Here's how great a cliffhanger it was that we left off with -- remember? With Jeremy being held back after the rest of the chefs were dismissed? -- I completely forgot that it happened until this week, and of course all that happens is Ramsay tells Jeremy to straighten up and fly right, etc. "Find your voice," he advises, and back in the dorms, Jeremy tells the others that he's been hanging back because he has wanted to see how they all work, or whatever. "You all talk too fucking much," he says. Lose your voice, Jeremy! Dan still thinks he's a liability, but outwardly the team praises Jeremy's plans to be more vocal. Over on the Red side, no one is calling anyone else a bitch or anything, so we only spend five seconds there.
Early the next morning, the teams all race outside to find Ramsay waiting for them, in running sneakers and shorts, in front of a group of people ready to run a race. Cyndi worries that she's going to have to run a marathon, and unnecessarily tells us she's not going to be able to do that. Ramsay says he's run "over a dozen" marathons. So ... thirteen? And then tells us about some sort of charity that he's involved with, and how this is the first ever Hell's Kitchen 3K race to raise awareness of childhood obesity. Hey, quick tip: Bump it up to 5K and really tackle the problem. "I'm ready to run 3K. Let's save those little fat kids," says Anthony, who might want to work on his diplomacy.
There to help out are Olympic medalists Maurice Green and Natalie Coughlin. Natalie has won twelve medals, and all Dan can focus on is how beautiful she is. Counterpoint: Yeah, she really is. And there is Danell Levya, who won a gold in gymnastics in London, allegedly, and he is "mucho caliente," according to Nedra.
After the run, the racers will be heading into the kitchen for lunch, and Blue and Red will compete to finish serving their side first. Ramsay asks for a volunteer from each team to run, but picks Mary, who didn't have her hand up, and Dan, who figures he could run this thing backwards and still beat Mary.
The race gets underway and the remaining chefs head inside to prep for lunch. There is a weird pointless check-in thing where Dan and Mary can stop racing just so they can tell their teammates how far along they are, and their teams have to stop prepping to pay attention. Mary's far behind Dan, much to Ramsay's amusement, but she eventually makes it to the checkpoint, behind everybody else. They don't even bother showing us the checkpoint at the second kilometer, if they did that, and Dan comes jogging in to the kitchen. I guess the teams need to wait for their jogging member to arrive before they can start serving? Anyway, it's a great challenge that makes one of the chefs really sweaty even before service gets underway.