Going over to Dave's cart, Colicchio tells them about the Penne with Spicy Kicked-Up Marinara Sauce and the Kobe Tenderloin with Balsamic, Fig, and Grand Marnier Sauce. Sounds like Dave replaced fats with alcohol. The performers realize there is a dish missing, but they really liked what Dave had. Finally, onto Tiffani's Blue Crab and Caviar Salad with Olive Oil, Blood Oranges, and Blueberries; the Korubuta (Bravo spells it totally wrong as "Karabuto") Pork Milanese with Morel Mushrooms; and Kobe Rib-Eye with Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinegar. The performers think that something is overly salty, the pork is rubbery, the meat too bloody, and the crab salad way too fishy. So fishy, that one guy takes a little bite and totally jumps away from it.
Back in the kitchen, Lee Anne, Miguel, and Stephen walk in. "Oh, boy -- here we go!" Harold shouts. They reveal themselves to be the high rollers who requested the seafood. The cheftestants do not look thrilled. "Welcome to the twist," Miguel says. Dave tells us that all three of the high rollers can be very critical, especially Stephen. Dave reveals to them, "So, the wonderful spin on today's Quickfire is that one of us is going home." Stephen's eyes bug. "That sucks," Lee Anne says calmly. Miguel says, "We can all agree that we've all put out a better product throughout the show than youse put out in this last challenge." Damn, that's cold, baby! Tiffani tells us, "Miguel came in and said, 'You know, we've just seen better food this entire competition,' and I was like, well, now you're out of the game. I mean, he went right back into it being the Miguel show. He's dying that he's not part of this." Tiffani and Harold say it's really easy for them to step out of the game and point the finger and be critical. "Yeah, sure, some things were nicer than others, that's all," Miguel keeps on. "He's killing me," Tiffani says to no one in particular. Miguel says he's not playing mind games, he's just asking questions.
Judges' Table. "So, I'm really innerested to hear how things turned out," Bot begins, and asks how things went down with Keller in the high rollers' suite. Keller thickly tells them that Harold seem to be the clear winner, specifically because of his great presentation. Colicchio asks about Dave's dishes. Hubert felt that Dave's Opa was overcooked and needed a sauce. "And it wasn't surprising that his dishes were sloppy and not focused because he wasn't very focused," Colicchio says, once again taking the opportunity to slam Dave. I love how Colicchio totally has his, like, talking points when it comes to Dave. Kerry was a flip-flopper, the Dems are cut-and-runners, and Dave is eternally unfocussed. Colicchio is just the sort of generalizer Papa Bear would love to have on The Factor. Colicchio then wants to compare Tiffani and Harold and their very similar sliced raw fish dishes. Hubert agrees that Tiffani's was missing something with her way too minimal presentation. She had too much white space.