It's revealed that Carla is the only chef to have avoided the infamous Top Chef Birthday Curse to continue in the competition after celebrating her birthday. Daniel, Eugene, Radhika and Leah all had birthdays as well as Carla, but were eliminated on the day of or very close to the day of their birthdays.
Padma: (when Leah and Jamie some to Judges' Table extremely drunk) Two words: national television!
Toby: (in reference to Fabio and Stefan's Bromance) When you like, hang out in Santa Monica, like, do you hold hands walking down the street?
Fabio: No, I use the leash.
Patrick: (to Fabio, after the "Bromance" montage) You're welcome on Team Rainbow anytime.
Leah: (when asked who they think will win Fan Favorite) I think it's Stefan.
Stefan: (while everyone else laughs uproariously) You rule! You know what? It's possible! Read the blogs, it's possible.
Fabio: Yeah, it is possible.
Tom: I don't think that's possible.
This episode aired an hour earlier than the normal 10:00 pm timeslot, allowing it to usher in the season premiere of Make Me a Supermodel.