Padma comes in and asks to see Dale, Carla, and Tre along with Tiffany, Mike, and Angelo. After they exit, Marcel tries to play like anyone could imagine that those two team are on the bottom, but everyone else kind of knows the score.
Judges' Table. I am eternally grateful that they finally added that apostrophe. It really bothered me. Padma doesn't make them wait long before saying that the teams before them had the best dishes of the night. And the winner of the challenge wins a trip to Amsterdam. Mike quickly runs down who did what on his team, and the judges have praise for all of the elements. They move on to talk about how Dale's fish taco was a perfect match for the setting and delicious. Carla explains how her dish was a tribute to New York, and Gail says that she went in a different direction than they expected, but it was perfect, and Tom calls her dish "brilliant." So Kerry announces that the winner is Carla! Yay! Carla! She is delighted to get to go to Amsterdam. She is grinning ear to ear.
They head back into the Stew Room and Carla is nearly crying as she jumps into the room and yells, "I won! I won! I'm going to Amsterdam." But it's Carla! Who is so kind and cute. Everyone claps for her and makes supportive noises, except for stupid Marcel who says, "Sorry if I'm not super ecstatic right now, because that means that we're on the bottom." And, yes, he's right. Perhaps she shouldn't have celebrated her win quite so loudly, but she wasn't gloating. She was genuinely excited! And if Marcel is truly surprised that his team is on the bottom, he's a dummy. So, shut up, Marcel. Carla immediately apologizes and her face just falls. All her joy is gone. After the others head in to see the judges, Carla says that she should have contained her excitement, and everyone tells her it wasn't a big deal and she gets to celebrate her wins like anyone would. But you can tell Carla's balloon has just been burst. Poor Carla.
Blais, Richard and Marcel are called upon first to explain their dish. Marcel says that they caught five stripers, so they decided to make one dish. Gail asks again why they decided to only do one, and Blais says that they were told in a previous challenge that they didn't work well together as a team, so they wanted to show that they were capable of doing so. So do two dishes! Or three, but collaborate! That's a terrible excuse. Tom asks about who did what. Fabio admits that he did ninety percent of the prep while Richard and Marcel did the cooking, but they all pushed one another. Tom asks if there was a trust issue, meaning that Blais and Marcel didn't trust Fabio with their precious food. They say no, but Tom smirks, thinking he's onto something. The judges explain that the dish wasn't really appropriate for the beach, and it was too heavy and muddled. They also complain about that it was served in a plastic dish, but it wasn't appropriate for that dish. Since they couldn't change the serving vessel, they should have changed the dish. Man, they hated it.