Gordon Ramsay's Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 26
Contestants' Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 44
Times I Want to See Robert on My Television Ever Again: 0
Last week: Jim went home because he wasn't crazy and shouty enough for Gordon Ramsay.
Sabrina is relieved not to have been sent home, and resolves not to undercook any more food. Interesting strategy! She tells her team that she's sorry she screwed up and promises to do better in the future, which everyone accepts. Over in a bedroom, the men are plotting to get rid of Robert. How hard can that be? He's still in the hospital!
The next morning, the challenge involves an intriguingly covered table. A craps table. But the dice are twelve-siders (dodecahedrons, if you want to be geometrical about it) and they're covered in letters, not numbers. Each chef will roll a die and pick an ingredient that begins with the letter they get, then the teams will make a dish that combines all their ingredients.
Suzanne's first roll is "R", and she picks rabbit. Amanda rolls an "H" and picks something called "Haricot Vert", which turns out to be French green beans. Tennille's "P" gets the potatoes, then Sabrina's Garlic and Ariel's Ham Hock finish it off. I agree with Tennille here: "That sounds tasty. That sounds like something you could work with." Sure.
Blue side! They'll miss a roll because of Robert, who's in the hospital. Andy rolls an "H" and blanks for a second until he comes up with Haddock. Dave's "F" leads to a long pause, and over Kevin's desperate hope for Fennel, Dave comes up with ... Figs. Hmm. Not a great start. Van gets an "A" for Angel-hair Pasta, and now the women are openly laughing at them. Kevin also rolls an "A" and promptly says "Apple". Well, that's kind of an easy one. Andy goes with Tomatoes for "T". Well, okay.
Now, each team has thirty minutes to split up the work. Ariel sketches out a plate and the red team all seems on board, although Suzanne is micromanaging everyone. The blue team is a bit at sea, and Dave is working extra-hard to justify the figs. Suzanne claims that she dislikes her team just as much as they hate her. On the blue side, Kevin adds figs to a sauce, and everyone agrees with surprise that it actually tastes pretty good. On the red side, Tennille thinks that Ariel's garlic puree is too garlicky. Oh, whatever.