Hell's Kitchen

Season 4 Episode 12

HK4: Day Twelve

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jun 17, 2008 on FOX
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Episode Summary


The four remaining chefs are asked to create an original dish for a group of 80 pregnant women. Some chefs excel, but one finds their performance quite lacking when they're still preparing food while the women are busy eating. The winner of the challenge is sent on a fashionable reward that sends two of the other chefs into rank envy. At the evening's dinner service, one chef tests Ramsay's patience by twice serving him a pot with a hot handle that burns his hand. Another chef, however, makes an even greater mistake by failing at teamwork at many key moments.


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  • This episode was great!!! It is about time Jen left!!

    Jen definitely needed to go this week. She was becoming a pain in the butt. She was always complaining about everyone else and thinking she was always the best no matter what. I was hoping she would be the next one off. The other chefs really needed her and she was purposefully not doing what they asked to try and mess up their dishes. She didn't realize chef was listening and he finally called her on it! Way to go chef! I absolutely love this show!!!! I never miss it!! I can't wait until next week to find out who is left.moreless
  • jen finally gone

    I was so glad Jen was booted. She was purposly sabotaging the team. She was always full of resentment and jealousy and always held grudges. It was sad to see that she was a great cook, but she allowed her jealousy to hold her back and probably always will. It seemed like things were always everyone else's fault, she never took any personal responsiblity. Cory is two-faced and Christina better not turn her back on her. She was putting her down and talking all negative to her then suddenly becomes her best friend only when it benefits her. I hope Christina or Petrozza win. Even though Petrozza is sloppy he is a good chef and he's always a team player and kind hearted. GO Petrozza or Christina!!moreless
  • Best episode yet this season. Bet of the four.

    was the best of the four. Jen still could have made it to the top. But she was really too much, and TWO faced. Everybody, Even Chef Ramsey saw that she was a plotting back stabber. That was really too bad because she was a really great cook. But she just wasn't a team player. If she was made an exective chef, I can see her co-workers quiting or getting fired by no fault of their own. I still feel that she could have won this season. She needs to work with and not against her team. Maybe if she held out her attitude for the final two, she may have a chance. I hope Petorza wins. But he need to show more leadership. Cory needs to show more Initiative. She lucked out with that undercooked fish, because instead of Ramesy flying off the tree, it brought her more time to fix a well cooked fish.moreless
  • good episode...

    Finally, the top four actually show that they are good enough to have a restaraunt! They finally completed a service well and without too many problems. I thought it was funny how Christina kept burning the Chef. I thought he was going to get rid of her right there! Anyways, the individual challenge was interesting. I was rooting for Petrozza, but Christina won. Oh well. . . I'm so happy Jen is gone now. She was so annoying. He was always acting b*tchy and she was selfish. Overall, this was another good episode and it's now down to the final 3!moreless
  • YESSS!!!

    Finally Jen has been eliminated. I could not stand her. Her attitude was simply unbearable. She would lie and cheat any chance she got (ex. writing Christina's name twice when they voting for elimination). Good bye to bad rubbish. How could someone be that arrogant and full of themselves when they screw up and can't follow direction.

    In this episode i was completely and utterly disappointed with Jen she was a absolute backstabber. She couldn't cook some eggs for Corey and Christina? All she was doing was stirring risotto. She only did it eventually because chef Ramsay told her to. She was a slow bossy person who irritated everyone and i'm glad she is gone. Christina burning chef Ramsay's hand twice was a huge mistake on her part. She gonna have to really well and not mess up next week or she could get the ax.

    Corey did Ok but she not really shinning so much anymore she has to step it up.

    Petrozza has pretty good chance of winning now but he still too dirty.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Christina, a culinary student, defeated Petrozza by 2 votes for what Chef Ramsay stated was the most demanding challenge so far. The challenge itself was judged by 80 pregnant women.

    • Best of the Worst: None. Chef Ramsay called the dinner service a success.

      Nominees for Elimination: Jen and Corey.

      Eliminated: Jen

    • Rewards Challenge: Each chef created a Lunch Special, for 80 pregnant women, in one hour.

      Dishes Made: In order of votes received.
      1. Christina - Turkey Sandwich
      2. Petrozza - Monte Cristo Sandwich
      3. Jen - Grilled Grouper
      4. Corey - Salmon BLT

      Reward: Christina went on a shopping spree at Lisa Kline's Boutique in Beverly Hills.

      Punishment: The remaining chefs must clean the Hell's Kitchen dining room as well as polish all the silver and stemware in the restaurant.

    • For the 2nd episode in a row, Jen eats food off of plates intended for the garbage!

    • FOX promoted both the premiere of the new season of Kitchen Nightmares and its Hell's Kitchen video game offering during the original broadcast of this episode.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Chef Ramsay: A great chef should not only be consistent with their cooking, but with their attitude. I never knew which Jen I was going to get at dinner service and that's why it was her time to go.

    • Chef Ramsay: Corey, say goodbye to Jen. Jen, take off your jacket.

    • Corey: Me, Petrozza and Jen, we just really want Jen gone.

    • Chef Ramsay: (to Petrozza) I don't give a **** if you work like a pig from now on-- your meat's been excellent.

    • Corey: Dory's coming now, Chef.
      Chef Ramsay: So is ****ing Halloween.

    • Jen: When Chef Ramsay burned himself twice you could smell his skin all across the room burning. I'm like 'damn!'

    • Chef Ramsay: Stunning, bland. Stunning, bland.
      Jen: (in an interview segment) I guess I was being inconsistent, but damn, he ain't playing today. Like he is not playing today for real.

    • Chef Ramsay: Make it count tonight. Unite as a team. Emerge as individuals.

    • Petrozza: (in an interview segment) Every service up to the last service is teamwork. There's nothing individual about it.

    • Chef Ramsay: When was the last time you went out and bought a new dress?
      Christina: My grandma had to do it for me. All my clothes are black and white because those colors match.
      Chef Ramsay: Holy mackerel.

    • Chef Ramsay: (as Corey struggles to prepare and plate her food for the challenge) Now they're getting irate, yes? I don't want these people giving birth. They want to get a chance to eat. I'm serious.

    • Jen: Oh, man. (in an interview segment) Petrozza's sandwich looked like a heart attack dipped in a stroke with a side of cardiac arrest. I think my dish is a lot better.

    • Christina: (in an interview segment, regarding Jen) The idea of being stuck here with her is not a pleasant one. She's gonna be even more vicious and even more in it for herself.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Jen: Beyonce, Jay-Z, ohh 50 Cent!

      Beyonce, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent are all major stars in the music industry. Each of them has won several awards for their music, although Beyonce is considered the most popular of the three. Jen had hoped that these particular celebrities would be amongst the honored guests served during the day's challenge, but the guests turned out to be eighty pregnant women.