Antonia is a little worried that Fabio is making gnocchi (AGAIN?), since it will kind of weigh people down, not give them energy. Seriously, why not just eat a pile of mashed potatoes and then try to play tennis? No, thank you. Fabio asks Mike for confirmation on how to improve his dish somehow. Fabio is distressed to find that the large mixer doesn't have a paddle attachment, so he puts the potatoes through what looks like a meat grinder but I guess could also be a potato ricer or food mill and then makes the gnocchi by hand. Sigh. I don't care how good his gnocchi is, but he needs to show some versatility.
Over on Team Yellow, Casey is making a pork dish with farro, which she thinks will be both tasty and healthy. Jamie is working on cooking her dried chickpeas, and she's worried they won't get done in time. Foreshadowing! Angelo discovers that his whack of mackerel are wack. He describes them as "slimy and gross inside," and I thank him for not serving them. Angelo asks Tre for some of his salmon, and Tre's like, "Hell, no. " I support that; sure, Tre has immunity but maybe he bought just enough salmon to make his dish and doesn't really have extra. Or maybe Angelo should figure out something to make that doesn't involve fish. Anyway, Angelo gets some extra tuna from Tiffany, who interviews that she gave it to him because she's not into playing games and strategizing.
Colicchio pops into the kitchen and asks Jamie about her team's strategy. Jamie says she can't reveal it, because her opponents might hear it. Tom goes from person to person and no one will tell him. He finally catches Angelo and Spike alone and they tell him the strategy, adding that they think the other team will put Blais first. It kind of cracks me up how everyone seems to think Blais is the best chef and yet he hasn't won any Elimination Challenges yet. Granted, he was disqualified in the first one, but still. Colicchio immediately grasps their strategy but doesn't comment one whether or not he approves.