One ousted rival will rejoin the competition, but only if he or she can survive a six-week journey on Star Salvation, a Web-exclusive series hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Jeff Mauro. Before the new season kicks off, relive last year's contest.
Trends are the topic of the fourth battle, when Joy joins remaining hopefuls Yaku and Monterey in showcasing such of-the-moment ingredients as seaweed and coconut sugar. One of these finalists will fall, while two will inch closer to Salvation.
The penultimate episode kicks off not with a taste of food but with a quick whiff of it. Then, it's all about creating harmony in flavor as the finalists have to use those mystery ingredients in their dishes.
Three finalists attempt to prove themselves and their cooking chops to the mentors in the last battle, but ultimately only one hopeful will earn victory and the right to rejoin the Food Network Star competition.