The Red Team is already pushing out the entrees, though, but then Carrie burns some fish and tries to hide it on the underside. Ramsay angrily kicks her out. She pleads to be allowed to stay. She may think she's trying to show how she's willing to fight, but she comes off as whiny, and it would be safer to head up to Alaska to poke some grizzlies. Eventually, she stomps out -- Ramsay gives her the burnt fish so she can enjoy her romantic dinner on her own, but she dumps it -- and goes on an apron-hurling rampage. In her defense, I'm not sure how a burnt piece of fish warrants expulsion over a hair in the food, but that's assuming everything else is equal, and Carrie's kitchen transgressions occupy a bigger column than Jamie's.
Anyway, Tommy explains that he was going to go outside, but then the pull of the hottest women he's ever seen compelled him to stay and flirt, at least until he remembered that he has a girlfriend who may watch this episode, maybe not during the week when it's on past her bedtime, but on the weekend on the DVR, and he heads back into the kitchen and gets back to work. The break seems to have done him good, and the appetizers start heading out of Blue.
But in Red, the orders are being held up by Jamie on garnish, who has turned into a zombie. A zucchini-burning zombie. "Get it together!" Ramsay orders her, and she seems to do just that.
In Blue, Paul serves up some undercooked chicken, and he makes everyone gather round to revel in the rawness. "Romantic dinner!" snaps Ramsay, although if I'm looking for a romantic dinner, a place where cameras are going to be filming us while an angry Brit yells at sweaty reality show contestants is not going to be very high on the list in the first place. Paul gets the boot: "Pink carnations, maybe. Pink chicken, no chance," says Ramsay. Heh! Ramsay sends Tommy after a door-kicking Paul so Paul can eat the raw chicken.
In Red Kitchen, Ramsay needs to explain -- as patiently as you can imagine him doing -- to Elise that no, the vegetarian capellini ought not to have lobster in it. She manages to spin this to herself as Ramsay being mad at her because he expects more out of her than he expects of anyone else. At least she's pissed off at herself instead of blaming others. Tommy delivers, somewhat apologetically, the chicken to Paul and then races back to the kitchen to find Ramsay cooking the food for him, and Ramsay makes Tommy yell at him that he's ready to take things back over. Is it me or does it seem like every talking head with Tommy in each episode was done in one shot? Head tilted to the side, eyes bugging out? He looks EXACTLY the same every time.