The chefs return to the kitchen to drink alcohol and wait. The critics say that Cindy's dish put her main ingredient up front, which was the spirit of the challenge, but they agree that the seasoning was too weak. Raynor thought that Wilo's heart was cooked so well he was picking piece out just to eat them, and Greene loved the pita, but Oseland thought the beef was sliced too thin. And that affected the flavor how? He doesn't really say, so I don't know if he just didn't like that it was nontraditional or if it really changed the overall taste. Moving on to Rick's dish, Greene thinks he was smart to add in cheese and chorizo, because those are flavors that everyone loves. They all agree that it was delicious and perfect street food. And with Ludo, the judges think that while the pig's ear was well-cooked, his dish didn't hold together. Raynor wants to point out that Ludo got the short straw because his protein was the most difficult to cook. So their decisions have been made and it's time for the long star-awarding ceremony.
Here are the scores in this order: Quickfire + Diners + Raynor + Oseland + Greene = Total
Ludo: 3 + 3.5 + 4 + 3 + 3 = 16.5 Stars
Cindy: 3.5 + 3 + 3 + 2.5 + 3.5 = 15.5 Stars, so she's out.
Rick: 4 + 4 + 4.5 + 5 + 5 = 22.5 Stars, so he takes the lead and Ludo loses.
Wilo: 4.5 + 4 + 4 + 3 + 4 = 19.5 Stars. Rick wins!
Rick goes to the Champions round with Hubert Keller and Suzanne Tracht, and the field is halfway complete. Rick is pleased, and adds that he did what his cooks told him to do, and played to his strengths. Ludo wants to come back if they do this show again. He doesn't say why he think he'll do better. Cindy vows to go home and order some tripe and make menudo, because she really liked her dish, or maybe she thinks she could do it better. Rick thinks he could be a contender to take home the big prize! Dream big, Bayless.