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Finally. Thank god.

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    1. re: buzz t

      amen to that. although she did have the best quote of the night...

      "petrozza's dish looks like a heart attack dipped in a stroke with a side of cardiac arrest."

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Completely agree on *finally* getting rid of her. But her line was good. However, *all* of the sandwiches would have been better than her lunch, IMO.

        Jen was a complete beeyotch during dinner service - I was glad that GR finally saw her *not* communicating with others. And atta-boy for Petrozza for finally speaking to Christina after she came back from her shopping trip. Both Corey and Jen just completely ignoring her? Paleez.

        And what's up with Corey not being able to finish her sandwiches? Sheesh - Petrozza had the most difficult put-together, and he got all of his done!

        And it looks like it gets nasty next week. What a surprise.

    2. I second that, ditto it and applaud it.

      I have never seen a more unpleasant, sneaky and dishonest cook in a kitchen on TV. She deserves to be gone.

      And hey, I am totally impressed by Petrozza. Starting to think that he has the chops to win. He's mature, can cook and heck, he's got passion. But what's with the elastics on the fingers???

      I can't wait for next week. It looks great.


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      1. re: maisonbistro

        The elastics on his fingers were probably to keep those sandwiches from slipping and falling apart without mashing them to oblivion when he was doing the egg wash. If I'm right, I think it's a pretty nifty little trick.

        1. re: weezycom

          It's not the first time he's been wearing them - I think it's pretty standard for him. I am very curious why he does it.

      2. Christina seems to be this season's Virginia/Bonnie. I sure hope Petrozza and Corey are the finalists.

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        1. re: Blueicus

          You know, I was hoping it would be Corey/Christina since they've been working that angle since the beginning - but now I've really really gotten to like Petrozza.

          How could GR let half cooked fish go out? How could Corey send it up knowing it wasn't cooked - does she not realize that a customer is going to cut into it and see that it's raw???

          I think JP needs a bigger role in the next HK - he gives it a certain je ne sais quoi. I mean slamming into the door last week, priceless. His pathetic flirting with the modes - adorable. But we could all go to zee beech!

          1. re: maisonbistro

            Agreed on JP. When we finally get to see him let loose, he's pretty amusing. Then all business in the restaurant. "Push zee feesh!" "No, no, zee beef - push zee beef!"

            1. re: phee

              JP must have been mighty sad. No multitudes of fake breasts to drool over tonight, unlike the previous episode.

              Am mighty glad to see Jen gone. A hustler, con artist, unaccountable, blaming others for her failures, and never a team player. Telling the others near the end that she has "found her heart" when in reality it was just her fear of getting booted, trying to manipulate them into believing she actually cares about anyone but herself. And her ridiculous over-the-top plea to stay, citing how this is her last and only hope to reach her dream. Boo hoo. This isn't charity. It's to find the best qualified "chef". I've worked for people like her: truly the bosses from hell.

        2. I KNOW! FINALLY! This week her sneakiness surpassed her bitchiness. And did anyone else nearly keel over when he said "Corey" - two, three, four - "say goodbye to Jen"? WHEW!

          1. Fake, fake, fake. GR burns his hand on a hot saucepan handle, not once, but twice. He grimaces, goes to the faucet to wash it off. Jen cackles about how she can smell burnt flesh across the kitchen. Oh my. Then, a minute later, GR is shown turning around and clapping his hands together over something! Must be a really fast healer.

            Next week's challenge: In 20 minutes, which of the cheftestants can smoke the most butts.

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            1. re: nosh

              umm... work in a kitchen much? Run cold water on it - get back on the line. That's just SOP. Your hand is red for a while - big deal. That steam coming off the handle when water was poured on was for real. And you'd better not whine... although you're spending the rest of the night thinking about how to get back on the guy that passed it to you - twice!

            2. Is it just me or is this show dragging on for ever?

              1. I'm so glad Jen is out of the picture. That dead-eyed monotone really got to me. Long live Petrozza!

                1. What was with Jen trash picking?? I nearly flipped when I saw her eating as she cleaned up from the preggie ladies ! Was she eating from their PLATES?


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                  1. re: dockhl

                    Yup, she was. Quality, all the way, isn't she?

                    1. re: LindaWhit

                      I never got over the feeling each week of wanting to scour her clean with strong detergent. She was a foul person in many ways. ick.

                  2. i know-how gross!! reminded me of george costanza eating the eclair out of the trash!! good riddance!!! petrozza should win--

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                    1. re: hellpaso

                      I had that same thought. And didn't she do the same thing a couple of weeks ago? I believe Petrozza actually commented on it and how gross it was.

                      1. re: hellpaso

                        I'm with George Costanza...the eclair was on top near the rim, was on a plate, and intact!

                        1. re: Leonardo

                          LOL - I'm not sure I'd ever admit to being "with George Costanza" on anything! But I guess this could be viewed as similar to the "5-second rule", yes? ;)

                      2. Did GR mention that winning would mean 250K? A quarter million dollars? Is this the winners salary?

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                        1. re: monavano

                          Yes, that's their salary for the year.

                          1. re: LindaWhit

                            No wonder they'd rip each other's liver out! Wow!
                            Does anyone else find it ironic that the winner of HK is poised to earn THAT MUCH MONEY, when Top Chef's Steph (or Richard, or Dale etc.) vied to win 100K?

                            1. re: monavano

                              As I've said before - the exposure of being on TC is way better for all involved than being on HK. We know what Harold's doing. What Tiffani is doing. What Stephen is doing. What Casey, Marlarkey!, Dave, CJ, and Dale/TC 3 and 4 are doing, and many others.

                              What is Heather doing? What is the winner (what *was* his name?) from HK1 doing? No one knows. And I don't know how much anyone cares.

                              1. re: LindaWhit

                                Actually hearing the intros last night made me think. They say that the winner will get the EC position at GR's new LA restaurant, a position worth 250,000 - is that some way of saying that they're not paid that?

                                One thing guaranteed - Petrozza will cry if wins - remember when he put himself up for elimination? He's just been flying under the radar and doing very well.

                                And what's with the "First time on HK....." - they've said that few times since the show started and the things weren't anywhere near novel. And the teaser for next week, the contestants take charge of the kitchen - ummm, that's not new, they did it last season . Remember Bonnie practising screaming orders at GR.. that was priceless.

                                And and on last note, ummm, GR was NOT flirting with you Christina. He is true to me. Well, and his wife. But me too.

                                1. re: maisonbistro

                                  I think all past winners have gotten the $250K. As for "first time on HK" - that *was* the first time they had 40 pregnant women in to eat in HK all at the same time. LOL

                                  And I do have to say, maisonbistro, you stick strong with your imaginary love life with GR. He'd like that sticktoittiveness in you, I'm sure. ;-)

                                  1. re: LindaWhit

                                    Oh Linda, there are so many things about me he would like LOL. The problem is I am also a chef - so that might be a problem. But in my world, we are very very happy together. Very.

                        2. You guys might enjoy this.
                          The Jen post elimination interview.

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                          1. re: Firegoat

                            Interesting comment:

                            "That was by any means necessary, and anyone who was put in a reality TV show with a competition like that, would see it brings out some sides that you didn’t know you had. I don’t regret anything I did on the show. "

                            Funny how Stephanie was able to win on TC without stooping to "any means necessary".

                            And "I attribute making it to the final four to my solid culinary background. That’s a misconception that a lot of viewers have – that the chefs on the show are just imbeciles. Personally I studied abroad; I worked in Belgium and France for over six months."

                            SIX WHOLE MONTHS?????

                            "Corey called me “sneaky” for writing Christina’s name down twice when we were nominating people to stand up for elimination. Yeah, I did it. What are you going to do about it Corey? What are you going to do Christina? That’s my response to that. "

                            Just shows you can't play fair, Jen. She obviously knows she was wrong to do that, and her "whaddya gonna do about it?" comments are like a little kid getting caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

                            1. re: Firegoat

                              This interview isn't going to change anybody's negative feelings about her. At one point, she says, "What about all the backhanded stuff that they did to me? Anytime I had anything negative to say about anybody on the show, I did it to their face, be it Louross, Ben, Christina, whoever. Every time they said anything about me, it was in the confessional, behind my back. When they’re in my face, they have nothing to say."

                              Excuse me - just exactly what is writing Christina's name twice all about? The only reason that came out was because Corey caught her at it. And her not starting the eggs for Corey's scallops? Was that an honest, in your face, act of sabotage, or a sneaky attempt to get away with something without leaving any marks? There are plenty of examples from previous episodes - this girl is a bitch and a liar - and obviously, not just because of the competition.

                              I wouldn't expect to ever hear from her again. She doesn't have the chops to overcome her bitchiness, she's not cute, and she's not a lesbian... a combination that will insure her lifelong status as a prep and line cook.

                              1. re: applehome

                                applehome, not starting the eggs until GR called her on it was both - out and out act of sabotage, as well as an attempt at getting away with something to better herself. Corey asked her several times about it - but she was "busy" stirring risotto. Or she just ignored Corey completely. Finally GR heard it and and called her on it. Only *then* was she completely obsequious and said "starting it now, Chef!" Corey had it right in the confessional - she was doing it on purpose to better herself in Chef Ramsay's eyes.

                                And what did he say when he went to hang up Jen's coat? He didn't know which Jen he'd get on any given day. Jekyll and Hyde, she was.

                              2. re: Firegoat

                                I bet it's interesting, but having said good bye, I can't go back and see new stuff from Jen. Not without puking that is. LOL!

                              3. Oh, I couldn't stand her. She made for some good TV, but she was just too much -- her condescending attitudes, her delusions, her arrogance, her sneakiness and her nasty habits. It was her time to go. I'm really not happy with anybody remaining. If I would have to pick somebody, I'd probably have to pick Petrozza.

                                1. That woman could never run a kitchen..she wouldn't be able to keep any staff around to work for her.

                                  Ding dong....you know the rest.

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                                    1. re: Firegoat

                                      She just has NO CLUE why she got kicked off. That woman needs to learn some humility. She's a nihilistic, vindictive bitch.

                                  1. Two Points

                                    1 - GR kept her as long as possible for the pure entertainment factor. As others have almost stated if she were on fire and jfood was walking me by her I would look for a hydrant instead of you know what on her to put out the flames.
                                    2 - Jfood thinks GR was sooooooo relieved that Chris won the challenge because he was thinking long and hard about wanting to watch Petrozza in a sequin mini-dress and hot pants vamping on Rodeo Drive. THAT would have been worth the price of admission.

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                                    1. re: jfood

                                      I think that the last three are up to no good. I really want to see how this will turn out. I don't trust nor like none of the last three.........l................

                                    2. To me, HK's Jen was a LOT more villian than TC's Lisa.

                                      I really hated Jen's voice. It so grated. Worse was her, anything she did was incredible. She could have knocked down a row of crystal flutes, poisoned a dozen people and put the kitchen on fire and she would STILL say she did a great job and that none of it was her fault and did you see how so-and-so put a dirty knife out on the table.

                                      Grrrrrrrrr. Good riddance, biyatch!