Kevin and Jen are together, which is such a dream team. They go through the grocery bag they were given and discover mostly Asian condiments, so looks like Kevin is making Asian food once again. Meanwhile, Eli and Ashley look through their ingredients, and Ashley suggests gnocchi. I feel like this is becoming Top Gnocchi for her, and she's just kind of forcing it into dishes where it doesn't necessarily work, but Eli is on board.
Mike I. asks Robin if she's ever worked with Asian before. Robin says she has, and Mike admits that he really hasn't, and there are a lot of ingredients he's unfamiliar with. And yet, Mike has decided that the best way to deal with the situation is to just make his food and ignore Robin and not let her contribute. So we'll see how that works out.
Kevin and Jen discover Kobe beef ribs in their bag. You know, what all of us eat at home in these hard economic times. Jen seems to be feeling better, which doesn't make me stop thinking she just had a hangover.
Ash interviews that every time he has a suggestion about what they should cook, Michael comes up with something even better and makes him feel dumb. Not on purpose, but he's just saying that Michael is a way more inventive and creative chef. So Ash's decision is to just go with what Michael wants to do. As long as their food turns out tasty, that could work. As long as their food turns out well.
Mike I. interviews that he's letting Robin do things that won't affect the final product and throwing out all her food. What a dick. I mean, I get that Robin can be super annoying, but in the real world, you don't get to pick your co-workers generally, and sometimes you have to suck it up. She's not THAT bad.
Colicchio shows up to see what's doing. Eli and Ashley explain their dish. Tom is worried about putting prawns on top of gnocchi, but doesn't tell them to change it. Mike I. admits that he's unfamiliar with a lot of the flavors, and he's all "I" this and "me" that, and Tom pointedly asks Robin if she's familiar with the flavors, which she is. Next up, Tom finds Michael and Ash prepping on the glass dining room table. Michael explains the concept of their dish, and Colicchio points out that their dish relies on really good timing. Michael isn't worried.