Hell's Kitchen

Season 2 Episode 10

HK2: Fnale

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Aug 14, 2006 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Rewad Challenge: The two remaining contestants, Heather and Virginia, were jetted off to Las Vegas and arrived at the Red Rock Casino resort. While there, they each prepared their signature dishes: Heather's Chilean Bass dish, and Virginia's signature Chicken dish. Samples were given out to random people at the casino, and they were asked which one they liked better. Virginia won with 11 votes, while Heather got 10. Her reward was to get the first pick of the returning competitors to work in her restaurant for the final dinner service.

    • Teams for Final Service:

      Red Team:

      Head Chef: Heather
      Sous Chef: Scott

      Blue Team:

      Head Chef: Virginia
      Sous Chef: Mary Ann

  • Quotes

    • 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)

    • Reporter: This question is for Virginia. With you being newly married, how will you deal with it if you win and have to move to Vegas?
      Virginia: I married somebody that's a chef as well, so if I was to get the restaurant in Vegas, I would hire him.
      Chef Ramsay: (laughingly) Oh dear. Don't mix business with pleasure.

    • Virginia: (referring to the finalist press conference with Ramsay) I thought for he was going to say, 'Now go in the kitchen and make everyone a bagel!'

  • Notes

    • 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.

    • During the premier airing of this episode, viewers were asked to vote on who they thought would win the competition. At the end of the voting, Heather received 63% of the vote, and Virginia 37%.

    • The third reporter at the press conference , Mark Long, is no stranger to reality TV. He was on the first season of Road Rules, as well as various other Real World/Road Rules Challenges; and I believe he said he was working for Fox Reality TV.

  • Allusions