Remaining chefs Petrozza, Christina and Corey know that they're lucky to still be there. Yet they are thrilled that Jen is gone.
The next morning, the three are nervous for what lies ahead. Chef Ramsay tells them he would love to cook for them personally, but first he has some special guests. He introduces Corey's mother and boyfriend, Christina's mother and father, and Petrozza's father and girlfriend. They are so happy to see the special guests. Jean-Phillipe takes them to their tables and serves up a Gordon Ramsay signature dish. But what the chefs don't know yet is that their challenge will be to recreate that dish. While Petrozza and Corey only have eyes for their family, Christina knows there's something else going on. She focuses on the ingredients in the meal.
The chefs see their guests off, and Ramsay reveals the challenge. Petrozza and Corey are nervous, but Christina is confident. They have 45 minutes. If recreating the dish based on sight, smell and taste weren't hard enough, Hell's Kitchen has been overstocked with a massive variety of meats.
The chefs find the same vegetables, but Christina is still looking for white beans to make a puree. Corey believes it may be a potato puree. Petrozza isn't even making a puree. They manage to recreate a sauce, and Corey is sure that she found the proper wine for it.
The three list their ingredients for Chef Ramsay. Christina's sauce is perfect but she used the wrong meat. Petrozza and Christina have small errors in their ingredients, but Christina takes the win. Chef Ramsay tells Petrozza that if he had made any kind of puree, then he would have won it.
Corey and Petrozza's punishment will be to clean up the bar and restock the ice that they will be hand crushing. Christina and her parents get to accompany Chef Ramsay for a three course meal and a Los Angeles sight-seeing tour.
Later that night, the team gets together and prepares for dinner. Ramsay rounds up the chefs. He tells them that tonight, each of them will take turns running the service to prove if they can lead a kitchen. He offers up some advice for each. Petrozza needs to step up and not be the quiet guy he usually is. Christina is told that her delivery is too much like a cheerleader. She should work on her shouting skills. Corey is a little weak in delivery. Chef Ramsay wants her to find some backbone and get fired up.
Dinner service begins, and Chef Ramsay leads the kitchen to get the night started. The appetizers are going well. The sous chefs will be helping out in the kitchen, but the chefs don't know that they will purposely be trying to sabotage the night's service.
Petrozza is first up at the window and he calls out orders. Sous Chef Scott delivers a risotto without peas and it slips passed Petrozza's radar. Chef Ramsay tells Petrozza what's missing and orders him to send it back. Christina brings the kitchen to a halt on Petrozza's watch, and she begins to fail. Chef quickly takes aim at her. Ramsay commends Petrozza and puts him back on the line.
Next up is Corey. Chef advises her to maintain control. Corey has difficulty reading off the first ticket and an order goes missing. Corey quickly takes control and makes sure that the team keeps talking. But Sous Chef Scott pulls another fast one and tries to send up the wrong sauce with the Beef Wellington. Corey pours the sauce on the beef. When she realizes that it's wrong, it is too late.
Christina is called up, and Ramsay encourages her to order the chefs instead of them ordering her. Christina does such a good job managing the kitchen that even Sous Chef Scott is getting fed up. Sous Chef Gloria brings mashed potatoes with the wrong seasoning to the window. Christina catches the error and sends it back.
Chef Ramsay takes over for Christina, and the entire team wraps up desserts. The chefs successfully wrap up their last dinner service together.
After the restaurant closes, Chef Ramsay tells them that he has no idea who to select for elimination. He summarizes the service for each one. Corey was great on the station but terrible at the pass. Christina was sloppy in the kitchen but stellar at the window. Petrozza was good in the kitchen, but he was weak at the pass. Ramsay sends them upstairs to figure out who will be up for elimination.
The three return to the Hell's Kitchen dining room. Chef admits that he likes all three of the remaining contenders and he is proud to have them there. Still, someone has to go home. Corey nominates Christina. Christina nominates Corey. Petrozza nominates Christina.
Chef Ramsay first congratulates Petrozza, who will be heading into the finale of Hell's Kitchen. Chef asks Christina why she should proceed. She argues that while she's not a veteran, she is a fast learner. Corey defends that she should move on because she doesn't give up. Chef makes the tough decision to send Corey home. Christina will be heading to the finals with Petrozza. Chef Ramsay tells Corey that she should be proud and should not give up her dream.
Chef Ramsay tells the two remaining contestants that this is where Hell's Kitchen will be truly exciting. He announces that there will be one last challenge. Suddenly, two massive banners drop from the ceiling displaying the Hell's Kitchen logo.