'Sleepwalking' Jim Gets Axe on 'Hell's Kitchen'
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
I told you the girls would win the 700-calorie challenge on Hell's Kitchen. All sexism aside, it was clear that calorie-counting was a forte of the girls. After winning the first challenge and both teams essentially flunking the second, New Jersey sous chef Jim was sent packing. Later, we would see that he would drag his team at the start of the service by incorrectly cooking the risotto until Chef Scott was tasked to take over the station.

But Chef Ramsay put it more eloquently: "At times, I thought Jim was sleepwalking, but then I realized that he just had had no passion. And that's why it was time for him to leave Hell's Kitchen."

The Hell's Kitchen episode started off with the announcement of the challenge, and Robert already making clear that he didn't like it ("700 calorie bites"). The teams needed to create an entire menu - one appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert - under 700 calories. There were nutritionists around to make sure everything is below 700. Right off the bat, the blue team struggled to keep things below 700, while the reds quickly went a-cooking. In the end, the blue team ended up with a nice 597, while the red had 694. Come tasting time, however, the red had the advantage with the entrée and dessert. As punishment, the boys had to buy all the ingredients of the Red Team's winning menu as well as prepping up both kitchens, while the girls got to spend a day at Venice Beach with the best volleyball players in the world. There were also some whistling as the girls got ready for their reward.

And then there was Robert getting dizzy and being taken out of Hell's Kitchen by ambulance to the ER. Then: dinner service, scallops sent back, too peppery risotto, messed up spinach, and someone (Tennille, actually) being called a cow. The girls were actually doing well, firing out appetizer after appetizer, but hell hath no fury than a woman scorned. Chef Ramsay went ballistic about some mashed potatoes and Tennille shouted back, which resulted in her being sent out.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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