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Hell's Kitchen Recap 5.2

Hell's Kitchen Recap 5.2

Last night was only the second episode of Hell's Kitchen, but I already feel disappointed by the turn of events: My favorite contestant went home. To hear what I thought of the show (warning: spoilers ahead!) and share your two cents,


  1. Did it surprise you that Coi apologized to Lacey?
  2. How could you not laugh out loud when Colleen fell into putrid-smelling crate while bobbing for scallops?
  3. I learned a lot from Gordon's scallop shucking 101. Have you ever shucked scallops?
  4. Don't you wonder how Gordon selects people to sit out and/or to do dinner service?
  5. Were you half expecting someone to cut himself during the shucking challenge?
  6. Have the producers honed in on all of Lacey's bad moments? Only three of her six scallops passed, and she got the brunt of Gordon's beef — but just one out of 10 of Paula's made the cut! Does she have no work ethic, or simply not enough self-confidence? If it were you dealing with Lacey, would you have taken the Carol approach or the Ji approach?
  7. Did you think it was creepy that Seth knew so much about Gordon's personal life?
  8. Why would Gordon have Robert take the ferry to Catalina Island, only to have him turn around and go right back?
  9. Do you think Colleen really is a cooking school teacher and owner? How is that possible?
  10. Were Colleen and Lacey the right people to be up for elimination? What about Carol? Don't you think she came down a little too hard on Lacey, and not enough on herself?
  11. Were you shocked when Ji sent herself home?

If you didn't catch the episode, here are my favorite quotes from the show:

LA, on scallops: I have no experience with scallops. I didn't know they came in shells.

Lacey, on shucking scallops: If the people on earth that ate scallops saw the scallop like that, they wouldn't eat 'em.

Gordon, realizing no one in HK had ever shucked scallops: Un-shucking-believable!

Gordon, to Colleen: You frazzle my mind. Every time I look at you, I think headache.

Photos courtesy of Fox

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shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
That was awfully crappy treatment of Robert. I also felt that the visual juxtaposition of Lacey and Robert was intended by the producers to imply that fat people are lazy and don't win, and that left quite a sour taste. I was sad to see Ji go. She seemed very strong.
Janice09 Janice09 8 years
I was really shocked and saddened by Ji's decision. However, what she did was very noble though. I thought I was about to witness a trump-style double elimination but Ji came up with the courage to save her team. I hope that they would bring her back to the show. I found that she has a web site, with photos and you can email and even vote as to whether to have her back to the show. I really do hope that she gets back. :(
cupcake_ cupcake_ 8 years
Ji was my favourite so of course she goes home :( I can't stand Lacey or Colleen..I really wanted to see one of them go but I think Ramsay is enjoying making fun of Colleen too much :P
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I agree with you bluebellknoll! Why in the heck would Ji be in a wheelchair? She was fine during service and then needed a chair? I'm ready for Lacey to go home, she's whiny and irritating! How do these people get on the show? Are they put there because they would make good chefs or because they would make good tv?
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Last night's episode was a total disappointment. What exactly did Ji do to her ankle that required her to be in a WHEELCHAIR at the end of service? If she just twisted it - it seemed slightly overdramatic to me.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
Sorry Lacey, I still love me some scallops. As long as somehow else is shucking them for me. Haha. That sucks that Ji went home. :( I was rooting for her.
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