The top four head to the dining room to await the results. Mike admits in an interview that he hopes Marcel doesn't get immunity. Bourdain and Justo come out and thank everyone. Bourdain says that Richard had a lot of textures and flavors. Mike's food was light and vibrant. Marcel's food was tasty but had a monochromatic texture. Dale highlighted all the fish had to offer and Bourdain loved that he used the liver. So the winner is Dale, and he gets immunity.
The cheftestants report to the kitchen to find out about this week's Elimination Challenge. Whatever could it be? Padma is there with the execrable Ludo Lefebvre. I hated that dude on Masters. He's the guest judge, and he's been opening pop-up restaurants. In case you don't know, a pop-up restaurant is one that opens up in an existing space for a short time period -- anywhere from one night to two months. It's like the kiosks selling Christmas ornaments at the mall. They blow into town, hopefully do gangbusters business, and then blow out again.
Padma drops the bomb that this week is Restaurant Wars, the one challenge that everyone on this season had done once before. And man, Dale and Tre were both eliminated during Restaurant Wars in their original seasons. That would make a person nervous. Then again, Dale has immunity.
Another perk is that Dale is one of the team captains and he gets to choose the other captain. Wisely, he chooses Marcel. First, that means he won't end up with Marcel on his team. And second, that means that he won't end up with Marcel on his team. And third, he doesn't have to work with Marcel. And fourth, the other team is stuck working with Marcel. And finally, Dale is free of Marcel obligations this week. So it's a win-win-win-win-win.
Marcel has first pick. Blais interviews that he was kind of trying to hide to avoid being picked. Marcel picks Angelo instead. Why? Why would you pick weirdo Angelo? Then again, why am I trying to figure out how Marcel thinks? Dale immediately chooses Blais, because he's no dummy. Marcel picks Mike, and I'm not sure why Mike is ranked so highly by his peers, but whatever. So then, I'm sure Dale will pick Carla, right? Because she's a hard worker, and a positive force, but most importantly, she has won a few challenges. Nope. He picks Tre, who has won nothing and didn't even make it to the finals on his season. I do not get it. Marcel picks Antonia and Dale picks Fabio, assuming that Fabio will be great at front of house, which he will. So then Marcel picks Tiffany (?) and Carla gets sent to Dale by default. It makes no sense to me that Carla got chosen last. None at all.