In the submarine-thing, Seth is showing off by how much research he's done on Gordon Ramsay. We learn that tomorrow is Gordon's birthday (which means this was shot on November 7) and that Seth knows where Gordon was born and the name of his last book. Gordon seems shocked that Seth knows his children's names, so I guess he doesn't know how often BBC America is running The F Word. Actually, the Internet says this was shot back in 2007, which might have been before BBC America fell in love with Gordon Ramsay. Everyone else finds the depths of Seth's knowledge a little creepy. Back at the restaurant, Lacey is ready to work, only six hours in. She slinks in, muttering "Sorry I'm late". You might think this begs for mockery, and the rest of the women's team agrees with you. LA gleefully asks her how her nap was. Robert gets off the ferry and is greeted by everyone. Gordon tells him that everyone else had a great time and now he has to turn around and take the ferry back home. Robert interviews, "Well, what the hell did I win? A free [bleep] ferry ride? [Bleep]." [Bleep] indeed. Gordon seems kind of gleeful about the whole thing, so I think he likes Robert.
The next day, Lacey announces that she's ready to work. She's at least moving around and making noise, which is what a good kitchen looks and sounds like. Suddenly! Ji slides on the floor and clutches her leg. The medic puts her ankle on ice, and we go to commercial on a spreading pool of oil that forms the pitchfork. See, because she might have slipped on oil. I guess.
I like this '70s-style ad for Terminator and Dollhouse. Sleazy! And suspiciously similar to the fake trailers in Grindhouse!
Ji limps into the kitchen and Chef Ramsay rounds everyone up for a pep talk. For the very first time ("ever!"), there's a Raw Bar, which means everyone gets a raw oyster as they walk in the door. Huh. Enjoy! Chef Ramsay hopes this will buy extra time for the chefs, which isn't a bad idea. Paula is assigned the raw bar for the women, and Robert for the men. Paula did poorly on the Scallop Challenge (one out of five), so I guess that's not what Ramsay's basing this on. I think he just likes taking people out of the mix to see what the rest of the team does without them. Robert is not looking forward to squeezing through the tables.