Man, they're not even trying to make me believe this is all one episode, what with the Previouslies and opening credits. So here we are again, with the chefs trudging up to the dorms and complaining.
Okay, remember those two crescent moons we just saw? In what were presumably the two previous nights? We now see a full moon. Honestly, people. Just hire a continuity person. They're not that expensive. Anyway, the next morning there are boxes on the dorm's living room table, and everyone gets black jackets. Because we're at the Top Six, and everyone's on the same team. Van vows that it's going to be "Man Eat Man". Hey, this ain't that kind of party.
When the contestants come down to the kitchen, Chef Ramsay is cooking (yes! Actually cooking!) a fillet of beef, which he has them taste. It's apparently pretty good. And now it's time for the challenge, which prompts Van to crow in an interview that he just knew there'd be a twist. Yeah, what are the odds that there'd be a challenge, just like the ten other times you've stood there the morning after a dinner service. Nice going, Nostradamus. Anyway, the challenge is for the chefs to recreate the dish. And to make it more fun, they'll be paired up by Chef Ramsay. So Van will work with Ariel, Tennille will work with Kevin, and Suzanne gets Dave. Incidentally, Tennille desperately wanted Kevin, and not Suzanne. She should have been hoping for Dave, but I guess they really don't get much opportunity to see who kicks ass in the other kitchen.
Ah. But the actual dish they'll be trying to replicate is not the beef. Which makes sense, because they actually got to see that dish get made. Instead, it's something which we're told has "fish, garnish, puree, and sauce". There's only one sample dish, and people fall upon it immediately. Dave grabs a piece of each ingredient so he can do an autopsy, which is exactly what Gordon does on Kitchen Nightmares. He never just eats a dish; he dissects it and examines each element before putting it in his mouth.
Ariel and Van aren't sure what kind of fish is involved, but Van (the professional Fish Cook) thinks it might possibly be sea bass. Kevin decides that it's turbot, based on his Cape Cod upbringing. Dave and Suzanne are conferring, and Suzanne decides it's not halibut but turbot. Finally, everyone settles on turbot. Which is correct!