There once was a boy named Matt, whose kitchen performance fell flat. He was far from neat, and miserable on meat. So I kicked him out and that's that.
Chef Gordon Ramsay shouldn't think about publishing a book of poems. But the rhyme got the point across about contestant Matt. It was definitely time to get rid of the hopeful with the reoccurring cry-baby scowl. Ramsay sent the unstable chef packing last night.
Matt crashed and burned worst than any other contestant in Hell's Kitchen history. He literally had a breakdown on the show. At one point, I thought he was channeling Jack Nicholson from The Shining.
He was so bad cooking meat during the dinner service that Ramsay did something that I believe is a Hell's Kitchen first. Ramsay led Matt by the hand out of the kitchen and ordered him to go back to the apartment.
Ramsay was so mad that he then kicked out the remainder of the contestants.
He charged the contestants with deciding who should be eliminated.
Later that evening, the contestants put up Matt and Christina for elimination. (And we know how that turned out.)
If Matt was not so outrageously horrible during the entire episode, it could very well have been Christina or Corey sent packing.
During the dinner service Christina screwed up on meats. Corey burned her hand and mouthed off to Ramsay a little bit in a flash of frustration and bewilderment.
Even Jen, who earlier in the episode won the individual cooking challenge with a very impressive stuffed ribeye dish, put herself in the doghouse with a couple of mental lapses during the dinner service. (As a result of Jen winning the challenge, she was rewarded with a trip to Las Vegas to meet with last season's winner Rock. Jen surprisingly chose her enemy Corey to go along with her. Keep your enemies closer …)
But alas, Matt was the worst of the worst, and it was time for him to go. The contestants agreed.
"Matt deserves to get kicked off the universe," Bobby said. (I'm still laughing about that comment!)
"I am relieved Matt's gone," said Petrozza. "You know what? I'll be relieved when Matt is in a different state. Make sure you lock that door behind that guy."