Hell's Kitchen

Season 5 Episode 2

HK5: 15 Chefs Compete

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 2009 on FOX
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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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  • that was not brave...

    come on!!! ive done whole footballgames with injured knees, feet or other. crybaby... as soon as most women get a small injury they start to cry and want to give up. i didnt think it was brave at all. it if was broken it would have been diffrent, but it wasnt! anyway, ok episode. thought Ramsey acted a little bad against the heavy guy though. thats bullying! bring him on a long ferry trip just to tell him that he missed a long day of fun, and laugh while he say it??? ok if he yells at them in his kitchen, but that was just mean and reminds me about a middleschool bully.moreless
  • That shouldn't have happened.

    Colleen and Lacey really got saved by Ji, both of them deserved to be eliminated they really dodged a bullet. Maybe Ji will comeback later in the season since Ramsay let her keep the coat. Colleen should be gone by now. She can't do anything right, people who got their lessons from her are probably calling lawyers to get their money back.

    Seth must be a stalker or something to know that much about the Chef Ramsay. He is such a brown noser, it's ridiculous.

    Poor Robert, he wasn't able to go on the helicopter ride and enjoy the reward challenge. I feel bad for him he seems like a good guy.moreless

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  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Chef Ramsay: Colleen--
      Colleen: Yes, Chef?
      Chef Ramsay: You know what they say in the industry with the people that can't cook-- (whispers) psst, they teach!
      Colleen: That's not true, Chef.
      Chef Ramsay: Well, it's ****ing true tonight.

    • Chef Ramsay: (to Colleen) You're robbing people! You're a thief! I'm concerned for the poor bastards that you've taken money off of! Hey, madam, madam, lift that lid back off, it looks black.

    • Chef Ramsay: What is this called?!
      Seth: Uh, uh...
      Chef Ramsay: Spaghetti lobster!
      Seth: (in an interview segment) I feel like I just got hit by a train.

    • Chef Ramsay: (noticing Colleen's poor performance on scallops) Who cooked the scallops last service? Who was that?
      Lacey: I did, Chef.
      Chef Ramsay: Come here, you. Show her how to cook a ****ing scallop. Hey, by the way, she's not charging $300. Hey, this is free now, free lesson, step back.

    • Lacey: (in an interview segment) I shouldn't be here. At this point, I don't even care and I hate to say that 'cause I know that disappoints my family and my fiancee and myself, but...

    • Chef Ramsay: Where's the other half gone?
      Ben: I think that was a small scallop, Chef.
      Chef Ramsay: That is not a scallop. That's half a scallop.
      Ben: Sorry, guys.
      Danny: (in an interview segment) Ben runs his mouth about a big game, but he has yet to put out.

    • Chef Ramsay: Has anybody opened these scallops before?
      Chefs: No, Chef!
      LA: Never, Chef!
      Chef Ramsay: Un-shucking-believable. Come on, let's go!

    • Chef Ramsay: Inside those bags is everything you wasted last night.
      J: (in an interview segment) Oh lord, the dreaded garbage bags.
      Chef Ramsay: Normally, you'd be sorting through the trash. Now, quite frankly, this morning we haven't got time for that, 'cause we've just received two crates of fresh scallops.

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