Chef Ramsay chases her into the pantry. They have a brief conversation, if that word can be applied to a scene where one person is shouting and the other is bemoaning her fate. Lacey claims that she does want to make the effort required to cook and is allowed back into the kitchen. Ben convinces Lacey to talk to just him, blocking everyone out. She can't remember which of her beef wellingtons is well done, so he tries something with the smallest one. But it looks like he burns his hand before he can get started and that breaks his paper-thin grip on politeness so he stalks away. Ben starts to tell Lacey he needs her to do something, and she snaps, "You need to put me on something easier than [bleep] wellingtons!" I'm sure he'd love to, but I'm also sure that the chefs are assigned their stations by Chef Ramsay, who would not appreciate people switching off willy-nilly.
Meanwhile, in a moment of levity, Robert's pants have split. He doesn't stop, though.
On the red side, Carol is having trouble with communication, not telling Andrea if it's safe to bring John Dory up to the pass. And when Carol brings her lamb to the pass, Andrea isn't ready with the sauce, which makes Chef Ramsay angry at Andrea ("Hurry up! Rapidly!"). Andrea blames Carol, Carol blames Andrea. Robert Patrick likes his food. It's time for the VIP entrees on the blue side, though, and Ben is ordered back to his station, which makes Lacey immediately start despairing. She keeps saying "I can't cook [bleep] meat!" as though that's an acceptable excuse on a cooking show. Chef Ramsay yells "VIP! VIP! VIP!" at Lacey like he's a particularly patriotic citizen of the Valorous Independent Patriarchy or something. Lacey starts flapping her arms ineffectually and asks for three minutes. Chef Ramsay can see the food clearly and wants it in one minute. Lacey is completely befuddled. She can't even form words. Finally, she just brings what she has up to the pass on the theory that maybe she'll get lucky. Hey, it's absolutely worth a try, right?
Well, it doesn't work. The lamb is awful. Gordon shouts at her again: "It's not good enough! Get out! You're not good enough! Piss off!" He catches up with her in the pantry and tells her that she's obviously wasting everyone's time here. She agrees and he takes her jacket. Chef Ramsay makes Lacey go into the kitchen and say goodbye to everyone, which she does while obviously on the edge of tears. The blue team all sort of half-nod to her. Robert is not sympathetic in an interview which involves the word "bee-atch". Lacey interviews that it has not been a particularly pleasant experience. She leaves. So that's the second person to leave in mid-service.