The judges and mentors arrive for their meal and Padma says that it's the last meal in Texas. Where are they going? Or maybe they're killing everyone off and starting over with four new finalists. That would be the most interesting thing that's happened on this fairly boring season. They should do a challenge that's like, "You're on Death Row, and you have to cook what you would want for your last meal" and then kill them all off "accidentally". Maybe I'm being too cruel. Anyway, Beverly's mentor talks and everyone pretends to listen but really they're thinking, "Who are you again? Do you work at a shop selling unicorn candles and pewter dragon statues?"
Beverly races to finish, and she admits that her dish doesn't look great, but she thinks the judges will be impressed by how she cooked it and how good it tastes. Her dish is Gulf shrimp and BBQ pork with Singapore noodles. Hugh Acheson (remember him?) seriously can't wait to dig in. Beverly hasn't even walked away from the table and he's shoving a giant shrimp in his mouth. Calm down, Hugh! Slow your roll! You've got a lot of food to eat. Bev's mentor says blah blah blah (like she's going to say anything bad) and Tom is impressed that she cooked in a wok for that many people. Yeah, but she didn't have to, so I don't feel like she should get extra points for it.
Michelle Bernstein talks about how nervous she is for Lindsay and she just wants her to be happy. Tom comments that it sounds like she's breaking up with Lindsay. Ha, Tom. He's got jokes. And then he laughs way too hard at his own joke. Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, Lindsay is regretting emulsifying her sauce with cream, and isn't sure if her dish will get her through to the next round. Lindsay serves seafood "stew" over toasted couscous and broth with emulsified cream. It's got a lot of different types of seafood in it, and Michelle thinks it was all cooked perfectly, but she doesn't know what's up with the cream. Another diner thinks there was a raw thyme flavor at the end that was unpleasant. Uh oh.