Matt roars out of the back room and puts on a glove. He's ready to go! He's so ready to go that Chef Ramsay kind of signals to him that it's okay to pull back a bit. Matt interviews that he's in a great deal of pain but does not want to lose. Fair enough. On the blue team, with ten minutes left, they don't have a plan for the veal. Bobby apparently had it, but he doesn't think it'll go well with his chicken. Louross mentions that he has red snapper (Wheel! Of! Fish!), which Jen thinks should combine for a surf and turf. In an interview, Louross doesn't like surf and turf, but he seems to go ahead and do it.
Panicking! Plating! Counting down! Go! Go! STOP! For the first time, we don't see people putting lids on just as the timer reaches zero; Bobby and Louross are still back in the kitchen. And Chef Ramsay orders them to serve what they have plated. The camera grabs a shot of unplated veal.
Jen asks Louross about the veal, "Why didn't you put it, like, right in the center of two pieces of fish?" That's where being a line cook pays off: you don't spend all that time obsessing on the perfect placement. Put the food on the plate and get it to the window! Louross doesn't have much of an answer for her, either. He just hems and haws and finally says he doesn't know. Then he interviews that putting veal next to his precious red snapper would have ruined everything.
Standing behind the dishes, Jen mutters to Louross to say that he rendered the veal in the sauce. That sounds pretty sketchy to me, even if it were true. And Louross doesn't appear to want to lie.
When Chef Ramsay asks if the teams used their time wisely and if they used all twenty items, we see the red team answering "Yes, chef!" to the first one. Then we hear them say "Yes, chef!" while we see Jen and Louross not answering. I'm not sure I entirely believe that they just stood there sourfaced while everyone else was enthusiastically answering. That's the sort of thing Ramsay notices.
Anyway, first dish: Christina vs. Petrozza. Christina made a fried crab meat and snapper in hollandaise. She used five ingredients and we are told that it is tasty. Ramsay likes the idea of using the eggs in a hollandaise. Petrozza has made a warm crab salad with an onion soufflé. Really? That sounds weird. But it apparently came off. They're both declared winners, so it's 1-1. Then they're told to piss off, but this isn't the angry "Piss off, will you?" It's just how Gordon says "Go away now."