The bottom five face the judges. Padma tells them that they lost their battles, and Tom says that they agreed with the judges. Micah isn't surprised because Sheldon's food popped. Micah liked his own dish but realized that the freeze-dried strawberries didn't deliver enough flavor. Gail adds that his biscuit was no good. Remember when Micah kept telling us how awesome he is and how he's going to crush it, dude? When is that going to start happening? Josie is also not surprised because she heard Lizzie getting all the votes. Tom and Gail both bring up her talking and Josie says that she was trying to play catch up so she talked while making her food. Gail then says that she didn't highlight the berry flavor well, and Tom says that a summer roll should be light, and hers wasn't.
Gail loved Bart's soup but didn't get the salmon, and Bart says that he wanted to use either salmon or crab, and he made the wrong choice. Padma wants to know what Danyele would change, and Danyele said she would toast them to order so they'd be less crunchy. Tom adds that Danyele has good ideas but she isn't fully executing them, and Padma says that the terrine tasted like lunchmeat. OUCH. That's harsh, Padma. John thought he represented gooseberries well. Tom says that he almost did, but he used chorizo and it made his soup grainy. John says he should have given them more gazpacho, but Gail says the portions weren't the problem. John says he's not making excuses and makes the excuse that the kitchen was crazy, but Tom points out that everyone cooked in the same kitchen. Just own it, John. You should have implemented the chorizo differently.
They send in the top five plus Kristen, and tell them they're the winners before they walk in. John complains that he got his ass whupped, but we've seen the judges way more mean before. Shut it, John. Padma tells the winners that they are the winners, and Tom says that they made delicious and surprising dishes. Stephanie says that the winning dish was unique, highlighted the berries, and had no real flaws, and that dish belonged to Kristen. She's shocked and everyone applauds. Stefan kisses her cheek. Winning the money flusters Kristen. Tom tells her to keep cooking how she's cooking, and she'll stay in the top.