The next day, the women appear to be happy. The men are worried. Jim: "We got Dave and his wrist. And we have Kevin and his ankles. And Robert and his morbid obesity. So a lot of things weighing against us." Dave vows to do his job, even if it means permanent damage to his wrist. I'm not sure that's a good plan. And indeed, he's called to the dorm for a call from the doctor. The MRI shows a fracture and he'll need to have his thumb immobilized. Dave tells us that he gave up everything to be here and that he'll never get another chance like this in his life. I don't know why not. I mean, Robert came back. Maybe one season will just be full of people who had to leave for medical reasons. Speaking of which, why exactly is this show so dangerous? It seems like you're in more danger here than on Survivor!
Dave continues to be sad out on the porch, then goes up to Gordon's office. Gordon says that it would be a shame for Dave to go out from a ligament tear, which suggests that Gordon doesn't care enough about Dave or this show to find out what's actually wrong. Gordon points out that it's Dave's weaker hand that's hurt. So what's Dave's decision? Dave claims to have many thoughts running through his head, although his vacant expression makes that hard to believe. Dave decides to get a cast on his hand and stay. So that's what's happening. He tells his team that he'll be able to give the team 100% I guess the extra 10% they usually add on is provided by the thumb on the weak hand. Good to know!
The chefs (except for Dave, who's off to the hospital to get a cast) line up in the kitchen for the night's pregame ceremonies. There will again be a greeter on each team, who will be "greeting, introducing a small amuse-bouche, serving, then back on the section." It's Ariel and Jim. Chef Ramsay wants enthusiasm and quickness. Let's go!