And now on to Stefan. Gail asks if he's ever cooked with alligator before, and Stefan chuckles that he hasn't. Toby praises the alligator soup, as does Tom. Gail complains that the carpaccio was watered down. Tom doesn't understand why Stefan would freeze it, and Stefan asks about the flavor, which Tom found to be somewhat bland. So I guess Stefan was going to try to argue that any drawbacks of the technique were outweighed by the flavors, and then had his legs taken out. Gail says, "I really enjoyed Stefan's squab" and she's almost blushing, which makes me think there's a double entendre in there somewhere: "That's what she said!" Toby liked it as well, and Tom thought it was the strongest dish of the night. Stefan looks like he's still stewing over the frozen fish debacle. Stefan takes the opposite tack that Hosea did, and argues that you need to have a dessert to end a meal. Gail asks if that dessert is what he wants as his final dish, and Stefan just says yes, which leaves Gail nowhere to go, so she just nods.
Padma wants each of the finalists to say why they should be Top Chef. Stefan thinks he deserves it because he's been very consistent and has always produced good food. Hosea thinks he put out bold flavors and delicious food that represented his culinary point of view. Carla says that when she cooks her food, it's delicious and full of heart and soul. She starts breaking up a little as she says that when she makes her food, it's delicious. Everyone just stands around awkwardly and watches her cry until Stefan (who wasn't even standing next to her, HOSEA!) rushes over and comforts her. Carla continues to cry and Hosea sits there like a lump. Padma excuses them so grown-ups can talk now.
Back in the suite, Carla keeps crying and again, Stefan comforts her while Hosea sits there like a lump. He totally seems like the type of guy who is frozen by a woman's tears, like he would agree to anything if you would just stop crying. Take note, Leah. Cry to get what you want. Men love women like that! So do other women!