Josie bitterly tells Sheldon congratulations on his good Filipino food. Then she turns herself into the victim and says she was attacked by the judges, with the subtext being "for no good reason." Ugh, she is a garbage person. Brooke and Kristen look furious but remain silent.
Padma starts off the discussion of judging by saying it's a tough decision. Emeril finally brings up that Josie's seafood was cooked unevenly, but adds that Kristen complicated the dish more than it needed to be. Tom thinks it was a lofty concept that existed only in Kristen's head, and she didn't explain it to Josie enough, I guess? Gail points out that if they blame Kristen completely, then Josie could have basically turned in an empty plate, since she has no responsibility. Padma points out that Josie made a tasty broth, but Gail, exasperated, yells, "But there was none of it there." Tom thinks it was on Josie to say it needed more sauce, and Emeril agrees. If a dish is going out with your name on it, and you disagree with something basic about the dish, you need to AT LEAST make an effort to correct it. You might not win the battle, but at least you'll be on record as disagreeing.
Gail angrily says that Josie didn't have the foresight or the insight to add more sauce, and Padma bitchily retorts, "Neither did Kristen! Neither did Kristen, though." Is Padma dating Josie? Why is she getting so defensive about this? Gail and Padma are really going at it over this one. Gail nails it when she says that they've been down this road with Josie many times, and she feels like Josie is skating by because others take responsibility and she hides. Tom agrees. Padma thinks Kristen couldn't delegate her dishes, and the flaws were hers. Emeril says he's torn about who should go home and Tom can only scratch his bald head. I feel you, Tom.
Kristen's team is brought back out. Tom tells Kristen that her team was ambitious and tough to pull off. They have Josie who abdicated all responsibility for making a good dish, and they have Kristen who took too much responsibility, but it was her concept. Tom adds that it was a tough decision, but Padma tells Josie...she's safe. Ouch. That was a mean way to do it. Tom points out that Josie is more shocked than Kristen.