Paul chooses Chris Hollywood and Sarah chooses Heather, who did, in fact, make the dumpling dish. Paul's last pick yields Keith and Sarah's gets Grayson, which thrills her. Sarah giggles that it's girls versus boys and then realizes that Tyler is on her team. Oops. Padma points out that none of them chose Marco's dish, which was the salmon and they pretend like they're upset. I don't know that I would want a master chef on my team. It's supposed to be the cheftestants' vision and you want people who are just going to execute what you put out there, not people that try to put their own spin on things. And I think that would be easier with people that know you and have cooked with you, right?
They have one hour for menu planning. Sarah explains that she wants her kitchen to have zero drama (so why did she pick Heather?) and that her food is going to combine her German heritage with her Italian training. She also hopes to push some limits, which makes me nervous for her. Pushing limits and trying new things never works out well in the finals -- save that shit for the middle rounds. Paul runs through his dishes with his team and he has it all planned out. Barbara Lynch is making suggestions and Paul is very nice to her when I'd tell her to shut it and get to work. Back on Sarah's side, Tyler wants her to Sous-vide some meat, but Sarah explains that she's never used that technique ever and she's not going to do it on the finals. He keeps pushing it and Sarah interviews that she can't believe his balls, because he was eliminated before the first round and she made it to the finals, so who is he to tell her what to do? Which is kind of a shitty way of looking at it, but also she's not wrong.