Later that night, the girls take a soak in the hot tub, and the boys decide they have to pick a team leader. They all nominate themselves, which would have been a hysterical dinner service had they actually carried it out, because all they could have done is order themselves around. I think I might have actually paid good money to see Ramsay's reaction to that situation. However Josh, in an attempt to get back at Rock for sending him up to be sacrificed last week, changes his mind and throws his support to Brad. As they prep for service the next morning, Ramsay puts in a solicitous and kindly call to Aaron's hospital room. Ramsay tells Aaron that he has a "serious illness" and cannot return to the competition, on doctor's orders. We don't ever find out anything more about poor Aaron's health, and his jacket is impaled and his photo eighty-sixed. On the girls' side, it comes out that Julia doesn't know what crème brûlée is, an admission that throws Nearly Naked Bonnie into a flight of sanctimonious blathering.
Service starts with Ramsay getting on Rock's back early. After yelling, "You don't toss the fucking risotto!" at Rock, Ramsay also taunts him for half-closing his eyes when he gets sweat in them. In what seems like a nasty allusion to Aaron's swoon earlier, Ramsay screams, "You feeling dizzy? Medic! Medic!" at Rock. The best part is when Ramsay leans back a bit, attempting to mime dizziness. I say "attempting" because I'm willing to bet Ramsay has never felt dizzy his entire life. As service drags on, no one seems to be able to get the baby poo-colored risotto right, and Rock starts talking about himself in the third person: "Rock knows he's the leader. The problem is that Chef Ramsay doesn't know that Rock is the real leader." Keckler starts to worry that Keckler's favorite is starting to crack up. That problem is, if he is Keckler would be sad. Oh, and just like last year's ice shortage, which sent Rachel running and falling for bags of ice, Hell's Kitchen has a water shortage this year. In the middle of service, Josh is dispatched to the delivery truck where he runs and falls for cases of water. Because god forbid the denizens of L.A. go without their Pellegrino.