Four of 'em left...Marcus Samuelsson, Rick Moonen, Jonathan Waxman, and Susur Lee.
The Quickfire starts off with their cookbooks on display in the kitchen...Kelly Choi asks them to pair up on their own...Marcus and Jonathan, and Rick and Susur. Marcus cooks from Jonathan's cookbook, Jonathan cooks from Marcus' cookbook, and the same for Rick and Susur. James Oseland will be the judge for the QF, and won't know who cooked what. They have 1-1/2 hours to cook the other chef's recipe, with their own twist on the recipes.
Annndddd....what a surprise. Kelly throws in a QF change-up halfway through them recreating the recipes - create a soup from the recipe they're using in the next 45 minutes.
Oseland seemed to like Jonathan's soup version of Marcus' recipe. Noted that Rick's cioppino version of Susur's recipe didn't have enough broth, which even Rick had noted.
Jonathan - 3 stars
Marcus - 4-1/2 stars - he wins - his FIRST win in the entire competition.
Rick - 3-1/2 stars
Susur - 4 stars
Now for the EC - they get the day off! Yeah, RIGHT. They're going to the improv show done by the Groundlings - and I think we all know what this means - they'll have to create recipes from words thrown out to the comedy troupe and cooking for the cast!
Colors, emotions, and cooking ingredients were the subjects chosen.
Violet Pleasure Salmon - Marcus
Red Angry Bacon - Rick (although yet another surprise, he bitched about NOT getting the salmon that Marcus chose! Get OVER it, Rick!)
Burnt Sienna Depression Avocado - Jonathan
Chocolate Lust Peanut Butter - Susur