Oh, remember the time she claimed she couldn't cook meat? Man, that was a lame excuse.
Andrea interviews: "My feeling about Lacey right now is if she gives any negativity or whatever, I swear to God I will unleash a wrath on her like she's never seen." I believe her.
Everyone arrives in the kitchen to do the prep. Danny claims to be confident. Paula says that it's important and hopes to work as a team. Gloria kind of picks on Lacey a little. She's laughing, but Lacey still looks a little ticked off. Paula micromanages Lacey's prep of the banana crème brûlée, which you'll notice has fancy accents in it. I figure if I'm going to go to the effort of putting those in, I want to draw your attention to it. Ben talks a lot about helping Danny win.
Paula checks on Lacey's prepped custards (for the crème brûlée) and quickly determines that they're curdled and have to be done again. Lacey's off to an early start with messing up. Lacey cheerfully calls out "My bad!" like we don't know that already. Ben interviews smugly that Danny's success will rely on him. He also says that "he's gonna get Ben at full force tonight," but he probably doesn't mean that as threateningly as it sounds.
After the general frenzy of prepping, Chef Ramsay is ready to taste the menus, which consist of three appetizers, three entrees, and three desserts for each kitchen. From Paula's menu, we only hear one appetizer ("Homemade pasta with eggplant caviar"), one entree ("Halibut with pearl onions and pancetta"), and one dessert ("Banana crème brûlée"). Ramsay says the pasta is "absolutely delicious", and he seems impressed that it's a vegetarian dish. The halibut is dry, so Chef Ramsay recommends that Paula watch whoever's on the fish station like a hawk. That'll be Andrea. Finally, the crème brûlée, which is apparently the texture of scrambled eggs and can't be served. Paula is frustrated by her team and is told to tweak her menu.