Tom tells Eliza that her elk was sliced way too thin and her carrots were undercooked. Eliza explains that she tasted a thicker piece of elk and found it chewy so she sliced it thinner. She doesn't explain the carrots. How do you serve undercooked carrots? Do you not eat one and go, "Wow, that's still too crunchy?" I don't get that at all. Eliza thanks the judges for providing "a wonderfully humbling experience." I don't know if she meant that to be snarky but it came off as snarky. Moving on to Danyele, Tom says that the rest of her dish was fine but her boar fell apart. Danyele explains that she left her chops on the bone because she was afraid of overcooking it. Gail asks what she's so scared of, and Danyele says that she doesn't think she's doing well and she knows she can do these things but she's too stressed. Tom advises her not to get psyched out by the other chefs and just cook her own food.
Then we have the dumb zoom-ins on each face and quick interviews where each person says, "I don't want to go home!" Is this supposed to create tension? Is this why they don't show the shopping anymore? It's dumb.
Tom tells the group that these weren't bad dishes, like in the last challenge, but someone has to go home. They skip over the part where Tom tells each person what they did wrong and jump right to Padma telling Eliza that she's getting the boot. Eliza says she won't shake the judges' hands because she's fighting a cold so she's going to give them a nod, which just comes off as weird. She's kind of a weirdo, no? Anyway, she's off to Last Chance Kitchen.
Last Chance Kitchen spoilers below:
CJ and Tyler got to compete individually against Eliza, and they had to make a dish using both pickles and carrots, the ingredients that they all flubbed on the show. Tom thought all three dishes were good but CJ won because he was the most creative, even though his trout was slightly overcooked. So CJ continues on his quest to return to the show.