'Hell's Kitchen' recap: Whenever I Eat Hawaiian Food, I'm Always Hungry an Hour Later

gordon-ramsay-hells-kitchen.jpgElise gets us to a great start by bragging about how she's become so much more humble since she's been here. Also, her grasp of irony is unparalleled! I don't know when that interview took place, but it's juxtaposed with her all but popping some champagne after not being eliminated. This rubs a couple of the other women the wrong way, especially Jennifer, who points out that Gina just got sent home without getting a chance to defend herself, so it's not really celebration time. Elise, meanwhile, is screaming, "I'm a killah!"

The next morning, Ramsay gleefully announces that everyone's starting with a clean slate, because for the first time ever they're hosting a high school reunion, Culver City High class of '91. I'm not sure how the two are connected. Jamie starts talking about how much she loved high school, because she met all her best friends there, and she wishes she could go back. Hey, I loved high school too, but I don't think I've ever met anyone interesting who wants to go back to high school. Paul sure doesn't, because he points out that anyone who thinks that high school years are the best years of your life never went to college. Translation: He lost his virginity in college, not high school.

Anyway, the reunion committee members are going to be discussing the menu with Elizabeth and Paul. Carrie, feeling cocky simply because she sucked less yesterday, calls Elizabeth a space cadet. Will, meanwhile, has nothing but confidence in Paul, which is surprising, because Paul doesn't even wear a backwards baseball cap, so I'm not sure how much it is possible for Will to trust him.