Candice's buffet platter doesn't impress either, and Falkner thinks her heart cut-outs of the fruit are too much, "but it probably speaks to your personality." Candice nods exuberantly, not necessarily getting the insult. Next, we have Andrea. God, this challenge must've stuck her in fiber-filled heaven. Andrea explains that her mass of fruit -- some of which had only the briefest of encounters with a knife -- came about because she walked over to the basket and all she really wanted to do was put the basket on top of the plate. Falkner finds this interesting but wonders, if that was her thinking, why Andrea didn't go more minimal. Andrea interviews that it was actually her gut reaction to just shine up the apples and pears and put them on the plate. Guts, intestines, bowels -- it's all the same reaction for her.
Falkner likes the cornucopia effect of Miguel's fruit cubes. Harold, like Tiffani, has a few blurbs of fruit on a plate that he prepared beyond just slicing and dicing. His apple and pear stand-up fans are stunning, as are his watermelon bÃ¢tons, which he then stacked in a sort of off-kilter log cabin effect. Falkner appreciates his obvious knife skills and notes he must have experience working with sashimi. "I like the use of space," Katie Leebot interjects. No one asked you, and hey, what about using your emotion chip every once in awhile?
The winner is Stephen. "When I saw the other chefs' displays, I knew I was going to take that competition," Stephen tells us. FISHHOOK! Tiffani interviews that she was shocked Stephen won, because she thought Harold should have won, hands down. She's definitely not always the mega-bitch she becomes later; between her and Stephen, Stephen's way ahead in the Hard-Boiled Ego game. Harold was surprised by Stephen's win also because he knew some of Stephen's flavor combos didn't work. Apparently, Stephen even admitted to Harold that he didn't try all of his dishes, he just threw them together. Well, it's not like Falkner would have known even if she tasted them -- the only lavender in Citizen Cake's lavender pastries is in the title.