Oh this Quickfire is sponsored by Dawn Hand Renewal so the chefs are only allowed to use one pot that they have to wash repeatedly in order to maximize Dawn Hand Renewals marketing buck. Everyone scoffs at this challenge because they are pastry chefs and do not deign to eat vegetables or non-dairy proteins, also, what the fuck is Dawn Hand Renewal and why are they sponsoring THIS show? Gail smacks everyone around a bit and sends them into the fray to collect their savories. Morgan and Heather both want beets, but Morgan throws an elbow in Heather's face and takes her down. But there's no penalty box and instead Morgan gets to incorporate beets in his dish while Heather just gets a lump on her face. She whines enough to make you not feel sorry for her. After twelve more close ups of Dawn Hand Renewal and a brief discussion of Yigit's coming out story the challenge is over.
Zac apparently scavenged the beet detritus left after Morgan and Heather battled it out in gladiator style. He has made a steamed beet cake with a sweet goat cheese and lemon thyme gremolata. That sounds barfy. Eric has made couscous and mile with apricot and prosciutto. Um, did I miss the part of the challenge that said everything needs to be disgusting? Danielle made avocado and lime juice with basil, corn, and tomato. Morgan made sweet potato risotto with golden beet sorbet and sweet fried carrots, which Gail points out is Beet-y. Yigit made Chocolate with bacon, salt, and pepper. Heather made sour cream corn custard with mascarpone cream and a beet compote with a SIDE OF DRAMA as she plaintively held a rag to her face to sop up her tears and dampen the swelling and woo the judges sympathies. Danielle and Eric are used to being in the bottom, so their loserdom is no surprise, but for the first time Heather joins them due to her too raw beets and general patheticness. She looks stabby as she hears her name called. The winners are Morgan, who bravely used liquid nitrogen for the first time, Zac for beet flavored deliciousness, and Yigit for going bold. The winner? Zac and his steamed beet cake. Zac is gloating over his victory when Gail decides to make it interesting. Would Zac trade his immunity for $1,000? Zac barters for more. He wants Gail to give him her shoes. She offers him $5,000 instead. He takes it. I think he low-balled himself. Which sounds like it requires a certain level of flexibility.
Gail announces the Elimination Challenge. The contestants are going to be making black and white desserts for a black and white party at the LA Times, which is black and white and read all over, if you know what I mean. The chefs all head out to Albertson's, which is the sad sack level of sponsorship this pastry competition has earned. Yigit and Zac make funnies with each other while everyone else ignores them. Zac is making a deep-fried Whoopie pie that he is frying to order. He is pretty convinced that frying is exciting and will ensure him a WIN. Eric, however, is suffering from his baker's inferiority complex ("I don't know how to plate! I don't know how to make figure 8 meringues!" "No one loves me!") and is bogarting a mixer whilst whining, which is not making him very popular at all.