The men are sent upstairs to get dressed for the helicopters. Ben interviews that he knows nothing about islands, being from Chicago. I wish I knew enough about Chicago to dispute him on this. According to Wikipedia, there is an island in the Chicago river, but I don't know if it's a prominent enough island that I can make fun of Ben for not knowing about it. Be that as it may, the women file glumly into the dorms and Lacey gets into bed and starts sobbing that she wants to go home. Ji tries talking to her in the vain hope of getting her to stand up and stop being a drag on the team. Suddenly Robert gets a call from Chef Ramsay to meet him in the office that I always wonder about. It's a room above the dining room with a desk in it, but I don't think he really uses it.
Chef Ramsay calls Robert "big boy", which I think is usually a term of affection with him. But he has bad news for Robert: the helicopters' insurance policy won't allow anyone over 300 pounds, and Robert is 400. Robert is understandably disappointed, and Chef Ramsay emphasizes that he'll still go to the island with the rest of the team; he'll just have to use the ferry. Well, that's not so bad. I like Robert so far, and I'm wondering how Chef Ramsay (who says in his book that the one thing he really can't stand is a fat chef) will treat him. So far: not that bad.
The women put on their chef clothes and prepare to head downstairs to get a-shuckin'. Except for Lacey, who is under the covers blowing her nose. Someone (I can't quite tell who, because there are still a lot of people on this show) orders Lacey to come down with them and help, but Lacey "doesn't feel good". Oh, [bleep] you, lady.
Sous chef Gloria tells them to save the shells and asks what happened to Lacey. The answer, which is harsh but probably accurate, is "We're a stronger team without her, chef." Carol interviews her disappointment with Lacey the Quitter. The men helicopter over while Robert takes the ferry with a somewhat sour look on his face. The men go into a submarine or something. Three hours into the shucking punishment, Lacey is still in bed (and still blowing her nose, unless they used the same shot three times). The women are squeezing lemons and Andrea manages to make lemonade by suggesting that at least Lacey will be well-rested. Did you see what I did there? With the lemons and the lemonade line? That was awesome. Seriously. You wouldn't believe how proud I am of that bit. If this were a reality show, I'd be interviewing about how great I am right now. I might even refer to myself in the third person. Just this once.