Soma bumps Erina and apologizes, but Erina refuses his help thinking that she is letting her guard down. Soma meets alumnus Gin Dojima in the bath and was surprised to see Soma finishing so quickly. Dojima wishes Soma good luck as the Aldini twins enter the bath. The next day, Soma and Megumi are given the assignment to make the Nine Vegetable Terrine individually with Kojiro Shinomiya judging as he tells the students to think of each other as enemies. At the start of the assignment, Megumi is knocked down as the students rush for ingredients and when she gathers the ingredients, only bad heads of cauliflower remain on the table. Thinking about what Soma would do in such a situation, Megumi uses wine vinegar to preserve the color and enhance the seasoning of the cauliflower. Shinomiya passes Soma, however he fails Megumi for changing the recipe without his permission. Soma intervenes and Shinomiya explains that he intentionally left a limited number of good cauliflower heads to limit the number of students who can pass. Soma challenges Shinomiya to a Shokugeki to get Megumi's expulsion rescinded.