Rachael and Guy congratulate the celebrities for making it to week 4 and welcome them to a sports arena for their next challenge, game-day foods. The first of two challenges will be a "head-to-head competition with chicken wings," says Guy, but he's expecting more than just average wings. Everyone needs to "bring the flavor and creativity."
Team Guy goes over the menu. Herschel's making his son Christian's favorite wings. Tiffany wants to do something Mediterranean, so Guy recommends she try cooking her wings "al mattone" — under a brick in a cast-iron pan. Since he's vegetarian, Ice won't even touch wings, so he'll be cooking tofu.
After menu planning, Team Rachael gets right to cooking. The teams have one hour to cook their wing dishes, but the mentors must remain in their penalty boxes and cannot physically assist the celebrities. Everything is making Judy nervous and she just wants to relax: "I don't even know how to relax, but I'm going to find a way to relax."
For his Mongolian Kickin' Wings, Herschel decides to serve up just the drumettes, but he turns them into lollipops by trimming the bone on each wing. Ice is also making lollipops, but by skewering tofu on a stick. He says, "Just because I'm a vegetarian doesn't mean that I can't get my tailgate goin'."
Penn makes classic Buffalo wings because, when it comes to wings, he says, "There's no better taste in the world." Even though he's taking a risk by making something everyone knows, he's not worried because he has a secret up his sleeve: dusting the wings in cornstarch, which will make them crispy and help absorb the hot sauce better.
Tiffany's going for all the techniques she can try. She brined the wings, dry-rubbed them and now sears them in a cast-iron skillet with another skillet on top to create the al mattone technique. Even with all her high hopes, the first batch scorches because the pan is too hot, but the next batches work just fine.
Judy decides to make Plum Teriyaki Wings, but she keeps adding more and more plum preserves because she thinks the sauce is not sweet enough. Rachael warns her not to get heavy-handed, but she doesn't listen. Florence, on the other hand, is confident in her Sweet and Sticky Wings and finishes tossing the baked wings in her sauce.
Guest judges Josh Elliott from Good Morning America and Alex Guarnaschelli of Iron Chef America and Chopped dive right in to taste the celebrities' creations. They have to choose one MVP from each team, but it's really close. Alex says, "If this were a horse race, this is a photo finish." Penn and Herschel get MVP for the second time in a row, and this time they both earn immunity from elimination.
The celebrities move onto their second challenge for the day, cooking elevated stadium food. Ice decides to take a risk and go out of his comfort zone by cooking a lobster mac and cheese sandwich. Unlike his aversion to meat, he's OK cooking seafood and says, "I'm gonna change my motto to vegequarium!" Herschel takes on the group nacho dish.
Florence is making her pesto for grilled corn to accompany her shrimp salad rolls. She mistakes cilantro for parsley but decides to go with it anyway. Penn, like Herschel, takes on his team's group nacho dish, but in the meantime he also acts as Florence's sous chef, shucking her corn.
Alex announces Team Guy is the winner. Alex was especially impressed by Ice's "mischievous" dish, which broke all the rules about pairing seafood with cheese. Even though Herschel had immunity, Alex was impressed by his nachos. Guy adds, "If you put Herschel Walker on a task, you should just expect for it to be done."
Even though Alex appreciated both Florence's and Judy's dishes, she has to send home one of them. Ultimately she decides Judy's dish had a little too much going on. Judy's biggest nightmare of being Chopped for a second time comes true, but she's taking it in stride. "I have finally gotten over my PTCD – posttraumatic Chopped disorder," says Judy, adding, "I think I'll stick to telling jokes."