Dish two: Tek (27, currently unemployed line cook) has a honey grilled shrimp. I like the name Tek because A) it's short and therefore easy to type, and B) it reminds me of Tek Janson, Stephen Colbert's space opera character. There's also a Magic card with that name. Don't judge me! Ramsay likes the shrimp. Tek is up against Louie, whose biscuits and gravy garners a "Well, [bleep] me" from Chef Ramsay. Look, if a diner cook can't make biscuits and gravy, there's something wrong with him. Chef Ramsay has apparently never heard of sausage gravy served with biscuits and is extravagantly disbelieving. He spits it out and says it "tastes like gunk." 1-0 Red Team.
Dish three: Joseph (27, sous chef) claims that he's very hungry and wants this and will therefore win. He's an ex-marine, although I don't know why that should matter. He's got a roasted veal chop with some undercooked Brussels sprout. Ramsay asks him to eat the sprout, and Joseph refuses on the grounds that he doesn't have a fork. "Do I look like a caveman? Do I eat with my [bleep] hands?" he asks us rhetorically. Chef Ramsay counsels him to calm down and be less defensive. It doesn't look like Joseph is going to take that advice, because now he's just staring straight forward in a way that an ex-Marine might do. Joseph tells us that he and Ramsay are "going to go head-to-head. Without a [bleep] doubt. I'll drag him by his hair on the parking lot and stomp the [bleep] out of him." After the commercial, he has more specific things to [bleep] about, such as the fact that he feels he cooked his dish properly. Aaaaanyway, he's up against Tennille, who made a lamb chop. It's "nice". 2-0, Red Team.
Dish four: Amanda has to bring her plate and two glasses of tequila to the tasting table. She explains to us that her plan is to make Gordon Ramsay do a shot of tequila with her because "it goes with the dish!" The dish in question is "Margarita French toast with tequila-lime butter". Chef Ramsay is understandably dubious about a slice of bread cooked in egg with tequila on it. Amanda has an unfortunate interview where she chants about how much she likes tequila. She downs her shot of tequila while waiting for Chef Ramsay, which doesn't impress anyone. Chef Ramsay can't believe it took her 42 minutes to do a three-minute French toast. On to the guy! He's a manager of a culinary retail store who cooks at home, and he learned to cook where? "Out of my heart." He's Tony (30, culinary store manager), and he believes you don't need to go to culinary school if your heart is pure and your passion is true. He's got mussels with chorizo, which Ramsay feels has potential. It's now 2-1 Red Team, and I don't think Gordon even tasted his French toast.