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Hell's Kitchen - 3.5 Recap

Hell's Kitchen - 3.5 Recap

While nobody burned in hell on last night's episode of Hell's Kitchen, there was plenty of the usual mayhem. Dishes were burnt, Gordon was angry, and the Hell's B*tches (the loving nickname to the all-female team) were back in full force. Forgive me if these recaps have started to sound a little like the Hell's Kitchen narrator, but I just can't help it... For the first time in Hell's Kitchen history, the teams cater a wedding as their challenge (hmm... sounds strangely like the first episode of the Next Food Network Star). To see what happened when the contestants created a meal for the most memorable day of one lucky (??) couple's life,

The teams are brought by SUV to Bristol Farms where Ramsay informs them that they will be catering a wedding the following day. Each team has $100 and 30 minutes at the grocery store to create a tasting menu of three dishes: an appetizer, a fish, and a meat dish. Back at the kitchen the teams are given an hour to prepare their 3 dishes for the bride and groom, who are coming in to taste and choose the wedding reception menu.

Melissa takes it upon herself to become the leader of the red team. Instead of leading, she rudely bosses the girls around, doesn't allow Bonnie to answer any questions and second guesses Julia's ability to properly cook duck. In the end, she is the one who overcooks the duck and declares it unfit for the bride and groom to taste. The bride and groom prefer the boy's crab appetizer to the girl's dessert-like brie/strawberry/puff pastry dish and the girl's fish over the boy's. Melissa throws a tantrum stating that the girl's duck should not be presented to the bride and groom. Ramsay overrules her and poor Jen is left trying to describe a plain, overcooked duck breast.

The boys win a trip to a day spa while the girls are left to transform Hell's Kitchen into a beautiful wedding. Melissa is super condescending and the girls, myself, and anyone watching begin to despise her. On the day of the wedding, she really screw up by oxidizing and over-cooking potatoes, causing tension between her and Rock and accidentally spilling all of the girl's sabayon into the water bath. Not even Ramsay can take anymore of her behavior, puts her in her place and demands that Jen lead the red team.

The girls are the obvious losers and Ramsay asks Jen to nominate two of her teammates for elimination. She picks Melissa and Bonnie. When Ramsay calls Melissa forward and asks her to remove her chef's coat, he shocks them all by handing her a blue coat and telling her she will be cooking on the boy's team now. Bonnie is sent back to the line as Ramsay leaves us all anticipating what will go down next week, when we once again meet in Hell.

There were tons of good Ramsayisms and here are my top 5:

  • You're standing there acting like a jumped up little cave woman... now do as you're told.
  • Bloody well done, you won hands down.
  • When was the last time you had a massage? Never? Make sure you keep your pants on.
  • Shut the f**k up for 30 seconds and you might learn something. Now stop being a stubborn little b*tch and move your ass.
  • Oh piss off you little sabotage.

Usually I think Ramsay is too mean, but his cave woman nickname for Melissa was right on. What is up with her hair? And what on earth is on her chin, does she have a goatee??

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DivaBunny DivaBunny 9 years
i wanted melissa to go home so badly, buuuuuuut it is definitley going to be HILARIOUS watching on the men's team!!! Rock (i think) is already losing it just having to listen to her from the other side of the kitchen! i cant wait!!!
calibabi calibabi 9 years
i totally had the same thought about the "goatee" looking thing on melissa's chin. that poor girl is probably so embarrassed as she is watching these episodes!!! i wish they would have gotten rid of her altogether.
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 9 years
Haha yes love the "Ramsayisms"...this show is so funny to watch! Glad it's not me in that kitchen though!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
LOL! I love this show, thanks Buzz! Melsissa's hair is a mop, I can't believe she doesn't have it tied back at all times in the kitchen. In fact I'm surprised that they don't seem to wear hats or hair nets at all. And it seems all of them are breaking out maybe from the heat of the kitchen, or heat of the stress. As for Gordon Ramsey putting Simon Cowell to shame. At least Ramsey knows what he's doing, has been through it himself. I've never heard Simon sing or preform, he just tells others they can't.
vapidintuition vapidintuition 9 years
Seriously, I think melissa is a tweeker, and she couldnt help but pick that nasty little labret piercing scab she's got goin. That stuff is so freaking gross. She needs some ointment or something.
ccy ccy 9 years
I thought the chin thing was a nasty looking piercing! She's gotta go next week!
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I asked my hunny about the chin thing, too!!! And someone please hand the girl a brush. She is such a b!tch, it's not goint to get any better for her on the boy's team. They have no loyalties to her. I wish he would have kicked her off. I think he's kicking off two next week.
chellebaby chellebaby 9 years
I also asked my husband what kind of action Melissa was sporting on her chin! Great recap. Last night's episode was hilarious and I can't wait to see what happens next week.
rbex rbex 9 years
HAHAH!! I was wondering the same thing about her chin! I asked my husband and he thought it was a goatee too! I really wish they would have just kicked her off.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Great recap. There were a few other funny quotes that had me laughing last night, but I forget them now. Melissa is having a huge breakout on her chin. Im pretty sure thats what it is. And she is such a bitch. Before Jen called her out to the chopping block, I was wondering how she couldve gone from such a strong chef at the beginning of the show to a bossy know it all now. And then Chef said the exact same thing! Its ok I guess that she has a second chance and that Bonnie is safe another week, but Melissa sure will piss off the boys!
scarrie scarrie 9 years
LOL... this review was right on! We were wondering what the deal with Melissa's chin was too... it looks like she cut it or something in reality. I'm surprised Ramsay puts up with that out of control hair.. it will be just a matter of time before someone returns a dish with her nasty unwashed hair in it! "Keep your pants on" was definitely the quote of the episode. It's kind of funny how the girls ended up on the "Manly" fishing excursion, and the guys ended up getting the massages.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I gotta say, I haven't watched this show, but I love reading your reviews of them! I'm hooked on the reviews and maybe eventually I'll check out the show. :)
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
I just cannot watch this show again. It's plain hateful. Simon Cowell is like Oprah compared to Gordon Ramsay!
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