Moving on to the other team, they start out by discussing the coleslaw. There was nothing terribly wrong with it, except that it was so traditional. The judges complain that the chicken was also too traditional, and was more of a roast chicken than a barbeque. Chris Moto says that he cooked all the meats. Chris Hollywood pipes up that he did the rubs for the brisket and the ribs as well as the sauces. Padma wants to know why he used Dr. Pepper and Chris Hollywood thinks it's Texas. Tom just shrugs and then says that the real problem was the salty rub. And then they tell Beverly that her beans were undercooked. Man, everything sucked on their plate.
The teams leave and the judges talk. Clearly the Chris/Beverly team sucked more. Padma says that it's all Chris Moto's fault because he cooked all the proteins. Nathan argues that the fault was in the rub. Ay, that's the rub. Gail wonders if the problem was the rub itself (done by Chris Hollywood) or the application of the rub (done by Chris Moto). Nathan thinks it just had too much salt in it. Beverly's beans were inedible.
Moving on to the other team, Tom thinks most of the problem was Ty's fault, but he has immunity. They think that Ed's brisket was bad but it wasn't inedible, and he helped with the coleslaw, which also sucked. They agree that Sarah's chicken wasn't as bad as the other team's chicken, but just barely. Oof, things aren't looking good. Maybe they shouldn't torture the cheftestants with these all-night cooking marathons and just let them cook once in a while.
Tom runs down what everyone did wrong. Sarah's chicken was rubbery. Ed's brisket was inedible. Ty has immunity, and he's lucky. Chris Moto manned the grill and did poorly. Chris Hollywood made a salty rub that made their meats inedible. Beverly sat in the back and made boring coleslaw and inedible beans. Tom says that any one of them could be going home. Padma announces that Chris Hollywood is going home. Aw. I mean, I didn't love him or his food but now he's going back home, free to create more Ed Gein art. Tom says that the food was too salty and they made the right decision. Chris Hollywood packs his knives (FOR WHAT PURPOSE?) and goes home. Next week: Restaurant Wars!