Back at the kitchen, the men seem kind of clueless about how to cut the side of beef, and Ray's zen "You have to listen to the carcass" advice is useless. Meanwhile, over at the pool, Nedra is getting her gnarly feet tended to. The men are still prepping when the women return, and Zach wants to "whoop their asses."
Prep done, Anthony decides it's time to shit on Barret, Michael and Ray for blowing it for them. Since none of the dudes who overcooked their meat are Dan, they're actually quite contrite about it, at least until Zach decides to run his mouth a little about how it seems like they don't want to win, and there's only so much Ray can take. Will he stab Zach to death? Tune in after the commercial!
He will not. They shake hands and make up. Ray tells us that tonight he's going to make sure that they do what they need to do. Michael and Barret are also keen to redeem themselves. It's weird to see this humility in Blue. Again, it's partly because Dan is gone. And partly because they lose all the damn time.
The teams get ready for dinner to start, and Amanda is nervous because she's not comfortable with meat temperatures, so she's going to let Jacqueline drive their station. Except Jacqueline seems a little out of her element too.
Ramsay rallies the chefs, letting them know they'll be serving prime rib tableside, Susan doing it for Red and Zach for Blue. Ramsay wants them to be in sync (and he's not talking about the [bleep] boy band that hasn't existed for years, either. Everyone laughs).
Jean-Philippe opens the kitchen, and it appears this show isn't even trying to get D-list celebrities anymore.
Blue gets off to a bad start when Barret erroneously starts frying up crab cakes when he's not supposed to, and in Red, Mary doesn't hear Ramsay order a slider (still one of the grossest names for a food I can think of). She eventually gets the sliders out -- except one of them has a hair in it, discovered by the diner. Ramsay brings it back to the kitchen. He orders them to refire but isn't quite as screamy about it as you'd think he would be. In fairness, not all of the sliders had hairs in them!
Meanwhile, the men are almost done with appetizers, but Barret is responsible for garnish and he can't seem to handle the French fries. He's dying. Ramsay yells at him for not adding the salad to the crab cake like he's supposed to. He seems to get it together, though, even if he's feeling like he's been hit by an eighteen-wheeler.