Emeril announces that some of the teams could have been bolder, while some executed perfectly, so now they want to talk to the teams and find out who did what, both for winning and losing purposes.
As the cheftestants hang out in the Stew Room, Padma enters and asks to see John, Brooke, Micah, and Lizzie. Once they're facing the judges, Padma tells them that they are the top two teams. Tom compliments them on their great, bold flavors. Emeril tells John and Brooke that everything was cooked perfectly, and that Micah and Lizzie managed to ensure that the jalapeno didn't overpower the crab, so both flavors came through. Hugh announces that the winning team is Brooke and John. John is psyched to have won, but he can't just be happy, so he has to add that he wishes he had won alone.
Back in the Stew Room, the others ruminate on why those teams were chosen, and Josh bitches about how Micah and Lizzie basically made a jalapeno popper, crab be damned. Someone's bitter! John walks back in and says, "Third time's the charm." Dude, no one but you has been keeping track of how many times you've been on top or bottom or whatever. Everyone just stares at him until finally Stefan says, "You won?" and then they clap half-heartedly while John acts like they're giving him a standing ovation. Anyway, he has to send in the losers: Josie, Bart, Sheldon and Josh. So Stefan and Kristen are the only ones who didn't get sent back on top or bottom.
Once the losers are out there, Padma tells them that they served the worst dishes of the party. Ouch. Don't sugar coat it, Padma. Tom says that Sheldon and Josh had a good concept with one major flaw, while Josie and Bart's dish was all over the place. Bart volunteers that he made the rice, the beef, and the beets. So what did Josie do? Oh, she did the teriyaki marinades. Wow, way to contribute.
Josie doesn't want to say that she thought Bart's rice sucked, but she does admit that she knew the texture was off. She was hoping that the flavorful beets would compensate for underseasoned rice. Tom gets really mad because apparently he reminds the cheftestants ALL THE TIME that combining flavor with bland just equals bland. I do not remember him ever bringing this up before, but he's REALLY mad about it. Tom then basically says, "Bart, your food is always boring but Josie, didn't you taste it and tell him his food was boring?" Josie says she did tell him to season it more, but admits that she didn't taste it again after he reseasoned. Bart says he thought Josie agreed that the seasoning was good, but Hugh confirms it was like beet syrup over boring porridge. Ouch.