Second dish: Jen and Matt. Jen made a pancetta-wrapped roasted quail using four ingredients. Matt did a pan-roasted quail on top of arugula using six ingredients. Chef Ramsay feels that Matt's quail tastes weird because the liver has tainted the flavor. Jen wins, so it's 2-1 blue.
Third: Corey and Bobby. Corey made a Columbian sour lemon chicken with braised artichokes (three ingredients). Chef Ramsay declares it to be "tasty, but a bit of a disappointment." Bobby made a walnut-encrusted buffalo-mozzarella chicken with a balsamic glaze, and I think he would have kept talking if Chef Ramsay hadn't cut him off. There are six ingredients included, and I note that this is not the first time that Bobby's gone to the buffalo chicken well. The glaze is deemed "horrendous", and Corey wins. 2-2.
Fourth: Rosann vs. Louross. Rosann has a pan-seared veal (bone-in) with a cream sauce, garlic, onion, watercress, and oven-roasted potatoes. "Six ingredients" says Chef Ramsay, which does indeed make twenty. Chef Ramsay thinks it looks bad with the bone in. Louross did red snapper with oyster mushroom sauce and preserved lemon. And then he keeps talking, trying to decide if he's going to claim to have used the veal. He ends up not doing so (good for him!) and Ramsay likes the dish. Louross cops to only using four items (Jen: "Stupid ass." What's with all the ass talk?) and Chef Ramsay demands to know where the veal is.
Jen immediately sells out Louross, saying that the veal was supposed to be on his plate, "and at the last minute, he didn't put it on." Louross: "[bleep]". Chef Ramsay: "What did I say? It is the Twenty Item Challenge." Jen: "Yes you did, chef." Not sure I approve of the sucking up right there. Who's the manipulative ass-bitch now?
Anyway, Chef Ramsay is theatrically appalled and declares the blue team the losers. They will do laundry. Corey is aghast at the idea. I think it's weird that they have to launder the tablecloths, since all the tables are already set. Oh, and they'll be doing it all by hand. Will they be banging the tablecloths on a flat rock in the river?
The red team, on the other hand, gets to go with Chef Ramsay on a photo shoot and an interview with InTouch magazine. I hope they've decided what their fave dream date is!