The judges deliberate. Rocco says that they all delivered inedible dishes. Colicchio thinks Jamie was close (he luvs her!), but Rocco thinks her performance was a disaster because she recoiled at the end. She was pouting! Rocco is also upset that Melissa wouldn't admit that her food was too hot even when pressed. Back in the Stew Room, Melissa tells Hosea, Leah, and Fabio that she emphasized that she wants to be there and others don't. Alex asks Jamie if Melissa is throwing him under the bus, and Jamie says that Melissa obviously wants to, but it's too late now for Alex to do anything about it.
Back at the judges' table, Gail says that Alex's dish was impossible to make in an hour. Tom adds that he had a good presentation, but a ridiculous attempt at an impossible dish in the time limits. Back in the Stew Room, Alex is kicking himself.
Mini-clip interstitial: Leah and Hosea are still flirting a lot. Carla thinks those two have a sexual chemistry. Hosea writes on Leah's leg. Are they in third grade?
The bottom three are called back in. Colicchio says that the challenge was straightforward. Melissa created a dish that was too spicy and inedible as a result. Alex chose the wrong dish to cook, didn't complete the task, and never actually delivered the dish. Jamie gave them raw egg and, once that happened, was very standoffish and didn't convey her personality. The end result is that Alex, his short pants, and his bright green socks, all need to pack their knives and go. Back in the Stew Room, Alex hugs everyone. He interviews that he took a risk and failed, but he's learned a lot in his time on the show and now he can go get married.
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