Although Fox is pretending this is a two-hour episode, I'm treating them as two separate episodes. Because that is what they are.
Gordon Ramsay's Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 28
Contestants' Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 49
Movies Referenced in Recap: Grease, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension and Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Benjamin introduces the episode by complaining that Jason was the worst chef and stating that he was splitting the team. Jason waits until everyone's up in the dorm's patio area (which isn't really a patio because I don't think the chefs are allowed to see the sun) before he starts ranting about how put-upon he feels. Apparently, everyone is supposed to work as a team and that means specifically not nominating Jason. Because to do so is messing with his future and his children's future. Also, he is very angry and could destroy a chair with his bare hands. An attempt is made to gently suggest that this sort of tirade is the reason that he's hard to work with, but that doesn't go over very well.
The next day, the chefs are lined up in the dining room so Chef Ramsay can lecture them about the importance of teamwork. This somehow means that they'll be open for lunch. They'll be serving burgers and fries, which prompts Autumn to smugly interview about how she can "cook on a level that not many people can." Boy, I hope that hubris doesn't come back to bite her!
The teams head to their kitchens and start prepping. They appear to be taking care of business. And tonight's stunt guests are ... the USC Marching Band! They seem full of pep, which means this was recorded before USC got smacked around by the NCAA. That's a topical reference! Oh, and there are cheerleaders there. But it looks like it's mostly the marching band. The tie-in is that the band knows that value of "teamwork" and "coordination".
The first order for the blue team consists of six salads, five cheeseburgers, and one chicken sandwich. Chef Ramsay feel that Jason doesn't shout "Yes, Chef!" loud enough when the order is called out, which he interprets as a lack of teamwork. That's Gordon Ramsay's definition of teamwork: shouting in unison when Gordon Ramsay tells you to do something. Jason's working salads alone, while over in the red kitchen, Fran and Autumn are doing the salads together. Those two sure work together a lot for people who seemed to be having a feud in the first episode.
Jason falls behind, and continues to not answer Chef Ramsay when his orders are called. And every table has six salads, so that happens a lot. Jason explains in an interview that he's purposely being less vocal because he doesn't want to intimidate his team. Riiiight.