Red kitchen! Nilka's hamburger patties are very thick and take longer to cook than anticipated. Maria appears to blame Jamie and shoves her out of the way to cook for her.
Blue kitchen! Scott sends up a burger that's raw. Then suddenly each team has three tickets left. There is a flurry of cooking while the kids in the dining room chant and shout. Both teams are down to the fries, which is a more extreme example of It Always Comes Down to the Last Dish. The women win. Maria freaks out at us in an interview.
The reward for the red team is "a relaxing day in the sun." See, because they're not allowed out normally. And the punishment for the blue team is to clean up the Los Angeles River. They get yellow jumpsuits, which are supposed to be humiliating but are actually a pretty good idea. As the women get ready, we learn that one of them has a big tattoo along her spine. And that Fran calls herself a MILF. The men complain bitterly about their bus ride, and are then a little confused when they find out that the Los Angeles River doesn't have water in it. They're all whiny and annoying, when they should be saying things like "Hey, I think the climactic race in Grease was shot here!"Also, scenes in Buckaroo Banzai and Terminator 2. In fact, if you read my recap of T2, you'll note that I describe the Los Angeles River as "the concrete thing that looks like the race from Grease."
Okay, anyway the women pile into wood-sided cars and won't shut up about how great they are. When they get to the beach, they're thrilled to see... Gordon Ramsay. He challenges them to a game of beach soccer against his kids and wife. Apparently his daughter Matilda's nickname is "Naughty Knickers." The antics are wacky and, frankly, not up to World Cup standard. Although the goalkeeping isn't much worse than England's. (Another topical reference!)
The Ramsays leave the women alone for the rest of the afternoon. We are led to believe that they spent their time recreating the Hell's Kitchen logo in sand.
That night, everyone preps for dinner service. Jason is trying very hard to be friendly and communicative, and it appears to work. The women are all smiles, but then Fran has to dump some boiling water. And as she carries the pot, some boiling water splashes on her arm. She says she can't feel anything, but suggests in an interview that she's lying.