Christina and Corey are shocked to have Jen back on the team. They were happy to be rid of her. On the men's team, Petrozza and Bobby can't figure out how Matt has managed to stay in Hell's Kitchen.
A phone call wakes the chefs up early. After getting ready, they are blindfolded and shuttled to a mystery location. When the blindfolds come off, the chefs are standing on the roof of Chef Ramsay's new Los Angeles restaurant. Ramsay gives the teams new, black trimmed jackets. They are all on one team now. Corey doesn't want to deal with Matt and Jen at the same time. Finally, Chef Ramsay gives them a glimpse at the $250,000 cash prize.
The chefs return to Hell's Kitchen for their first individual challenge. Each chef will be given a main ingredient and they are asked to put their own personalized spin on that ingredient. Matt is given veal, Christina is given sea bass, Bobby is given duck, Jen is given beef, Petrozza gets chicken, and Corey gets lobster. The chefs have 45 minutes to create something delicious and innovative. The chefs spring to action.
Matt's order passes. Chef loves Christina's dish and Petrozza's dish earns a "well done." Corey uses too little lobster for Ramsay's liking. Jen is nervous about Chef's comments, but she manages to pull it off. Bobby's duck comes up too tough.
Chef has Jen's dish and Christina's dish go head-to-head. Ramsay chooses Jen's dish, which will end up on Chef Ramsay's menu. Jen breaks into tears. She is going to Vegas to meet last year's Hell's Kitchen winner, Rock. Jen gets to bring another chef. Surprisingly, she chooses Corey. The rest of the team is stuck unloading delivery trucks.
Matt is furious and his attitude is causing friction between him and Christina.
Chef Ramsay rounds up the new team. He warns them that they are now doing double work because they are cooking for the entire dinning room. He assigns the stations and puts Matt and Christina on the meat station.
After the doors open, Matt quickly sets fire to a pan. Chef says he is watching Matt closely tonight. Petrozza sends up the first dish, but his sloppy ways don't pass Ramsay's standards. The team is doing well with appetizers and it's time for main dishes.
Chef yells out tickets to Matt, but Matt isn't remembering the order. Corey is furious because Matt isn't communicating. Matt tells Corey they need to just get along through the service.
Christina tries to shortcut the cooking, and throws rib-eye in with chicken. Bobby tries the same by mixing salmon and scallops. Chef busts them both and can't believe what he's seeing.
Customers start returning dishes, the meat dishes are going out raw.
Corey burns her hand on a hot pan but tries to stick with her station. She starts to crack under the pressure. Chef tries to send her to the medic, but she keeps telling him no. Corey finally leaves, and Ramsay puts Jen on Corey's station.
Outside in the dining room, customers are getting tired of waiting.
Corey returns, but Christina and Matt are falling apart in the meat station. The entire team is falling apart, but Bobby is keeping his cool. Matt keeps falling into Ramsay's line of fire, and Matt clearly can't keep up. He's shutting down, claiming he has a migraine. Ramsay finally drags Matt out of the kitchen and forces him to go upstairs.
Two and half hours into service and the kitchen is at a standstill. No food is going out. Shortly after, Jen burns a large pot of rice, and Chef throws her out. Then Ramsay has had enough and throws them all out of the kitchen.
After service, Chef Ramsay is stunned at how awful the final six performed. He sends them upstairs to decide which two chefs are going home. Matt asks for a moment alone with Ramsay. Chef tells Matt that he needs to step up and stop floundering.
The team decides that Matt will be going to elimination, and Matt is furious. After Matt storms out, the team talks over the second option.
That night, the teams line up. Petrozza says Matt is first up because his attitude is sinking the team. Corey tells Chef Ramsay that Christina is up because she shared the meat station disaster with Matt. Ramsay calls down Matt, Christina and Corey. Corey defends that she's not a quitter. Matt argues he was off because he had a migraine. And Christina argues that she doesn't give up. Chef looks over the three, and then selects Matt. The other chefs can barely contain their happiness.
Chef Ramsay tells the team as they leave that they need to come together as a team, or they will all fail.