‘Hell’s Kitchen’ season 20 episodes 13 and 14 recap: Who was eliminated in 2-hour episode? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Heading into Monday’s two-hour episode of “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 20, only the Top 5 black jacket-wearers remained on the show: Brynn Gibson, Steve Glenn, Trenton Garvey, Megan Gill and Kiya Willhelm. This week the players had to impress Gordon Ramsay‘s Instagram followers by creating visually appetizing plates. Later, they struggled to prove their worth during a dinner service full of sabotage. A lot is at stake this year for the ultimate “HK20” winner, as they’ll claim a head chef position at Chef Ramsay’s steakhouse at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

Below, read our minute-by-minute “Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns” recap of Season 20, Episodes 13 and 14, titled “Social Media in Hell” and “Hell Hath No Fury,” to find out what happened Monday, September 6 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.

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8:00 p.m. — “Previously on ‘Hell’s Kitchen’!” In the 12th episode, both Emily Hersh and Antonio Ruiz got the boot when they failed to earn black jackets. Trenton’s pan-roasted rack of lamb earned him the first black jacket, with Brynn receiving the second because of her filet. Megan and Kiya were the next to enter the black jacket lounge because of their blue fin tuna dishes. Finally, Steve joined the group thanks to his shrimp and grits plate, his grandmother’s favorite. Which black jacket chef(s) will be booted tonight?

8:05 p.m. — The Top 5 are given new cookware sets to take home in celebration of their hard work. Later, Steven and Brynn get flirtatious in the lounge and the chef-testants begin to wonder if romance is in bloom. The next morning Gordon announces the first individual black jacket challenge: visually stunning dishes that taste as good as they look.

8:10 p.m. — Steven admits he’s intimidated by this visual challenge. Kiya is nervous as well because plating food is typically her biggest weakness. Trenton seems the most confident and he begins plating his dish with seven minutes remaining. Time expires and Gordon is ready to snap some pictures of these beautiful dishes. He posts the pictures live to his 7.5 million followers on social media. Their votes will factor into who wins today’s black jacket challenge.

8:20 p.m. — L.A.’s “best chef,” Ludo Lefebvre, is tonight’s guest judge and he and Gordon will each score these dishes on a scale of 1-5. Brynn’s pan-seared scallops are beautiful and Ludo loves the crunchiness. Gordon is impressed with her seasoning. She receives a total of 8 points. Steven is next with poached fish. He has grainy puree and it was a bit colorless. Steven gets a total of 6 points. Kiya presents her fish on a colorful plate, which both Ludo and Gordon appreciate. Gordon would like a bit more “finishing,” but she gets a total score of 7. Trenton serves colorful scallops that are “well balanced” and “almost a perfect dish. Trenton gets a perfect 10. Last up is Megan, who is confident with her pan-seared duck breast. Ludo thinks it looks beautiful and Gordon calls it “elegant.” Megan also gets a perfect 10. Then the online votes are tabulated: Brynn got 3 points, Steven got 1 point, Kiya got 2 points, Trenton got 5 points and Megan got 4 points. That means Trenton wins this challenge with a perfect score of 15 with Megan finishing a close second. Steven got last in every possible way. Ouch! Trenton has received a private VIP tour of Hell’s Kitchen from Michelle Tribble and a meatball master class at Rao’s restaurant. He gets to take one guest with him and Trenton chooses Steven to join. The women will stay back and separate peppercorns.

8:32 p.m. — It’s time for dinner service and the final five are now working together on the Red side of the kitchen. Trenton is having trouble adjusting because it’s the first time he’s worked in this kitchen. The doors open and guests funnel in for some grub. Megan and Kiya have teamed up on appetizers and consider themselves a dynamic duo. They’re killing it in the kitchen, but Brynn seems flustered over at the fish station. Gordon asks her for a bit more composure and stronger communication. Brynn begins to panic and cry.

8:45 p.m. — Brynn is filled with anxiety but at least her halibut is well cooked. Steven seems to be doing well over at the meat station as well. Entrees continue to pour in and Trenton seems a little baffled over at the garnish station. He’s not showing much confidence when he’s put in a new situation. Kiya says Trenton looks like a sinking boat. His communication is severely lacking and Gordon eventually has to scream to get the young chef’s attention. Steven’s quiet demeanor is also getting on Gordon’s nerves. Things get worse when he serves up some overcooked beef Wellingtons, but Steven recovers quickly.

8:50 p.m. — After a few hiccups, the final five black jacket chefs wrap up their first dinner service on a high note. But the competition must go on. Together they’ll have to come up with two nominations for elimination. Everyone gangs up on Brynn and says she isn’t mentally strong enough to manage a restaurant. They also think Steven is too reserved to run a kitchen. Trenton’s condescending attitude begins to piss Kiya off and she is ready to “break his nose.” She thinks Trenton has placed himself on an invisible pedestal.

9:00 p.m. — The first nominee for elimination is Brynn because she has a lot to learn. The second nominee is Steven because he lacks communication. Gordon allows them each to speak up for themselves before eliminating Steven. Gordon says he has no doubt that Steven will have an incredible career because he has a great attitude. He even lets the 21-year old keep his black jacket. Gordon’s final words at the end of this first hour are, “Steve still has a lot to learn. Unfortunately tonight he learned that silence in the kitchen isn’t golden, it’s goodbye.”

9:05 p.m. — The final four young guns are relieved to survive another elimination. As they relax on the rooftop, Kiya’s hatred for Trenton begins to grow. She can’t stand when he compliments himself and she also thinks he’s a terrible leader. The next morning the Top 4 are told to put on some beach clothes because they’re headed to the beach. This is Las Vegas, so of course it’s a fake beach set up behind Hell’s Kitchen. Gordon tells them today’s challenge is to serve some amazing guests beach barbecue. The 45-minute challenge starts now! Each chef will have to create and execute one dish that will satisfy the guests.

9:15 p.m. — Time expires and it’s time for the guests to taste each chef’s dish. Every beach-goer will rank them from first to fourth place. The chef with the most first place votes will win this challenge. Every chef is earning fans and it seems as though nobody made a bad dish. The votes are totaled and Gordon says it was very close. Megan finished in last place with her tostadas, Brynn was third place with Thai tacos, Kiya finishes second with turkey sliders and Trenton wins with barbecued salmon. He beat Kiya by just three votes! He chooses to take Megan on his shopping spree reward. When Gordon asks Kiya if she was surprised Trenton picked Megan, Kiya responds that she isn’t surprised at all and that Trenton is “too cocky for his own good.” She holds nothing back! While Trenton and Megan prepare to head out for a shopping spree, Kiya and Brynn complain about Trenton’s cocky attitude. They don’t have much time to complain, however, because they’ll have to head out to the fake beach and clean up all the sand.

9:30 p.m. — Tonight’s dinner service is the most important so far. Each chef will take turns running the kitchen to show their leadership skills. Of course Gordon won’t make it easy, throwing in sabotage dishes left and right. He also challenges each of the chefs to tell him off and give him a dose of his own medicine. All of them fail miserably at first, but eventually start to improve. It was fun to watch, but I would have loved to have seen one of the chefs really serve Gordon some quality shade. Anyways, dinner service kicks off with Brynn starting off at the pass. Will she notice the sabotaged dishes?

9:40 p.m. — Brynn notices something off about the tartar, but fails to realize it is tuna, not beef. Next, she doesn’t recognize that seared salmon is missing skin. Brynn is about to cry. Trenton is up next to the pass and also misses a tuna tartar in place of beef. He also can’t seem to spell “tuna” after Gordon literally spells out the mistake for him. Trenton is baffled by what could possibly be wrong. After he finally realizes what T-U-N-A means, Gordon tells him to pull his head out of the sand and lead! This turns Trenton into an absolute monster at the pass, which pisses off his competitors but impresses Gordon.

9:45 p.m. — Megan is up next at the pass and she thinks her attention to detail is her strong suit. She instantly notices when orzo was used instead of rice for a risotto. Next she finds diced zucchini disguised as peas. Nothing is getting past Megan! Now it’s Kiya’s turn to lead the kitchen. She quickly misses an entree order is missing from a 6-person table. Next she fails to spot lobster on risotto instead of shrimp. This isn’t her best moment. Kiya is disappointed with her dinner service and fears she could be in danger of elimination. Dinner service comes to a close and Gordon tells Kiya not to beat herself up after making a few mistakes. “I’ve made thousands!” he exclaims. Kiya heads to the back of the kitchen and sobs.

9:59 p.m. — Gordon tells the chef-testants they have all done well, but need to have a frank, honest discussion about tonight’s dinner service. Everyone agrees Megan was the best on the pass. Trenton thinks he was also one of the best, but his competitors think he was too harsh. The women all tell Trenton that he never owns up to any of his mistakes. Trenton responds by saying Brynn is weak-minded. The final four stand in front of Gordon and argue why they should remain in the competition. Gordon announces Megan is the first chef to advance to the final three. The next chef to advance is Trenton. The final chef joining Megan and Trenton in the Top 3 is Kiya. Brynn receives an emotional farewell, with Gordon saying, “Brynn definitely has what it takes to be a great head chef. Once she learns to control her emotions, I know she will get there.”

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