Weird interstitial (that somehow nearly always features Kevin). There's a horseshoe pit at the ranch, and it turns out Kevin is like a championship horseshoe player. Of course he is.
Judges' Table. The cheftestants sit in the Stew Room and look exhausted. Mike I. and Ashley bring up how they smelled bad seafood in one of the coolers but they don't know to whom it belonged, and no one claims it. Padma strolls in and calls the brothers Volt, Laurine, and Ashley in for judging. Padma immediately tells them that they are the tops this week, and Ashley is thrilled since she has tended to be on the bottom. Colicchio tells Ashley that this was her strongest dish to date. Gail tells Bryan that his dish was restaurant-quality but also perfect for outdoors. Tim tells Laurine that she used the grill well to add flavor to her dish. Mike V. says that he used fine dining in a non-traditional environment, and Colicchio says that he did it well. Tim Love thinks all of the dishes were good, and the cowboys agreed, but Bryan's dish was best suited to the challenge. Bryan interviews that this is the third elimination challenge that he's won, and laughs a little about how much he's beaten his brother. They really are the team to beat.
Ashley sends out Robin, Ron and Mattin. Robin goes first and tries to explain her formation of the idea of her dish but Tim Love points out that what she served sounds nothing like what she's describing, which shuts her up pretty quick. Gail explains that the shrimp was inedible. Colicchio thinks she might have had some good elements, but they didn't come together. Robin agrees that she's not surprised to be in the bottom, because it wasn't her strongest dish.
The judges move on to talk to Mattin, who says that he's surprised to be there. Colicchio has to break the news that there were chunks of uncooked cod in there. Seriously, how could he not know that? How can you not have quality control on the dish that goes to the judges? Tim Love piles on and says that he's feeling sick from the bad fish.