The chefs are dismissed and the critics talk about how good the food was, even with all the restrictions. They think Hubert's dish was thoughtful. Gael snarks that she doesn't know what the vegans normally get to eat, because they were really excited about all the food. The critics think that Anita didn't shine today, and her eggplant was soggy. They agree that grilled eggplant is not that tough, and they can't figure out how she screwed up. Jay enjoyed Michael's dish as a dish, not just a vegan dish, and he thinks that Michael made a good argument for using the dried pasta. They thought Rick shone but his dish wasn't quite pulled together. As far as Art's dessert, Jay points out that fine restaurants might buy dried pasta, but they don't buy their ice cream, although the brittle was fantastic.
The chefs line up to find out their scores. Here are the results in the following format: Quickfire + Diners + Jay + James + Gael = Total.
Hubert, Michael, and Rick have the highest scores. Hubert is up first: 3 + 4 + 3.5 + 4 + 4.5 = 19
Michael: 4 + 4.5 + 4.5 + 4 + 5 = 22
Rick: 4 + 3.5 + 4 + 3.5 + 4 = 19. So Michael is the winner! His charity gets another donation, and the top three chefs leave the room.
Art and Anita are the bottom two. Anita looks despondent, and Art ain't looking so hot himself. Anita: 1.5 + 2.5 + 2.5 + 3 + 3.5 = 13
Art: 3.5 + 3 + 1.5 + 2.5 + 2 = 12.5. So Art is going home. Anita looks pretty stunned. Kelly tells Art that things won't be the same without him. A somber Art says that he's had a lot of fun before he's told to return to the kitchen to pack his knives. He interviews that he lost because he made a decision that the judges didn't like. Because it was a bad decision, but he doesn't really take responsibility for that. Can't wait until next week when former cheftestants return to work as sous chefs and apparently Dale gets all up in Michael's grill and he gives the camera a looks like, "Seriously? I am going to fuck this punk UP." And I think he could. Fucking Dale.