Blue Team is circling around Don for the second nomination, but Chris, speaking with the authority granted someone who volunteered to come forward, said Royce had a worse service than Don. Royce angrily says if they think he sucked then they can send him up there and he'll defend his "honor" because he thinks of himself as some sort of mystical kitchen samurai, I guess. Guy, though, relishes the chance to jump on Royce for not manning up.
The teams assemble back in Hell's Kitchen, and the Red Team put forward their nominees. Upon hearing Roshni's name, Ramsay says he just wants to clarify that they think Barbie and Roshni are the worst chefs on their team. They do.
As for the Blue Team: the first nominee is Chris, as we know, and the second nominee -- is going to be revealed after the commercial break. Annoying as usual, because the real cliffhanger is who's going to be eliminated, not nominated.
Anyway, eventually we find out that the second nominee is Royce, based on his performance on garnish station.
Ramsay calls them all forward, and then starts with Roshni, who kinda amusingly is as all "search me" when Ramsay asks why she's up there. Hey, we needed two nominees, she tells Ramsay, who seeks confirmation from Dana, who admits that they could not come to a consensus on a second person to eliminate. Barbie says she doesn't plan on making the same mistakes again, and, under questioning from Ramsay, says she thinks Robyn and Kimmie are the worst on the team (Kimmie because she brings down the morale).
As for the Blue Team, Ramsay prefaces Royce's comments by telling him that he's gaining a bad reputation. He doesn't think his performance warrants him being the worst chef on the team. Ramsay brilliantly points out that the gentlemen behind him do, though, and that's why he's up there. Chris, meanwhile, says he's a strong cook and a passion to be there. He confesses to being frazzled working on the scallops. "I'm deeply sorry that a non-stick pan and three scallops frazzled your mind," says Ramsay.
Ramsay sends Roshni and Royce back into line, and then tells Barbie and Chris that they should both be going home. But his decision is "Barbie ... back in line." Jesus, he doesn't have to do this EVERY time. Good god, Barbie's smirk the second he sends her back indicates she didn't buy it either. The Red Team's not pleased with seeing Barbie return, needless to say.
Chris steps forward to surrender his jacket to Ramsay, who tells him that if he's frazzled at this stage of the game, there's no way he's going to make it to Vegas. Outside, Chris admits to cracking under pressure. Bet he's wondering if it was such a good idea now to so cheerfully offer his own neck to the guillotine.