The episode opens with Mike and Blais in the immediate aftermath of Antonia's elimination. Mike is telling Blais that the judges said it was really close, but Antonia stumbled a bit with the aggressive seasoning. Mike promises us that he's the better cook than Blais, and he will beat him. So that's probably going to happen. End the show! The winner has been crowned. Blais laughs that he was hoping Antonia would knock Mike out. Because she's just a silly girl! Blais doesn't want to go up against a real man who didn't seem to be able to cook his way out of a paper bag until suddenly he came to the Bahamas and was a totally different chef. Blais does make the point that he already beat Antonia once, although that was years ago and presumably both have matured as chefs since then. Blais interviews that he's worried since Mike came back a different chef, so I'm not imagining that, at least.
Padma and Tom walk in to announce the last challenge, and they promise it will have no twists or turns (thank God). The challenge is to create the restaurant of their dreams. Blais has goosebumps. He's kind of a nerd. Then they have a montage of "the journey" which consists of Blais winning tons of challenges and Mike telling us how awesome he is and winning not that many challenges.
Blais says that he had nothing until he had his wife and family. Does he not have parents? Or siblings? Or friends? Anyway, he says that the kitchen has always been his home. Tom explains that they will create a four-course tasting menu, and Padma says that they'll get the rest of the details in the morning. They are both giddy with excitement. Mike reminds us that he quit his job and missed his honeymoon to do this, so he really needs to win.
The next morning, the two men hang out and talk about their role in the competition. Blais thinks he's the underdog, which is crazy, and Mike points that out. Mike trash talks a little and says that Blais is the favorite, but everyone thinks he'll choke in the end anyway. He's kind of joking but kind of not. I don't mind the trash talking in this instance, because they're both giving and receiving. It's not like Mike is being a bully NOW. Blais says he doesn't want to be the favorite, because it's better to be an underdog. Less pressure. Well, he doesn't get to decide if he's the underdog or not, unfortunately for him.
Blais asks who Mike would pick if they get to choose from the entire cast as their sous chef. Unbeknownst to the finalists, the entire cast (minus Gay Dale, whose absence is not explained) is gathered in the kitchen, where Padma tells them that they have thirty minutes to cook an amuse-bouche. Mike and Blais will taste the food and determine their sous chefs based on the food. Too bad they can't pick based on non-douchiness, because Marcel is wearing sunglasses indoors so he'd go right to the bottom. Back to Mike and Blais, Mike says that his first pick would be Jen, because they are friends outside of the show and she's a great cook. He wouldn't want Jamie, not just because of her attitude, but also because she's slow. Blais wants people who want to be there and who will listen.