Guest blogger John-John Williams IV reports:
Jason, the sexist pig, was sent packing last night on Hell's Kitchen.
Good riddance! He always had something sexist to say about the other female contestants. I guess the women got the last laugh …
The episode started off with a challenge that surely gave PETA members a temporary heart attack. Gordon Ramsay held a meat cleaver to the neck of a live chicken, which made the contestants think that they were going to have to kill a live chicken for the first challenge of the episode. (I have to admit, I wasn't too thrilled about this possibility as I watched the episode while eating dinner.)
It turned out it was all a ruse. Ramsay let the poor little chicken go. Instead, Ramsay made the contestants take a whole (dead) chicken and cut it into eight perfect pieces. Each person had five minutes to complete the assignment.
The women did a great job, scoring 44 out of a possible 48 points. The guys struggled after pint-sized Craig scored two out of eight points. The guys lost and were sent out into a hot field to pick peppers for their punishment.
The guys were so mad! Matt – the chef who made Ramsay vomit in the season opener – had a temper tantrum while throwing shoes and clothes around his room. Ben was adamant that Craig should be sent home.
The men's struggles continued during the dinner challenge.
Jason, who was working on desserts, was kicked out of the kitchen by Ramsay after he failed to correctly rattle off the dessert menu. Louross, who is a little firecracker, urged Jason to come back to the kitchen and get back in Ramsay's good graces. Jason reluctantly returned just to be faced with the same menu challenge. He failed, again. This time he said he was ready to go home. Ramsay persuaded him to stay, which was kind of funny because of what Ramsay did to Jason later.
The food service was horrible — again.
During the food service, Vanessa started a small pan fire. Ramsay screamed about that. Ramsay truly flipped his lid when he discovered that Ben's "cooked" salmon was in fact raw. Ramsay chose Christina and Petrozza as the strongest contestants from the two teams. He gave each the opportunity to chose a member of their team for elimination.
Many expected Christina to pay Corey back for putting her on the block the week before. Instead, Christina chose Vanessa for her piss-poor performance with the meat. Petrozza picked Jason for essentially weighing down the men's team.
Ramsay told Vanessa: "Talking to you is like talking to a refrigeration unit. You're stone cold."
He saved this gem for Jason: "You move like a tortoise giving birth."
Ramsay tossed Jason out because he gave up. Jason actually took the boot in stride. He said he was going to go to a bar and get drunk. (Maybe he should head straight to culinary school. He had no skills.)