Back in the kitchen, the cheftestants prepare to butcher. Lisa wishes everyone, "Happy hoggin'!" which was the only amusing thing she said in the whole episode. Well, other than that she thinks she deserves to win. Stephanie admits that she's never butchered a whole pig, but butchering is the same with any animal really. Antonia breaks off a hock and giggles that it looks like a drumstick from The Flintstones. Both Lisa and Richard try to use brute force, and Lisa's mallet breaks. She jokes it's happening because she's Jewish. Antonia kind of rolls her eyes and in her interview says that all you really need is a sharp knife, because you can pop the bones out of their sockets. She realizes how gross that sounds. Stephanie apologizes to her pig. Of course she does. Richard interviews about a friend he had growing up who used to drink this beverage called Malta, and Richard has been using it as a glaze in his cooking. He calls Spike at the market and asks him to pick some up.
The sous chefs return to the kitchen with two hours left to prep. Antonia is thrilled with the food that Nikki picked up, especially the mangoes and local honey. Richard has brought green masking tape to label all of his food, so that they can find it easily and also probably to prevent others from taking them and then going, "Oh, I thought those were my papayas" or whatever. Richard interviews that with eight chefs in cramped quarters, being organized is key. Antonia asks to use Richard's green tape, and we don't hear his answer, but it seems sort of counterintuitive if he did let her use it. Then again, it never comes up again in this episode, so I'll drop it.
Stephanie explains that she's letting Dale prepare the rub for the pork belly so they can marinate it overnight. Andrew interviews that Lisa has a strong personality as we see multiple instances of Lisa snapping at Andrew. Richard interviews that Lisa is "a bit much sometimes" and has "a bad attitude." Okay, editors, we get it. You want us to hate Lisa. I do! But your editing is starting to make me want to be contrary and come back around to liking her again! Stop. Anyway, Lisa continues to order Andrew around and explains that, at this stage in the competition, even one error will kill your chances. Dale interviews that he was trying to get set up for the next day, and struggled to find room in the fridge for everything. The timer goes off, and everyone gathers their things to leave. But wait? What's that, in a pan on a shelf under the counter? It's Stephanie's pork belly! Dale forgot to put it in the fridge. And pork left out of the fridge is not a good idea, unless you're hoping for trichinosis or worse.