Once the kids have their snacks, Tiffani and Spike do a little campaigning. Spike is slightly more persistent, but doesn't seem to have much luck. The rest of Tiffani's team goes out and tries to get the kids chanting their team name, except for Jamie, who informs us deadpan in an interview, "I don't plan to have children. Ever." Heh. Meanwhile, the kids are all sugared up and probably also excited to be on camera, and they are going bugfuck nuts. One kid screams so raucously that he falls over, then gets back up and screams some more. His mom must be proud.
Padma and Joe Jonas finally show up and there is not nearly as much of a fracas as I expected. Some of the kids look bored, actually. Joe asks which of the kids thought that the Red Team (Spike) won, and there are very few cheers. Padma asks who liked the Blue Team, and the crowd erupts in cheers. So Tiffani wins! Yay! However, what would they have done if it had been close? Do they have an Applause-O-Meter? Anyway, Tiffani has immunity, and she's thrilled, because she knows that the competition this season is fierce.
The kids file out and there are tons of bags and stuff on the floor. Didn't their mothers teach them to take out their garbage? It's like when I leave a movie theater. I get so mad when people don't take their garbage out with them. They put trash cans right by the exits! It couldn't be any easier! You slobs! I would totally make those brats come back in and clean up. Also, get off my lawn. Anyway, the cheftestants are kind of wandering towards the exit when they notice Colicchio entering from the other end of the room, so they walk back toward him, looking apprehensive. Tom announces that their Elimination Challenge is going to start right then, as in, no going home to bed. Now.
So it's 1:30 AM, which begs the question, how long did they keep those kids up for that challenge? I get that it's a sleepover and they kids were going to be up late, but shouldn't they at least pretend to make them go to bed by like 10 PM or something? Kids today. Anyway, Colicchio explains that they will be serving breakfast for the sleepover kids and their parents at 7:30 AM, so about six hours away. And, they can only use the ingredients they find in the museum's kitchen. Tiffani might be going a little far in trying to convince us that she's CHANGED since her season when she says that the others need to save the crankiness for their real lives and embrace the fun of this sleepover. I think the cheftestants are allowed five minutes of, "What the Christ?" at this point, when they thought they were going home to bed and now find out they have another challenge in six hours. So it's already a tough challenge, right? It's about to get worse.
Colicchio points out that there are two dinosaur skeletons in the room: a T Rex and a Brontosaurus (which I thought they decided was called Apatosaurus now?). Tom explains that one team will be inspired by the T Rex diet, and can cook with meat, eggs, and dairy ONLY. He emphasizes the word ONLY, although I guess they could have thrown that in during post. The other team will be inspired by the Brontosaurus diet and can use fruits, vegetables, and grains ONLY. Since Tiffani won the Quickfire, she gets to pick, and she barely hesitates before picking T Rex. It's a tough one, since she doesn't know the extent of the museum's pantry. Are they going to ship in a ton of fresh produce or is it going to be a lot of canned stuff or what? Anyway, they'll be sleeping right in the museum. Tom leaves and Jen yells out, "I LOVE BREAKFAST!!!!" and claps and makes a weird face. Just pointing out that she was acting weird way before Judges' Table.
The cheftestants head to their sleeping quarters, which are a bunch of cots in front of dioramas of mammals that look like the one where Ross and Rachel did it for the first time on Friends. They're given sleeping pants and flashlights. Spike immediately strips down to skivvies and puts on his new pants, but a lot of the others look uncomfortable. Stephen says he's used to living in his fancy loft, and this scene creates "uncomfortability." Um, does he mean "discomfort"? Tre says that he likes to sleep naked, so he feels stifled. Let your freak flag fly, dude! No one will complain.
Before they sleep, the teams need to meet and have a strategy session. Team Brontosaurus, which is Spike's team, decides to break up into pairs and have each pair create a dish, with one team of three. Over at Team T Rex, Jen is pointing out that it's still a competition even though they're working as a team, and one of them is going home. Well, not if they win. Everyone looks a little taken aback at her rant, and Tiffany even interviews, "Jen, take a chill pill." Well, it's Tiffany, so it sounds more like, "Jee-en, take a chi-iiiwwwl pi-iiiiwwwl." Lots of extra syllables. But then they show a shot of Jen where she kind of looks like she's panting and her eyes are totally blank and it's scaring me! What is up with her? Anyway, they also break up into pairs and hope that there are bacon and eggs and suchlike. If any of them have ever cooked for someone doing Atkins, they should be golden.
The kids are finally asleep, and the cheftestants bunker down too. Well, some of them do. A small group (Marcel, Fabio, Blais, Angelo, Spike, the Dales, Stephen) decide to take a flashlight tour, where they get to walk around the darkened museum with flashlights. Antonia explains that they only have forty-five minutes to sleep. I have to say, staying awake might be the better strategy under those circumstances. I guess it depends on your personal sleeping style, but it takes me a while to get to sleep, especially under strange circumstances, and if I had to hit the ground running, it's probably better for me to just stay up. Anyway, they wander around and compare some of the early humans to Fabio and Casey. Har har har.
Okay, well at some point, even the guys who took the tour go to sleep, because when the alarm goes off at 3:45 AM, everyone is on a cot, sleeping. Casey says that she only slept for forty-five minutes, and Fabio can't believe he's thirty-two years old and sleeping next to a moose. And Tre! He didn't sleep naked, but he did take off his shirt, and holy muscles! Dude has got a rocking body. I propose more challenges where Tre takes off his shirt.
Now dressed and ready, everyone sprints to the kitchen, which is probably a good way to wake up your brain and body. They all immediately crowd into the walk-in. The members of Team Brontosaurus are happy to see a plethora of fruits and vegetables. Team T-Rex, on the other hand, are facing some hard truths. Apparently, Tiffani thought that carnivore meant omnivore, so they would get everything. Then why would they make you choose? Who would choose to have limited ingredients over unlimited? Duh. Anyway, maybe they just didn't think through the fact that there is no flour, or lemons, or limes, or herbs. I might not have thought of the herb issue. They're concerned about having no acids or other methods of flavoring things. And there's no sausage, so Jen and Jamie have to rethink their Scotch egg dish. Jen tells us that her father always told her that second place is first loser. I'm sorry that her dad sucks. I am super competitive in some areas, but at least my parents didn't force that one me. Dale L. tells us that his team is screwed, and the other team is humming right along. I don't know that they have it any easier; I think it's a matter of expectations. They understood what ingredients they would have, and planned accordingly. Team T Rex thought they'd have a bunch of stuff that isn't there, so they have to revise everything last minute and it's stressful, especially on no sleep.
Carla and Spike have teamed up to make a gazpacho, and I know that a cold tomato soup is the first thing I want when I rise and shine in the morning. And you know what I like to follow it up with? Gnocchi! Great, because that's what Fabio and Stephen are making. They show Stephen peeling potatoes with a knife and it is just painful to watch. My mom could peel