Sure enough, once they're in the back, Frank glares at every single one of them, "We said we were a team and then we didn't ACT like a team when we presented it and when we got out there, we ACT like fucking seven individuals and we look like HELL." Heh. I have to quote Lee Anne's blog on this, she says, "Frank morphs into a cross between Vince Lombardi and Tony Soprano, with a speech worthy of a professional locker room at halftime when youâre down by 20 points." So true. Marisa starts to say that she apologizes for contributing to the situation, but Frank doesn't seem to hear her as he bellows, "I put my name on those dishes, I wasn't the only one to make the rice decision, but I was the one to take responsibility for it, because everyone else was looking out for their own ASS." In the background, Marcel is hysterically banging his head on a poll. Frank goes on, "It's. A. TEAM, and if you don't back your team mates, you might as well shove your head right up your ASS." Oh, man, it's so wrong that I found that so funny, but I can't help it. We cut to Marcel, and the Evil Dr. Mathra concludes, "Maybe that's why Marcel's hair looks so funny."
Judges' Table. The only interesting thing to report here is that, when deciding between Frank, Marisa, and Otto, Colicchio says, "If Otto doesn't admit it and take responsibility, it's my opinion that Marisa should go." Problem is, after rewinding it several times, I'm not entirely sure that Colicchio didn't say, "If Otto does admit it and take responsibility, it's my opinion that Marisa should go." And Bravo provides no captions to check against. The team is called back out.
After commercials, Colicchio reminds Otto that he's in the middle of this controversy and asks, "At what point were you going to say, 'Hey, we have some extra stuff here, we can't use it'?" Otto responds that when people told him they couldn't use the lychees, he immediately agreed and set them aside. That doesn't exactly answer the question, but I don't have the energy any more. Colicchio points out that Otto didn't react until someone else told him they couldn't use them, "If she didn't come to you, would you have used them?" Marisa's got her tight-smiling, tucked-chin bitchface back on. Otto says, "You know people do things, for a wide variety of reasons. I wanted this more than you could possibly imagine but the bottom line is, it was dishonest. I should have just came clean from the get-go. This action destructed the team. It created a situation that was very uneasy for everyone involved. It's highly unfortunate that my actions put me in the decision to bow out of this competition." Padmadala folds her hands and rests her face against them. "If that's what your decision is, we will take it," Colicchio tells him. Padmadala tells him to pack up and go. He leaves. The team is excused.