When they come back to the dining room, Ramsay asks who he's nominating, and Jon says Anthony. Ramsay tells him he appreciates his decision, but he still wants to hear from both Zach and Anthony themselves, and he makes them step forward.
Anthony says he's shone since he's been here, and feels still being on the Blue team at this point is an accomplishment in itself. He might have something there! "I can only go higher from this," he says, adding that his heart separates him from Zach.
Ramsay asks Zach about the wall he hit tonight, and Zach talks about his determination, creativity, leadership and love. He calls himself a fighter, and says this is passion. Ramsay points out that Zach's big downfall is sugarcoating a problem and not moving right to the solution.
And since we've dragged out one elimination over two episodes, we have still more time to fill, so we see mini-montages of the two nominees of scenes JUST FROM TONIGHT, and then Ramsay asks for Anthony's jacket, telling him he's been on a downward spiral for a little while now, but he needs to walk out the doors and continue his journey. Everyone yells goodbye to Anthony, who says, "Win, Jon," to the guy who just wanted him to leave the team.
Anyway, Ja'Nel goes over to Red and everyone files out, Zach yelling at us about how he's a fighter from Philly. "You seen that Rocky movie, right? Well, you're looking at him!" Zach yells.
At this point I'd like to point out that Rocky lost the championship bout in Rocky. But Zach, being a fighter from Philly, probably knows that already, right?
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. At this point, he feels like he could have fit in comfortably on Blue and they wouldn't have done any worse. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at email@example.com.