There is a flurry of doily-seeking and tarragon-adding, and then the plating is finished. Appetizzers first!
Ariel brings up a "Caesar-style salad with baked prawns." It's good. Kevin has a "spicy seafood-style bouillabaisse." It's also good. Gordon says they're both great, and Mrs. Staff Sgt. Otis James picks the salad. Kevin figures that's because women like salads. I see. Moving on!
Andy and Amanda are next. Amanda has a bacon-wrapped filet with grilled shrimp. Andy admits that it probably tastes good, but he doesn't care for the way it looks. He's got a four-cheese macaroni, stewed collards and a buttermilk-fried catfish. The blue team wins. Robert is smug.
So it all comes down to the last dish. Surprise! Robert and Suzanne bring up their dishes. Suzanne has a broiled lobster tail with some other fancy seafood things around it. Robert has a bone-in New York strip with a cajun rub, a twice-baked potato mash and a grilled lobster tail. Grilled. Like the lady said in Gordon's office. The winner is the blue team. Which seemed obvious, even though the show tried to build up suspense by putting a commercial break in there.
The men's prize is to go pretend to be fighter pilots while the women redecorate the restaurant. Naturally, I immediately start wondering if Robert's still too big to get rewards. On the patio, the women are unhappy about Suzanne. And Suzanne isn't happy about not winning. The general feeling is that Suzanne should have said the words "soul food" to her team, even though the dishes they made were apparently very good. The most distressed, of course, is Tennille, who's up in the dorms fuming about not having been allowed to make soul food. There's some squabbling, and Tennille continues her stretch of shouting everything in her interviews. Meanwhile, the men are in jumpsuits and walking in slow motion because they're about to be bundled into fighter jets. Well, that's what they say, but the vehicle in question is clearly not a jet. My first clue was the big propeller at the front.
It's time for the women to redecorate Hell's Kitchen, and they'll be managed by Gordon's wife Tana. Tana directs them on bunting and centerpieces and all that sort of thing and says "precise" a million times. Meanwhile, the men are in a side-by-side cockpit and actually getting to fly the planes themselves a little. They're directed through some dogfight moves, and it's pretty cool. Not as cool as the biplane thing from last season, but it's okay. The women goof around with the helium for the balloons as Suzanne sneers about being too old for that.