Monterray and Elizabeth go head-to-head on prawns. Monterray has made prawn eggs benedict, which prompts Ramsay to bury his head in his hands. Not that he endorses criticizing dishes without tasting them first. Oh, but the food isn't any good either. Overcooked prawns. Elizabeth, meanwhile, has made spaghetti with prawns, and it's tossed in olive oil. The Moto guys aren't big fans of that either, and you know what's going to happen now: Ramsay calls over Carrie's dish, which involves bell peppers and a béchamel sauce? I think? And of course the judges all prefer it to either of the dishes that have been presented, and Carrie nods pointedly at Elise, who stares at her with raised eyebrows. No points for either team.
Jamie makes poached salmon with a citrus jasmine rice. Overcooked salmon. Will has some egg with his, and the judges praise the flavors and the textural components, and Blue Team ties things up at one.
Guinea hens: Gina vs. Tommy. Gina's got lightly poached guinea hen with mushrooms while Tommy has made poached chicken leg with breast. Ramsay asks why he'd serve leg and breast at the same time. "I don't really think when I do things, I just do them," says Tommy, looking like he thinks that might impress someone other than a high-school girl who loves his bitchin' Camaro. Ramsay doesn't look particularly enthused by his response. The verdict? Less would have been more, and Red Team gets the point.
Elise and Paul bring up their lobsters. Elise's is a little rubbery, while Paul's earns a "bravo." Score's tied at two.
It's down to the veal dishes, Natalie versus Krupa. Natalie's made a veal terrine, wrapped in greens, which has the added benefit of rhythm and rhyme. "Don't take it personally, but the terrine kinda comes off as having that cat food texture," says one of the judges. I forgot which one each one is. Why would anyone take THAT personally? The other judge doesn't like it either. As for Krupa's poached veal, it's an awful lot of brown. So no points for presentation, but the judges all like the taste of the dish. But Ramsay has something else to say: "I have one big issue with that dish, and it's not funny," he says, and naturally we go to commercial first.