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,
- Did it surprise you that Coi apologized to Lacey?
- How could you not laugh out loud when Colleen fell into putrid-smelling crate while bobbing for scallops?
- I learned a lot from Gordon's scallop shucking 101. Have you ever shucked scallops?
- Don't you wonder how Gordon selects people to sit out and/or to do dinner service?
- Were you half expecting someone to cut himself during the shucking challenge?
- 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?
- Did you think it was creepy that Seth knew so much about Gordon's personal life?
- Why would Gordon have Robert take the ferry to Catalina Island, only to have him turn around and go right back?
- Do you think Colleen really is a cooking school teacher and owner? How is that possible?
- 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?
- 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.