Holli and Jay go off on their mystery tour. And they arrive at the Goodyear Blimp! Oh, man. My girlfriend is going to freak out when she sees this. She loves airships. And off they go! Meanwhile, Benjamin is whining about how much he hates Autumn. I guess he hates the punishment, too, but he's specifically complaining about Autumn. Meanwhile: the blimp ride continues! They do arrange one shot where the blimp can be seen in the background of a Hell's Kitchen exterior shot. JP, Autumn, and Benjamin watch it go past and read the LED message scrolling past on the side: "Losers, hope you're enjoying your punishment." That's pretty cute, actually. Benjamin speculates on whether they're joining the Mile High club, but admits that it probably isn't that high up. Good reward, boring punishment.
Half hour to go until service. Benjamin and Autumn are prepping as Holli and Jay stroll in. There appears to be some tension, although most of it comes in the form of Benjamin interviewing about how he thinks Holli has been lucky to get this far. He's got a pretty big mouth for someone who's been thrown out of the kitchen. Gordon Ramsay comes in and claims that he's expecting the night to go perfectly. Really? That seems optimistic. And he's also going to do something he's never done before in Hell's Kitchen, which happens with monotonous regularity. This time, the never-before-done gimmick is to let the chefs decide who will be on which station. Incidentally, the four real stations are Appetizer, Garnish, Fish, and Meat. Whenever there are more than four chefs in a kitchen on this show, people are either doubling up on stations or being stuck on things like "Dessert".
Okay, it's negotiation time! It is not particularly contentious, as Holli volunteers for fish, then Autumn takes garnish, Jay takes appetizers, and Ben takes meat. There were pauses before each of those, so it looks like everyone's okay with the choices. Of course, at this point in the season, everyone should be at least competent on all of the stations. Jay is confident in everyone's station. And we go!