Back to the judges. Padma says the pressure of the competition is wearing on them, and Tom says that's irrelevant. So shut it, Heather. Tom agrees that the cheftestants sent in the right three teams. Hugh brings up Chris's dumb idea that didn't even work, and Tom says that you have to start with a dish and flavors and then work extra stuff in if you can, not start with the extra stuff idea and put it into a dish where it doesn't belong. Tim notes that Nyesha and Dakota's dish just had uncooked meat, and they're surprised that Nyesha didn't check in. Hugh thinks that's just part of good teamwork. The problem with Heather and Beverly's food was just bad teamwork, and the judges also don't love that Heather brought up previous challenges, since this isn't a cumulative competition. So they have a loser and it's time to reveal who's going home.
I just noticed that Dakota has an X tattooed on her hand. Does that mean she's Straight Edge? Is that still a thing that people are these days?
The three teams come back to face the judges. Tom tells Chris and Grayson that their dish was all over the place, with competing flavors. He tells Dakota and Nyesha that their venison was undercooked. And he tells Beverly and Heather that their duck wasn't crispy enough or rendered enough, and it seemed like two different dishes, because they didn't work together well enough. So who's going home? Dakota and Nyesha. God, poor Nyesha. She trusted her partner and got screwed, and she knows it. Dakota knows that it's her fault and feels horrible. Tom says that you can't screw up the game in a game challenge. Well, now they'll head to Last Chance Kitchen for another shot. Is anyone but me watching that? Do you feel like Keith is auditioning for the role of host, or is that just me?