I'm apparently now just talking to myself in this thread, but so be it.
Look, Leslie can be abrasive, and I was ready for him to go after episode 1, but now I think he's being unfairly portrayed as the villain. Ahren was an immature brat in this episode, and I have no issue with anything Leslie said to her. I've had my name mispronounced plenty of times, and there are much better ways to react when that happens. He was an ineffective leader but once again he proved himself in the challenge where it counts.
Ahren is a flat out whiny b*tch, way to young to be in a competition like this, still holding onto her petty teen attitude. I had some respect for her with the previous week's episode, but she did a complete 180 and devolved into shallow teen selfishness. "You're not pretty enough, you're to old, ew...." Give it a rest sweetheart.
Leslie can be a jerk, he brought that upon himself, but he can cook. To bad he choked as a leader, Ramsey will remember that. I don't see him winning this, to many young people against him, but I'm starting to like him. There are still a couple of amazing cooks, let's hope they survive the whiners like Ahren and Courtney.
Haven't watched Hell's Kitchen for many years, filled with tacky, rude people who all look like they were just released from prison. If Masterchef goes that road, I'm done watching.