The cheftestants gather to hear the results. Curtis says he loved all of the dishes they made. He likes that Stefan cooked the lettuce and kept the texture good. Josh played it safe with the wedge salad inspiration, but he executed perfectly, and Padma adds that it was an elevated classic. Sheldon's dish was creative, especially pickling the hearts. Brooke's scallop was perfectly cooked and Padma liked the quinoa, even though it was difficult to eat. Lizzie also had trouble with the one-bite concept but her flavors were good. Curtis announces that the winner had incredible flavor and used the ingredient well; it belongs to Sheldon. Padma says that Sheldon will have an advantage at the next challenge, but he won't find out what it is until later.
Since they have some time out, Lizzie and Sheldon are going to get manicures. Sheldon admits that he loves manicures and tries to take care of his hands as a chef. Meanwhile, Stefan, Josh, and Brooke are having a cocktail. Stefan is horny. Maybe that's why he's being so gross. They can't believe how beautiful the scenery is.
Lizzie finds out that one of the manicurists is from South Africa, so they talk about home. Lizzie gets emotional in an interview when she talks about her father, a fisherman, who recently died. Aw, Lizzie.
Josh is also thinking of home; today is his wife's due date. He know this is a great opportunity. I admire his wife. I don't know how I would feel about my husband missing my baby's birth but maybe by the third one, you're just like, "Whatever." Josh is also weirded out by Sheldon getting a manicure because he's kind of a jerk, still.
Then all the cheftestants go out to dinner at one of the ship's restaurants and WOW I'M SO GLAD THIS EPISODE IS FIFTEEN EXTRA MINUTES LONG! I mean, what would we do without this fascinating footage of people eating. The restaurant is a little quirky. The menus are on iPads. The lamps are hanging from the ceiling. Josh and Brooke tease one another but for some reason, instead of seeming funny and light-hearted, everyone takes it really seriously and it gets super awkward. Stefan gets involved as well. I don't know if everyone has had too much to drink or what. Anyway, once the sushi lollipops arrive, everyone shuts up and eats.
Padma and Curtis show up during dessert and inform the cheftestants that they'll be running dinner service for the restaurant tomorrow night. And their challenge is to take the familiar classic, surf and turf, and turn it on its head. Stefan complains that surf and turf is "old" to him (says the guy who made chicken cordon bleu last week). Sheldon's advantage is that he gets first pick for his proteins, and whatever he picks will be off limits to everyone else. Once Padma leaves, they all try to strategize, but since they don't know what proteins will be available and what Sheldon will choose, it's tough. Josh interviews that he's not really into making "whimsical, fun food," so this is scary for him.