Dish Five: Poached lobster and savory Portobello mushrooms from Melinda (38, private chef). She appears to confuse food with sex: "My dish is very rich and succulent and luscious and velvety. You can just feel what's happening in your mouth and satisfaction that comes." While we're listening to that interview, she's looking at Gordon in a way that I bet she thinks of as "coquettish". When the dish is revealed, Gordon wants to know where the lobster tail is, and she just cocks her head like she's a French bulldog being interrogated about what happened to the newspaper. But not as cute. Her excuse is "during the cooking process, I had some challenges". The food gets thrown out for being a poached lobster tail with no lobster in it. Next up, Jim (34, sous chef) who tells us that he's not intimidate by anybody. Then Gordon makes him take his jacket off and Jim admits that he's a little intimidated by Chef Ramsay. He's got seared Ahi tuna, which apparently tastes delicious. The teams are tied 2-2.
Dish six: Kevin has a steak with coffee on it? And Ariel has undercooked duck. No points.
Dish seven: Lovely and Andy (whoever that is) also get no points. Still 2-2.
Dish eight: So it comes down to the last dish! What a surprise! Sabrina has chipotle-wrapped pork tenderloin, but it's too spicy for Chef Ramsay. She rationalizes in an interview that "It does reflect me. Maybe I'm too spicy". Shut up, Sabrina. Van is from Dallas, and he puts on the accent a little thick. He claims to be "a beer-drinker with a sophisticated palate". He's got seared foie gras with minted caramel. "Minted"? Is "mint" a verb? I guess it is, because Chef Ramsay likes it. Blue team wins, 3-2. Note that only five of the sixteen dishes got a point.
So the men win. And the women's punishment is to clean the kitchen, which looks like sixteen fame-hungry cooks have just rampaged through it for 45 minutes. Louie explains to us that "women are the best at cleaning". Ah. Another one of these guys, then.
The men get a reward, which will be take-out food from Gordon's restaurant The London West Hollywood, which I continue to think is a confusing name. And now let's introduce the sous chefs! Scott is back, and he's joined by Heather, who won Season 2. What? But I thought she was supposed to be a chef at some casino somewhere! Are you trying to tell me that the winners don't really get their very own restaurant? Shocking!
Okay, anyway. The men get to eat dinner on the patio while the women clean the dishes and pots and pans. The women get to eat bologna sandwiches. Actually, it's not even fancy enough to be called "bologna". That stuff's clearly baloney. The men appear to enjoy their meal.