Based on what we found out about Jamie during her season, you'd think she'd be all over this challenge, since she claimed to love to cook fresh food grown locally. And she did a lot of seafood. So she's going to win, right? Tiffani points out that everyone is kind of wondering what's up with Jamie this season, so Tiffani plans to try to keep her distance so she doesn't go down with the ship.
The cheftestants arrive back at their condo or suite or whatever and go about eating dinner and relaxing before tomorrow's party. Tre interviews about how his wife told him not to miss his family, and stay focused, but he still does miss her. He says some really nice things about his wife that are totally getting him laid after this episode airs. But it also made me really nervous that Tre was going home since it seems like the "I miss my family" thing often means someone will either win or go home.
The next day, the cheftestants arrive on a beach in Queens to cook. They only have two hours, so the rush is on. Jamie is just bitching, bitching, bitching about everything. There's sand in her shoes. It's hot out. Her cucumber is dripping while she tries to cut it. Antonia and Tre both interview that Jamie's complaining and whining is constant and annoying. Jamie interviews that she doesn't think the team aspect of this challenge is that important, because people are always out for themselves no matter how the challenge is structured. As a result, her team has decided to make three individual dishes instead of working together. Antonia gives Jamie a heads up that one of her foods is frying. Jamie says it's supposed to, not snappy or anything, and Antonia says breezily that she won't bother telling Jamie stuff like that anymore. I don't know if Antonia just got worn down by all the complaining or what, but that seemed like an overreaction.
Carla explains that fish is tricky to clean because, depending on the fish, you may have to remove bones or tendons or whatever. For the bluefish that she's cooking, there is something called a bloodline, which is bitter and fishy, so she has removed it. This will be important later.
Blais, Fabio, and Marcel have a lot to cook, so they are rushing around. Marcel explains that they wisely chose to put Fabio out front during service, since he's a kiss-ass. But somehow that also means that Fabio is only doing prep work, and basically acting like a sous chef. He's chopping vegetables while Marcel and Blais do all the cooking. In Fabio's mind, it's because not everyone can be the rock star, and someone has to do the prep. He's right, but I don't know if one person needs to do all the prep. It could be a good way to avoid responsibility if the dish fails, but it could also be a good way to get sent home because the judges think you didn't contribute. Blais explains that Marcel is the one that wanted to do one dish, and it's very complex, so now he's kind of wishing they had done two. But it's too late to change up, I guess.