Danny is pleased and grateful for his team. Paula's sister and mother stop by the window to say hello to Paula, which Danny's father and girlfriend also do. Danny's father is proud of him. Danny is pleased about that.
Both teams are lined up in the kitchen. Chef Ramsay thanks all the returning chefs for two excellent services and wants to know why they didn't cook like that for him. They suggest that maybe Danny and Paula's habits of "not shrieking at them" and "smiling occasionally" might have had something to with it. Chef Ramsay asks Danny and Paula if they're ready for his decision, and then talks a bit about comment cards. "The winner of Hell's Kitchen. Is." Pause for commercials. Repeat the last couple of sentences. "...lives in Florida." See, because both Paula and Danny live in Florida. Sigh. Oh, that wacky Chef Ramsay. He sends Danny and Paula to the dorms.
Danny and Paula go to the kitchens, and the returning chefs chat about who they think won. It looks like Ben has a broom. Are they really making these guys clean the place up? Man, that's rough. Anyway, Lacey and LA think Paula did well, although Lacey thinks Paula needed a lot of help with her plating. LA just puts that down to having more intricate stuff on the plates. In the dorms, Danny won't shut up about how great he did, which Paula doesn't seem that interested in listening to. Danny also interviews about how he's "going to be huge in this business. It's inevitable. I am a culinary prodigy." Uh huh. Well, it's possible, I guess.
Chef Ramsay sits in that office we hardly ever see, thinking about the flashbacks of the episode. Either that or he just sat there for a minute or so, rubbing his chin so they'd have Thinky footage.
Danny believes he won. Paula thinks he's done. They both go to the office. Chef Ramsay tells them that one of them is going to win "the dream of a lifetime", which seems like a stretch, unless the Borgata is more famous than I thought. He assures them both that they're deserving finalists. He also claims it's the most difficult decision he's ever made and that they've both got extraordinary careers in front of them. They both stand in front of doors and hug each other. Whoever's door opens will be the winner.
There is a lot of stalling of the "Place your hand on top of the handle", "dramatic music while showing extreme close-ups of the contestants", and "But first, some commercials!" varieties. Then we come back from commercial and do it again. Finally, Danny wins. Then he jumps around like a freak.