Before the chefs got to any cooking in this episode, they had to prove their palate skills. Blindfolded, the chefs had to taste items and tell Padma and Guest Judge Ming Tsai which was of higher quality. While a couple chefs came close, Antonia's palate prevailed. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs were, once again, put into teams to create first courses based on the four elements of Fire, Earth, Water, and Air for a Meals on Wheels event. While the majority the teams had problems with their dishes, Team Earth's got the worst diner response, and ultimately Zoi was sent home for her unseasoned mushrooms. Team Fire had problems from the start, but worked them out, to create a satisfying dish, and giving Lisa her first win. The chefs really brought the heat in the stew room after judging, when Spike, Antonia, Jennifer, Lisa, and Dale erupted into personal and professional attacks.