Now comes the hard part where they have to call back some of their colleagues. They call back the A-Team: Alex, Amanda, and Angelo. I will not be sad to see any of these three go. Amanda starts out by saying that she was aware that her dish was not disguised, but she was going more for flavor. Wylie wanted more disguise, since her dish gave her a lot of opportunities. Tom gives her some ideas, and concludes, "You took a soup and made a soup!" He also tells her that her marmalade was way too sweet.
So why is Angelo there. Tom says that they immediately knew it was beef Wellington, and there really wasn't anything interesting about it. Angelo thinks he should have pushed the envelope, and Tom tells him that the pastry was dried out and obviously store bought, when he didn't even have to include puff pastry in the dish. Wylie tells him that even his plating was sloppy. Ripert was surprised that Angelo didn't put more creativity into it. And finally, what's Alex's problem? Wylie says that Alex's plate was the first one where he couldn't tell what the dish was immediately, but his "disguise was merely poor execution." Ouch. Alex admits that his execution totally failed. Wylie tells him that this late in the competition is not the time to experiment. Tom lays down the death knell when he says that the meat was tough, he's had better mozzarella at a street fair, and better frozen tortellinis out of a box. Damn. How did Alex screw up that badly? How do you mess up tortellinis? Was his dough bad? Did he cook them too long? Was the filling not up to snuff? Tom thinks that these three have done their worst work to date this week, and he wonders if they each want to go home and be seventh best.
Back in the Stew Room, Amanda says that it's an embarrassment. Wouldn't you be embarrassed to be in the bottom this many times? Doesn't she feel outclassed? Angelo bitches that he knows he did poorly and he knows he should go home. He's kind of waiting for someone to go, "No, dude! You are awesome!" No one does. Kelly interviews that she doesn't feel bad for Angelo because she wants to win, and if he goes home, that puts her one step closer to the end.