Rock's prep goes fairly well. At one point, he even pulls Josh aside to give him a pep talk. He tells Josh that he himself has confidence in his cooking, and Josh just needs to have confidence in himself. It's all nice and leadershippy and very befitting a champion.
During prep, Bonnie notes that Melissa is overcooking the prawns, a comment that Ramsay parrots when he does a tasting of Bonnie's menu. Oh, and speaking of the menus, I caught Mr. HK Narrator calling Bonnie's chèvre salad a "shevra salad," which just au bon pained me. Dude, it's "shev" -- the "re" is silent. It's more prison yard weapon than it is a gas station, you know? Other items on Bonnie's menu include her "signature" egg fettuccine with sautéed Thai prawns and a dessert assortment of chocolate truffles. Ramsay is pretty complimentary about everything on Bonnie's menu except the aforementioned overcooked prawns and her dessert, which he determines to be too small for a restaurant dessert. He advises her to "do something with it," which we never see.
For Rock's part, his menu features a crispy chicken breast and crab cake over jasmine rice (his signature dish), a pan-roasted prime rib eye, and a vanilla bean milkshake with chocolate chunk cookies for dessert. Ramsay's notes are that the rice is way too garlicky and the milkshake is "too clumsy as a dessert." He recommends Rock "soften it up a bit" by serving a smaller amount of the milkshake in a cocktail glass instead of a predictable tall glass.
Passing over Ramsay's inspection of the two "newly designed" restaurants (because see: DOESN'T EVER MATTER), we move into Ramsay's pep talk to the two finalists, after which he anoints them with executive chef jackets and JP flings open Hell's Kitchen. Before service gets underway, Brad -- who has always been pretty awesome on this show -- wishes Rock luck and tells him he's there for him all night. Mr. HK Narrator tries to make us care about how the diners will react to the finalists' food because, as he puts it, "feedback from the diners is more important than ever, as Chef Ramsay will consider their input when choosing tonight's winner." Yeah, but it really doesn't and he really won't.