Moving on to Sheldon and Josh, Josh thought they were creative and bold. Tom asks if they know why they're there, and Josh says it must have been the tempura, and Sheldon knows that the tempura wasn't cooked well. Josh comes up with dumb reasons why it happened, and I don't know why they don't just say, "It was a small fryer, and we should have allowed more time for the oil to get back up to temperature. We didn't, and the tempura wasn't fried in hot enough oil, and that's out fault." I think the judges would respect that. Josh then has to ask why the jalapeno poppers got a pass, and Tom says that they elevated it through ingredients and technique. Has that ever worked, ever? I mean, it's not like the dish in question was also on the bottom two. It was on the top. What does Josh hope to accomplish by bringing that up? Padma says that jalapeno dish had some risky parts too, but their risks paid off and Sheldon and Josh's didn't. Tom concludes, "The main part of your dish was a disaster."
Then there's a dumb filler segment where each cheftestant says how they don't want to go home. Wow, that's interesting.
Time to announce who's going home. Tom says that Sheldon and Josh screwed up the tempura, which was the main part of their dish. Josie abdicated responsibility for a big part of her dish, which is terrible teamwork, and Bart made bland food. So which of those is the worst sin? Please let it be Josie. Please let it be Josie. Oh, it's Bart. Boo. I mean, I have very little impression of him so I don't really care. In his exit interview, Bart says that Josie puts on "the Josie show" for the judges. I don't think the judges fall for that, and I think Bart could have stood behind his dish more. Or made a dish he was proud enough to stand behind.
If you don't want to know what happened on Last Chance Kitchen, stop reading now:
Last Chance Kitchen: CJ and Bart have to cook a well-seasoned chicken dish. CJ goes for clean, simple flavors with a bit of smokiness; Bart kind of throws everything but the kitchen sink in there. Tom thinks that both work well and compliments Bart on seasoning his dish perfectly, but he thought the flavor profile was a bit overwhelming for chicken and would have worked better with venison. CJ wins and continues on.