Guest blogger John-John Williams IV reports:
Gordon Ramsay shocked all the contestants in this week's Hell's Kitchen when he overruled Corey's two picks – Jen and Christina -- for elimination.
Ramsay instead sent Sharon packing. He said he didn't "believe in" her.
"Two services and you haven't convinced me that you can cook," Ramsay chided her.
He later added: "Sharon showed great attention to details. Unfortunately it was to her makeup."
You have probably gathered that Ramsay doesn't mince words. He also isn't about to hand an incompetent cook the keys to his kitchen. (The winner of the competition will be the executive chef of one of Ramsay's Los Angeles restaurants.)
Anywho, the episode started with the men and women facing off in a fish-cutting contest. The two teams had to cut perfect six-ounce fillets from a whole halibut. The competition was extremely close, but the men won in a tie-breaker. As a result, the women had to prep the entire food service for the restaurant challenge. The men were rewarded with lobster and champagne aboard a yacht.
During the dinner competition the men won – barely. Both teams were bad. So bad that Ramsay closed the kitchen early because he was so disgusted by their performances.
He was annoyed with Petrozza, who could not memorize the menu items for the life of him. Ramsay kicked him out of the kitchen repeatedly until he could rattle off the menu offerings. Jason topped it off by serving raw fish. But the guys were able to send out more meals than the girls who were off most of the night.
Sharon was terrible. She kept on incorrectly cooking food, which in turn slowed up Christina. Rosann had difficulties giving the kitchen food orders in a timely manner while completing her matre'd duties. Corey excelled during the dinner service, which earned her the right to put up two of her teammates for elimination.
I think Corey got clouded with pettiness. Jen made a few comments about Corey losing the halibut challenge, which annoyed Corey to the point of her nominating Jen for elimination. Corey said that she nominated Christina for strategic reasons.
But Ramsay saw right past it and got rid of Sharon.