Alex and Eugene present their Indian food. Alex made grilled lamb chops with a spicy ragout and basmati rice. Eugene made masala rub lamb rack with basmati macadamia nut tzatziki. Eugene admits that he's never cooked Indian food before. Alex thinks his Latin experience translates to Indian. I'm not sure about that, other than the spices. The judges think Alex's dish is well seasoned. Padma says that Eugene has accidentally created a classic Indian dish called curds and rice, and the judges are very impressed. Eugene wins.
The judges discuss the competitors overall. Tom is pleased that the food was uniformly good, and none of the dishes were so horrible that they call out the chef for being unqualified for the competition. Tom thinks both Chinatown dishes were disappointing, and Patrick's dish was amateurish. Gail points out Radhika's dish, which missed the mark texturally. Tom reminds them that Ariane's farro dish was uncooked and terrible.
As they wait to hear their fates, the cheftestants discuss what just happened. Melissa says that she was sweating so hard that sweat was running out of her pants. Ew! Carla is all manic and bug-eyed about her nervousness. You can tell Jeff wants to tell her to cram it, but he's too polite. They discuss how they all needed more salt. Padma walks in and asks for Stefan, Eugene, and Leah from the winning group, and Patrick and Ariane from the losing group. Patrick is nervous because he feels like his dish had more problems than Ariane's dish did.