Last week, Hell’s Kitchen viewers were in for a treat: during the elimination round, when chef Gordon Ramsey turns to the men’s team’s leader Joseph and demands the names of the two men up for elimination, and the reasons why they were nominated, Joseph throws the mother-of-all hissy fits. Viewers watched as the hot-headed Joseph ripped off his apron, proclaiming that he “ain’t no bitch”. He then gets right up in Ramsey’s face and the two men stare each other down. Just as the threat of violence was escalating, the show’s credits roll and viewers were left hanging for a week.
The previews for today’s episodes clearly misled the audience (don’t they always?) into believing that some major shit was about to hit the fan at Hell’s Kitchen. We saw firemen, heard sirens, and it was pretty much implied that Joseph was burning the place down.
But what did we get instead? About an extra minute of stare down between Joseph and Ramsey, followed by Ramsey kicking his ass off the show.Cut to Joseph nervously smoking outside, and proclaiming that any kitchen would be honored to have him work for them. Riiiiiight.
What was the hoopla about the fire alarm, and the rush of firemen to the Hell’s Kitchen dorms? Just another marketing ploy to lure viewers (esp. new ones, like me) into watching tonight’s new episode.
Absolutely nothing of importance happened. The fire alarm that went down was just a midnight drill to wake up the contestants and challenge them to prepare a meal for firemen since, according to Ramsey, they’re the epitome of preparation + teamwork.