Over on the blue team, Carlos serves his Cap'n Crunch ice cream bar that is sprinkled with Fruity Pebbles and, once again, include pop rocks. I know that the chef at Momofuku Milk Bar wasn't the first chef to incorporate cereal into her desserts, but it certainly seems like Carlos has spent a lot of time ogling the ice cream and cookies and cake truffles (which I would trade my first born kitten for) at Milk Bar. Pichet once again derides the treat as "not refreshing." Johnny thinks the ice cream is just "too sweet," which always sounds like a weird complaint when you're talking about dessert, but I'm just an eater, not a professional. Sally serves up her berry yogurt smoothie with pop rocks or whatever as the clock ticks down on the life span of Amanda's funnel cakes. Sure enough, the one comment the judges have about her funnel cake is that it sat too long. Amanda is kicking herself for not pitching a fit, which seems counterproductive for the producers, because fits make good television, right? Maybe Amanda should just hang out with Katzie more?
Speaking of Katzie, after the competition, she takes a ride down one of the park's waterslides ...and proceeds to lose her shorts on national television. Yet another proud moment on reality television.
In the stew room, it's unclear who is on the top and who is on the bottom. It kind of seemed like the judges hated everything and were hyper-critical of every dish served to them. I mean, I guess they liked Katzie's, but that's it. Everyone else is a toss up. Gail finally comes in to relieve the tension. Can you call something tense if you don't really give a shit because this show is all kinds of boring this season? Megan, Katzie and Rebecca are called into the judges' chamber and told that they are the winners. They all jump up and down in glee at their win and give each other Girl Power high fives and recite portions of the Vagina Monologues and run out to buy matching "Girls Rule, Guys Drool" t-shirts. Gail reminds them that there is one dish that really stood out though and that was, of course, Katzie's. Katzie sighs in relief, because she was so scared about the whole Spumoni cousin thing as well as serving something on a stick to a guy who called your candy bar a "mess on a stick." Phew! Anyway, with the crown of laurels comes the weight of great responsibility and Katzie has to go tell the other chefs that they are the biggest losers.
The lower scoring teams line up in front of their grand inquisitors and get peppered with questions. Even though Sally has immunity her lame ass smoothie isn't immune from Judge Johnny's withering remarks, "You put six hours of thought into that smoothie? You put six hours of effort into that smoothie?" Sally looks sheepish as the judges' gaze turns to Carlos and his too sweet dessert with not enough acid to cut the fat. Amanda tries to explain that her funnel cake suffered from a failure to communicate, with her teammates, the judges, and the producers. Her funnel cake was a victim of the system! None of the judges liked it and Dannielle called it "a pretzel," but who cares what she says really. The judges turn to the last team. Johnny didn't appreciate Chris' drink leaving a syrupy, sticky residue in the back of his throat. There are so many possible dirty jokes that come to mind with that comment that I cannot possibly begin to choose. Chris just nods his head and, I assume, tries not to smirk.