Hell's Kitchen

Season 8 Episode 13

HK8: 4 Chefs Compete

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 01, 2010 on FOX
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The final four chefs compete in the third-to-last episode of the season for a shot at becoming the next winner of Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsay challenges the remaining chefs with the "taste it then make it" challenge in which they have to taste a dish that he created and then try to recreate that dish as close as possible to the original, based only on taste. The winning chef is treated to a spa day, while the losers are placed on laundry duty. That evening, during dinner service, the chefs turn in the best performance yet, despite some initial hangups. Chef Ramsay is so pleased that he gives everyone a delightful surprise following the service.

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Family Meeting: For their strong performance at service, the remaining aspiring chefs got to see members of their family. Russell got to see his girlfriend Megan and his parents. Trev's family members were his sister Annie and best friend Josh. Jillian's were her boyfriend Christopher and her sons Dylan and Colin. Finally, Nona got to see her husband Curtis and baby boy Jackson.

      • Rewards Challenge: This was the "taste it, then make it" challenge, in which the remaining chefs had to taste a dish created by Gordon Ramsay and then attempt to duplicate it as closely as possible.

        Reward / Punishment: Nona won this challenge. She, along with Russell, correctly identified that the protein in Ramsay's dish was veal. Her reward for winning was a spa day, along with a set of cookware and one of Chef Ramsay's cookbooks. She also got to pick someone to come with her on her spa day, and chose Russell. For punishment, Jillian and Trev had to remain behind at Hell's Kitchen and do laundry duty - prep, iron and starch all the tablecloths and also do Chef Ramsay's jackets.

      • Nominees for Elimination: Even though he was delighted with the evening's performance, Chef Ramsay asked everyone to come a consensus on two chefs to nominate for elimination. Trev and Russell were both nominated based on their performances on their respective stations and also communication issues.

        Eliminated: Nobody. Chef Ramsay said that he couldn't do it because the performance had been so strong. He instead surprised all of the remaining chefs by treating them to a visit from their family members.

    • QUOTES (18)

      • Trev: (in an interview segment) I want this so bad. I've never wanted anything so bad in my entire life.

      • Russell: (to his dad) They all think, like, I'm the biggest threat and they're all trying to get rid of me now.
        Russell's Dad: Oh, wow.

      • Russell: (in an interview segment) It's hilarious. I'm being put for elimination, but the weakest link is Trevor.

      • Nona: (in an interview segment, regarding Trev) It's hard to go wrong when you have Chef Ramsay wiping your **** for you.

      • Chef Ramsay: I desperately needed a comeback and that's exactly what I got.

      • Trev: (in an interview segment) Russ has every reason to be ****in' scared. Nah nah nah nah nah.

      • Jillian: (in an interview segment) This is my last ticket. I'm like, 'Don't mess up risotto, don't you mess up. You don't mess up.' So I am literally having a one-on-one with this risotto.

      • Narrator: Trev's meat, cooked by Chef Ramsay...
        Chef Ramsay: Beautiful sear on that meat.
        Narrator: ...has met Chef Ramsay's approval.

      • Trev: (in an interview segment) Right off the bat it was meat, meat, meat, meat, meat and that's all it was. I'm shakin' in my boots. I'm nervous as hell. That's the only thing going through my head.

      • Russell: (in an interview segment) I'm ready for service. You've gotta stay calm, cool and [sic] collective.

      • Jillian: (in an interview segment) He's chosen me to be here for a reason and I have to show him why.

      • (Chef Ramsay calls Jillian into his office for a pep talk)
        Chef Ramsay: You are a strong, determined girl with a great future, but you've got to start beating yourself up at the first mistake. And you've got to learn to fight back, you've got to find that inner strength, that you can be as good as anyone that's in Hell's Kitchen currently if you bounce back.

      • Russell: (in an interview segment) Jillian, she's got a bad attitude. I feel like she's wasting all of our time. She needs to go home.

      • Jillian: (in an interview segment) I thought for sure Nona was going to choose me. I thought she was my girl. What a bitch, man, 'cause I really wanna ****ing go. I'm pissed about it. I'm not even gonna lie.

      • Nona: (in an interview segment) Yaay! I finally won a challenge by myself. I am so excited.

      • Chef Ramsay: Where is your puree?
        Trev: Sittin' behind you.
        Chef Ramsay: Carrots. You made it, you didn't put it on.
        Trev: Yeah, I know.

      • Jillian: (in an interview segment) He didn't say anything bad about my plate, so at least my **** tastes good.

      • Jillian: How does it feel to be in the final four?
        Trev: Wow.

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