The tide shifts when Jennifer's Hefeweizen chicken and sausage stew looks like leftovers compared to Natalie's chocolate stout fillet. Elizabeth's amber mussels and clams are deemed too salty, and Will's lambic-infused venison loin wins the point. With that, the score is tied. Jamie's top-ranking dish, Hefeweizen-marinated duck with garlic and shallots, faces off against Tommy's duck in raspberry lambic with Brussels sprouts. Interestingly, the judges said they wanted to taste this very dish before Tommy presented it. They agree that it has a depth of flavor and a sweet-salty vibe they like. But was it enough? Indeed it was.
Blue Team will be VIP at the Long Beach Grand Prix car racing event while Red will be unloading and stocking 20 trucks' worth of deliveries. Elise immediately starts crying like a real ninny, and everyone is all, "WTF, woman?" Naturally when the trucks arrive, Elise stands back like a brat and complains that she's being punished for her teammates' rookie mistakes. Says the fourth place finisher who won primarily because her competitor plated poulet à la canned pineapple. Needless to say, her mood doesn't improve upon the arrival of the kegs, which probably outweigh her 40-50 pounds. Even with Jennifer helping her, Elise refuses to carry the keg and commandeers the one cart they have to slowly carry each keg from the steps to the interior.
As the Blue Team chills out after a reward day, Jennifer takes it upon herself to call a team caucus to confront Elise. Everyone jumps the bandwagon, accusing Elise of taking it easier than the rest of them during punishments. To which she basically interviews, "Of course I do. They're not the boss of me." To their faces, however, she promises to try harder. She sticks to her word the next day, she jumps to assist her teammates, and they're unsure what to make of this Helpful Hattie persona. On the other side of the kitchen, Blue preps for dinner... and redemption.