After the elimination, Josh doesn't think Rock should have singled him out. With only three men left, they vow to work like a well-oiled machine. Meanwhile in the women's dorm, Bonnie feels segregated from the others and doubts her capability. "I think Bonnie is a failure ready to happen," Melissa notes to the camera.
The next morning, they all load into the Hell's Kitchen SUVs and meet Chef Ramsay at a supermarket. He informs them that they will be catering a wedding reception. Each team has $100 and thirty minutes to shop for their sample menu of appetizer, fish entrée and meat entrée. He times them as they run around the store.
Melissa takes lead of her team by pushing them to purchase duck as the meat entrée. Rock watches out for his group's bottom line. Both squads make it to the checkout in time. While the girls keep under the $100 limit, the Blue Team is $37 over budget. They bargain with each other on what to remove from the cart.
Back at the restaurant, they only have one hour to cook dishes to be judged. Melissa once again asserts herself as leader, and gets mad when Julia consults with Bonnie about a searing question. "Listen to me, not Bonnie," Melissa intercedes. Both Julia and Bonnie become annoyed by her dictatorship. Rock quietly encourages more arguing so that his team can take the win out from under them.
The men realize they overcooked a meat, and this time, they don't have food to spare. Melissa accuses Julia of making the duck too well done, but Julia asserts that Melissa was the one who put it back in the oven when she had removed it. The teams plate their dishes in the nick of time.
As they line up, the women admit to Chef that they didn't use their time wisely because of disagreements. Melissa identifies herself as the leader, and Chef rebukes her for taking on a role he didn't assign. It was supposed to be a team effort. Yet Chef isn't going to be the one judging their dishes. The bride and groom will be choosing the meal for their own reception.
When Carlotta and Cyrus enter, Melissa announces that she doesn't think they should be served the Red Team's food. Chef scolds her in front of the wedding couple, and demands the two appetizers be presented. The men have created a crab dish and the women concocted a brie-filled puff pastry. Carlotta loves the crab. Cyrus feels the pastry is too desert-like. They go with the crab, and the boys are up 1-0.
For the fish entrée, both teams have worked with sea bass. Carlotta thinks the vegetable broth butter foam sauce that the men whipped up is "strange." So the couple chooses the Red Team's sea bass with collard greens cured in bacon. Now it's 1-1.
It all comes down to the meat entrée. While Rock is ready to present, Melissa urges Jen not to serve the women's dish. Chef once again has to call out Melissa for ruining the tasting for the couple. Jen does bring it over, but when she lifts off the dome, there is a dry duck breast sitting alone on a plate. Rock proudly shows off his pan-seared rib eye in cream sauce. Cyrus notes that the duck breast is tough, but at least the couple likes the rib eye. The Blue Team finally has a win.
Chef Ramsay yells at the four "Hell's Bitches" about embarrassing him with the entrée. He vows to work their asses off and dismisses them. Chef then congratulates the Blue Team on a job well done and offers them a relaxing spa day. He warns the boys to keep their pants on during the massages. The guys are exuberant not only because of the win, but because the Red Team is imploding.
Back in the dorm, Bonnie, Jen and Julia are outraged that Melissa caused the duck to be overdone when she put it back in the oven. Julia accuses Melissa of "doing a whole lot of talking, and not enough cooking." Bonnie is offended that Melissa told Julia not to ask her a question. Julia demands more respect, and Melissa tells her to grow a set of b**s. "If one of you think you can do a better job, then go," Melissa says flippantly.
The guys change into robes and are driven to a luxury spa where they get massages and acupuncture. Meanwhile, the women are charged with decorating the restaurant under the auspices of a wedding planner. As they work, Melissa persists in forcing her input on Julia, who doesn't accept it. Melissa even offers unwanted advice on the decorating. Bonnie is ready to strangle her with chiffon.
The next day, the chefs start cooking for that night's wedding. Since dishes from both teams are going to be made, Melissa goes into the Blue kitchen to consult with Rock. He becomes frustrated with her bossiness and her efforts to overcomplicate a simple potato side. An hour away from the reception, Chef Ramsay checks on the women's potatoes, which are blackened with oxidation. Melissa tries to blame it on Rock's directions, but Chef screams that it's her fault.
Melissa cooks up another batch of potatoes, but they too are soot black. Chef orders her to stop being stubborn and get them right. Unfortunately, they are out of time because the bride and groom have arrived with their guests. Chef asks Jen to take over Melissa's potato station. Jen is ready to stand up for herself and she starts from scratch.
The first ticket comes in and it's the most important service of the night -- Carlotta and Cyrus's orders. No one else in the restaurant can be served until those two are taken care of. Josh is having problems with the groom's risotto, which means that Brad must pull back on the crab that is already prepared. This also causes the Red Team to come to a halt because they can't deliver one dish until the married couple is served.
Carlotta and Cyrus finally receive their appetizers thirty minutes into the reception. Chef is angry that Josh has set back the entire kitchen. Meanwhile, the women get into gear and start delivering their appetizers. Yet the parents of the couple have not been given food, so the wedding planner complains to Jean Phillipe, who then fends him off to Chef Ramsay. Needless to say, Chef is mightily pissed off when the wedding planner approaches him in the kitchen.
For the first time, all of the appetizers have gone out within the first hour. In a wedding reception, courses must be served at the same time. Rock is proud of his team being on top of the entrees. While most of the Red Team is in sync, Melissa provides another setback because her dishes aren't ready. She asks for four minutes more even though the three other girls are done. Yet when Chef summons the women's entrees, Melissa claims that she is ready and waiting for her teammates. Chef accuses her of being a "right bitch." Jen steps in and shouts out orders to the Red Team. Chef praises her for doing well.
Josh starts to stumble in his timing, and Chef calls him on it. Melissa accidentally allows her zabaglione sauce to fall into its water bath. She begs Brad for some of his, but he has none to spare. Chef Ramsay catches her in the Blue kitchen and throws her out. He accuses Melissa of sabotaging others. Despite these delays, both teams manage to get all the food out.
After the wedding party leaves, Chef Ramsay announces that the Red Team is the loser because the men finished three minutes ahead of the women. Chef praises Jen's workload as "phenomenal." Yet unfortunately, she has to name two of her teammates for elimination. The men hug each other in the hallway over their win.
In the dorms, Jen tells Melissa that she will need to calm down. Melissa still thinks she is the reason they got through every dinner service. Then Jen consults with Julia, who feels she is a strong presence in the kitchen. Bonnie sits down with Jen, and says that she knows more than Julia. Jen is sure about Melissa being one of the candidates to go, but she can't decide who the other should be. "I don't know if he's gonna send Melissa home," Bonnie laments.
Back at the restaurant, Jen nominates Melissa, accusing her of blaming everyone else for her mistakes. Her second nominee is Bonnie. Even though Bonnie's service went well tonight, her past services have not been "on point." Melissa pleads that she should stay because she's been doing this for ten years and has had to carry everybody. Bonnie feels like she is beginning to show her potential. "The chef inside me is just starting to emerge," she appeals.
Chef asks Melissa for her jacket. Jen breathes a sigh of relief, and Rock shakes his head with laughter. Yet Chef appoints Melissa to the men's team instead, and has her don a new blue jacket. The guys are stunned. Then Chef Ramsay tells Bonnie to get back in line with the Red Team. No one is being eliminated, but Melissa is given a warning that this is her last chance. Chef feels like she dropped so quickly from a good chef to a lousy one. He hopes she can fit in better with the guys. Melissa is confident that she won't have to carry anyone now and is ready to beat her former teammates. Rock doesn't know how he's going to deal with her, but refuses to let her beat him.