Back to the blue team. Lacey is putting cookie dough in something (I think it's probably a proofer) and being told she's doing it wrong. She left the paper on, which we don't get a good look at, but I think it means that instead of putting the dough directly on the pan, she left paper between the dough and the pan. I don't guarantee that any of this is correct, although I have actually worked as a baker. It would be easier if we got one of those Amazing Race-style insert shots showing us what was happening. Anyway, whatever she did, Robert and J want her to fix, but she insists that if it's a mistake, she'll be the one who goes home. Robert interviews that he's going to use a Jedi mind trick and "choke the [bleep] out of that bitch. Mentally." I don't think you can get away with threatening to choke your competition just because you added "mentally." Lacey's interview includes calling Robert a "fat ass," so no one's really got the high ground here. Although Robert's also calling her a bitch in person. Lacey claims that if she fights with anyone, she'll leave. Everyone is in disbelief, and J calls her bluff. When she starts shouting, he answers, in a relatively calm voice, "This is a professional kitchen. If you wanna [bleep] go, go. I'll [bleep] do everything." She doesn't leave, but she does shut up. For a moment. Then she needs Ben to tell her where the fennel is, and he reacts with exasperation because it's literally right in front of her. So she declares that she hates them all because they are mean, and stomps out, saying she quits.
So Lacey's walked out on her punishment, which is the second time she's decided not to prep. She interviews (more tearfully than before), "I'm not going to compromise my health and happiness for [bleep] two hundred fifty grand! It's not [bleep] worth it!" Hey, but what about that imaginary executive chef position? You wouldn't want to forget about that. Back in the kitchen, Robert comments that Lacey needs to get her ass kicked, and I'm thinking maybe Robert could cool it with all the talking about how much he wants to beat her up. Just throwing that out there.