Anyway, the tour of L.A.'s most unique restaurants appears to stop at two restaurants, because now we're back at Hell's Kitchen and Ramsay is sitting in Hell's Study and calling the dorm to tell Elise that he wants everyone in their black jackets in the kitchen urgently. When they get down there, he tells them that tomorrow night they're competing as a team against a team made up of black jacket-wearers from previous seasons. "Awesome," says Will, nodding.
Ramsay brings out the ringers: Ben, who finished fourth in Season 5 and who appears to have lost some weight since then. Jennifer says she had a crush on him. Then there's Tennille, who finished fourth in Season 6. "I remember Tennille. She's a strong woman, she's tough as nails. I want to be just like her." Try to guess who says that. From Season 8: Trev, who finished fourth. Also from Season 8: Jillian of the tattooed eyebrows, who finished third. Grinning, Ramsay tells them to brace themselves for the next one: Van, who finished sixth in Season 6. "Yeah, baby! Game time! Game time!" he screams as he comes galumphing through the doors.
Ramsay welcomes them all back, and then there is some sad attempt at trash-talking, which Ramsay instigates by saying the returning chefs are here to kick their asses. Elise says she hopes they brought their sunglasses, because they're about to shine. Tennille snaps back that she just brought bodybags (because she's going to murder each and every one of them). Paul tells us that each of the returning competitors has something to prove because they didn't make it to the end.
Ramsay lays out the rules: the teams will be serving a dinner of their own design, which they have one hour to come up with, starting now. The teams break off to plan, with the returning chefs swaggering a bit much for a team which features no one who finished higher than third. Especially Van, who finished worst than any of his opponents will.
Anyway, the vets seem relatively harmonious as they design the menu, and then we go over to the current chefs, which has Elise writing down appetizer suggestions but getting snitty when she feels like the menu is being dominated by any one person (which she seems to feel when anyone else gets a word in edgewise).
Eventually, Jennifer has to stand up and scream at her to shut up, which is as effective as you imagine it will be, and then Will gets all "Hulk smash!" and shakes a chair and yells that this is exactly what he was talking about when he said he didn't want the Red Team's bullshit coming over here. "You HAD to have been the problem," he tells Elise. "I'm not the problem because I'm still here," says Elise, who is apparently completely unfamiliar with how competitive reality shows often work. Will angrily tries to take the marker so he can write "Elise's Menu" at the top of the page. Tommy amicably says he's happy to make an Elise-designed menu but he's going to vote for her to go if they lose.