Previously: A Glee Club/Pep Squad-themed bake sale resulted in strained relations on the Glee team, with Heather in particular making no new friends on her way out the door. Case in point: You know things are officially in the shitter when Seth is the one who has to step in and tell people to conduct their business honorably. At any rate, nine cream puffs remain!
For yet another week, we open on Seth, who is getting ready for his day. He interviews that he's the most stressed he's ever been in his life. Oh, come on. I'm not saying this process is a cake walk (ba dum bum), but man alive! Get it together. To his credit, he at least has the self-awareness to acknowledge he's a bit of a (fluffer)nutter. Zac notes Seth's bipolar personalities and says that Seth freaks out (and is unbearable) when he encounters difficulty in life. He thinks Seth's days in the competition are numbered. Seth thinks his problems are purely psychological and that his emotions will be the end of him. For her part, Malika is also having doubts. She reveals that she's growing to hate cooking because the competition is bringing out her OCD and sapping all the fun from cooking. She no longer knows where she fits in the competition but vows to stick it out because she doesn't want to make a decision based on emotion.
This week's Quickfire is ice cream-based! Gale Gand, Executive Pastry Chef of Tru in Chicago, joins Gail in welcoming the chefs. Yigit, my little Turkish Delight, says that Gale is known for putting her own twist on American classics. In fitting with that, the chefs are tasked with using Breyers ice cream to create the ultimate ice cream sundae. As usual, Seth comes out the gate with plenty of bluster to go around, saying he'll definitely win. Then Gail tells him that he can't make his own ice cream. Duh. It's a Breyers challenge, nimrod. He's predictably surly about it, which shows what a classy guy he is. Then things turn scary when he starts shaking, sighing, and generally being a crazypants. Heather can't help but say, "Wow." Except for maybe "Fruitcake." But then I wouldn't have a job, so thanks for helping me out there, H-Bomb.
Ohhhh, but there's more! For the first time, we get to see the teams go back to the stew room while the crew sets up the challenge. As the producers make sure the contestants are clear on the rules, Seth wigs out because a rule changed some time ago that has robbed him of some magical ingredient he will need to win this challenge. Was that ingredient sanity, perhaps? According to Morgan, the ingredient was paper cups, which makes even less sense. So there's Seth for you.