Chef Ramsay rounds Danny and Paula up to the pass to give them a little pep talk. Well, really he just tries to freak them out by telling them there are no second chances aNd this is the most important night of their lives. And now it's time to open up for the customers. Here we go!
The voiceover describes Danny's place as a "seafood restaurant", while Paula gets the slightly more interesting "upscale bistro". Each of them get fifty diners. They'll be judged by customer reviews (not really) and Gordon Ramsay's opinion (almost entirely).
One of Danny's tables has his father and girlfriend, and his father claims that it's the first time Danny's ever cooked for him.
Danny asks his team to give him a very loud "Yes, Chef!" when the first order comes in, to intimidate the other team. Speaking of the other team, Andrea is clapping her hands and shouting "Go, team Paula!" while Lacey mopes around and panics.
Jean Philippe brings Danny his first order. Danny thanks JP, which I think is a nice touch. It goes pretty well. Paula's first order does not elicit any vocal response at all, which causes Chef Ramsay to express some concern about the lack of shouting. He loves the shouting.
Paula goes over to check on Lacey's salad, verifying that there's enough being made. Chef Ramsay is immediately on her case, warning her that every minute she's away from the hot plate, she'll run two minutes behind. He would also like her to be more talky. Well, shouty and [bleep]y, probably. Andrea has some blackened scallop and Chef Ramsay shouts at her for it, saying it's not even fit for a dog. Lacey apparently put it on the plate with the blackened side down, hoping nobody would notice. Suddenly, Chef Ramsay shouts "Get a grip!" but I'm not sure what that's all about.
Danny's appetizers have trouble as Carol gets backed up and Chef Ramsay gets in Danny's face about some of Carol's lobster that's getting overcooked. Ramsay takes the opportunity to pull both Paula and Danny aside to yell at them about standards. Danny harasses Carol about his lobster, saying "lobster" a lot. "Lobster lobster lobster". That's a direct quote.
We see people enjoying their food. Danny's father seems to like his appetizer. The kitchens are moving into entrees, and Andrea takes this moment to tell us that she's never cooked halibut before. Delightful! When she brings some up to Paula and asks, "Is that too dark?" Chef Ramsay calls her on it, telling her that she knows it's too dark. We see Andrea squinting at the pans, looking like she's trying really, really hard. Lacey is positively gleeful at Andrea's problems on the halibut. Remember that time Ramsay warned Paula to keep an eye on whoever did the halibut? Remember? Do ya? Oh, you do. Well, good. I was just checking.