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Hell's Kitchen 9/4 Spoiler - finale part 1

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jujuthomas Sep 6, 2012 06:48 AM

please, could they not just have a 1 episode finale??? ugh.

anyway, as predicted, Justin and Christine are the final 2.

wth was up with Clemenza? I know they brought him back because of his ranking in elminations, but seriously dude. he's a liability!

I don't remember as much complaining from the sous chefs last year about the finalists' menus.

I'm kind of rooting for Christina for the win, DH doesn't care who takes it. He thinks the best 2, of a not so great bunch, are in the final.

  1. Midknight Sep 6, 2012 07:38 AM

    And him being a liability is the reason he was picked last.

    I'm sure that I wasn't the only one who knew he was going to cop an attitude BECAUSE he was picked last. Not letting him into his kitchen is the best thing that Justin can do to help his team. One man short has got to be better than the attitude-poison that Clemenza would being bringing into it.

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      maisonbistro Sep 6, 2012 11:33 AM

      I hate to admit this, because I swore I would stop watching after the first few episodes- but severe insomnia and an allergic reaction to anything TLC, especially Honey Boo Boo, made it so that I PVR'd it and watched.

      Every year, there are always a few disgruntled chefs who look like they would rather be anywhere but in the finale backing up a finalist. I don't know if they are encouraged to grumble and complain or what... but it makes for an annoying bit of television. I hope Christine wins- I think she has been more consistent than Justin. I don't get her "brigade" complaining about scallops and risotto. You'd think they've gotten yelled at enough times to be able to do them right this time.

      1. re: maisonbistro
        C. Hamster Sep 6, 2012 11:50 AM

        I wonder what the rules of them coming back are.

        Because that pig-faced chick who was eliminated after Kimmie (I think) is not back.

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          jujuthomas Sep 6, 2012 12:44 PM

          oh gosh, you're right!

          Maybe they bring them back based on drama factor??? IIRC, all the returning chefs got yelled at A LOT / were involved in lots of inter-personal drama.

          1. re: jujuthomas
            Midknight Sep 7, 2012 06:08 AM

            Or maybe the "contestants" have the right to refuse to return and she had even more of an attitude than clemenza and said "Screw that!"
            Or, giving her the benefit of the doubt, maybe there was an emergency in her life and simply couldn't make it.

          2. re: C. Hamster
            mucho gordo Sep 6, 2012 12:47 PM

            I thought Kimmie WAS the pig-faced one.

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              C. Hamster Sep 6, 2012 02:38 PM

              There was another "blonde" that kept protesting that she wasn't "just another pretty face" .... she struck me as particularly porcine and pretty nasty, too.

               
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                maisonbistro Sep 6, 2012 06:36 PM

                True- I forgot about her. Thank God she's not back.

                You'd really think that they would appreciate the little addendum to their 15 minutes of fame - being brought back for the finale- YOU WERE ELIMINATED CLEMENZA- be glad you have another shot to try to show us you can cook.

          3. re: maisonbistro
            Midknight Sep 7, 2012 06:06 AM

            I figured they were complaining about the scallop risotto because those were the two dishes that everybody kept screws up every night. So their complaint was "Why are you picking dishes that are so hard to make on THIS particular night?!"

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              Maryld Sep 7, 2012 07:10 AM

              Agree with you Midknight about the scallop risotto---these are two items that Gordon goes ballistic about. Also, it's not especially imaginative, but then most of her menu struck me as being very pedestrian.

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                rockycat Sep 7, 2012 07:18 AM

                I'm pretty sure I don't get the big deal about either scallops or risotto. Hundreds of restaurants have both of those items on their menus daily and all sorts of line cooks manage to turn out creditable renditions. Heck, an awful lot of home cooks can nail those dishes every time. Why are these so-called "pros" all having such hissy fits?

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                  LulusMom Sep 7, 2012 01:17 PM

                  Exactly what I think whenever GR throws a fit about "this bloody risotto!" (or scallops).

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