In tonight’s episode of Hell’s Kitchen 2012, the remaining 15 chefs will face a farmhouse challenge and difficult dinner service. They will be put to the test, and in the end, one will be leaving Hell’s Kitchen for good.
Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 Episode 4 begins with the men congratulating themselves on completing their first dinner service. The women, on the other hand, all congregate to blame Barbie Marshall for their consistent failure.
The next morning, Chef Gordon Ramsay sends another unique wakeup call – this time, a barking dog running through the dorms. The chefs wake up, dress quickly in farmer’s overalls, and head out to a farmhouse. For this Hell’s Kitchen 2012 challenge, each chef will be required to chase a herd of lambs through a pen and grab a collar off one of the necks, which will provide an ingredient to be used in the latter half of the challenge.
The chefs scramble to gather ingredients off the running lambs revealing some expert lamb chasers – Robyn Almodovar, and surprisingly Clemenza Caserta. In the end, the men get one less ingredient than the women and are at a slight disadvantage going into the cooking phase: The chefs will now use only the ingredients they managed to snatch to complete four variations of lamb entrees.
While cooking, Guy Vaknin slices his finger and screams out in pain as “though he’s just been circumcised with no anesthetic” – though he’s only suffered a minor nick. The men laugh to themselves, and take over his station. All of the women seem to be doing well except for Barbie and Robyn who fail to synchronize the preparation of their dish.
Once the challenge is over, the first group of men and women bring up their lamb dishes – both teams impress Chef Ramsay, and thus both get a point. The next dish presented by the women is delicious, and once again so is the men’s. It’s a close call, but the women take the point – it’s now 2 to 1. The third dish presented to Chef Ramsay is Barbie and Robyn’s, and it’s completely raw. Chef Ramsay scowls at them and refuses to try it because, you know, “he’s got four children to raise.” The men easily take the point. Finally, the last dish from both the men and women is very good. Chef Ramsay takes a moment to decide, and finally gives the winning point to the men.
For winning, the men will be riding limousine style to the racetracks, and for losing, the women will be washing the paint off the lambs. But just when I was starting to think that the women’s punishment was actually kinda cute, the ladies are given a repulsive lunch of lamb testicles – though Kimmie Willis doesn’t seem to mind. Danielle Rimmer vomits after taking a small bite, whilst Kimmie polishes off her fifth testicle and scoffs at Danielle’s griping. The gross lunch fails to satisfy the women, but successfully divides the team further. While preparing the food for the dinner service, Kimmie and Danielle have a little spat, and the men return from their day at the races.
The fourth Hell’s Kitchen 2012 dinner service commences. Early mistakes from Danielle result in a horrible start overall for the women. Brian Merel also struggles early on to properly cook a cod, and after undercooking and overcooking a series of them, runs out of fish. He then makes the unholy mistake of calling Chef Ramsay “baby”, and is thrown out of the kitchen with little regard.
In the women’s kitchen, Rohsni Gurnani struggles to prepare all of her meat entrees, but after making one critical error too many, is kicked out right behind Brian. Then, Don Savage surprises himself with a perfectly cooked beef wellington, but soon fails to cook steak and is the next to be booted.
A few more mistakes from the chefs reveal that Chef Ramsay’s rampage is far from over, and when Robyn and Danielle cooperatively prepare an entrée that’s absolutely horrible, they too are kicked out of the kitchen but only after Chef Ramsay expresses just how pathetic they are. Finally, lack of communication on the men’s team results in Justin Antiorio and Royce Wagner being the sixth and seventh chefs booted from the kitchen.
Remarkably, fewer chefs on both teams results in more meals going out of the kitchen, and both the men and women’s teams manage to complete dinner service. At the service’s close, Chef Ramsay declares that both teams were equally horrible, and both must nominate two chefs for elimination.
After some discussion, the men put up Don and Brian for elimination, and the women put up Roshni and Danielle. The two women fight earnestly for their spots, Don is clueless, and Brian makes another jerk comment – referring to himself as “a machine” and getting some eye-rolls from Chef Ramsay in return.
Chef Ramsay takes little time to make his decision, and promptly sends Don home.
But he’s not done yet. He orders Danielle and Brian back in line, and takes Roshni’s jacket. She thinks she’s going home, but is really just being shifted to the men’s team.
The remaining chefs breathe a sigh of relief, and Don’s jacket is hung up on the hook while his picture burns.