Hell's Kitchen (2005–…): Season 17, Episode 1 - All-Stars Arrive - full transcript

Chef Ramsey invites 16 All-Stars back for a second chance at proving they have what it takes to be the head chef at the first-ever Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen Restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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It's been 16 incredible seasons

in Hell's Kitchen.

Guys, move!

Do not hit him!

[bleep] idiot!

- God!
- Shh.

- Rah!
- Shut the [bleep] up!

Come on!

You're crazy.

You can go [bleep] off, Chef Ramsay.

With some of the most passionate chefs

ever to set foot in a kitchen.

You better get out of my face.

You second guess me,
and you can't even burn?

You got me twisted, dog.

You called me a [bleep] bitch today,

and you want me to keep my mouth shut?

Now the chef who had to

put up with all of them...

is bringing your favorite
all-stars back.


Is that Manda?

It's Chef Ramsay.

I would like to invite you back.

- Really?
- Yes, really.

You're serious?

I'm serious.

16 unforgettable chefs got the call...

All-stars, baby, let's do it.

That they've all been dreaming about.


Can't wait to see you.

- Excellent, chef.
- Good-bye.

Thank you so much.

I'm excited for the opportunity.

Haven't got time to [bleep],
Benjamin. Move your ass.

And if you think these all-stars

fought hard the last time...

I will hunt your ass down.

Shut up for five seconds!

You ain't seen nothing yet.

You got me twisted, man.

I'm staying right here where I belong.

- Here...
- [bleep] say that then.

Oh, [bleep].

Old rivalries

are renewed.

Get the [bleep] out of here.

Can you sit down?

You wanna hear it again?

Tell me more, Milly.

You can't burn.

I can take a punch.

New alliances are formed.

We need to work together
to get them out.


In the end, one of these all-stars

will get the greatest prize
in Hell's Kitchen history.

So don't blink...


Because when you give a second chance

to the most
relentless chefs in the world..

Ah, [bleep], Milly!

I [bleep] quit.


No stars.

You end up

with the most electrifying

season ever.

- Ah!
- Bounce back queen.

Who's "we"?

- Oh, [bleep].
- Medic!

This is Hell's Kitchen: All-Stars.

How about I get that spinach, Michelle?

The all-star chefs

are all making their way

to Hell's Kitchen

for a second chance

at winning it all.

Oh, man.

Ah, let's go.

Last time I was here,
we rode in this big bus,

and we was all crammed up together.

This time, Chef Ramsay sent
a limo to pick me up,

letting me know, "Milly, I expect

a lot out of you."

Let's go, let's go.

- Welcome, Milly.
- Yes, what's up?

Come on, let's head inside.

- All right, here you go.
- Wow, wow.

Have a seat, enjoy.

Pick me a seat.

Chef Ramsay means so much to me.

He means so much to my family.

Chef Ramsay was the first person

to keep it real with me

and tell me I knew how to cook.

You okay?

What's on your mind?

I just need so much more experience.

You underestimate yourself.

You can cook.

Yeah, Chef.

I left here being an 8,

and, this time around,

I'm gonna show Chef Ramsay

that I'm a 10.

I'm so excited to be here again,

to prove to Chef Ramsay

that he made the wrong decision

by sending me home.

I get another chance to win,

and I can't let anything get in my way.

It won't open.

It's locked.

It won't open.

I gotta pee so bad.

- Hi.
- Hi, Ashley.

All right, Ashley,
make yourself comfortable.

- Have some champagne.
- Okay.

Oh, they didn't tell me
to have some champagne.

They tell me "go sit down."

- How you doing?
- How are you?

- I'm Chef Milly.
- It's nice to see you.

- Yes, how you doing?
- I'm Ashley, nice to meet you.

As a super fan,
I've watched every season,

and I know everything
about Hell's Kitchen.

A lot of people call me the guru.

I remember you.

Oh, you do?

One of my favorites, actually.

Well, thank you.

- Here we go.
- Hey, hey, how you doing, sir?

- How you doing?
- How you doing?

- Giovanni.
- Milly.

- Ashley, nice to meet you.
- Giovanni, nice to meet you.

What season?

I was ten years ago, man.


- You on five?
- Yeah.


Might be an old dog, but I got

a little pep left in me.

Thank you for giving me

a call, Chef Ramsay.

I didn't know Chef Ramsay
even knew my phone number.

Good morning, Jennifer.

How you doing?

- Good, how are you?
- I'm good.

Let's head inside, okay?

- Awesome.
- Come on.

I'm so excited to come back

because when I left "Hell's
Kitchen" on season nine

I feel like I was robbed.

I promise, if you will
defend me to the end,

I will have your back.

The weakest chef.


I think Elise is a stronger cook

than Jennifer.

Jennifer, will you please

give me your jacket?

Keep your head up, Jennifer.


Please, tell me Elise is not here.

- Here we go.
- Oh, hello.

- Hello.
- Hi.

- How you doing?
- I was wondering who was here.

How's things going?

It's good to see you.

I have predictions of who's here,

and I knew it was you.

How'd you know it was me?

'Cause it's you...

I know who you are.

We're friends on Facebook.

That's why we know each other.

Yeah, see, I don't know nobody
but from season 14.

- You're 14?
- Yeah, I was 14.

- He was five.
- All right, all right,

all right, all right.

You guys are all
a bunch of little babies.

I'm gonna cradle youse to sleep.

- Hi, whoo!
- All right.

- Straight ahead, please.
- Yes.

It's [bleep] great to be back

because I have unfinished business.

Last time I let the games
and antics with Ashley...

I let that get to me.

You are officially [bleep] dead to me.

Everybody, dead to me.

We are not friends.

Whoo, hey.


- How are you?
- I take it they know each other.

I want somebody to come in
and give me a hug like that.

- Oh, my God, this is huge.
- Yes!

I love Jared, and we were

on the same season...
We were really close.

You know, we had our ups and downs,

like when he chose
Kristin over me for the reward.

Select one of your fellow
team members to take with you.

Gonna have to go with Kristin.


I don't think I still
forgive him for that,

but everybody knows
that Jared and I are boo-boos.

Oh, my God, yes, yes, yes, yes.

Here we go.

Round two.

I've grown a lot since season 14,

and not only because of my beard.

I think my anxiety sent me home.

I got overwhelmed too easily,

but I'm a lot more level-headed now.

Is there a red carpet?

I always deserve a red carpet.

Watch out, bitches, this is not
the same Nick as last time.

Uh-oh, uh-oh.

There you go.

What's up, my brother?

- How's it going?
- I'm good.

- How you doing?
- Good.

How are you, Nicholas?

Good, how are you, hon? Good to see you.

I'm really looking forward to seeing

some of the other people from my season.

No, you know, I do want
to see Michelle though.

I do, I love Michelle so much.

I love her.

Although, I feel like

there's definitely people

that I don't want to see.

What do you think about Josh?

Him and Josh got into it a lot.

Nick, he's a Suzy Homemaker.

You're a [bleep].

You don't have

the [bleep] to take over.


And if you think you can run 20...

Stop [bleep] talking over me,
Josh, you're a [bleep] [bleep].

I can't with him.

This season, like,

we're all awesome.

We're not gonna do that [bleep].

Yeah, the all-stars?

No drama?

I doubt that's gonna happen.

I think there's gonna be
plenty of drama.


- You know it!
- What the [bleep]

I'm back, baby!

You're so crazy.

Ashley, come here, girl!


You're not the first girl
I picked up from Florida, hey!

Let's [bleep] get the drink on.

Oh, my God.

It's exciting to be back
in Hell's Kitchen,

but, based on my last experience,

I'm nervous because I wasn't a favorite.

Like, the Red Team hated me.

Like, we just flat-out
just didn't get along.


- Come on, come on, come on.
- _

I know you're this close
to snapping, Robyn.

- _
- I know you don't.

- Welcome, how are you, Barbie?
- Thank you.

- I'm great, how are you?
- Good, let's get you inside.


This time, I'm just gonna try
to be everyone's friend.

I think I got this.

Make yourself comfortable.


Great, you're here.

- What's going on?
- What's up?

Hey, Barbie.

- Hey, girl, how are you?
- Hi, how are you?

- Good, how are you?
- Good.

Okay, the hug was a little forced.


- Hi, guys.
- Hi, girl!

- What's going on?
- It's going.

- How are you?
- Good, how are you?


This is Dana.

Dana walks through the door,
and I'm like, "ugh."

- How are you?
- Good, how are you?

Everybody's super nice,
and then I look over,

and I see Barbie.



Right now, it looks like,
"Oh, Barbie seems so nice."

I'm like, "You guys just wait."

She's evil.

- You skinny bitch.
- You ain't had a job

a day in your life,
and your ass shows it.

Ooh, I want to hit you so bad,
you nasty bitch.

No hug, no love?

Well, I... I was gonna let you go around.

We can at least start off nice.

If you see Barbie
giving you that stink eye,

don't say I didn't warn you.

What's going on?

- Whoo!
- Whoo!

- I'm Van.
- Nice to meet you.

- Nick.
- I'm Van, nice to meet you.

Since I left Hell's Kitchen,

I moved up to Connecticut,

but you can't keep a good

southern boy down, you know?

What's up?

I didn't come here to compete.

I came here to win.

It's called the Lone Star State

for a reason, y'all.

I'm about to win this [bleep].

Van may be the only one from season six,

but his enthusiastic return
has earned him

at least one new ally.

Yeehaw, cowboy!

As for more recently
departed alumni like Manda...

My loves!

She's welcomed by some familiar faces.

Hello, Amanda.

Like, oh, is this a season 15 reunion?

Did I bring my yearbook?

I missed you.

Should I go get my cheerleading uniform?

Hi, love.


Hi, nugget, hi, baby.

Michelle and I got along
really well during season 14.

- I'm so happy you're here.
- I know, same.

She kicked ass, so I'm a little scared

to see how much better she's gotten.

I'm so ready for this.

- _
- That's Michelle.



The all-stars are
already sizing each other up,

when Hell's Kitchen veterans
Ben from season five

and Benjamin from season seven arrive.

- Hello, everybody.
- What up?

- Who is that?
- Season five.

Putting some of

the chef's memories to the test.

Hey, guys, what's going on?

I don't know this person either.

- Andrew.
- Man, how you doing?

- Benjamin.
- Milly.

- Benjamin?
- Nice, nailed it.


There's not much nine here right now.

- Not much nine.
- You were nine.

- I was before you guys.
- Yeah.

- With Paul.
- Yep.

- And Elise.
- Oh. Oh.

The most hated Hell's Kitchen
contestant of all time.

I don't care.

- You don't have to yell at me.
- You aren't taking this serious.

- I'm right here.
- You better get out of my face.

You had to have been the problem.

- Whatever.
- You had to have been

the problem on the Red Team.

I'm not the problem
'cause I'm still here.

If she's here, I'm walking out.


This is to [bleep] weird right now.

Here you go.

If it's Josh, I'm gonna
[bleep] lose my mind.

- Hi.
- Who we got, who we got?


Here you go.

If it's Josh, I'm gonna
[bleep] lose my mind.

Who we got, who we got?

- Hi.
- What's up?

Oh, [bleep].

Hey, there she is.


- Elise!
- Oh.



This is the last person on Earth
that I wanted to see today.

The last.

You're looking good, girl.

Thank you.

You're looking good.

Hey, everybody.


How you doing? Milly.

Good, how are you?


There's not a day that goes past

that I don't think about the fact

that I did not win.

Listen to me.

I've never met anyone so resilient

in all my years as you.

You're Teflon.

- Well done.
- Thank you.

This time around, I'm gonna do
whatever it takes to win.

- I'm Ben.
- Elise.

- Giovanni.
- Elise.

Let me see those guns.

[bleep], girl.

Damn, girl.

Yeah, she's in shape.

I'm still the same Elise who really
doesn't care what people think.

It's okay. You can hate me.

- There's one more, I think.
- Probably.


I said the same exact thing.

Yeah, I mean, he's cute,

but, like, he's a tool.

- Whoa, all right.
- Oh, [bleep].

Of course the last person
that just arrived is Josh.

I'm gonna make the best of it
and kick his ass again,

so, bye, Felicia.


Nick, how you been?

- Amazing.
- Get over here!

- Okay, don't be shy.
- I'm glad you're here.

Hey, buddy.

Good, how are you?

It's Josh.

I'm back, baby.

You can't have

a Hell's Kitchen All-Stars without me.

Oh, man.

While the all-star chefs

get reacquainted,
Chef Ramsay's first guests

of the season have arrived.

Press and super fans
from around the world

have all been invited
to the grand reopening

of Hell's Kitchen.

Wow, thank you.

Ladies and gentlemen,
welcome to the brand-new

and completely redesigned
Hell's Kitchen.

The look of the restaurant
is not the only thing

that's new.

The people that I have chosen are chefs

who deserve a second chance.

During their time in Hell's Kitchen,

each of them truly deserved
their black jackets.

For the first time ever,
the chefs will be all-stars.

Would you like to meet them?


Ladies and gentlemen,
please welcome the Red Team.



- Robyn, ladies and gentlemen.
- Whoa!


Please, welcome back Michelle.


- Dana, ladies and gentlemen.
- Whoo!


And Manda.

What up? I'm here, I'm here!

Wow, so, ladies and gentlemen,
are you ready to meet

the men's all-star team?

Please, welcome back Milly from Philly,

ladies and gentlemen.

Yeah, Milly!


All right.



Yeah, baby, yeah!

Let's do this [bleep], whoo!

- _
- Yeah.



- Ben.
- Whoo, baby, yeah!

- Giovanni.
- Yes, baby!

And, of course, Jared.

I can't believe I'm walking down
this red carpet.

I can't believe people
are cheering my name.

There's too much going on.

I'm like a squirrel...
I'm like, "oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,

where do I look?"

Now, this wouldn't be
an incredible all-star season

without my sous chefs.

She is the executive chef
of all my restaurants

in Las Vegas.

She also happens to be the winner

of season ten Hell's Kitchen.

Please, welcome back Christina Wilson.

Christina's kind of a big deal now,

and I'm used to
talking to her like a friend,

and so I can't do that anymore,
and I don't really like it.

For the men's team, he currently is

my executive developments chef
overseeing 14 of my restaurants

in the UK and in France
and is overseeing

our Michelin starred establishments.

Please, welcome James "Jocky" Petrie.

When Jocky walks out,
I am over the moon.

I study his recipes.

Just seeing him,
I'm kind of like "Oh, my God",

oh, my God, oh, my God."

He's a beast.

And, in keeping with
this incredible all-star season,

the reward is truly remarkable.

One of you will become

the head chef at the brand-new

Hell's Kitchen restaurant in Las Vegas.

It has one of the best locations
anywhere in the country.

It is on the strip in Caesars Palace.

Hell's Kitchen the restaurant
in Vegas on the strip?

It's game time.

The light switch went on.

Chef Milly will be there.

That comes with a salary

of a quarter of a million dollars.

Now chefs, it's time
for your signature dish.

Let's go, follow me.

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

Let's go.

I'm here to rewrite history.

Let's do this, let's go.

I'm ready.

I'm about to smoke everybody.

Now how does it feel
to be back in that kitchen?

- Awesome.
- It feels great.

So good.

Manda, what are you making for us?

I'm making some good ol' mussels,

Jersey style.

What does that entail?

Bacon and beer.

Bacon and beer.

Everybody else needs to watch out

because, since I left Hell's Kitchen,

I went back to school,

I have been running a restaurant,

and, all at the same time,
I take care of all my babies,

so up here is, like, magical.

I'm like a wizard.

Didn't you miss me?

Yes, I did.

Right, Milly,
signature dish, what is it?

I'm doing sea bass three ways.

Milly, it's 45 minutes,

- not four hours and five minutes.
- I know, I know.

- You guys ready?
- Yes, Chef.

Right, lift your domes.

What the...?

This is not what I picked.

That's not mine.

What the [bleep]?

Wait, what is this?

Those aren't our ingredients.

Right, lift your domes.

What the...?

This is not what I picked.

- That's not mine.
- What the [bleep]?

Wait, what is this?

Those aren't our ingredients.

Is that yours?

That is not what I picked.

Excuse me, Chef Ramsay, um, you gave me

the wrong ingredients.

Yeah, can you just replace my dome?

Thanks, that would be great.

Now, there's a reason why none of you
have the ingredients you were expecting.

This is the all-star season.

I am raising the bar.

I love it.

Each of you will have to come up

with a spectacular
on-the-fly signature dish

using the ingredients
that I have supplied

in front of you,
and you'll be facing off

against a member of the opposing team

who has the same ingredient as you.

- Ooh.
- Oh, okay.

You all have 45 minutes,
and it begins right now.

- Let's go.
- All right, boys.

Push each other. You want to
get out of the gate strong.

- No, no, no, no, no, you took my spot.
- Too late.

Oh, holy [bleep], that's strong.

That's good.

Just over half an hour to go.

Ladies, hey, Robyn's cooking her salmon.

Half an hour to go, and how long does
it take to cook a piece of salmon?

Only five and a half minutes.

- Four minutes.
- How long?

- Seven minutes, Chef.
- Come on, Robyn.

Yes, Chef.


My pan's definitely not hot enough

for the salmon to go in,
and so my skin is coming off.

- Hey, Dana.
- Yeah?

Panko, panko, panko.

What do you need?

Do you guys see panko back here?

Oh, my God, Robyn is all over the place.

She's up, she's down, she's sideways.

Excuse me, watch out.

Come on, girl, this is all-stars.

Come on, guys, help each other out.

Help each other out.

Ben, what are you doing?

I'm gonna be doing
a stuffed chicken breast

with sauce of chicken demi,
coconut, and fresh basil.

Sounds delicious.

When I was here for season five,
I came at this

like a bull in a china shop.

You wanna hear something, dude?

I will cook circles around you.

I will circle you like a [bleep] moon.

- Where have you been?
- Are you joking me?

- Hey, hey.
- Come on, Ben, come on.

You couldn't cook my [bleep].

When you come at it gung-ho
like I did the first time,

it's easy to sort of burn out.

This time, I need to really pace myself.

I don't have any agenda
other than to win.

Oh, my God, I'm a [bleep] mess
over here.

Be done, be done, now.

Ten, nine... Dana, let's go!

Coming, Chef!

- Six, five, four...
- All right, guys, last touches.

- Three, two...
- Coming, chef!

- Coming chef!
- One and serve.

- Now.
- Okay.


I'll be judging you
on a scale of one to five,

five being the highest and one...
Well, trust me,

anyone gets one,
I don't know why you're here.

Right, let's start off
with two individuals

from the same season, Ashley and Jared.

- Come on, Ash.
- Come on, baby.

The battle of the duck breast, let's go.

They call it "frenemies" for a reason.

I know you, Jared,
and you're going down, whoo.

Since you've left Hell's Kitchen,

what are you guys?

Friends, rivals, lovers?

- Friends.
- Friends.

Since the day we left.

Well, great.

Ashley and Jared are together again.

They'll distract each other,
and they'll fall apart again.

I'm sorry I hurt you.

It's really bad.

Come here, I'm sorry.

Let the kanoodling begin.

Right, Ash, let's start off with you.

Visually, it looks beautiful.

Can you guys see that from there?

- Beautiful.
- It looks nice.

- It looks great.
- Beautiful.

Describe the dish.

The duck is marinated in sake
and, underneath,

you have a Brussels sprout,
celery root purée.

Uh, let's get one thing right,
the duck is nailed beautifully,

but, when you've got sauce that
delicious, put less on there.

- Don't flood it.
- Yes, Chef.

But it's a very strong start.

Four out of five.

- Yeah.
- Good job.

- Nice.
- Good job, Ashley.

Great start for the women.

Jared, describe your duck dish.

I have pan-seared duck breast

over a celery root purée.

So here's the thing.

Duck you've nailed, beautifully
done, let's get that right.

Come on, baby, this is gonna be a five.

Let's do this. Let's do this!

Here's the thing, um,

purée's a little bit watery.


But it's, you know,

it's a very strong effort.

Two good dishes, um...

Four out of five, well done,
both of you.

Thank you, Chef.


Ties are like kissing

your [bleep] sister.

Good job, buddy.

You too.


Barbie and Ben, let's go.

- Let's go, Barbie.
- Come on, Ben.

Okay, Barbie, best moment
in Hell's Kitchen?

Actually, when I left,
and you told me I was amazing.

Worst moment?

How about me being up for

elimination every single time?

What's so funny, Dana?

Just that her...

Her worst moments were...

Were eliminations, and we kind of

had something to do with that, so...

Who's going up?

Does everyone agree that

their one vote is for Barbie?

- Yes.
- Okay, done.

- We wanted her gone.
- Why?

Because I could cook.

Nope, that wasn't why.

Tell me, Dana.


I'm just asking.


I like this.

- Yeah.
- Self-destruction.

Barbie, worst moment in Hell's Kitchen?

How about me being up for
elimination every single time?

What's so funny, Dana?

We wanted her gone.


Because I could cook.

Nope, that wasn't why.

Tell me, Dana.

- Uh...
- I'm just asking.


- I like this, self-destruction.
- Yeah, this is great.

Everything's different now.

People have changed,

everyone's getting a clean slate,

and we should focus on that.

- Good answer.
- Good job.

- Good answer, girl.
- Well said.

- Good answer.
- First day at school.

Political answer.

Barbie, describe the dish, please.

I have curry chicken
with some coconut milk,

and then just a little bit
of garam masala.

If you allow that sauce
to be less heavy,

it would've worked.


Three out of five.

Ben, describe the dish.

I stuffed the coconut rice
inside the chicken breast,

and I roasted it together.

I've never seen a chicken breast
stuffed with [bleep] rice.

You got bland on bland.

It's a two out of five, Ben.

- Yes.
- Whoo!

Good job, Barbie.

Ben's been here

for five minutes,

and you already on my list.

You better watch yourself.

Next up are Jennifer
and Giovanni with the...

Battle of the lamb.

Now, Giovanni...

How you doing, Chef?

I remember being really pissed with you.

- So do I.
- Remember that?

Yeah, yeah, I still have...

I still have the nickname.

Hey, Ben, your special

has now become not very special

thanks to [bleep] face there.

Hurry up, Giovanni.

Yeah, but I'm not [bleep] face, Chef.

You gonna say that again?

I said, I'm not [bleep] face, Chef.

- Yeah, you're pissed, are you?
- I'm not...

[bleep], look at me,
look at me in the eyes!

Not as pissed as I am!

You [bleep] are! Donkey!

This is not personal.

- This is professional.
- I'm sorry, Chef.

That plate was a piece
of [bleep], now pull it back!

Yes, Chef.

What has Giovanni got tonight

that you didn't have last time

you were in this competition?

I got a lot more heart

and a lot more passion.

You know, I mean, not many
people get a second chance,

it's a chance of a lifetime.
It could send one of my kids

to more doctors
and get more help for her.

- Doctors?
- I have a child

that has seizures
and has moderate autism.

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

She's beautiful,

and she does great, don't be.

She's fine.

She's the love of my life.

A major inspiration.

- Thank you.
- Good, well...

So describe the dish, please.

I've got a pistachio-crusted
lamb with a sweet mashed potato

with grilled eggplant.

Um, a bit clumsy, presentation-wise,

but you've cooked it beautifully.

It's a very strong three.

Thank you.

After a solid showing from Giovanni,

it's up to Jennifer's lamb with eggplant

to put the women back on top.

Come on, come on, come on.

Lamb's cooked beautifully.

Thank you, Chef.


But, when you give me
undercooked eggplant,

there's nothing worse.

The eggplant are crunchy.

What happens to an eggplant
when it's crunchy?

It gets bitter.

Eggplant, no excuse.

That dish had all the makings
of a strong four or five,

but I'm giving it a three out of five.


Jennifer, come on, what a shame.


Next up, battle of the scallops,
let's go.

- Let's go, ladies.
- Yeah, Michelle.

And not just the battle
of scallop tonight,

but battle from season 14.

Uh, Michelle, when you were here last,

you were the youngest
in this competition.

- Yeah.
- And you still are the youngest.

- Yes.
- It's true.

We're all all-stars.

Everyone already knows I'm legit.

I know that everyone else
is legit, so bring it on.

This is my game face.

I'm ready.

So I have a seared scallops
over polenta gnocchi.

Wow, they taste beautiful.

Thank you.

It's four out of five.

- Good job.
- Thank you.

- Good job.
- Good job, Michelle.

- Nick.
- Yes, Chef?

Is that a ring on your finger?

It is, Chef.

- Congratulations.
- Thank you.

- Lady's name?
- Hah, "lady's name"?

Uh, Michael.

- Michael, I remember.
- Yes.

But you met an old girlfriend
at a rewards, right?

Things change, yeah.

Is this unbelievable?

Can I give you a hug?

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God, this is weird.


What? You don't know that girl

I dated her in high school
when I was straight.

No way.

Small world.

Nick, describe the dish, please.

So Chef, you have a sea scallop crudo.

- Crudo?
- Crudo in 45 minutes?

He didn't cook nothing.

Yes, so why raw?

It's light, but I think all the flavors

really work together.

The season on the scallops... Beautiful.

Thank you, chef.

But then you spoiled it
with this bloody big

dump of polenta.

Three out of five.

- Okay.
- Whoo!

Good job, Michelle.

Good job, man.

With the Red Team

leading by two,

Manda's southern-style pork chop...

- Three out of five.
- Good job.

Thank you, Chef.

Nice job.

Is up against

Milly's spiced rubbed pork cho.

The pork is incredible.
Four out of five.

- Thank you, Chef.
- Good job.

Yeah, Milly.

Good job.

The women now lead by a single point,

and in the battle of the fille,
season ten's Dana...

It's a strong four out of five.

- Thank you, Chef.
- Good job, Dana.

Impresses Chef Ramsa,
while season 12's Josh

also attempts to score some points.

Best moment in Hell's Kitchen?

Well, I'm gonna say meeting you.

Seeing you is crazy.

It's crazy.

I don't know.

It's awesome, Chef.

You saw me in the room five minutes ago.

Yeah, I know, but now
you're like right here,

you're talking to me. It's awesome.

Fillet cooked to hell.

That's a two out of five, Josh.

The men are hoping to claw their way

back into the lead with Van's
lobster and succotash dish.

Van, quick question, what do you
have against maître d's?

I'm going to explode.

I'm going to explode, my friends.

Listen to me.

Don't touch me, bro.

You better get out of my face, homie.

- Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.
- Oi!

Where is Whistle Britches at?

I've got an Italian one.

Oh, yeah, Italian one.

Don't hit him.

- All right, all right.
- Okay?

I'm gonna be good.

Right, Van, let's start off

with yours.

It's glistening.

It's cooked all the way through.

My knife is going through like butter.



It's the first five of the night.

- Yeah!
- Yeah, baby!

Let's go, Van!

First five today, whoo!

Man, that felt good.

While it's now all smiles for the men,

the pressure now shifts
to a very confident Elise

and her poached lobster tail
and grilled corn.

Lobster's cooked beautifully.

Thank you, Chef.


It's the second five of the night.

- Yes!
- Yes!

- Whoo!
- Thank you, Chef.

- Well done.
- Yeah, girl.


I'm definitely the strongest
woman on my team.

- Yes.
- Nice job.

I mean, you can't expect
everyone to get fives.

Everyone's not me.

With a three-point lead,

it's the women's challenge

to lose as they
head into the final round.

Ben, describe your dish, please.

We have a seared salmon finished off

with a brown butter caper sauce.

The salmon's beautiful.

- I love the spice.
- Thank you, Chef.

But also you got the acidity
right as well.

I'm here to win.

I really don't care

who I'm going against, you kno?

I'm the best chef in this competition.


It's that good. I'll give it a five.

- Nice job.
- Incredible.

- Thank you, Chef.
- Yeah, Benjamin.

- Let's go, Ben.
- Whoo!

28-26 with one more dish left to taste.

I'm not worried.

I've got this.

It's all about taking [bleep] on.

Uh, Robyn, describe the dish, please.

On the bottom, you have
a cauliflower purée,

and I seared the salmon.
Nice, crispy salmon skin.

- What's that face?
- Shh.

That is not crispy,
but flavor is important.


What do you think?

Extremely salty.

Robyn, I'm gonna be generous
and give your salmon...

Come on, Robyn.

In the final round of the first ever

all-star signature dish challenge...

28-26 with one more dish left to taste.

It all comes down to Robyn's salmon

with cauliflower purée
to secure the win.

Come on, Robyn.

That is not crispy.

Robyn, I'm gonna be generous
and give your salmon...


One out of five.

- Oh.
- Ooh.

It was disgusting.

Congratulations, men.

Yeah, baby!

Yeah, baby, yeah, yeah!

- Let's go!
- Yeah, baby!

Let's go, men!

Gentlemen, well done.

You guys are in for the ride
of your lives in downtown LA

from a top of a 70-story skyscraper

at the Skyslide.

After that, you're gonna
then have dinner

at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant.

- Ahh.
- Nice.

Holy [bleep].


Limos are waiting, guys, no time.

Let's go.

Head out front, aprons off.

Good job.

Well done.

- Whoo!
- Let's go, baby!

- Let's go!
- Let's do this!

I get to ride in limos.
I get to slide down skyscrapers.

I get to eat at Wolfgang Puck.

All-star season is great.

Ladies, you had it.

Unfortunately, you're all
in for a truly horrible day.

There's a huge mess left outside.

I want you to break down
all the bleachers,

put away all the red carpet,
and that nasty confetti...

It's fricking everywhere.

I need every speck picked up.

Is that clear?

Yes, Chef.

Head to the dorms, let's go.

This loss is on Robyn.

We had a lead.

All you had to do was bring it home.

Shake it off. It could have been worse.

What's worse than a one?

I kind of let my team down today.

I'm the weakest link here,
and that does not feel good.

For one, I'm not a one.

- What are you doing?
- Just fixing her juju.

This is tiger's eye.

It helps me keep grounded.

If you have any questions
you want to ask,

you take this, you put it
in the palm of your hand,

and I just ask it questions.

Her stone talks to her?

It's telling me what yes and no is,
and so I ask it yes and no questions.

It's a talking stone?

- I ask...
- You ask it questions?


You didn't ask about the salmon though.

Ooh, ooh, the shade.

- Time to slide!
- Whoo!



- Hey!
- Hi, guys!


Come here,

congratulations, guys.


Cheers to you, guys.

We're supposed to go down a slide?

- Yeah.
- You scared?

Well, I'm glad you asked, yes.

You guys are actually closer
to heaven than to hell here.


Josh, you're up.

Oh, [bleep].

Are you kidding me?

Who puts a slide on the side

of a 70-story building?

Like, what was that guy doing?

Oh, my God.

I'm 265 pounds.

My body doesn't go anywhere

near glass on 70 stories.

Oh, [bleep]!

One, two, three, go!


You could see the entire city.

It's absolutely beautiful.

However, I don't like heights,
slides, and buildings

and all that, not for me.

Ben, don't be a [bleep].

Come on, bro.

Get your ass over here.

Rolie Polie Olie's

- going down that slide.
- Come on, Ben.

- Come on, Ben!
- Come on, bud!

Come on, chicken.

Get on there.


- Nice.
- Nice.

As the rest of the mn

enjoy their victory slide...

You left me by myself?

Hold on, you sons of bitches!

Back in Hell's Kitchen...

How many lesbians does it take to
take a railing off of a bleacher?

The Red Team's progress...

Is already derailed.

This is gonna be heavy,
so it's gonna take all of us.

- Okay.
- Are you sure?

I do not want this to fall.

Where's Elise?

Elise, Elise,
you got muscles, girl, come on.

What do you want?

Girl, you got muscles.

This is a bad idea.

Come on, guys, you got it?

I'm not about to get injured.

I'm doing exactly what I need to do.

Got it.

Not all the weights in the world

can prepare you to try to take
apart bleachers and stuff.

I ain't Bob the Builder.
Y'all are gonna have

trouble getting that one up,
so it's heavy.

Apparently, it's Elise's world,
and we're just living in it.

I don't know who the hell
this bitch thinks she is.

Elise, come over here.

That's too heavy.
I'm not about to kill myself.

That's too heavy?

She's a body builder.

That's too heavy.

Hold on, wait.


That's what she does, man.

She's a [bleep].

Good evening.

- Oh, you clean up nice.
- Good to see you, good to see you.

Welcome to one of the
best restaurants in LA.

Take in the view.

This is beautiful.

This is amazing.

WP24, we're up in the clouds still.

Man, I'm feeling like a million bucks.

What a day, what a start.

After here, we're going to
Hollywood Hardbodies.

- I'm ready, I'm ready.
- All right.

Do you know what that is?

Hollywood Hardbodies?

- Yes.
- So it's chicks, right?


You expect me to take you guys
to a bar like that?

Come on.

Seriously, there's
one very special guest

I'd like to introduce you to.

Please, say good evening,
'cause you sat in

his restaurant, to Wolfgang Puck.


- Oh.
- Hey.

- How are you?
- Nice to meet you.

I think you guys should be
in the kitchen, not me, no?

- Good to see you.
- How are you, boss?

Very well, thank you.

Thank you, food is delicious.

Thanks for coming here.

Gordon Ramsay and Wolfgang Puc.

These are two culinary giants.

I mean, who else gets
an opportunity like that?

Nobody, that's who, nobody.

All right, Chef,
this is the angry lobster.

Don't get Gordon angry.

He will get as red as this lobster here.

Are you hungry or what?

- Yes, Chef.
- Yes.


Holy cow, this is Wolfgang Puck
breaking down a lobster

and plating up my dish.

Easily one of the best dinners
I've ever had in my life.

Blue Team, congratulations.

I'm heading back to Hell's Kitchen.

Enjoy, see you later, take care.

I'm taking over
for Gordon officially, so...

You're all fired. No.

Oh, man.

Good morning, everybody.

How was your sleep?

I slept like a log.

You ready for this?

Let's do it.

Good morning, it's Chef.

I need to see everybody
immediately, so let's go.

Let's go, let's go, let's go.

Come and take a seat at the bar.

Good morning.

Good morning, Chef.

All right, listen carefully, all of you.

Every year in this restaurant,
we have to turn away thousands,

and I mean thousands of diners.

This year in Hell's Kitchen,
we've gone up a notch.

And we'll be offering a special bar menu

to look after more people.

Now, this next bit is huge.

This is the very first time
I'm setting you all

a very exciting individual challenge

at the beginning of this competition.

I know that you're all capable chefs,

but I want to have an early indication

of who among you is capable
of separating yourselves.


For this challenge,

I'm looking, right now, for each of
you to come up with a spectacular dish

that you think is worthy of being served

in the first ever Hell's Kitchen
bar menu, but this is big.

The chef who creates
the best bar menu item

will be safe from elimination
in tonight's dinner service.

Next time, on Hell's Kitchen...

Let's go.

With safety on the line...

To be safe from the first elimination

is kind of a big deal.

An already competitive group...

Here we go.

I am the MVP on the all-star season.

Turns into a hungry pack of wolves.

[bleep], Jennifer cooked her
three [bleep] lambs,

and every strip came back.

For one chef...


What the [bleep]?

The pressure may prove to be too much.

Stay with me, stay with me.

And, with 16 all-stas in the kitchen...

Stop flipping them.

You're gonna get both of us
in trouble, man,

so just leave it.

I'm getting [bleep] pissed!

It's the most explosive opening night

in the history of Hell's Kitchen.

Ice [bleep] cold.

This is what I call a disaster.

Oh, no, oh, no.

This ship is sinking fast.

I'm the boss. I'm Elise.

I'm the boss.

You're mad!

Ratchet, ratchet, girl.

You don't wanna miss
this out-of-control episode...

I made a statement. Why are you
so offended about my statement?


of Hell's Kitchen.

That's hot.