As the Hell's Kitchen premiere continues, Gina tells the medic that her mind is wandering and she just needs to relax. Back in the dorms, she focuses on herself while the rest of the Red Team preps for the impending dinner service. Meanwhile, in the Blue Kitchen, the men are working hard, but Jeremy's lack of experience is starting to show.
Before the doors open, Chef Ramsay gives the competitors a pep talk. He explains that he isn't looking for perfection but that he does expect each and every one of them to give their best. With that, he tells them that he is guaranteeing a complete dinner service at which every customer is fed. He also welcomes back Maitre d' Jean-Philippe after a three-year absence.
In addition to the classic menu, Chef Ramsay has added a tableside appetizer of ale-steamed mussels, which will be served by Amanda in the Red Section and Christian in the Blue Section. Back in the kitchen, Gina dives into the appetizers. Even though her teammates are concerned that she is flipping the scallops too many times, Chef Ramsay compliments her on the app.
Despite a strong start, Gina's second batch of scallops is cold and overcooked. Her next attempt comes out hard, and Chef Ramsay throws her out of the kitchen.
The Blue Team gets off to a rocky start when Sebastian overcooks his risotto and makes pasta that is too spicy. His playfulness in the kitchen doesn't sit well with Chef Ramsay, who throws him out - not once but twice.
With Gina gone, the Red Team is cranking out appetizers. But it's up to Jessica and Cyndi on the meat station and Danielle and Susan on garnish to keep up the momentum. While she has experience as an executive chef, Danielle has never worked on a brigade before, and she has trouble remembering the orders that are called.
On the Blue Side, Jon has been able to get the men back on track, and the team moves on to entrees. Even though he's enthusiastic to be on the meat station, Michael can't seem to properly cook his lamb, and Barret's timing with the beef Wellington suffers as a result. On the other side, Jessica manages to prepare her lamb perfectly for the women's team.
When Sebastian returns to try to get back into the kitchen yet again, Chef Ramsay tells him to leave for a third time and take Barret and Michael with him. Ray and Anthony step in to cover the meat station.
The women start to fall behind on garnishes. Chef Ramsay sends both Susan and Danielle back to the dorms. As the women regroup, Jeremy stumbles on the orders in the Blue Team. He, too, is sent packing.
Committed to his promise to complete dinner service, Chef Ramsay sends entrees out of the Red Kitchen without garnishes in hopes that he will catch up on the order before the diner notices. When the customer sends her dish back, Mary comes through for the Red Team to complete the order - but not before Jacqueline is told to leave service.
The men's team soon loses Jon, Dan, Ray and Anthony in rapid succession. With only Christian by his side, Zack starts to feel his body shutting down. Overcome with nausea, he is forced to go into the hallway. But he refuses to stop working.
Despite all odds, both kitchens complete dinner service. Chef Ramsay declares the Red Team to be the winners. After a heated deliberation, the men nominate Jeremy and Sebastian for dismissal. In the end, Sebastian is sent home.