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Hell's Kitchen 7/25 finale SPOILERS

Firegoat Jul 26, 2013 07:03 AM

Well that went pretty much as predicted. At least both of the finalists seemed to be pretty nice people. The gal I liked didn't win (as usual). I was surprised what jerks some of the returning chefs were. (I mean you, Dan). Makes you wonder if they are just naturally jerks or if production was pushing them to act that way. I wouldn't think if you are a chef as a profession you would want to act that way on national TV.

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    Worldwide Diner Jul 26, 2013 07:09 AM

    I too wanted Mary to win because I think she's really talented and actually enjoys being in the kitchen but Ja'Nel is more polished and better for Gordo's image, notwithstanding that she is full of herself.

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    1. re: Worldwide Diner
      mucho gordo Jul 26, 2013 12:11 PM

      They are all full of themselves. Each one thinks s/he's unbeatable.

    2. Firegoat Jul 26, 2013 03:01 PM

      I also thought both women's menus were far more exciting than the usual risotto and Wellingtons they've been forced to crank out all season.

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      1. re: Firegoat
        C. Hamster Jul 26, 2013 05:48 PM

        I was shocked the Jon wasn't in the final.

        Gordon chose Janel asvthe winner because if her previous restaurant experience, because I thought Mary owned the service.

        He alluded to that in the pre-handle turning remarks .

        I think Janel will be one of the few HK winners to make it big.
        Dan had to be put up to that. He can't be that much of an asshole idiot on worldwide tv.

      2. girloftheworld Jul 28, 2013 11:34 PM

        Dan better not put Hells Kitchen on his resume...

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        1. re: girloftheworld
          Bunson Jul 30, 2013 01:57 PM

          Dan was awesome TV, had me cracking up all season long.

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            girloftheworld Jul 30, 2013 03:02 PM

            Now lets put him on Survivor

            1. re: girloftheworld
              C. Hamster Jul 30, 2013 05:26 PM

              Or the Bachelor!!

              By the way you are hysterical /insightful for a 13 year old. You are probably 40 :-)

              1. re: C. Hamster
                girloftheworld Jul 30, 2013 05:34 PM

                you have to be attractive and have a decivablly lucrative career for the batchelor.

                thank you... my mom always says I am 13 going on 30..usally following an inapprotaite penis joke that makes her remind me to remember what company I am in outside of the house...

                1. re: girloftheworld
                  C. Hamster Jul 30, 2013 05:40 PM

                  Although you are totally right ....

                  *Shouldnt* they have Dan or a guy like him on to liven up the show?

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                    girloftheworld Jul 30, 2013 06:24 PM

                    lol--- how pray tell are you going to get one of those high matince princess to say "please accept this rose" to Dan???

                    the best we can hope for is another season of 80 plates or maybe the amazing race teaming him and Marcel.

                    1. re: girloftheworld
                      dmjordan Jul 31, 2013 06:36 AM

                      I don't think she would ever have to utter such words! I'd just love to see him on one episode.

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          jujuthomas Aug 4, 2013 10:07 AM

          we finally FINALLY got to watch the finale last night. I thought Mary did a much better job running her brigade, but as mentioned downthread, Ja'Nel probably won because of previous resto experience. oh well! on to next season and a new set of "donkeys". :)

          1. Firegoat Aug 4, 2013 10:18 AM

            Kind of a fun follow-up article on Mary, the runner-up.

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            1. re: Firegoat
              C. Hamster Aug 4, 2013 02:15 PM


              They film A YEAR in advance?

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                dmjordan Aug 5, 2013 07:26 AM

                During the finale, I noted that Mary dated her final menu. It was last September. Do they really need that much time in between?

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                  Firegoat Aug 5, 2013 07:37 AM

                  With Gordon now having 5 shows on Fox, not to mention his UK programs, plus publicity and his restaurant endeavors, that may be the only way they can schedule it onto his schedule.


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              madeliner Aug 5, 2013 10:21 AM

              Mary is going to be working at Ming Tsai's Blue Ginger-good for her!


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              1. re: madeliner
                Firegoat Aug 5, 2013 10:24 AM

                That is awesome! Good for her, indeed!

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                  C. Hamster Aug 5, 2013 10:55 AM

                  "Blue Ginger Family," so maybe she'll be at Blue Dragon. Good for her!

                  She also used to work at Eataly.

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