Sugar Ray Leonard and Tito Ortiz arrive. Robyn makes her way over to Sugar Ray and his wife. I’m actually pretty impressed. She starts off rather pleasant and personable. Maybe she does know when to turn on the good attitude. Justin is adorably nervous to be serving Tito. Christina is also nervous to have Sugar Ray and his wife watching her cook. Her nerves come through in her risotto because it is sent back for being under cooked. Brian also sends up terrible risotto. I would be very nervous about my meal if I saw all this happen.
Tito Ortiz makes the face we’ve all been making this entire season.
Christina gets her head back in the game and the red kitchen steadily puts out appetizers. Brian also perfects his second attempt at risotto. Brian celebrates just a bit too much with this “victory.”
Mere competence does not deserve a reaction like this.
Brian decides it would be a good idea to go over and apologize to Tito and his guest. This is a good idea…for anyone except Brian. He decides to throw in a few punches and “pew, pew, pew” sounds as well. I’m embarrassed for Tito.
I’m going to kill my agent for putting me on this show.
The red team has moved onto entrees. Gordon asks how long for the Beef Wellington. Then he watches Tiffany touch a knife to her mouth and stick it back in the Wellington. The red team is officially the most disgusting group of people to ever exist. First, Robyn doesn’t understand why someone would want clean bath water. Now, Tiffany doesn’t realize that the diners don’t want to eat her saliva. To move my head closer to exploding, Robyn is the one who calls Tiffany disgusting. I don’t know if I can handle recapping this show anymore.
Why is Roshni making the Wellington again? She has never actually done that correctly, has she? She seems to be the one screwing that up every single dinner service. Patrick and his wonderful leadership skills should probably have decided to put her somewhere else! Guess what! Roshni’s Wellingtons are raw. I bet no one saw that coming.
Raw beef shall forever be known as “Roshnington.”
Gordon asks if this is Roshni’s best. Although she says it’s not, this season has shown us that raw beef clearly is her best. Maybe she should start serving beef tartar. She’d be able to cook that wonderfully. On the other hand, with her history of under cooking beef, she may just serve a live cow and call it a day.
Remember earlier when I said that Robyn seemed rather pleasant and personable to Sugar Ray and his wife? I take that back. She is telling them her entire life story. Apparently, before she was a chef, Robyn was working in cosmetology. One look at her appearance and you realize that she probably was kicked out of that field. She also wanted to be a nurse. As she drones on and on and on, Sugar Ray’s face says exactly what we’re all thinking:
Get this bitch away from me.
I’ve honestly stopped listening to what Robyn is saying. She tells the camera that they’re “conversating” back and forth. I hate that people think the word is “conversate.” You are not “conversating.” You are “conversing.” Either way, what Robyn and Sugar Ray were doing was not conversing. He was sitting quietly while the crazy lady talked. Robyn thinks they loved her. I’m pretty sure they were just afraid that she’d stab them if they interrupted her.
Back where people are cooking, Barbie is trying to help Tiffany with the service of her Wellingtons. Tiffany blows her off and brings the dishes up to Gordon. Apparently no one knows what cooked beef looks like because this is served raw as well. Gordon yells at Tiffany for the raw meat and for not communicating properly with Barbie about cooking the meat.
In the blue kitchen, Patrick serves up some cold lobster. Royce jumps in to criticize Patrick. He really is campaigning for the leadership position. Perhaps he should try to cook well. That way, people will WANT him to be the leader. This whole “Patrick sucks” strategy isn’t working for him.
On the red team, Tiffany finally decides that she knows how to cook Wellington and gives a perfect order to Gordon. When asked, “What’s next?” she has to think about it before saying, “Perfect Wellingtons.” Why is there even a question about that? I know that I’ve speculated that Robyn is just stupid. I think it might be spreading to Tiffany as well.
Tiffany can count to potato!
For the second time, the blue kitchen sends up cold lobster. The entire blue kitchen is kicked out. Tito Ortiz takes a picture of it on his phone. That is wonderful. Sugar Ray just smiles and eats his dinner. He may have had to suffer through Robyn’s autobiography, but he at least got to eat a meal. In fact, the blue team has not been able to send out a single entree. Once they are finished, the red team must go over to the blue kitchen to finish their entrees. Despite their constant arguing, the red team really knows how to pull it together to get the job done.
After dinner, Chef Scott comes into the dorm to call the blue team downstairs. Gordon intercepts the chefs before they get to the kitchen. He’s too angry to even let them back in right now. Gordon asks how the red team can be so much better than the blue team. Brian responds with, “They’re not, chef.” Based on tonight’s service (and almost every other night’s service), yes they are, Brian. Gordon sends them back upstairs to come up with the two nominees for elimination. Why did Gordon call them downstairs only to send them right back upstairs to come up with the two names for elimination? Couldn’t Scott have just relayed the message?
Upstairs, the blue team starts discussing who should be eliminated. Patrick casts a vote for Clemenza and Brian and their performance on appetizers. You know, for someone who thinks that Clemenza is a good chef, Patrick tries to vote him out a lot. Your ass kissing strategy isn’t working, Patrick. You may want to rethink that. Brian and Clemenza both think that Patrick and Roshni should be the ones going home. I have to agree. The meat and fish stations were embarrassing.
It’s time for elimination. Brian tells Gordon that he is the first chef that the team nominated. The team feels that the first ticket was what slowed everything down in the kitchen. Once again, Gordon sees through the bullshit and flat out says that this nomination doesn’t make any sense. Gordon also doesn’t understand why Clemenza was nominated. He recognizes that it was not the appetizers that slowed everything down. Gordon then calls down Roshni and Patrick.
Gordon asks Patrick why he should stay in Hell’s Kitchen. He responds that he keeps his team focused and on point. He can talk all he wants, but he isn’t performing where he should be. Roshni argues that she has improved since becoming a part of the blue team. There is no doubt about that. However, she still can’t cook beef. When asked who should be sent home, three of the four remaining members of the blue team agree that it should be Roshni. Royce says that it should be Patrick, but Royce’s opinion doesn’t count. Roshni starts screaming at Clemenza that she and Brian were the ones who finished the dinner service when the rest of the team got kicked out.
I really like you, Roshni, but you still kind of suck at everything.
With that, Roshni is going home. I really did like Roshni as a person. However, she was pretty much a terrible chef on this show. Her elimination really was long overdue. What do you all think? Should Patrick have gone home instead? Should someone else entirely have left tonight?