Emeril liked Sarah's cocktail the best. Tom thought her dish was creative, and Padma thought the cannelloni was beautiful. Gail is still mad that she couldn't cut through the frozen mousse. Tom can't get mad, because Sarah was taking a chance and trying to stay true to the challenge, but Gail points out that she meant it to be a sauce on the cannelloni and it wasn't.
Tom thought Lindsay had a cool dish with a hot fish, and had a theme of tomatoes. Emeril thought the fish was cooked well but didn't have enough spice to qualify as hot. Gail felt the seasoning made it taste like it was cooked on an open fire. Tom counters that the dish wasn't interesting, but Gail doesn't think she made any mistakes. Tom thought the drink was a mistake, but Gail says you have to judge it as a whole, because the food and the drink were meant to go together. Despite all their arguing, they can agree that all three dishes were great, and they can also agree on who should go home.
The Weird Interstitial is as boring as the rest of the episode, and features the cheftestants whining some more about what they should have done differently.
Finally, we get to find out who's going home. I think I fell asleep like three times during this episode. I like that they all get along and are proficient chefs, but damn it makes for boring television. Anyway, Tom is going to run down their problems. Paul used arugula. Sarah's mousse was frozen. Lindsay's concept was boring. So who's not going to the finale? Sarah. Just kidding! Padma did a fakeout and told Sarah that she was going to the finale. So Sarah gets to leave and we KNOW Paul's not going home, so let's just get right to it. Lindsay is told to pack her knives and go and she says tightly, "It's been an awesome opportunity." She goes back and hugs Sarah, and I'd feel a lot sadder for them if they weren't so terrible earlier in the season. Paul is moving on to the finale, and he's also the winner of this challenge, so he gets a trip to Costa Rica. Aw, Paul. Watching him win next week will be the only thing that will keep me going. It's finally the finale next week! Hooray!