Fifth! Stacey has overcooked fish to go against Jay's well-seasoned steaks. Sixth! Fran has an unnamed food and Jason has grits. Men 4 - Women 2. Ed loses a point to Autumn.
Nilka vs. Andrew. Gordon is promptly appalled by the idea of steak tartare, which Andrew made because he likes to eat his animals raw. Gordon's final objection is that it's bland. Nilka made spicy chicken wings, They're too spicy for Gordon, and no one gets a point this round. The men win!
Okay, let's move on. The winner will get to be the head chef at the Savoy in London. I mean, they obviously won't really be the head chef. But we like to pretend.
The chefs are led to the dorms, which are just hideous. I don't know if I could sleep with wallpaper that loud. They all get chef's jackets, menus to study, and knives. We break for a knife infomercial, then the women study their menus. People who care deeply about the pronunciation of "mascarpone" will not enjoy this section. The men seem more panicky. Then there's a fire alarm. I wonder if it's a real fire alarm or just another wacky gimmick the show is throwing at them.
Ha ha! It's a gimmick, of course. Gordon is on a television screen showing them how to make the dishes. This one is the lobster risotto, and it's got rice, shallot, mascarpone, garlic, lobster stock, and white wine. That looks awesome. Less awesome is the way the contestants keep getting dragged out of bed at 2:00 AM to watch another video.
The women's sous chef this time is named Andi. Because lord knows we have to divide the contestants by sex and the women have to have a sous chef who's one of them. She's introduced waking up the women at 6:17 AM so they can make breakfast to serve to the men in bed. It looks pretty good, frankly.
Prep! Maria is not great with the pasta. Over on the blue side (the blue side is the men, by the way), Scott is talking a lot and telling people what to do. End of prep! JP opens up the dining room and it's on. We're told that Chef Ramsay has "brought back to the menu some of Hell's Kitchen's favorite dishes." That's fascinating! Also inevitable, since the menu does not change all that much from year to year to begin with! I mean, the news that there's a Lamb Wellington and a risotto doesn't exactly stun me, you know?