Paul, Tommy, Will, and Elise are the four remaining chefs preparing to battle it out in the kitchen to determine who will be crowned the winner of "Hell's Kitchen," walk away with $250,000, and become the next head chef at BLT Steak.
Chef Ramsay greets the final four in the dining room and introduces them to some special guests: their family members. After a brief visit, the chefs are motivated even more to win the competition.
In the kitchen, Chef Ramsay presents them with the Taste It, Now Make It Challenge. He shows them one of his own dishes and tells them that they must re-create it by sight, smell, touch, and taste. They will get no information about ingredients or receive any of the recipe.
The chefs struggle to identify the protein Chef Ramsay used in the dish. Will and Tommy choose monkfish, while Elise goes with halibut. Paul decides to cook both monkfish and cod and determine which to present when the dishes are complete.
Tommy believes that Chef Ramsay's fish is wrapped in Serrano ham, while the other three chefs select prosciutto. All of the final four garnish their entrées with mushrooms, kale, and cream.
Tommy is first to present his dish to Chef Ramsay, who tells him that it's "not bad," but he does not reveal if Tommy's selections were correct. Elise brings her halibut wrapped in prosciutto, and Chef Ramsay comments, "Interesting, one halibut, one monkfish" from the two competitors.
Will also brings a monkfish to Chef Ramsay, who says that it "tastes good." Then Paul divulges that he chose the cod over the monkfish.
After tasting all four dishes, Chef Ramsay reveals that they all correctly used kale, mushrooms, and cream. But Tommy's choice of Serrano ham was incorrect, eliminating him from the competition. The other three chefs were right in choosing prosciutto, but only one chef picked the right fish. Paul wins with his selection of cod, making him they only chef to identify all of the dish's ingredients.
As a reward, Paul gets to spend the day with his brother at a Dodgers game, where they meet Tommy Lasorda, Don Mattingly, and other major league legends. They are also surprised to see Chef Ramsay on the mound throwing the first pitch.
The other three chefs are left behind to clean the dorms at "Hell's Kitchen." The following day, all four chefs prepare for the next dinner service.
Chef Ramsay informs them that they will each get a chance to run the pass so that he can see their leadership skills. The two chefs who do the best job will move on to the finals. The other two players will go home at the end of the night.
As the diners enter "Hell's Kitchen," the contestants feel the pressure of the double elimination. Chef Ramsay will provide a series of quality control tests to challenge the contenders when they are leading the cooks at the pass.
Paul is the first chef to be called up. He catches Tommy's raw fish but fails to notice that Chef Scott put shrimp instead of lobster in the capellini. Despite failing his quality control test, he runs the kitchen smoothly and gets food out to the diners at a steady pace. Still, he struggles with Tommy's lack of communication in the kitchen and loses his cool.
Tommy takes his place at the pass to prove his abilities as a leader. While he attempts to keep it together at the pass, James delivers the next planned sabotage. The ticket includes a filet, but that item is not on the menu. Tommy yells out the order anyway, baffling his fellow cooks. Chef Ramsay warns him to read the ticket before calling it out. He does manage to get control and moves from apps to entrees. Despite his uneven leadership, meals are leaving the kitchen.
Elise steps up to prove her worth. She is off and running when she comes up against her quality control test. Chef Ramsay catches her garnishing a dish with potato puree instead of cauliflower. While the mistake gives her pause, she gets right back on track. Her second sabotage comes from Chef Scott, who brings her parsnip puree instead of potato mash. This time she passes the test with flying colors. She also sends back Tommy's bass, saying it looks like it's been "chewed by your dog."
Will is the last up. He's off to a good start when Chef Scott brings him lamb instead of beef, passing his first test. When he finds raw pasta in the spinach, Chef Ramsay questions how Elise's side dish got tainted, and Will wonders if she's deliberately sabotaging him. When all the chefs switch off and stop talking and responding to Will, Chef Ramsay tells him, "You're spotting the quality control brilliantly. What you haven't got is the team working for you. They're working against you."
With the final four back on the line, Chef Ramsay pushes out the remaining tickets. After dinner service, he instructs the contestants to go back to the dorm and think about why they deserve a spot in the finals.
Back in the dining room, Chef Ramsay announces his decision. He says that he feels Tommy is just not ready to be the head chef at BLT Steak and asks him to turn in his jacket. Then he puts Will and Paul through to the finals, sending Elise home.
Chef Ramsay tells her, "I've never met anyone so resilient in all my years as you. You're Teflon . . . Keep your jacket. You deserve it."