Michael is determined to impress critic James Oseland.
Chef Chiarello's gracious exit.
Rick explains the dish that made him want to be a chef.
Slow roasted achiote pork in banana leaves
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We've saved the best for last.
The remaining chefs hire their team for the Elimination Challenge.
Things get heated as the teams fight over limited refrigerator space.
The chefs should have known there would have been one more surprise waiting for them.
In the climactic finale of "Top Chef Masters," 3 accomplished chefs stand to face their final challenge - the creation of a four-course meal. Sounds simple enough, but each course must be inspired by a certain memory from their past.
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