The women return as the men are putting the finishing touches on the dining room and get in a few final taunts, and then everyone gets ready, with Amanda feeling a little squirrelly, feeling like she needs to have a good service.
Ramsay reminds them that this party is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and the appetizers need to go out like clockwork because there's a very important dance that happens afterwards. Zach assures Ramsay that he's "pushing it" tonight, and Ramsay deadpans to everyone else that Zach's pushing things.
The guests arrive, and then Briana makes a grand entrance, and then the chefs get to work. Amanda has some difficulty with a tuna appetizer -- she can't slice it properly. She starts over, and sharpens a knife. Kinda surprised that that hasn't been used yet to try to make it look like murder will be committed.
And apparently the Red and Blue teams are splitting up the duties on the head table? That makes a certain amount of sense in terms of the competition, I suppose. Blue gets their appetizers out first, while Red is still waiting on Amanda, but her second attempt at tuna passes muster. "The quinceañara is off to a reasonable start," says the narrator. Damning with faint praise tonight!
Blue's on point tonight, with Anthony and Jon so moved by their success that they're hugging. They finish up their appetizers while Red still has two tickets left, and then Amanda's tuna is sent back again. She blames Nedra's searing job. Not once, but twice. She's made an enemy for life, right there.
In the dining room, people are still waiting for their food. Briana's looking glum and Josette stomps over to remind everyone that they're waiting on the food so they can do the first dance, and then Nedra and Amanda bump and Nedra drops some food on the floor. "This is an absolute joke," thunders Ramsay. You know, I can't feel a ton of sympathy or think for one second that the chefs are ruining this girl's celebration, mainly because I doubt that if the traditions were that important they wouldn't hold it on a reality show where the head chef screams obscenities at contestants in the background, and there is a very real possibility that guests won't get served.
Post-commercial, we need everything recapped again (I really hate the way this show thinks we're drooling idiots who can't remember anything beyond a commercial break). Nedra throws up her hands and says if Amanda doesn't want help, she won't help, and now Amanda appears to have set fire to a pan. So things could be going better.