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There is no Next Episode of Star Salvation planned.
The judges introduce what Eddie calls "the wheel of innovation," which is full of everyday items the hopefuls must transform in next-level ways. After spinning the wheel of innovation, the rivals receive an everyday ingredient that they must highlight in an inventive dish.
The rivals are challenged to create dishes using trendy ingredients and techniques. 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.
A blind smell test determines the ingredients that the finalists cook with. 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 finalists have to use those mystery ingredients in their dishes.
The rivals make hometown favorites for a final chance to earn "Salvation." The 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.