It's hard to believe that it took this long for someone to have an epic meltdown and then split, but Joy choked in the last seconds of her run, deciding to leave the competition. "Shocking," said Gordon, but come on. This happens every time. It gets close to the end and someone can't handle the pressure. The sad part is that the menfolk are doing a lot better than the women. If either Jason or Scott win I will be disgusted. As fair as I find Gordon, I can't help but notice that the best looking contestants often win, which gives Scott's conventional good looks the boost he may need to be victorious. Yuck. Maybe having a Roman nose gives you the confidence to do what it takes, but I dunno. My money for the win is on Rochelle.
Once Scott won the first challenge, which was to take leftovers and make something exciting out of them, he got to ride on a fighter jet. If you asked me what a punishment for losing would be, I would say, make them go for a ride on a fighter jet. I can't think of anything I'd least like to do, except maybe jump out of a plane with a parachute on top of that. Scott brought Jason along, and he cried like a baby the entire time. For the first time ever I bonded with that big red-headed galoot.
This week Stan Lee showed up and marveled (heh heh) at how much yelling Ramsay managed to accomplish. "I want to tell him to stop hollering!" he quipped.
Melanie totally fucked up the appetizers, but didn't have to worry because Joy's hissy fit departure means that she's here for another week. On the next episode, Gordon promised to cut the contestants down to only two, meaning in two weeks this adventure will be over. Fox needs to make room for Motel Hell, doncha know. For now we are left with Melanie, Scott, Rochelle, and Jason.