Josh is pretty confident that no one has ever served these people scrambled scallops before. Let's hope that they didn't avoid that dish because it's terrible. Josh serves the diners his scrambled scallops with braised pork belly and bacon and explains what happened with the pasta and why he had to scrap it. That's smart to reveal that up front, I think. The judges will respect that he tried to make his dish work; they wouldn't respect if he pretended this was his intent from the start and then it turns out to be subpar. Anyway, Tom says he wouldn't have recognized the scallop flavor in the eggs, but it does taste like the sea. Padma wishes she got more scallop flavor from it, and thinks the turf is overpowering the surf. Hugh is impressed that a traditionalist served this dish. Tom is happy that Josh recovered and improvised, and so is Curtis.
Sheldon is busy plating but he worries that his food is uninspiring and his tempura is soggy. It's not clear why he's so uninspired when he basically could have chosen any protein he wanted; maybe there were too many choices and he had option paralysis? He serves Korean BBQ filet mignon, tempura lobster, sesame cabbage kimchi, and teriyaki sauce. His presentation reminds me of a bento box, and Tom likes it. Hugh is disappointed with the soft tempura and Tom thinks it sat around too long. They love the kimchi, but think the dynamite sauce is too mild. Then they go on an extended rant about how the surf and turf isn't married, dating, talking, or whatever.
Lizzie is struggling with the equipment, and can't get her cabbage rolls as cooked as she would like. She cooks them as long as she can but eventually she has to start plating to get her food out on time. She serves cabbage stuffed with suckling pig and scallops with mustard sour cream. Curtis thinks it looks like dim sum. Tom notes that the cabbage isn't cooked enough, so the roll falls apart and it's too tough to chew. However, he loves the pickled elements, and thinks the filling for the cabbage rolls is delicious.
Overall, Tom thinks some of them did a great job. One of the cruise guys thinks Brooke was really creative with her proteins, but Hugh has mild issues with the chutney and the poppadum. Tom notes that it was new and out there. Hugh nominates Josh for tops, and adds that he hit it out of the park. Curtis liked Lizzie's dish but Tom wanted one more element to bring everything together.