Nobu! Gordon welcomes Tennille and they sit in front of Nobu Matsuhisa the Internationally Known Sushi Chef. It's fresh and delicious and all that. And Tennille gets some free knives, which is also pretty cool. They're handcrafted!
Tennille returns to the kitchen. Dave is a little offended that while the three losing chefs are focused on prep and, y'know, food, Tennille comes in talking about her makeover and new knives. Sous Chef Scott shoos her upstairs to get ready for the service.
Now everyone's prepping. Tennille doesn't know whether to slice or squeeze some grapefruits. How can someone not know all the prep details at this point in the season?
Before the service, Chef Ramsay lines everyone up in the kitchen. He expresses a confidence in their abilities that I fear is sadly misplaced. He's also keen on passion tonight. Let's find out! Here come the customers!
Kevin is on appetizers, Tennille is on fish, and Ariel is on garnish. I think. Kevin's risotto is approved, and things are going well. At this point, when things are going well with only four chefs, don't you wonder how they manage to find enough tasks for everyone at the beginning of the season? No time for that, though, because Tennille has provided some rubbery scallops. This show's all about risotto and scallops. Do not even send in a tape if you're not flawless on them. Now Tennille has perfect scallops and gets yelled at for that.
A half hour in, all the appetizers have been served. Well done, Kevin. Dave's on meat and has some lamb in the oven. He tells us that his number one goal is to get Gordon Ramsay's respect, and winning is number two. But just then! He uses the arm with the broken wrist to move a pan into the oven, and it looks like the cast does not provide enough support. He's down in a fetal position, and then he staggers out of the kitchen clutching his cast while Chef Ramsay calls out for the lamb.
Dave explains that the nerve in his wrist shot all the way up to his ear. That doesn't sound great, but it also sounds like something he told us last time this happened. He insists that he's neither a quitter nor a wuss and will not stop cooking. He manages to do it, although he's obviously in agony. Meanwhile, Tennille's sea bass has some burnt bits floating in the pan, which is apparently unacceptable. Everyone's waiting on Tennille, who is not doing well. Chef Ramsay gathers everyone around so he can shout a bit about the fish: "They're not even seared PROP-LEE!" Then he tells them to [bleep] off. Now we're supposed to be shocked that some people are having to wait for their food. I'm just saying, it's not that big a change from the norm.