Their thirty minutes start now, but that's plenty of time to work out what they're cooking and for Brian to have enough time to tell a lobster that he loves it before dumping it in the pot.
Dana's in charge of Red's appetizer; they're also doing a lobster thing. She starts getting a little bossy, to Christina's annoyance.
Clemenza and Royce and Guy are working on the fish entrée. He's working on some puttanesca thing, and he praises Royce's broccolini idea. Robyn and Kimmie aren't quite as in sync. Robyn appears to have ignored Meister's specific swordfish suggestion -- always a dumb idea when the client mentions a specific dish -- and is working on sea bass, it seems. Kimmie acknowledges that sometimes she just shuts down and lets others stomp all over her, which is what's happening now. Her choices of seasoning aren't super impressive or trendy: salt and pepper. Hey, remember when it was all trendy to put salt and pepper on things?
Tiffany and Barbie are working on squab with eggplant and fries, although Barbie's miserable working with Tiffany.
In Blue, Clemenza's a little worried about Guy's potatoes. That's concerning to Clemenza and Royce, who, in talking about how simple potatoes are, seems to have forgotten his less-than-perfect success rate with mashed potatoes.
Anyway, Red's dishes are all done, but Clemenza's swordfish barely squeaks in under the wire with Guy's potatoes holding them up.
And Brian and Justin serve up a seasonal bean salad with lobster, vanilla and fennel foam. Brian calls it "sex on plate" but Soltani doesn't think it looks very visually appealing. I don't think it looks that bad, although I'm not sure about the foam. None of the fashionistas look happy about it (surprise! One expresses an opinion and the others all follow), and Ramsay says it looks like regurgitated vomit. Wouldn't that be vomit that was then eaten and then vomited a second time? That's harsh.
Patrick says he's never "done foam" in his life. Good for Patrick! He doesn't like it and he never will. Meister complains that there's no unified design idea and it doesn't look elegant. Oh, and Ché feels like there's a lot of food there for an appetizer, even though it's like three bites.