Dana is ready to announce the most and least successful. She says that the least successful pairing was Kevin's, and he nods since he totally knows it. She adds that the quail was beautifully cooked but the pairing didn't work. Dana also wasn't crazy about Kelly's blue cheese foam. So who was successful? Dana says that Angelo's food paired a crisp, light wine with a heavier dish. She liked Tiffany's food and thought the pairing was elegant. That's great for Tiffany, since she admitted she doesn't know much about wine. And the winner is (fast forward through commercial break)... Angelo! Tiffany just shakes her head and looks disappointed. Angelo reminds us that he hasn't won in three challenges, so he hopes he's gaining momentum. Kevin interviews that Angelo might have his mojo back. Honestly, if Angelo hadn't won either challenge this week, I would have written him off as the potential overall winner. He totally had the story arc going of the guy who started out strong and then tailed off.
So then Padma announces that this will be their last challenge in DC, because the final challenges will take place in Singapore. The cheftestants are amazed, probably because it's the first international finale. I know very little about Singapore; when I used to work at the corporate headquarters of a national retailer, we opened our first international store in Singapore and I had to train the marketing person. Which was interesting, since I knew nothing about the culture or anything, and she barely spoke English. And then I drove her to see one of our flagship stores and we seriously drove through a near-tornado. So that was exciting. Anyway. Padma introduces the last American-based elimination challenge: they will be visiting the Goddard Space Flight Center to do a NASA-based challenge. Kelly reveals the extent of her nerd-dom when she says that she went to Space Camp as a teen. You know, even after seeing that movie, I didn't want to go to space camp. Actually, especially after seeing that movie, I didn't want to go. What if I, too, was accidentally launched into space? It could happen! It did in that movie!
The cheftestants arrive at Goddard Space Center, which looks like every movie you've ever seen about NASA Command. There are lots of screens showing various maps and graphs and charts and it's full of computers and whatnot. Colicchio is there, and he introduces them to Head Nerd Vicki Kloeris, who's in charge of the food systems for the astronauts. Vicki is unfortunately lit from below in this scene, and if you've ever held a flashlight beneath your chin to tell a ghost story, you know what that looks like. NOT GOOD! Plus, she has braces. This is probably her one chance to be on a big cable television show, and then it was unfortunate. Poor Vicki. She throws it to two astronauts currently on the International Space Station. They extremely woodenly talk about the food that's available to them in zero gravity: coffee, scrambled eggs, and chicken fajitas. It's like a Denny's up in there. It gives new meaning to Moon Over My Hammy.