Gordon Ramsay's Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 22
Contestants' Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 25
Customers' Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 2
Previously: the taste challenge was won by the red team, who got their pictures taken for TV Guide. LA and Carol got yelled at, and Lacey was a complete blabbering mess. Lacey got thrown out in the middle of service and the three remaining members of the blue team pulled together in a really pretty impressive performance. The red team didn't have a consensus on who to nominate, and ended up with LA, Andrea and Carol being nominated. LA got sent home.
Here we go! In the dorms, Andrea and Carol continue the argument that started three episodes ago. Giovanni tells them to settle things before the next day, and they both insist that there's no one thing they're fighting about; they just can't stand each other. Also, Andrea has the Crazy Eyes. The music gets dramatic and we fade to yet another full moon. I apologize for going on about this, but at this point, I can't not notice. Every time they want to show "night," it's a full moon. At least on Survivor they mix in a cute monkey or a capybara or something.
The next morning, Danny interviews that he feels that his team is strong. Chef Ramsay tells the chefs that he loves to take a protein and evolve it. See, Gordon Ramsay doesn't see himself as "God." He's more of an Intelligent Designer. He has the chefs list some famous chicken dishes, and that means they'll be cooking... king crab! The camera people try to pull off a dramatic focus-pull shot like Hitchcock used in Vertigo, but I think they're just rolling the table the crab is sitting on. Andrea interviews that she finds a full-size king crab a little off-putting. Yeah, it's weird. Robert's into it: "Get some butter and a metal bucket, because I'm going to town!" Okay, first of all, I think Chef Ramsay is hoping for something a little more sophisticated than "some butter". Second, how do the folks in "town" feel about you swaggering down Main Street with your bucket full of butter? Third, whenever a fat guy says "Get a bucket!" I expect a wafer-thin mint to be making an appearance.
The chefs are told they'll each make one crab dish. Then each team will come to a consensus about which dish to put forth. Chef Ramsay tells them that this is a challenge they don't want to lose, which puts it in the select company of "every other challenge on this show." And every other reality show, I guess. Ben drops two crabs in a giant pot and claims to have a Game Plan. He tells Danny and Robert that he dropped two crabs, so I assume he'll be sharing the meat. For a second, I thought he had some incredibly elaborate plan that required two whole king crabs worth of meat. We see Chef Ramsay wander through the kitchen, sniff a pot, and tell Ben he's surprised he's using so many legs in his sauce. Ben fumfers for a second and Chef Ramsay blows him off and walks away. Danny laughs at him in an interview.