Louross's steaks are too seared for Scott, the men's sous chef. But there are no steaks ready to go with the visible pinkness. So Petrozza has a plan: he'll just cut the sear off, which removes a thin amount of steak but reveals the center. Louross is skeptical: "It's not gonna work. It's not gonna work." Petrozza, however, is confident: "This is our only shot that we got." Louross continues to be skeptical, but he also looks fascinated. And he certainly doesn't stop Petrozza from bringing the meat up. And Scott approves it! Louross is appalled and impressed in about equal measure. Petrozza's pretty pleased with himself, and why not?
The red kitchen is getting to desserts, which is Christina. She reports that there are four burned soufflés, putting her twenty minutes behind. She needs a hand, which she blames on Jen being swapped off desserts to appetizers. Jen is not impressed, but Corey comes over to help.
The two kitchens finish their services, and I feel like I want a chocolate soufflé myself. They look pretty good. And Chef Ramsay decides there's no losing team, which means the same thing as when there's no winning team: each team nominates one person for elimination. That's a little harsh!
Bobby and Petrozza want Matt gone, but Ben pushes for Louross. Matt joins the anti-Louross faction, unsurprisingly. The women seem to reach a consensus on Rosann, each of them adding "based on the service tonight". But then Jen and Corey switch to Christina, which Rosann is happy to get on board with. I don't really care for the way the show has suddenly turned into Survivor here. And Christina's now feeling betrayed and she can't trust anyone, blah blah blah. you know the drill.
Down in the dining room, the men nominate Louross and the women nominate Christina. Gordon asks Jen and Rosann if they stand behind that, and seems unconvinced by their protestations. Why should Louross stay? Because he did not give up. Is he the worst cook in the blue kitchen? No, Matt is. Why should Christina stay? She's detail-oriented. Is she the worst? No, Rosann is. Who's leaving? Vanessa, who already left. No further expulsions. Now piss off and get some sleep!
So what happened with that preview where Louross was getting with somebody who was probably either Corey or Christina? There was no sign of it!
Next week: Running. A sweet sixteen party. Dry halibut. Raw beef. Kicking. Shouting. And a new chef joins one of the teams. Really?