Just under three hours to go, Yigit has fully taken the reins of his team. Zac, meanwhile, is pressing his face into a pan. Lest you think it's all dramatics, he's actually creating a mold for the chocolate mask he'll use in his showpiece. Elsewhere, Eric worries that his team is going too traditional and that Morgan's immunity and Heather H.'s proven talent will render him the scapegoat. Speaking of scapegoats, Heather H. has disappeared and whipped herself into a tizzy because her meringue isn't working. She picks up right where Seth left off by threatening to leave, so Malika gives her some busy work. She empathizes with Heather's doubts, but she still wants her to get it together. Meanwhile, Danielle nearly botches a dessert, and Yigit worries he'll go home because he spent more time attending to her than on his own desserts. I know we're on episode four already, y'all, but it continues to surprise me how frantic pastry chef-ery is. Then again, spending your entire day breathing in sugar like you're mainlining eight balls must have a dangerously narcotic-like effect.
After prep ends, Malika calls home to assure her sons she's coming home soon. She tearfully vows to win because otherwise her entering the competition was for nothing. Heather C. is similarly upset, but she's gone the other way, losing all resolve and wearing sunglasses inside to cover her puffy, sob-stained eyes. Morgan encourages her to see the task through, and Heather H. takes a tough love approach in saying Heather is letting her teammates down and should suck it up before she squanders a great opportunity. As you might expect, Heather C. is not cut out for tough love. She spitefully hopes Heather H. is eliminated so she can feel the pain of self-doubt and rejection. Yeah... don't hold your breath, sweets.
Two hours before the event, the teams head to LDE's studio to set up. There's trouble all around as Eric can't see his desserts clearly in the ambient light, and Morgan worries that Heather H.'s showpiece is not as grandiose or exotic as it needs to be. While Zac thinks his team's showpiece is most thematically on-point, Yigit thinks his team's is simultaneously the most architecturally innovative and structurally risky. Five minutes before the party begins, the freaks are already pouring in, and Team Turkish Delight is struggling to plate all its desserts.