Jeffrey tells Emeril that he's making a chilled gazpacho, and Emeril is concerned that he won't be able to get it cold in time. Jeffrey interviews that he's half Chinese and half German/Norwegian. Well, that explains the sexbot looks. What if he and Kristen had a baby? I think the world would explode. Anyway, he's traveled a lot and worked with many different kinds of cuisine, and he thinks that's his competitive edge. He finishes cooking his gazpacho and starts straining it onto a jelly roll pan in hopes it will cool faster. I hope he stuck the pans in the fridge while he was cooking so they are already cold. That will help.
Emeril stops and chats with Joshua, who is making a corn and mussel Thai soup. Sounds delicious. Joshua explains that his wife supports him, and she's three months away from giving birth. So if Joshua gets on the show, he'll miss the birth of his daughter. Wow. That is one supportive wife. I know it's a huge opportunity but I don't know how I'd feel about that.
Fifteen minutes left, and everyone is scrambling. Emeril ribs Jeffrey about trying to chill his gazpacho with very little time left. Jeffrey admits that he's second-guessing himself but he has to roll with it, because he doesn't have time to change it up. Emeril interviews that if Jeffrey gives him a "hot gazpacho, he's out." Hot gazpacho sounds like a middle school torture device, like a titty twister or a wet willy. Like, "The bully waited for me after school and gave me a hot gazpacho. I hate that guy."
With nine minutes left, Joshua is already plating his soup. He interviews that he's usually very good with time, and he's worried that his soup will get cold after sitting for so long, and if he gets sent home for soup failure, he will be the laughing stock of the cooking industry. With two minutes left, everyone else is plating and Joshua just has to sit there and watch everyone else and sweat. Jeffrey says a prayer that his soup is cold. Didn't he check?
Tasting time! Emeril goes to Stephanie first. She made a cauliflower soup with corn, lobster knuckle, and pea tendrils. Did they film this in the spring or early summer? Because that seems to fit into that time period. Emeril tastes it and says he wishes the cauliflower flavor was a little stronger. Tina made a shellfish and chorizo soup with white wine, croutons and garlic mayonnaise. It looks amazing. Emeril comments that it's garlicky but "the delicateness of the shellfish is not being overpowered."