‘Hell’s Kitchen’ season 20 episode 9 recap: Who was eliminated in ‘A Game Show From Hell’? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Hell’s Kitchen” returned on Monday night after an Olympics-sized two-week break. The last time we left our aspiring chef-testants, Chef Gordon Ramsay tasked the five lowest vote-getters with a “Cook For Your Life” challenge, resulting in the tearful elimination of Keanu Hogan. That left only 10 contestants still in the competition, with both teams making huge mistakes during tonight’s special charity dinner service. A lot is at stake this year for the ultimate winner, as they’ll claim a head chef position at Gordon’s steakhouse at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

Below, read our minute-by-minute “Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns” recap of Season 20, Episode 9, titled “A Game Show From Hell,” to find out what happened Monday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite aspiring chefs on Fox’s reality TV show and who you think has what it takes to join the winners list. Here are the current “HK20” team breakdowns:

RED TEAM: Antonio Ruiz, Brynn Gibson, Josie Clemens, Kiya Willhelm, Samuel Garman

BLUE TEAM: Emily Hersh, Megan Gill, Steven Glenn, Trenton Garvey, Victoria Sonora

Keep refreshing/reloading this “Hell’s Kitchen” live blog for the most recent updates.

8:00 p.m. — “Previously on ‘Hell’s Kitchen’!” In the eighth episode, Keanu handed in her jacket after losing the “Cook For Your Life” challenge. “I was not ready to go home, but I’m not gonna let this knock me down for sure,” she said in her exit interview. “If anything, it has awoken a fire in me.” Following Keanu’s ouster, only 10 chef-testants are still in the running to win Season 20. How will tonight’s episode play out? Let’s go!

8:10 p.m. — It’s a new day and a new challenge as Gordon introduces “Spells Kitchen,” in which chefs will unscramble ingredients and then assign them to various proteins. Each team will have to cook three proteins (ribeye, veal chop and sea bass) with the assigned ingredients distributed during the spelling game. They have 45 minutes starting now! Gordon has asked that they cook two dishes for each protein for a total of six total plates.

8:20 p.m. — Gordon will award points to whichever dish he finds worthy. First up are two ribeye dishes from each team. Points are awarded to Antonio, Trenton and Megan giving the Blue Team the edge. Next up, sea bass points are awarded to Brynn, Victoria and Emily, extending the Blue Team’s lead. Last up are the veal chops and Gordon awards points to Sam and Steven. The Blue Team has absolutely dominated this challenge by a score of 6-3. Gordon has arranged for the Blue Team to enjoy a private hot tub. Meanwhile, the Red Team will spend the day baking bread for all of Gordon’s restaurants in Las Vegas. They’ll also have to start churning up some delicious homemade butter.

8:25 p.m. — Sam and Antonio have taken on the task of churning butter for the Red Team. Multiple jokes are made about the suggestive appearance of this churning from behind the counter. At least they’re making the most of it! Meanwhile, Trenton is drunk in the rooftop hot tub much to the amusement of his teammates. He keeps screaming for the Red Team to “Suck it!” but Steve assures viewers that Trenton is “hilarious” and not causing trouble.

8:35 p.m. — Tonight’s dinner service is for charity and the Blue Kitchen will be cooking for the Stand Together Foundation while the Red Team is whipping up dinner for Keep Memory Alive. The guests of honor include Super Bowl champion Deion Sanders and Emmy winner Brad Garrett. The five course dinner consists of lobster spaghetti, pan seared scallops, mushroom risotto, pan seared snapper and filet mignon. The Blue Team gets off to a rough start when Megan realizes her water isn’t boiling for the spaghetti. She holds everyone back 15 minutes, but Kiya sends hers out for the Red Team to rave reviews. Next, Victoria and Antonio are able to send out scallops for both teams without issue. The third course is prepared by Steve on the Blue Team and Sam for the Red. Steve gets his out on time, but Sam’s risotto is nowhere to be found and Gordon is about to scream.

8:45 p.m. — The risotto is finally served and it’s time for some seriously good snapper. Gordon wants these cooked to perfection. Unfortunately, the Red Team plates raw fish and the Blue Team follows suit with raw snapper of their own. “Get it back in the f***ing pan!” Brynn recovers after a rough start on the fish station, but it won’t stop her from crying in the middle of the kitchen. It’s finally time to cook the final course of the night, but Kiya took it upon herself to cook up all the filets early while the snapper dish was being served. Gordon is not impressed. In fact, he’s annoyed and demands that fresh steaks get thrown in the pan.

8:55 p.m. — The Red Team finishes firing up some fresh steaks, but unfortunately when Gordon cuts into them they’re completely raw. Not to be outdone, the Blue Team sends up complete garbage steaks as well. After firing up the stoves again, the steaks are finally cooked properly and Trenton and Josie deliver filet mignons to some very happy diners. Once the diners leave, Gordon announces that both the Red Team and Blue Team are losers tonight. Both teams will need to head up to the dorm and pick two people they want to nominate for elimination.

8:59 p.m. — The Blue Team has nominated Megan and Victoria. The Red Team has nominated Brynn and Josie. Gordon calls each of them forward to fight for their place in Hell’s Kitchen. After listening to each of the chefs, Gordon eliminates Victoria, stating, she “may have an impressive resume, but after her performance tonight there’s one job she won’t be adding to it — head chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak.”

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