Ramsay tells Roshni to get her ass up there. "You, madam, were shocking tonight. I mean, really shocking," he says, telling her she's way over her head. Roshni says she cooks with her heart. She screwed up today, but she wants him to see what she's got.
Briana says she's a team player and she knows she's a good cook, and she learns from her mistakes. "Bravo," says Ramsay sarcastically, who's of the opinion that she just disappeared tonight.
Ramsay calls Barbie "the appendix" that her team all wants gone. Barbie admits making some mistakes, but she's tried to do everything she's asked to do. "I am a fighter and I'm not going to stop," she says.
Ramsay calls it a tough decision, and then finally decides on Briana. It's not a fakeout; he asks for her jacket, telling her she's not getting stronger, and he needs someone very strong.
She leaves, and tells us she came here to challenge herself, and she doesn't think Ramsay got to see how passionate she is about it, acknowledging that she didn't show herself to be enough of a fighter.
Ramsay sends Roshni and Barbie back in line before lecturing everyone on how he's looking for a leader and more than one of them disappeared tonight. He says the next challenge will test them unlike ever before, so they should get some sleep, because they're going to need it. The teams leave, Red still pissed that Barbie's hanging around. Barbie says Dana wants to get rid of her because she's intimidated, but she's not going home until Ramsay sends her there.
Meanwhile, Royce's ego, undiminished by an inability to cook mashed potatoes and spaghetti, threatens to consume us all as it grows, feasting on the delicious meat of dinner-service victory.
"Tonight, Briana had a battle with a cod, and the cod won. And that's why her time in Hell's Kitchen was a short one," says Ramsay.
Next week: somebody dies, apparently! (Probably not.)
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. He thinks everyone should try cod tongues. No, seriously! Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at danieljdaniel[at]gmail.com.