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  • HK5: Finale

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    S 5 : Ep 15 - 5/14/09

    Danny and Paula go head-to-head to determine who will the fifth season of Hell's Kitchen. Paula tries to get Lacey straightened out, while Danny discovers that Giovanni has a chip on his shoulder following his dramatic elimination from Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsay evaluates the design of the two finalists' restaurants, Sunergy and Velvet Hammer, and finds them both up to snuff. He also gives them both suggestions on their menus. During the evening's dinner service, both have their struggles, but both complete a strong service. Chef Ramsay is left with a very tough decision, saying that it was the best final dinner service and he honestly means it. Ultimately, one of the two is crowned the winner of the fifth season of Hell's Kitchen.

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  • HK5: 2 Chefs Compete

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    S 5 : Ep 14 - 5/7/09

    The final two chefs prepare for their ultimate challenge. They must design their restaurants as well as create a winning menu. With everything on the line, Chef Ramsay sends them to the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, giving them each two advisers to take care of things in their absence. At Borgata, they meet with the C.O.O. and take part in a challenge to determine who will have first pick of the brigade. Back at Hell's Kitchen, they examine their restaurants and make their choices for the team that will aid them during the final dinner service.

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  • HK5: 6 Chefs Compete

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    S 5 : Ep 10 - 4/9/09

    The six remaining chefs are unified into a single team. For their first individual challenge, they are told to make a fantastic dish using 14 distinct ingredients. The winning chef and one other spend a day touring San Francisco, while the remaining chefs are put through the punishment of delivery day. For the evening's service, Chef Ramsay sends the chefs in with high expectations, which they utterly fail to live up to. One chef is briefly tossed out of the kitchen, while another back-talks Chef Ramsay and then makes a mistake that causes another to endure a serious burn. Following the evening's elimination, Chef Ramsay does some serious deliberating and then calls the chefs into the kitchen at 2:14 A.M. for a shocking announcement.

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  • HK5: 7 Chefs Compete

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    S 5 : Ep 9 - 4/2/09

    Each team member is asked to create a dish using King Crab, but only one dish can be selected to represent them in front of Chef Ramsay. Ramsay, however, finds himself unimpressed by both dishes presented to him and ends up basing his judgment on two other dishes. The winning team is rewarded with a lobster lunch and day at the beach, while the losing team is subjected to cleaning out the dorms and prepping crab for the next day's dinner service. Both teams are given the opportunity to create their own menu for service and both end up creating similar menus. Botch also botch the service, causing Chef Ramsay to shut things down before a full service can be completed. He asks one chef from the losing team to nominate another for elimination, but then surprises everyone by eliminating a chef that was not on the losing team.

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  • HK5: 9 Chefs Compete

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    S 5 : Ep 8 - 3/26/09

    Chef Ramsay challenges the team's palates in a blind taste testing. In a close result, one team wins a glamorous photo shoot, while the other is forced to serve the winners lunch and prep both kitchens for the evening's service. In a packed dinner service, anxiety is higher than usual when celebrities Eric McCormack and Robert Patrick stop by. The meat station is the downfall for one chef, who is sent home during service. The elimination of this chef seems to have a positive effect on their team, leading them to rally and complete a full service. The losing team struggles to even decide whom they want to nominate to go home.

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  • HK5: 11 Chefs Compete

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    S 5 : Ep 6 - 3/12/09

    Both teams are asked to create enhanced versions of the favorite foods of a boy who is having his bar mitzvah at Hell's Kitchen. The winning team is sent off for a day of spa relaxation, while the losing team is forced to spend the day decorating the dining room with a party planner seen on the program in the past. The planner and Jean Philippe come into conflict as J.P. becomes increasingly frustrated with the planner's interfering behavior. A feud erupts between two chefs on the Red Team, creating tension that begins at the challenge and continues throughout the next day's service. Though the teams continue to have their difficulties, both give their best service yet. When it comes to the day's elimination, some chefs pull a risky move that ends up backfiring for one chef.

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  • HK5: 15 Chefs Compete

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    S 5 : Ep 2 - 2/5/09

    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.

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  • HK5: 16 Chefs Compete

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    S 5 : Ep 1 - 1/29/09

    The chefs split into teams of men and women and immediately set to cooking their signature dishes. Ramsay is appalled by a number of the dishes, but, surprisingly, finds a large number to his liking. One chef is chastised for trying to give him a lesson in manners. The two teams select team names and prep for the first dinner service, but one chef on the Red Team annoys her teammates when she suffers a breakdown and threatens to quit. During dinner service, the chefs struggle through a power outage and two of the chefs try their hand at being waiters. A disastrous dinner service leads Chef Ramsay to select the losing team based on the performance of their waiter. Ultimately, one chef is unable to recover from a critical mistake and is sent packing.

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