Gordon Ramsay's Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 37
Contestants' Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 32
Crazy befuddled reaction shots from Giovanni: I didn't count them. But I think it was about 35,635
After Charlie got sent home (last episode, remember?), Seth gloats in an interview that he's still here. And remember last episode, when all the women piled on Lacey for not going home? That's what happens to Seth here. Giovanni goes to some effort to express to Seth that he doesn't care for him. This appears to be because Seth openly nominated Giovanni because he wanted to get rid of the stronger chefs. Seth mocks Giovanni a little, saying, "I know, you're a three-star Michelin already. Dude, cooking steaks. Wow." I enjoy that, because it shows that Seth really has read Gordon Ramsay's books. The man is obsessed with Michelin stars.
Then, for no apparent reason, Robert does a Chef Ramsay impersonation. It's mostly based on physical movements and hand gestures, which are accurately observed. The accent's not very good, though. Still, I enjoy the change of pace.
Now, back to the foolishness. The chefs assemble in the dining room and Chef Ramsay demands that Carol tell him who the strongest chef on the red team is. She pauses for a moment and goes with "Myself or Andrea," because she's not sure if this is the sort of trap where you get yelled at for not having enough confidence to say it's you or the sort of trap where you get yelled at for not respecting your teammates. Chef Ramsay asks the blue team as a whole who's the strongest on their side, and there's another pause. Finally, Danny figures he'll go ahead and say it's him. Might as well. In an interview, Ben is dismissive of anyone who would say they're the best.
The challenge is supposedly about teamwork, and it will involve serving breakfast. Right now! The red team picks roles (pancakes, eggs, hash browns) quickly and, as far as I can tell, without drama. On the blue team, Seth wants to tell everyone about this special scrambled egg technique he knows that Chef Ramsay uses. Giovanni is goggle-eyed with disbelief, and sensibly decides that if Seth is so hot on eggs, he can go ahead and be the egg guy.
A bunch of kids in football jerseys and cheerleader outfits roar into the dining room and there is a brief cheer. There do not appear to be any Toros in the atmosphere. The women are cooking for the 50 cheerleaders and the men are cooking for the football players. The football players get their own chant going, which is "Whose house?/Blue's house!" I'm sure Run-DMC would be proud to know how thoroughly they've infiltrated mainstream society. Anyway, whoever gets all their kids served first will win.