Hell's Kitchen

Season 3 Episode 6

HK3: 7 Chefs Compete Part 2

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 09, 2007 on FOX
8.8
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With Melissa saved from elimination, she now must join the men's team and compete against the women to see which team can prepare the best lobster dish. At that evening's dinner service, one team turns in a performance to be remembered.

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  • Professional Wrestling is less scripted. For the second week in a row, Melissa's actions are out of character. And Ramsey's arbitrary breaking of a tie offends my sense of fair play.moreless

    2.0
    Professional Wrestling is less scripted. Each successive episode had owed to reality and more to some committee's guess as to what will play well on TV. For the second week in a row, Melissa's actions are out of character. A gifted chef in all previous episodes, abruptly she's lost it. Prediction: next week Jan will act out of character.



    Ramsey's arbitrary breaking of a tie offends my sense of fair play. Frankly, I feel cheated. I thought this was a competition--but it's not. I'll give it another week to get real and then I'm gone. I'd rather watch reruns of the Iron Chef.moreless
  • ha ha goatee, that thing bugged me too. I'm also glad she is gone and I think I sort of have my favorites.

    10
    One of my favorites is Rock, he is cool and seems to know what he is doing, plus he doesn't take crap, and I don't blame him for being pissed last week, since they other team barely won that was BS that they had such a horrible punishment when they barely lost, and it was worse that the chef made it worse by making him come over there. I would have beaten him down if I were rock, but I'm glad he held his temper, so he didn't get kicked out. I also like the chick who worked at waffle house, maybe it's just her personality but I liker her and think she can become a decent chef as she has beaten out people with more experience than her already. Those are my main two right now at least but we will see I guess.moreless
  • Finally Goat-Tee Melissa is outta there...

    8.5
    No matter how many chances Ramsey gave her, she dug her own grave, and with good riddens as well.



    It was funny as usual, when Ramsey is ranting and raving and shuts the kitchen down yet again. I mean I watched season 2, and I dont remember him shutting a kitchen down at all. Now this season, he has shut the men down 6 out of 7 times. The short order cook is on a roll, however, this week she had a little hickup. I mean as the weeks roll on and she continues to learn and gain respect from Ramsey. Its only a matter of time before the dynamic blonde duo boot her out. I think it will come down to the Pastry Chef and Rock.moreless
  • Disappointed!

    6.0
    I'm sorry, I hated this episode. They hyped it up (as Fox does) with the "I'm not done yet" quote from Ramsay. When he did that and pulled Josh and Brad back out I was so wanting Josh to go. He has to go! Then to just yell at them and send them back in line was ridiculous. What the hell was the point of that? Apparently he was done. I just hate the bait and switch. Give a real twist. Not an invented fake twist.



    Finally, so glad that Melissa did go home. She totally imploded. Too much attitude, not enough cooking. She shut down under the pressure and was toast 3 weeks ago.



    Overall, a good episode that was ruined by the hype and clips and fake surprise ending.moreless
  • FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! and the Bearded Lady gets the hook.

    8.8
    Ok, Melissa didnt have a full blown beard but did sport a tiny bit of facial hair under he lower lip. Bonnie almost burned down the kitchen but the women won any way -I guess she never knew you should toss a lid on top of burning pan then run - not run around with a flaming pan like a chicken with its head cut off. They overcooked the fish but won anyway. Both teams started out good but flopped in the end. Rock was the only one half way decent as usual. Just tell him he won and be done with it.



    Rock did wig out when as a penalty for losing the lobster cook off he and the Blues had to sort trash. But that seemed forced and more like acting than genuine emotion.



    Ramsay once again gave 2 of the guys second chances despite a horrible dinner service. He just did this so the show wouldnt end early. It was a fairly good episode with some FIRE, the usualy ranting and raving by Ramsay as he nearly pulled out his hair - and Melissa the bearded lady getting the axe.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Dinner Service: The second part of the Blue Team's punishment is that they have to run and get a lobster from the tank every time one of Bonnie's lobster salad specials is ordered for both kitchens.
      Winners: Red Team
      Losers: Blue Team

      Nominees for Elimination: the Blue Team considers either Josh (worst overall) or Brad (worst that night) with Melissa, who is definitely going to be nominated. But once they return, Chef Ramsay doesn't ask them to state their decision, but instead eliminates the person of his own choice.

      Eliminated: Melissa

    • This episode marks the first time Chef Ramsay has eliminated an aspiring chef prior to nominations for elimination.

    • Reward Challenge: Prepare three original dishes using as the main ingredient lobster. The winning Team takes part in a photo shoot for In Touch magazine with Chef Ramsay. The losing team must sort out Hell's Kitchen's trash bins for recyclable waste.

      Winning Team: Red Team - 2
      Losing Team: Blue Team - 1

      Josh was asked by Chef Ramsay to sit out on this challenge to even up the Teams.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Chef Ramsay: (when Melissa's scallops are too thin) Pass it back to Chef Melissa, the ****ing gremlin! Everything she touches she screws! There you go.
      Melissa: Sorry, guys.
      Chef Ramsay: Hey, and madam, this is not our first night.
      Melissa: Yes, Chef. No, Chef.
      Chef Ramsay: 'Yes Chef, no Chef.' ****ing gremlin.

    • Josh: (on running to get lobsters for both kitchens) Tonight in Hell's Kitchen I was the lobster bitch.

    • Bonnie: Whenever you line up in front of Chef Ramsay, there's always nerves, because you never know what's going to happen. He was standing next to something that looked like a piano that was covered up, and I was going, 'What's going on, are we going to have to sing about food?'

    • Bonnie: (to Jen) Meeting, in your room. Let's go. (to Melissa) Not you, bitch! (Rock laughs)

    • Chef Ramsay: With Melissa, she's very assertive, and she sounds like a leader, but unfortunately, she doesn't cook like a leader.

    • Chef Ramsay: (to Bonnie) You look distraught. What's the matter?
      Bonnie: Chef, I hate killing lobsters, I cry every time.
      Rock: So do the lobsters.

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