A freak accident to Ji resulted in a stay of execution for dead-weight Colleen and Lacey last night on Hell's Kitchen.
The private caterer slipped on something in the kitchen during prep time and injured her ankle. She toughed it out and completed the dinner service, but the pain proved too much and she sacrificed herself. I'll get to that later.
The episode started with a challenge. The contestants had to retrieve and clean as many scallops as possible within a time limit. The contestants split into the men against women. The men won -- barely.
The men were rewarded and went to Catalina Island. The women were punished with prepping for Hell's Kitchen's first-ever "raw bar." (Basically, they had to shell scallops and shuck oysters.)
Meanwhile, Chef Gordon Ramsay told Robert that he could not fly out on a helicopter to the Catalina Island because he weighed too much. Apparently, the helicopter company's insurance has a weight restriction. Instead, Robert was allowed to go to the island via a water ferry. To add insult to injury, the ferry ride took so long that when Robert arrived, it was time to return to Hell's Kitchen. (Ouch!)
Meanwhile, Lacey claimed that she was sick and remained in bed while the the rest of her teammates suffered through their shellfish punishment. She "recovered" just in time to join her teammates six hours into the task. Needless to say, they were pretty disgusted with her.
Later during dinner service, Colleen kept on screwing up in the kitchen. She burned scallops and salmon. Needless to say, Ramsay was beyond incensed. He called Colleen a "stupid cow."
He also told her that she was "robbing people" and that she was a "thief" for charging people at the cooking school that she owns. Ramsay then kicked Colleen out of the kitchen and made her work on the raw bar. She vowed not to let Ramsay "break her."
The two teams were neck and neck throughout dinner service. They were only separated by one table. The men's team squeaked out the victory.
Ramsay charged the women to nominate two teammates for eviction. They chose Colleen and Lacey.
Colleen said that she was committed to the competition. Lacey pointed out that she had to take over for Colleen on the meat station.
Just before Ramsay announced his decision, Ji threw herself on the sword and asked to leave. Ramsay told her she did "bloody well." He also told her to keep her chef's jacket to represent the good work she did on the show. She received a round of applause from all the contestants as she was wheeled out of the kitchen.