Greg continues his lesson, producing big pots of water in which to soak the chickens preparatory to plucking them. Which everyone gets to participate in, it seems. Greg delivers the naked, headless chickens to Sophia in the kitchen (why is Sophia still in the kitchen? We'll find out later) and walks her through the process of scooping out the guts, which grosses out everyone until Greg and Sophia are almost the only two people there. In an interview, Sophia tells us that Greg stepped up. In an interview of his own, Greg agrees with Sophia, and openly says he hopes this will help him win the Gold Star. "Twenty grand is amazing," he says, which is quite true, even if the fact that he is fifteen and apparently apprenticed to a butcher hadn't already supplied a clue to his socioeconomic status. And then we watch Sophia and Greg and a couple of actual cooks from the Yellow team preparing a dinner that will include chicken soup, drooling in anticipation. And the end product is worth it, as kids all freak out over how good it is. Even disregarding the fact that they haven't had meat in almost a week, I have read that there's nothing like a fresh, farm-raised chicken that you killed yourself mere hours before. Not that I'm going to try that anytime soon. Continuing his Gold Star-grubbing, Greg asks for a show of hands as to who thought that was the best meal they've had the whole time in Bonanza City. Everyone loudly agrees.
Except Emilie, who sits alone in the Red bunkhouse and interviews that it upset her when everyone ate the chicken, and that being there is making her sad. "I've had it," she says. Oh well, that just means 5.26% of a chicken for everyone else instead of 5.13% of a chicken.