Hell's Kitchen

Season 6 Episode 15

HK6: 2 Chefs Compete

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 13, 2009 on FOX
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Following the previous elimination, the two finalists are immediately thrust into a challenge that requires them to cook for five discriminating judges. The winner earns the coveted right to make the first pick of the chefs for the final brigade. After getting a bit of rest, the two then design their own menus for the final service, then choose their brigades. After a brief time, they are sent into the final service. Both finalists face their struggles with the teams that they've selected, but both demonstrate excellent command on the whole and finish service within a narrow margin of each other. Then, in the closest margin ever, Chef Ramsay chooses the winner of the sixth season of Hell's Kitchen.

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  • Two Words: Epic Goodness!

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    For this being the first season of Hell's Kitchen that I've seen from start to finish, I will say that I know why this show has made it 6 seasons! I had my doubts, but in the end the worthwhile chef won. Before the last episode started, I thought it was going to be a close down-to-the-second fight between the One-Armed Bandit and the Cooking Jock. But 3 minutes into the final challenge, I had a feeling that this was going to be blowout. Kevin, who had a perfect record in the kitchen: never on the block, never kicked out of the kitchen, yet when everything was on the line, he dropped the ball. You could have done nothing wrong and made it to final round, but if you can't Do Work when it matters, you might as well change your name to Ohio State! Dave was not only the "popular" choice for winning; he was the best guy for the job. He's done his job amazingly with one arm, which means that he'll be phenomenally with both of them! I feel sorry for Kevin's family, but hopefully he can teach his son a lesson in humility. The whole season he's been saying how great he is. And though it was true, there was nothing to be gained by reminding everyone about it! Dave also knew he was good, but he also knew he wasn't the only one. Greatness and arrogance are not synonyms, and as we saw last night, true greatness is being able to do the best you can all while keeping your humility in check, and I hope Dave remembers that while he's starting his new family while taking his career to the next level.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: A promo shown at the end of the program urged viewers to purchase the DVD of the second season, saying that it was now available and to look for it everywhere. However, the second season DVD was announced for October 27, 2009 and was not available at the time of this airing.

    • Final Dinner Service Teams:
      Dave's Team: Ariel, Robert, Suzanne
      Kevin's Team: Van, Amanda, Sabrina

    • Rewards Challenge: For their final challenge, Dave and Kevin were whisked away by limo to a skyscraper late at night, not long after the elimination of Ariel. There, they traveled by elevator to the roof, where Chef Ramsay showed them a crowd of people cheering outside and gave them their final task for a reward. After changing back into their chef's jackets, they had 45 minutes to prepare an entree that would be tasted by five judges, people holding positions of power within the restaurant industry.

      Reward: Dave won this challenge, with three out of the five judges preferring his dish to Kevin's. For winning, he got to have first pick of the returning chefs for the brigades that would for the final dinner service.

    • Dave Levey was declared the winner of Hell's Kitchen season six.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Chef Ramsay: (during the closing credits) I'm nobody's bitch. I'm nobody's bitch. I am nobody's bitch.

    • Chef Ramsay: Hey, one-armed bandit. (voiceover) Dave has a very natural ability and a very sophisticated palate. He fought through excruciating pain and excelled and went on to win Hell's Kitchen. He's gonna be an amazing asset to the Araxi Grill and Bar in Whistler and I'd like to wish him the best of luck, but honestly, I don't think he'll need it. (end voiceover) Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of Hell's Kitchen, Dave!

    • Dave: (in an interview segment) I can't believe I won. And it's a dream come true. I'm totally in a state of shock.

    • Kevin: (in an interview segment) My wife was giving birth to my son was stressful. This is right up there, man. My head feels like it's gonna pop right now.

    • Dave: (in an interview segment) Tonight was like a hell of a battle and I was on top for a long time and no matter what the outcome is, you know, I'm gonna hold my head high.

    • Kevin: At that moment, when I was about to lose it, I caught myself, and then I was just like 'Not gonna yell anymore. We're gonna do this and we're gonna do this together. Let's go.'

    • Kevin: Listen, listen, listen. Medium well. No, no, no. Medium rare.
      Amanda: (in an interview segment) He keep calling out different temperatures. I don't know what he wants.

    • Dave: (in an interview segment) I don't care how long it takes. I'm not gonna send some ****ing stuff out, just to get done faster.
      Chef Ramsay: Well spotted.
      Dave: Thank you, Chef. (back in the interview segment) It all has to be perfect.

    • Kevin: First Amanda ****ed up the scallops, then Amanda started messin' up the risotto and I was like, oh (covers his face with hands) no!

    • Robert: (in an interview segment, after messing up a risotto) Dave was just covering his monkey ass. He looked like Nixon. 'I'm not a crook.'

    • Kevin: I need someone to give me some ****ing damn appetizers.
      Chef Ramsay: It's your ****ing career on the line. Don't ****ing sink it before it's too late.

    • Dave: Robert, you are my ace in the hole. Work out risottos comin' in like crazy.

    • Robert: (in an interview segment) This is my last night in Hell's Kitchen. I'm gonna bring the **** pain, you know?

    • Amanda: I'm trying, chef.
      Kevin: Don't try. Just do.

    • Dave: (in an interview segment) I've got so much heart and soul that I've put into this thing. (in the kitchen) Good job, guys, I like that callback. (in the interview segment) It's time to show everybody what I've got. (in the kitchen) Everybody's a chef in this kitchen.

    • Van: Show time. Show time. Let's go. The one-armed bandit's going down tonight.

    • Robert: (in an interview segment) Dave did a pretty smart move keepin' it simple, but I look back at my man Kevin...
      Kevin: We're gonna pour a little bit of the sauce over it.
      Amanda: Gorgeous.
      Robert: Every one of his plates could be on the cover of Gourmet Magazine.

    • (Chef Ramsay sends Dave and Kevin out to pick up a "delivery" from a waiting truck. Inside turn out to be the chefs that are coming back for the brigade)
      Kevin: (before the doors are opened) Don't sign for it until you see what the hell we got.

    • Dave: Being final two is just mind-blowing. I mean, this ranks up there on 'Insane parts of Dave's life.'

    • Narrator: (recapping the season to date) As for Chef Ramsay, he was his usual...
      Chef Ramsay: (in footage) How are you, princess?
      Narrator: ...cuddly self right from the start.

  • NOTES (4)

    • During the credits, unaired footage from that season was shown

    • This is the first season where the two finalists did not create their own restaurants, instead a crew just divides the standard dining room in half.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: September 7, 2010 on TV3
      Czech Republic: June 15, 2011 on Barrandov

    • Also Featured: Publisher of the Gayot guidebooks: Alain Gayot, international food critic Jamie Maw, editor-in-chief of Epicurious.com: Tanya Steel, executive chef of West Restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia: Warren Geraghty and Gourmet Magazine contributing editor Colman Andrews.

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