Mystery solved, sort of: It seems reasonably clear to me that Daniel Kaufman, a.k.a., Dan Kay, a.k.a. Dan Katze, a.k.a. the Busted Chef, a.k.a. the Montauk Grifter, never actually worked as a producer on Hell's Kitchen, as he repeatedly claimed to the people he conned. But he definitely managed to convince several of the show's former contestants that he worked there, which is some fairly acrobatic grifting.
In the most aggressive season to date, Nona and Russell battled through sabotage, near fistfights, and incompetent teammates to make it this far. However, when the winner is finally announced, the second place chef doesn't take it gracefully at all.
Almost every season one lucky challenge winner gets a "makeover" consisting of a haircut and new clothes. It's officially overkill now since this is probably third time there's been a wardrobe makeover this season. Makeover montage and reactions inside.
Sometimes chefs need to let off some steam when the pressure gets too high in the kitchen. That can happen in two ways: they go unwind and have some fun or they explode and get bitchy. Guess who picked which?
On the season finale, a winner was crowned and Gordon Ramsey got a head chef for his new restaurant. However, Holly and Jay, the top two chefs still haven't had enough private time all season to act on their hormones.
After Nilka Hendricks disappoints Chef Ramsey during service, he kicks her out of the competition, but she comes back in a whirlwind of violence and remorse. Not the most graceful of exits from the kitchen, but a heartfelt reconciliation followed.
On last night's show, the Blue Team got trashed before, during and after their trip to a vineyard. Drunks fell everywhere, dares were made, and someone got naked in the hot tub. What is this? Spring Break, Hell's Kitchen Edition?
Looks like sex was on the minds of the chefs instead of food on last night's Hell's Kitchen. Even though both teams got pretty dirty catching pigs, they got even dirtier in the mud bath after the challenge was over.
For the second time in Hell's Kitchen history, a cook left in the middle of service. However, since Andrew's a bit off his rocker to begin with, it's probably better that he didn't work in a room full of knives.
Want to know how to make a deliciously entertaining TV show? Here's a recipe for one that's taken from the season premiere of Hell's Kitchen on FOX: