Once Paul and Beverly get back, Sarah wants to know what the judges said about Ed and Lindsay, but Paul tells her that they didn't talk about their food at all yet. So it's time for that! Hugh tells them to be proud of their food and how far they've made it. Gail says that Lindsay's dish had a great aroma and a beautiful balance of seafood, but wonders why she added the cream. Lindsay says that she thought it needed fat, not realizing that she was adding brown butter to the fish, which would have accomplished that. Hugh adds that the dried herb flavors permeated the dish in a bad way, and Tom says that the dried herbs were a mistake. Gail was impressed that Lindsay took the dish on and adds that Michelle was proud. Lindsay starts crying and says she feels like an idiot and then they do that weird "beg for your life" thing they've been doing lately that I hate.
Moving on to Ed. Gail says that his dish was great but there was something off about the oyster sauce. Hugh asks if they were canned oysters and Ed says that they were smoked and canned, because there were no fresh oysters to be found. Everyone at Judges' Table is like, "Oooooooh, that's why they tasted like crap." Hugh thinks the plate was a little busy, but there was a great dish in there somewhere. Gail says that his mentor was proud, and Edward thinks the competition has opened a lot of ideas for him, and it's been a great learning experience. But only one of them can move on. Well, Lindsay cried so obviously she wants it more. As they walk back to the Stew Room, Edward whispers that he's the one going home. Once back there, Lindsay is still crying and trying really hard to pull it together while Edward is chuckling over the whole thing.