Suddenly! Robert from last season shows up in the dining room! Remember that time he left the show because of health problems? Well, he's brought his wife and we're warned that Chef Ramsay has a plan to give Robert a second chance. Oh boy.
The blue team gets an appetizer out, but the red team fails several times. Tennille describes it as "apocalyptic chaos", which might be overstating it a little. On the blue side, Louie puts some lamb in the oven. Not that big a deal, right? Wrong! Donkey! Chef Ramsay calls the entire blue kitchen over to tell them that Louie is putting lamb in the oven without salting it, seasoning it, or even searing it. Jim thinks that a man's primal instinct should involve searing meat. On the red side, the scallops and capollini still aren't good enough. Eighth time! The problem is that the capollini isn't cooked yet, and Melinda panics and throws it away. Instead of, you know, cooking it a little longer. Chef Ramsay digs into the trash can and finds mounds and mounds of trashed pasta. It keeps going! It's like John Lennon shoveling spaghetti in Magical Mystery Tour! Okay, never mind that example, although I assure you it's apt.
On the blue side, eight whole appetizers have been served, and Louie is encroaching on the garnish station in his rush to serve an entree. It looks to me like the problem is that Louie isn't used to having so many people in the kitchen assigned to so many different tasks. He sees the problem differently: "Maybe Chef Ramsay should pull the panties out of his [bleep] or something." Chef Ramsay orders Louie to stop touching the spinach. Louie agrees, but he keeps doing it. Suddenly! Joseph, who is supposed to be on garnish, begs Chef Ramsay to let him do the lamb. Chef Ramsay doesn't take kindly to someone telling him how to run his kitchen. Jim's philosophy through all this is "Calm down and let's cook some carrots."
Over on the red side, Lovely is AWOL. She explains that she was feeling nauseous, so she had to sit down for her health. Then she drinks four bottles of water and is apparently out of action for twenty minutes. She explains to us that her body was craving hydration.
Luckily, the red team is perfectly capable of screwing up without Lovely's help. Some salmon is frozen because Amanda stuck it in the freezer. And she's on desserts, which means she shouldn't have been messing with the fish anyway, right? Unless there's some dessert salmon on the menu, I guess. Lovely returns.