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'''Instead:''' Alison decides to be strategic with the nominations. They pick Sarah (who had a bad service in her own right) to go with Monique in an attempt to get rid of her.\\

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'''Instead:''' Alison T decides to be strategic with the nominations. They pick Sarah (who had a bad service in her own right) to go with Monique in an attempt to get rid of her.\\

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* In episode 1, the women lose the challenge and must clean a fountain outside a restaurant. Specifically, the restaurant Sous Chef Christina is head chef at, and she is very angry about it.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The women would keep their heads down and do the punishment.\\
'''Instead:''' Jordan, Mary Lou, and Fabiola start joking around.\\
'''The Result:''' Christina calls all three of them out...in front of a large crowd of citizens who had come by to see the women clean the fountain.
* In episode 2, the men lose, and Drew and Elliot are nominated, the former for his meat failures, and the latter for [[BystanderSyndrome literally standing there doing nothing]]. Chef Ramsay eventually asks them if they are better than each other, and Drew answers that he is better than Elliot.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Elliot to do the same.\\
'''Instead:''' He starts to go off-topic, annoying Chef Ramsay, who demands he answers the question.\\
'''You'd Then Expect:''' He'd immediately say yes.\\
'''Instead:''' He hesitates...then says ''no''!\\
'''The Result:''' Chef Ramsay immediately eliminates Elliot, saying he made it easy for him.

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* Despite Raj's misadventures on fish, the blue team manage to win the third service, leaving the red team with the task of selecting two nominees for elimination.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The red team to nominate Emily, as she's completely tanked in every service and challenge (apart from the signature dish challenge) so far, along with Melissa, who kept overcooking the dover sole and did poorly enough on garnishes to get kicked out of the previous episode's service.\\
'''Instead:''' Nona, in an obvious attempt to shield Melissa from potential elimination, persuades the other women that they should nominate one person (namely Emily) based on service, and the other person based on the prep work before the service... namely Sabrina. Jillian points out that Ramsay isn't going to eliminate someone based on their performance in prep, but the other women stick by their choice, leading to a baffled Ramsay asking why they would nominate Sabrina when she had spent the service serving cocktails and never even set foot in the kitchen.\\
'''The Result:''' [[SubvertedTrope Actually, not all that much]], because as mentioned earlier, Raj got ejected despite the blue team's victory. However, her being nominated over the clearly more deserving Melissa hugely exacerbates Sabrina's existing inability to get on with the other women.

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* In service that night, Tek is on the grill station.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She would realize that the grill only adds sear marks, and she would still have to put the meat in the oven to cook.\\
'''Instead:''' She treats it like a grill back home, believing it would cook the meat.\\
'''The Result:''' [[EpicFail Her meat ends up blue raw and burnt to a crisp at the same time]]. Even worse, Tennille and Ariel both warned Tek about how the grill there really works, but she blew both of them off. She ends up getting eliminated that night.


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* In the fifth service, Alan already presented Chef Ramsay a risotto that was too runny. Alan's solution is to put shredded cheese in it.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He would put a tiny amount at most. It would be even better if he just forewent the cheese and cooked it a little longer.\\
'''Instead:''' He puts no less than two handfuls in as [[OnlySaneMan Jared]] more or less recites the "You'd Expect" part in a confessional.\\
'''The Result:''' His risotto is now too gooey, and he is forced to start over completely. This is one of the main reasons behind his elimination that night.


* In Episode 3, both Joanne and Jen are up for nomination for poor performances, and for improper use of food (Joanne was caught trying to serve rotten crab while Jen almost served pasta she threw into the trash by accident).\\

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* In Episode 3, both Joanne Joanna and Jen are up for nomination for poor performances, and for improper use of food (Joanne (Joanna was caught trying to serve rotten crab while Jen almost served pasta she threw into the trash by accident).\\



'''Instead:''' Jen does, but Joanne doesn't, trying to paint the former in a bad light for the trashed pasta incident. However, Ramsay, not being an idiot, calls Joanne out for the rotten crab incident and not taking responsibility.\\
'''As a Result:''' Joanne is eliminated.

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'''Instead:''' Jen does, but Joanne Joanna doesn't, trying to paint the former in a bad light for the trashed pasta incident. However, Ramsay, not being an idiot, calls Joanne Joanna out for the rotten crab incident and not taking responsibility.\\
'''As a Result:''' Joanne Joanna is eliminated.



'''Instead:''' He apparently decides that [[DrillSergeantNasty sous chef Scott]] will be more sympathetic, and tries protesting his case to him. Scott angrily (and loudly) sends Raj packing into the dining room, doubtless contributing to Raj's eventual elimination despite being on the winning team.

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'''Instead:''' He apparently decides that [[DrillSergeantNasty sous chef Scott]] will be more sympathetic, and tries protesting his case to him. Scott angrily (and loudly) sends Raj packing into the dining room, doubtless doubtlessly contributing to Raj's eventual elimination despite being on the winning team.



* On Episode 4, the red team was kicked out of service for a third time, and decided to put up Mieka and Monique (who were on the meat station) for elimination. T realises that if Mieka goes up, she will likely be eliminated.\\

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* On Episode 4, the red team was kicked out of service for a third time, and decided to put up Mieka and Monique (who were on the meat station) for elimination. T realises realizes that if Mieka goes up, she will likely be eliminated.\\



'''Instead:''' Alison decides to be strategic with the nominations. They pick Sarah (who had a bad service in her own right) to go with Monique.\\
'''As a Result:''' While Ramsay did agree that Sarah didn't do well, he saves her and eliminates Mieka out of the blue. Monique even told Ramsay that they avoided picking Mieka in order to eliminate her. This further alienated her from the group. Adam summed up the moment very well.

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'''Instead:''' Alison decides to be strategic with the nominations. They pick Sarah (who had a bad service in her own right) to go with Monique.Monique in an attempt to get rid of her.\\
'''As a Result:''' While Ramsay did agree that Sarah didn't do well, starts by saving Sarah, he saves her and eliminates follows this by eliminating Mieka out of the blue. Monique even told Ramsay that they avoided picking Mieka in order to eliminate her. This further alienated her from the group. Adam summed up the moment very well.



* In the first episode, the chefs must make their signature dishes. Kevin prepares a chicken Caesar piadina.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Him to have actually made a piadina. They essentially look like a flatbread/taco hybrid.\\
'''Instead:''' He puts a chicken Caesar salad on top of a pizza.\\
'''The Result:''' Right away, he's looking at no more than a 2, as Chef Ramsay notes a salad shouldn't be on top of a pizza, and also finds the dough unevenly cooked.\\
'''You'd Then Expect:''' Kevin would have used fresh ingredients.\\
'''Instead:''' He admits that he used prepared dough ''and'' dressing, the latter of which after Ramsay already took a bite.\\
'''The Result:''' Chef Ramsay threatens him with elimination and gives him a 1, presenting him as one of the absolute weakest contestants of the season.



'''As a Result:''' The blue team loses the service, and Johnny is eliminated.

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'''As a Result:''' The blue team loses the service.\\
'''Worse:''' At the elimination ceremony, he ''lies'' about it. What follows is a video replay of Johnny refusing to sear the bass, and Chef Ramsay eliminates Johnny without even bothering with the "My decision is..." part of the ceremony.
* In episode 9, the blue team gets kicked out of
service, and Johnny Koop is eliminated.particularly angry over this.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He would try to keep himself contained as best as possible, and maybe unleash his anger when they discuss elimination, as Wendy would go on to say after Koop does the below.\\
'''Instead:''' He throws a chair, breaking it, all while cussing a blue streak.\\
'''The Result:''' Paulie, the other nominee besides Koop, [[TheInformant reports this to Chef Ramsay]], and Koop gets eliminated, as Chef Ramsay no longer feels he is the right fit for the job.

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* In the second service, Janai is one of the nominees for struggling all night.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She'd give it her all when explaining to Chef Ramsay. She was one of the worst performers that night, so she needs to prove why Chef Ramsay should spare her.\\
'''Instead:''' After admitting to overcooking a risotto, she says, "That's all it was." Never mind the fact it was ''two'' risottos she overcooked, plus a third that was too soupy.\\
'''The Result:''' A bewildered Chef Ramsay eliminates her.

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* In the signature dish challenge, Mike reveals he used packaged tortellini and canned tomatoes, causing an angry Chef Ramsay to throw it away without eating any, and he fails to earn a point. As mentioned in the General Idiocy tab, this already counts as a move worthy of being listed, but then...\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Mike to accept that he made a mistake and move on.\\
'''Instead:''' He says, "Fuck it; that's bullshit bro." ''Out in the open''.\\
'''The Result:''' Everyone, Chef Ramsay included, hears him, and he gets called out for this. This also goes hand-in-hand with the next one...
* Later that same episode, the blue team goes on to lose the signature dish challenge and are tasked with carrying tables into the dining room as part of their punishment.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Mike would carry tables with everyone else.\\
'''Instead:''' He vacuums instead, which causes numerous of his teammates to try and get him to carry tables with them, only for him to go to the dorms and start eating an orange.\\
'''The Result:''' The above two entries firmly cement Mike's status as TheFriendNobodyLikes, which lasts until his elimination in the fourth episode.
* In Episode 3's challenge, each team has to choose five dishes to present to Chef Ramsay, dropping the other four in the process. Mike requests his boulangerie go up.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That the rest of the team taste his dish first, especially since he's proven to be one of the weakest chefs on their team so far.\\
'''Instead:''' Scott and Jason agree to send it up without bothering to have them or anyone else eat it, angering frontrunner Anton, whose dish gets dropped in the process.\\
'''The Result:''' Mike's boulangerie turns out to have so much rosemary Chef Ramsay can't taste anything else, and he gets the only 1 out of 5, causing the team to fall behind and ultimately lose.

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* For the signature dish challenge, Antonia cooks a Mardi Gras gumbo, a dish that she claims always gets a good reception whenever she serves it to family and friends.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Antonia to taste the dish as often as possible while cooking it. Not only does she want to make as good of an impression as possible on Chef Ramsay, but this is the first challenge of the season, and any dish can make the difference between winning or losing the challenge.\\
'''Instead:''' She never once tastes it, with the result that she ends up becoming only the second contestant in the show's history (the first being Matt from Season 4) to serve up a signature dish bad enough to make Ramsay vomit. To add insult to injury, the challenge ends in a tie, and Ramsay decides to use the weakest dish as the tie-breaker; naturally, it ends up being Antonia's dish that causes the women to lose.

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* In the same episode, after the women are sent into the men's kitchen to help finish their service, Craig still has a few pasta dishes to serve. Shayna goes over to help him.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Craig to accept Shayna's help in getting his remaining dishes out, seeing how the men have clearly lost the service, and he needs to give Ramsay as little reason as possible to eliminate him, especially seeing how he only avoided nomination the previous week due to Jason nearly quitting and then crashing and burning on the dessert station.\\
'''Instead:''' Not only does Craig refuse to accept any help from Shayna, even when his own team-mates are telling him that he should, but when Ramsay asks how much time is remaining for his final order of pasta, Craig yells and swears at Ramsay before throwing an empty pan to one side in a moment of anger. This gets him eliminated over Ben (nominated for the reasons described in his own entry) and Matt (who served raw chicken and overcooked hamburgers, and was the main reason for the men's loss).


'''Instead:''' Denine spends her time aimlessly wandering around the kitchen and annoying her teammates.\\

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'''Instead:''' Denine spends her time aimlessly wandering around the kitchen kitchen, refusing to help because [[NeverMyFault she scored a point in the challenge and annoying her teammates.thus believes that she shouldnít take part if she didnít cause the Red Team to lose]].\\

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* The next episode, apparently learning nothing from Vinny's getting torn a new asshole, Nona gets the idea to try the ''same'' trick of passing off an old risotto as a new one. Though she does at least have the foresight to ask about it beforehand.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Nona to ask sous chef Andi. She might get annoyed at Nona for suggesting an obvious short-cut, but it'd still be far milder than how Ramsay would react.\\
'''Instead:''' She asks Gail, who might be her closest ally in the competition, but is nonetheless a fellow competitor, and someone not used to working in Ramsay's kitchen. Gail tells Nona to go ahead and do it, leading to a predictable verbal savaging at the hands of Ramsay when he finds out, and as the kicker, Nona tries to blame Gail rather than taking responsibility. Fortunately, it proves only a mild blip in what otherwise turns out to be the best performance by any chef in that service.


'''As a Result:''' The Blue Team lost yet another challenge.

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'''As a Result:''' The Cyndi from the Red Team easily scored a point in the hot appetizer round and when Michaelís steak turned out to be raw, the Blue Team lost yet loses another challenge.





'''You'd Expect:''' That Krupa would recognise what veal looks like -- it's typically lighter in color than other cuts of beef, and often served on the bone, just like the very obvious side of veal that's been left out on the tray.\\

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'''You'd Expect:''' That Krupa would recognise recognize what veal looks like -- it's typically lighter in color than other cuts of beef, and often served on the bone, just like the very obvious side of veal that's been left out on the tray.\\




* In Episode 6, Hell's Kitchen hosted a High School reunion, and Ramsay called Paul and Elizabeth to his office to hear the party committee's wants for the menu.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The two chefs would listen very carefully to the committee's preferences with the main theme.\\
'''Instead:''' While Paul does that and tells the blue team what to do, Elizabeth, for some reason, ignores the committee's preferences. She tells the red team to do Asian inspired dishes instead of the Hawaiian dishes that was requested, and told Elise to cook bacon wrapped scallops even after one committee member said she was a pescatarian.\\
'''As a Result:''' The blue team crushes the red team 3-0, and the red team end up pissed at Elizabeth.



'''Instead:''' Melanie convinced them to drop Kashia and Bev's dish as it looked burnt on the bottom. Unfortunately, Joy and Jessica's dish was poorly received, and also Melanie and Sandra's dish.\\

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'''Instead:''' Melanie convinced them to drop Kashia and Bev's dish as it looked burnt on the bottom. Unfortunately, Joy and Jessica's dish was poorly received, and also and, in a form of irony, Melanie and Sandra's dish.dish suffered the same fate.\\



'''To Make Things Worse:''' Out of curiosity, Ramsay tasted Kashia and Bev's dish, and said it would have scored a 7 if used, meaning the red team could have won.

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'''To Make Things Worse:''' Out of curiosity, Ramsay tasted Kashia and Bev's dish, and said it would have scored a 7 if used, meaning the red team could have won.
won had they used their dish in the first place.



'''As a Result:''' The red team lost the challenge 23-25.

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'''As a Result:''' The red team lost lose the challenge 23-25.

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* Episode 5's challenge has each chef cooking one of six proteins by either braising, steaming, or boiling. On the red team, Krupa and Gina argue about who gets to work with the guinea hen, eventually resulting in Krupa backing down and deciding to cook veal.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Krupa would recognise what veal looks like -- it's typically lighter in color than other cuts of beef, and often served on the bone, just like the very obvious side of veal that's been left out on the tray.\\
'''Instead:''' She grabs two leftover filet mignon that Jennifer, who took that protein, left on the tray. Even when Elizabeth voices concern that no-one's using the veal, Krupa reassures her that the filet she's working on is actually veal.\\
'''As a Result:''' Krupa goes into the final round of the challenge with the scores tied at 2-2, and her "veal" dish is deemed to be easily better than that of her blue team rival, Natalie... before Ramsay drops a bombshell by informing Krupa of her screw-up, meaning that instead of her dish winning the challenge for her team, it causes them to automatically lose for not using all six proteins.\\
'''For Added Stupidity:''' Because the red team were a member up on the blue team, Carrie and Elizabeth both cooked shrimp dishes, and the team was told to drop whichever was the weakest. They immediately chose Elizabeth's without even bothering to taste Carrie's, and while it ended up being academic because of Krupa's screw-up, Ramsay disliked Elizabeth's dish, and said that Carrie's would have earned the red team another point. Had they sent up Carrie's dish, and had Krupa not confused her proteins, the red team would have won 4-2.


'''Or Better Yet:''' Fran would remember that Ramsay can and will ignore the nominations and eliminate whoever he feels deserves it -- something she can't claim {{genre blind}}ness towards, seeing how three episodes earlier she seen Mikey get eliminated despite his name not having been mentioned once during the process -- so not nominating Scott won't guarantee his safety.\\

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'''Or Better Yet:''' Fran would remember that Ramsay can and will ignore the nominations and eliminate whoever he feels deserves it -- something she can't claim {{genre blind}}ness GenreBlindness towards, seeing how three episodes earlier she seen saw Mikey get eliminated despite his name not having been mentioned once during the process -- so not nominating Scott won't guarantee his safety.\\

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