Fabio explains that he's making a dish with three components: one part will be made with eggs, one part will be made to resemble eggs, and the third part will be a soup in an actual eggshell that...resembles eggs. So dishes two and three both look like eggs but don't actually contain eggs? As far as I can tell. Fabio explains that molecular gastronomy allows you to change the flavor and texture of different foods, and we see a shot of Fabio acting like a mad chemist, opening up bottles containing various potions and notions and adding them to his eggs and whatnot. Fabio concludes that he knows that he can please Doo-frez-nee's palate. But he can't pronounce his name.
Hosea's plan is to use the egg to make something else, something Japanese. He wants to make a thin sheet of egg white and then wrap it around salmon and asparagus in the manner of sushi, and he's also going to attempt a whole tempura-fried egg. Hosea explains that he's never done either dish before. He might want to consider investing in a sweatband, because his head is super sweaty, and if that drips into his food, that's disgusting. Not to mention salty.
Leah thinks it's important to know molecular gastronomy, because it's the new cutting-edge food trend, and then she concludes that she'll be upset with herself if she doesn't win this challenge. I really fail to see how those two statements are related. She'll be upset if she can't master molecular gastronomy? She thinks she's already an expert in it, so she should win? I don't know.
Stefan thinks he's a great chef and that he deserves to win. Well, so far, I think the judges kind of agree with him, so you can't really fault him there. Anyway, Stefan is making two components: a panna cotta with something inside that resembles egg yolk, so it looks like a poached egg, and then on the other side, an egg with Bearnaise sauce.
Carla admits that she is totally not a molecular gastronomy kind of gal, so she's going for clever instead. She's making green eggs and ham. I always wondered if the ham is green too in that scenario. I think in the book, the ham was green. Anyway, as Carla speaks, the editors put Cajun-style music behind her which seems as much a clue as any that she's going to New Orleans next week.
As time wanes, Fabio starts sprinting around the kitchen. At one point, he even nearly shoves Carla out of the way, though he's fairly gentle about it. Hosea thinks they're all rushing around because they are pulling out all the stops for this challenge. The only one who's not, in Hosea's opinion, is Carla, and he thinks her dish might be too simple. Have we learned nothing from Jeff's elimination? Remember Jeff? Dildo Cafe? That guy? Carla acknowledges that she's moving slowly, but says that's because she knows what she wants and she wants it to be perfect. Padma and Wylie return and Padma counts down the last seconds as the plating concludes.