Always wanted to write up one of these even though it being Valentine's day I'm sure Mrs. Bobbert thinks I should being doing something else.
We're back in almost real time as this episode had to have been filmed this week. They're in Tom's restaurant in L.A. where the LCK finale takes place this year. Josh would be aware that he'd be facing off against Kristen and either CJ or Lizzy - whichever one won the save-a-chef vote.
CJ and Lizzy come in and Tom announces the save-a-chef winner -it's Lizzy! Everyone is surprised: me, presumably you, and most of all Lizzy. She even apologizes to CJ for more people voting for her.
So the third chef in the finale will be either Kristen, Josh or Lizzy. the challenge: use whatever you can find in the restaurant and make a great dish. Simple enough. So they're off to the pantry.
Josh finds some venison which looks good and appears to be in his wheelhouse. He looks better than at the end of the last EC, well rested and happy but hey, trim the beard. Lizzy finds some "lovely black cod". Kristen sees some semolina flour and decides on pasta. Josh does coriander venison. Is 30 minutes enough time? Lizzy has the cod in black pepper with some spaetzle. Looks good. Kristen has an orecchiette with Brown butter and pomegranate. Tom seems to enjoy. He get's to Josh and, I don't know, it looks fairly pedestrian compared to the womens dishes and boy does that venison look rare. The verdict: yeah, that venison was too rare - Josh is not going to the finale. His head is in a good place - he's OK with the decision.
So now it's between Kristen and Lizzy. Tom praises both dishes and both look really good. Could go either way. The winner is... drum roll... we'll find out next week at the finale!