Brian vs. Louis
Brian returns and Tom mentions that his choice of boneless, skinless chicken breast is what sent him home, and that it was a boneheaded move not to use the whole bird. He doesn't ask Brian (or it's edited out) who he thinks he will be against.
Louis comes in. They are told they will be cooking with the skin and bones, the stuff Brian left out. He unveils a platter of pork, chicken and duck skin and bones. They have 45 minutes to cook.
Louis immediately fires up the wood oven. He roasts vegetables under pig skin in the oven.
They are both making a kind of stock.
I don't really know how to describe either dish. Brian's is lovely and has roasted eggplant and a crispy salad and broth. Looks nice. Tom says it is the best dish Brian has cooked in the competition.
Louis' dish has the vegetables that were roasted under pig skin, an egg yolk poached in olive oil, broth and I believe both dishes had some crispy chicken skin.
Tom says it's a hard decision, but while Brian's is the best dish Brian has cooked all season, Louis' dish is the best dish overall Tom's tasted all season.
Brian seems to take it well and is happy he's going out on a good dish and not a fail if he has to go out. Tom reminds Louis he has to win one more LCK and he is back in the finale.
And for those that keep track, Janine's daisy dukes return, however, for once the camera doesn't seem overly focused on her.