After the contestants get a brief night's sleep, sous chefs Scott and Andy show up with overalls and boots for the contestants to use in the next challenge. They all go downstairs, where Chef Ramsay explains today's test. Each team must create four chicken dishes, but before retreating to the kitchen they must determine what they will be working with. For every live chicken they catch and deposit into a cage, they can retrieve an ingredient from a list including such items as bleu cheese, pickles, and grits.
Chef Ramsay says, "The key is to get as many ingredients in five minutes as possible." Carrie and Jonathan are first in the pen. They each grab a chicken and an ingredient. Next up is Monterray, who struggles chasing the fowl but still manages to get one in the pen. Natalie and Chino have no problem wrestling a winged captive, and even city slickers Krupa and Gina manage to wrangle a bird. When the first part of the challenge is over, the Red Team has nine ingredients while the Blue Team has eleven.
After changing out of their farmers' garb, they move on to part two. Each team is given 30 minutes, one chicken, and the ingredients they won in the challenge to make four different dishes. The teams are split up into pairs. Each duo will use a different technique for their poultry creation: grill, sautéed, roast, and fry.
When time is up, Gina confesses to Chef Ramsay that she and Carrie are serving up raw chicken. The Red Team once again erupts into finger pointing and calls out Carrie as the weakest link. Chef Ramsay pleads with them to hold it together as he introduces the guest judges: Jen Garcia from People magazine and Dave Karger from Entertainment Weekly. Gordon tells the cooks that the winner will be featured alongside him in an upcoming issue of People.
Carrie and Gina square off against Paul in the battle of the fried chicken. The judges give the point to Paul's Southern style dish over the Red Team's raw poultry.
Jennifer and Krupa face off with their chicken cacciatore against Jonathan and Will's lemon and herb saued chicken. Chef Ramsay gives both teams a point.
Jamie presents her grilled chicken salad, while Monterray and Tommy bring a plate with half the chicken missing. They explain that a valuable piece of fowl fell on the floor while they were working, leaving them short for their dish. The Red Team wins round three, tying the score.
The win comes down to the roasted chicken round. The judges prefer Elise and Elizabeth's chicken with squash puree over Natalie and Chino's soup. They also name Elise and Elizabeth as the winners of the People magazine prize.
The Red Team finally gets a reward: they spend the day go-karting at K1 Speedway. Meanwhile, the Blue Team is left to make chicken stock and prep for dinner service. In the kitchen, they practice their communications skills, but Chino does not play along. When the Red Team returns to the kitchen, Elise starts in with the bad attitude again, this time pushing sous chef Andy to call her disrespectful.
Then the doors of "Hell's Kitchen" open for business, and the diners flow in, including the special guests who will be sitting at the VIP chef's tables. World champion volleyball players Misty May-Treanor and Jen Kessy will dine in the Red Kitchen, while Olympic swimmers Mark Spitz and Janet Evans will observe the Blue Team.
In the Red Kitchen, Elise brings her first appetizer to the pass, but Chef Ramsay sends it back for lack of color. Her second attempt is cooked perfectly. Meanwhile, on the Blue Team, Tommy puts a little too much dressing on the salads for the celebrity guests, causing Chef Ramsay to lose his cool in front of the special diners.
Carrie is taking the lead in the Red Kitchen, but Elise fights her every step of the way. In the Blue Kitchen, they have delivered all of their apps. Monterray struggles with the first entrée and gets some coaching from sous chef Scott, who loses his temper when the cook blames the fish for his error. Monterray then erupts into a confrontation with Jonathan.
Two hours into service, the Red Team finally starts on entrees. But Gina stalls them when she prematurely slices the New York strip and needs to start over. In the Blue Kitchen, Chino must prepare entrees for the Olympic guests, but when he brings ice-cold meat to the pass he must begin again.
Then Elise brings raw fish to Chef Ramsay, who screams at her, "I don't know what kind of frame of mind you're in, but it's not a championship performance." When Chino presents another raw entrée, Chef Ramsay kicks the Blue Team out of the kitchen and apologizes to Mark Spitz and Janet Evans.
He hopes the Red Team can step up and deliver entrees from both sides, but when he sees more raw meat, he shuts down the Red Kitchen, too. Chef Ramsay and his two sous chefs prepare dinner for the special guests, who have been patiently waiting at the chef's tables.
He then brings the competitors back downstairs and calls the entire evening "pathetic." He announces the winning team tonight is "nobody" and requests that both teams nominate two people for elimination.
The Blue Team puts up Chino and Monterray, while the Red team chooses Carrie and Elise. Chef Ramsay has all four nominees step forward. After they plead their cases, Chino is asked to turn in his jacket and leave "Hell's Kitchen."