The judges want to see Ash, Laurine, and Robin. Once those three are out of the Stew Room, the remaining cheftestants (at least the two Mikes) start bitching about Robin behind her back, and how they hope the judges just send her home. At least Mike V. tries to pretend it's about her cooking, saying that you couldn't even taste the pork in her dish. Mike I. is just honest and says he doesn't care about the food and just wants her gone. No one steps up to defend her.
Padma tells the assembled cheftestants that they had the least successful dishes. Robin says that she stands by her dish. Toby thought there just wasn't enough pork, and Tom thought the sauce was a little gummy. Charlie doesn't think Robin could say that her dish was great.
Ash admits that he's a little surprised to be there, and he wonders if his dish was too simple. Tom says that simple wasn't the problem, but it has to pair well with the wine, and the wine was complex. Padma tries to give him a hint, and asks if he thought the dish was underseasoned. Ash breaks down and admits that he originally was going to make a different dish; he describes what he meant to do, and Charlie Palmer is like, "Why didn't you do that? That sounds awesome!" Ash goes for self-deprecating again, which has worked in the past, but he might have used up that tactic. Tom points out that Ash is always coming in there and saying that he second-guessed himself, and maybe he needs to stop doing that if he wants to stop being in the bottom three.
Laurine says that she ran out of time, and she's so invisible that this is the first indication that we've really had that she had any problems with her dish. The only other clue we were given was when she was shopping and she said that she'd never made a pork rillette before. Because nobody cares about her dish, apparently, but it's also a sign that she's not going home this week. She is an enigma. Anyway, the judges tells her it was too dry. Laurine explains how she made the rillette (braised in chicken stock) and Charlie schools her on how it's supposed to be made -- poached in fat. That explains why it was dry and had no flavor. They don't tell her that Dana called it cat food.