Jen is rushing around the kitchen yukking it up, overly bright. She laughs that she'll let everyone know once she finishes figuring out her dish, and then laughs way too hard at her own joke and goes, "Woo-haaaa-hooo!" Too much coffee? Something else? She interviews that she doesn't blame Jamie and she's just going to work on her dish. And honestly, she has plenty of time to make what she's making alone, I think. I don't think Jamie missing was the problem with her dish.
Tre and Casey are trying to figure out what to make. Casey is busy deboning salmon, and Tre asks if she has any ideas for a sauce. She doesn't. He decides to mix up some shrimp and some stock and try to make it really flavorful, even without herbs or acid. Casey interviews that she's confident, because she saw a T Rex in Jurassic Park and it ate a lot of brontosauruses. Then she kind of shrugs like, "You asked me a really dumb question and I gave you a really dumb answer and I'm not sorry." It cracked me up, anyway.
Tiffany and Antonia are making three different kinds of frittatas. They discover as the dishes come out of the oven that they're not being cooked evenly. They don't have a lot of time to do anything about that, and plan to just give the judges the best ones. They only have these tiny pans that cook like eight pieces at once, which probably isn't helping their workflow.
Meanwhile, Jen just slipped and fell on the floor, because there's something wrong with her. She starts throwing paper towels on the floor randomly, claiming that the floor is wet. Dale T. takes a sheet out of the oven and realizes that his plan to make polenta cakes isn't going to work, and he needs to revise. He discusses with Spike and Mike (hee!) that they should just do regular polenta.