Clemenza's herb-roasted guinea hen is served up with grilled zucchini and balsamic, with saffron herb-roasted potatoes. "I love this guy," says Cimarusti, impressed that Clemenza has served up something so elegant. Kind of a backhanded "because you're such a fat dude" compliment, but Clemenza takes no offence. All of the judges think it's a little overseasoned, but he still gets five stars. Again, Cimarusti gives him just one. I guess he's the Simon Cowell of the judges table.
Turkey breast. Roshni submits a herb-stuffed roulotte with a celeriac and carrot slaw. The turkey's dry, and she gets only three stars. Kimmie's Cajun turkey-breast pasta is underseasoned, and she gets just three stars as well.
Veal chop. Dana's got a lemon-herb veal chop, and gets six points. Brian's "ethnic fusion veal chop" -- he says "good morning" in Italian and Spanish, which embarrasses the hell out of his team for some reason I'm not clear on -- impresses the judges, and he gets six stars.
Pork tenderloin. Ramsay asks Robyn if there were any ingredients she didn't want, and Robyn opts for honesty over common sense and says she hates beets. Ramsay points out that it's not a genius move to serve something to esteemed judges and tell them you hate what you had to cook with, so she makes it worse by saying, "I could have made more love to the beets." The judges give her a collective "meh" and award her three stars. So Patrick can give his team the lead by being slightly-better-than-worst-possible with his spice-rubbed pork tenderloin. He also brightly says he loved all the ingredients he had to work with. The judges like it, and he earns six stars, meaning Blue's got a big three-star lead going into the final dish.
That would be the lobster: Royce poached his whole in saffron and thyme. And a long hair. Oh, that wasn't supposed to be there! Blue team starts to groan. "It's not curly, so I'm pretty happy about that," says Keane. Ramsay quietly asks Royce what the fuck a hair was doing in there, and it's not like there's any good answer to that question. "Look at the size of that thing. It's bigger than Roshni," Ramsay says.
It gets worse, points out Cimarusti, because Royce also didn't remove the lobster's shit sac. So he gets three stars, but that's really because the judges had to each give him at least one.