After the commercial break, while we think Clemenza MIGHT ACTUALLY DIE, Clemenza recovers and acknowledges that while he's really overweight, he still works fourteen to sixteen hours a day and while spin circles around us. I would think that, gravity-wise, most of us would orbit him, just due to physics, but since it looks like he's going to pull through, let's move on.
Next up is Roshni, 28, an executive chef who is really short. But, as short people (and no one else) like to say, "Good things come in small packages." She's got coriander-crusted raclette, and Ramsay praises her balance of flavors. She's up against Royce's pan-seared grouper. He cooks at SDK in South Beach under executive chef (and HK Season 1 runner-up) Ralph Pagano. "You're kidding me," says Ramsay, as he picks through Royce's dish, seeming unimpressed. After he tries it, Ramsay says Pagano has obviously passed on some good techniques, because it's delicious. "You like me now?" Royce asks. Nope. And it's getting worse every time you open your mouth. Ramsay awards a point to both dishes.
Danielle's plate looks a mess next to Justin's, so the men tie it up, and then Kimmie puts some garbage on a plate and Justin makes a dessert so neither of them get a point. Barbie makes something with soggy potatoes and she's up against Chris, who makes something bitter and burnt, so no points awarded there either.
Briana vs. Patrick! Delicious duck and perfect seasoning. A point for each! Dana and her pan-seared scallops go up against Tavon's big ol' pot of scallops, shrimp and crab over a bed of fettuccine noodles with whisky-infused Alfredo sauce, meaning Ramsay's lost a little of the respect he felt for Tavon already being an executive chef at 22. "How much vinegar to you put in there?" asks Ramsay. Tavon admits to a drizzle, and then more than a drizzle, and Ramsay calls it hideous and rank and really bad. That's a point for the women. "Alfredo, my ass," says Ramsay.
Looks like Chris is the guy who says it's a proven fact that men are better cooks than women, so he's going to sit back and wait for the men to win. But since it's the last pair, the best they can do right now is tie it up.
Christina, 32, a chef de cuisine, brings her molasses-glazed pork chop up to compete against Clemenza's phlegm-infused stuffed veal chop with truffle infusion. Clemenza tells us that he knows Ramsay doesn't like fat guys, but he's been doing this for eighteen years and may actually be doing it better than Ramsay. Feel free to tell him so, Clemenza!