops as possible. In an extremely close finish, the Blue Team takes the prize. They win a day trip by helicopter to Catalina Island, but one chef is forced to travel by ferry due to his weight and ends up missing out on the reward. The Red Team endures the punishment of spending the day setting up a "raw bar" for dinner service, but one chef irritates the others by sitting out the punishment due to exhaustion. Just before the evening's dinner service, a chef endures a grueling ankle injury, but makes the decision to tough out the service. Despite a number of snags, both kitchens complete a successful service, with the winning team being the one that finished first. Two members of the losing team are nominated for elimination due to their poor attitude and lousy performance, but are given a reprieve due to a surprise announcement.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gordon Ramsay

    Head Chef

  • Scott Liebfried

    Sous Chef (Blue)

  • Jean Philippe Susilovic

    Maitre D'

  • Gloria Felix

    Sous Chef (Red)

  • Coi

    Season 5 Contestant

  • Photos (7)
  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • that was not brave...

    By hp79, Feb 11, 2009

  • That shouldn't have happened.

    By mr_snakeabee, Feb 06, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Gloria: (Robert walks slowly by the marching band doing the wake-up call) Can you run?! Robert: (in an interview) No way! If you don't want me to trip and fall on you and squish you!

    • Chef Ramsay: Ji showed great courage. Unfortunately, her injury got in the way of her dream. She had a chance to win this, but sadly we will never ever know.

    • Ji: I know I could have gone all the way. It sucks to leave, you know, because of an injury. I'd rather be leaving because of lack of skill or something, you know. Maybe it's just not meant to be.

    • Lacey: (in an interview segment) I tuned it around. I became a team player again! I think Carol should be put up for elimination... just because she ****ed everything up. It's not fair!

    • Chef Ramsay: (to Colleen) You frazzle my mind. Every time I look at you, I think of headache.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: May 5, 2011 on Barrandov

    • Chef Ramsay noted that this is the first time that both of the Teams completed their dinner services so early in the eliminations.

    Trivia (2)

    • Rewards Challenge: The teams go head-to-head to see who can shuck the most scallops using Chef Ramsey's exacting standards. Reward: The Blue Team wins 36-35, resulting in a helicopter ride to Catalina Island for the team. Robert, however, is forced to take a ferry because of his weight. Punishment: The Red Team is forced to prepare the raw bar for that evening's dinner service. Lacey sleeps through most of the prep and Ji is injured after slipping on some water.

    • Nominees for Elimination: Colleen and Lacey by the Red Team. Eliminated: Neither. Ji instead withdraws herself from the competition due to injury.

    Allusions (1)

    • Robert: I can't wait to run down the beach like Bo Derek, baby. Robert is referring to the famous scene from the Dudley Moore movie 10, which featured the actress running down the beach in a bikini.

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