Don's one-dish winning streak (well, I suppose there may have been more successful entrees) comes to an end with a raw sirloin that he serves up, despite Royce's warning him that it was raw. Although in his defense, who the hell listens to Royce? Then the jaunty clown music starts up as we watch Don try to make it right, and then he serves it up medium well, much to Ramsay's displeasure, and he's tossed from the service too. In a remarkably self-pitying interview, Don whines that he was trying his best, but that wasn't good enough for Ramsay. Christ almighty, have you ever seen even one episode of this show before?
Royce takes over on meat, while over in Red, Danielle brings up her Wellingtons, but Robyn, with a garlicky blast of garnish, and Danielle's cold sauce earn them a ticket out of the kitchen for the night.
In Blue, both Royce and Justin appear to both be cooking up two bass apiece for the same order, and their lack of communication (and, let's face it, functioning brain cells) gets them sent out too. Chefs are falling left and right tonight, it's great!
Two hours into dinner service, and more than half the chefs have been kicked out (we get a quick, fun montage of Ramsay ordering everybody out) and very few entrees have gone out. Justin points out that as chefs keep getting kicked out, it's difficult for someone to take over a different station and then perform flawlessly. Life isn't fair, Justin. Get a helmet.
Streamlining the kitchens, though, does seem to improve things, and both teams finish service. Afterwards, Ramsay chews them out over how painful it was to watch them disintegrate, like having a root canal and passing a kidney stone at the same time. However, the losing team is ... both teams, so each team has to pick two members to go up for elimination.
Clemenza says Don couldn't handle things, and Don points out he only screwed up one New York, so he's pretty pissed at the suggestion. Brian, on the other hand, was useless on fish. Royce knows "five monkeys" who could have done better, which is an oddly specific number. Patrick suggests Don and Brian for their rough night, and everyone else agrees. Brian figures he's one of the toughest chefs there, so he won't be going home.
As for Red, Robyn feels like it should be for whoever got kicked out, so we're thinking Roshni and Danielle. Roshni's worried about being up for elimination again, third time in a row. Christina puts up Robyn's name, and Danielle agrees that Robyn was sinking. I really enjoy the way the camaraderie of the day trips completely falls apart during these sessions. Kimmie's voting for Danielle, because she just went quiet during the service. Robyn again reiterates that three of them were kicked out, so they just pick two. Dangerous for her too, given how she blew the challenge as well.