The next day the chefs arrive to a kitchen filled with Top Chef detritus. Each chef is entitled to two sous chefs to choose from the chaff. The first is chosen randomly because DRAMA! The second is selected by choice, because this is America. Sally randomly picks a guy, Van, who was kicked off in the second episode after boldly stating he was about bold flavors and then boldly not having any in his dish. Johnny does hate a man who doesn't deliver. Then she picks Orlando, because she doesn't totally know how to make a showpiece and clearly Orlando has the showpiece chops. Chris picks Amanda and accidentally gets saddled with Becky the self-proclaimed gimp (guess someone's been watching American Horror Story.) Matthew gets a girl I'm too lazy to Google because in the inimitable words of Bill Murray in Meatballs IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER. (It might be Megan.) He also gets Carlos just in case he wants to put Pop Rocks and cereal on anything. After the time-filling sous chef selection process, the chefs all get to work. Sally makes the executive (chef) decision to assign to put Orlando in charge of the showpiece and make Van fetch things for her. Chris doesn't really want Becky anywhere near him, so assigns her the various menial tasks that arise. The chefs all get to work to make their many many dishes in the hopes of winning the title Top Chef and the $100,000 of sponsored cash money.
Everything is sailing along smoothly until Sally realizes she has made a grave error in her entremet, which, by the way Chris kindly explains is a multi-layer cake with various fillings. Sally realizes that she will have too much chocolate mousse and that is unacceptable and she is filled with rage. Specifically, she says she is "enraged," which I am pretty sure means she is going to become Pastry Hulk in a tattered toque and will start tweeting in all caps. Now that she has to focus on the entrement it means she is completely delegating her showpiece to the capable hands of Orlando, a point noted by her competitors. Sally however feels like she gave Orlando her ideas and let him run with it. Whatever you need to say, girl. The chefs work feverishly until the clock ticks down to zero. Time's up!
The chefs carefully deliver their showpieces to the Top Chef dining room. Orlando...er, Sally had made a stunning showpiece of towering chocolate with orange sugar blossoms. Chris has crafted an almost mechanical looking showpiece with work in sugar and chocolate bolts so gorgeous it would make an Oompa Loompa kick a golden goose. Matthew has opted to make his showpiece out of sugar and it looks like stained glass, but I bet the judges will hate it, because as much as they claim to like creativity, they prefer uniformity.