Before tonight's episode aired, I thought Aaron or Ann would win, but I think Nate as the winner was the right call. I thought Ann might be the one to go the first round because, though the judges liked her trio of crostini, it seemed too simple and the ingredients weren't really integrated (especially with the potato chips sprinkled on top of each one).
In the first show, Robert lost the dessert round to Ann because he made a chocolate pot de creme that, while the judges said it was divine, it didn't highlight the ingredients. I thought that Aaron's chocolate cake had the same problem (and was dry besides). I thought the judges might favor Aaron and give him the win anyway, but to their credit, they seemed very fair. I loved seeing Nate's little boy at the end.