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11 Chefs Compete

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After the brutal drubbing by Chef Ramsay, both teams hang out in the living quarters to rehash what happened during the dinner service. Aaron is concerned that he is the weakest link on his team. Everyone finally goes to bed in the wee hours of the night, only to be woken by sous chefs Scott and MaryAnn bright and early the next morning.

The contestants are sent to the restaurant where Chef Ramsay lambastes them for wasting copious amounts of food the night before. The punishment? They are going to have to catch their own fish. He leads them outside. Instead of handing them fishing poles, he calls for a truck door to open, which reveals fish on a bed of ice. Fish mongers toss the carcasses of Dover sole at the contestants who must catch the fish in mid-air and fill their assigned buckets. They carry the load into the kitchen.

Chef Ramsay lines the teams up to challenge them to a fish-cleaning contest. Aaron starts sobbing and complaining that he is dizzy. Chef sends him to take a time-out. Chef then goes on to explain how to clean the Dover sole. The skin must be peeled without damaging the flesh and the roe must be squeezed out. The team who perfectly cleans the most sole in thirty minutes wins the challenge. Josh is confident that this will be an easy task.

Eddie has two fish done, but only one is acceptable to Chef Ramsay. Brad slips another two into the mix out of his batch. Chef doesn't approve any of Vinnie's work, and Vinnie adds nothing to his team's number. Rock's fish are still full of roe, and he can only contribute one. All of Josh's four fish are done to perfection. The Blue Team has eight in total.

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