Back at Top Chef (Just Desserts ...sigh) Yigit is whining (but couching it as "worry") that Morgan is working with Claudia Fleming because Claudia is gentle and kind and Morgan and his bit burly man feet will walk over her. * Shudder * Man feet in stilettos. Damn it, Morgan. Anyway, Yigit calls Morgan a complete dick. Which is most likely true. Meanwhile, Danielle is having Elizabeth Faulkner open pistachios for her, which Morgan finds hysterical. Then he calls Danielle an idiot for putting one of the top pastry chefs in the country on nuts, but hey maybe Elizabeth is really good with nuts. Dirty, heh. Yigit and Sherry are all smiles and puppies and rainbows as they work on Yigit's courses. Morgan is baking a cake that is labor intensive and practically virtuosic in skill level. If he does say so himself anyway. Also, his menu is thematic and built around light. Danielle is not into theme menus and instead is just making something she would like to eat.
Chef Johnny comes in for his final sniff n' sneer and is wildly under-impressed with Danielle's mention of an ice cream sampler. She swears it will be fancy and comes from her heart, but still, he's not buying it. But, heart-flavored ice cream sounds very cutting edge. Disgusting but avant. Johnny waltzes to Yigit next. Yigit talks really, really quickly to show how excited he is. Johnny totally buys it. Morgan explains his tasting menu and everyone is skeptical about his color theme, which I wish was a Colors theme. Then Morgan is explaining pastry to Claudia Fleming and she just doesn't give a shit. They are not besties. Probably because Claudia is wearing ugly shoes and Morgan can't concentrate. Suddenly it is the end of the day. Everyone hugs their star sous chef except for Morgan who...just ...can't. Claudia doesn't look hurt by this.
Morgan goes home to tear up and call his son. Then it is the day of the final competition, so we get Yigit's background story: His dad was proud of him for cooking and then he died. So if any of you are proud of Yigit, you will die too. This burden weighs heavily on him.
At the Top Chef (Just Desserts, so don't expect vegetables) kitchen, the chefs get a surprise: All their former competitors are there. How unexpected! Morgan threatens bodily harm to Zac if he is forced to work with him, but instead he gets Bitch Face Heather. He's not happy and neither is she. Yigit gets someone whose name I don't remember (Tim), but he shouted "Team San Francisco!" So I guess he likes trolley cars and Rice-A-Roni, too. Danielle gets Tania who got kicked off too early for me to remember. Interestingly, Malika is there. Hard to tell whether she came back or whether THEY NEVER LET HER LEAVE. She's not crying, yet. Gail tells the ones not chosen that they will be joining the judges on the receiving end of the pastries. Morgan and Heather immediately start bitching about each other and Heather reminds the world at large that she swore she would never be on Team Morgan again after that challenge where she did all the work.