But back at Judges' Table, Tiffany, Blais, and Carla are still in jeopardy. Tom says that Tiffany gave them a soulful plate, Richard pulled off Irish and English food, and Carla made one of the best sauces he's had all season. Tom gives a hint of what's to come when he says that he "would hate to see any of them go home." Wouldn't he normally say that he does hate to see any of them go home? Bad phrasing. So then Padma tells Richard to pack his knives...and it's very strangely edited...and get ready to go to the Bahamas. Richard seriously just had a heart attack. He heard pack your knives and was mentally preparing to be gracious about that and then the second part came and that was just really mean. I mean, of all the people to do that to. He manages to pull himself together enough to thank them before he runs out of the room and tells Antonia and Mike that he's safe.
So now it's down to Tiffany and Carla. Tom tells them that they've been going back and forth and nitpicking and trying to make sense of it, and it's a tough decision. Padma says, "Carla. Tiffany. You're both going to the Bahamas." Tiffany and Carla laugh and hug, and the judges are all laughing. Tiffany says she had already told herself that she was going home. Tom tells them that it was too tough to make a decision, and so they didn't. I don't blame them. It would suck to send someone home for a really good dish that had a little too much salt or whatever. Like not inedibly salty, but just a smidge salty, and it sounds like it would have been that level of nitpicking.
Tiffany and Carla return to the Stew Room and pretend to be all sad before revealing that they're all going to the Bahamas. Antonia seems happy. Mike and Blais seem a little bit like, "Shit, that hurts my odds of winning" but they pretend to be happy. Mike even admits in an interview that he would rather have four people in the finals than five, but he's happy anyway. Carla points out that three of the five are women, and it would be great to have a female winner. As long as it's deserved, I can deal with any of these winners. Except maybe Mike. I think that would bug me. And it all starts next week.