Padma doesn't know where to begin. Because she's baked. Rocco says both dishes were "depressingly bad." As depressingly bad as the second season of The Restaurant? Gail pans Hung and Joey's dish, but Colicchio comments that at least the tomato sauce was thick and rich and had flavor. Padma points out that Hung and Joey didn't "sell" any of their packets. "They couldn't sell free food, right," Gail agrees. "It's kinda sad." More debate about who was worse.
In Limbo, Sara M. insists she wasn't stabbing Howie in the back, and if it felt that way, she's sorry. Howie's not accepting it and bellows that "every fucking five minutes [she] had shit coming out of her mouth." Sara M. insists it's the way he speaks to people. "The way Ispeak to people?" Howie repeats. Sara M. tells Howie he should have confronted her if he had a problem with her, but Howie says it wouldn't have done any good because the food would have been the same. "No it wouldn't have," CJ says, which prompts Casey to shrill, "Nooooo, it sounds like --" and then CJ picks it up and says, "It sounds like if you never confronted her about something you were mad about --" Howie brushes aside his aggravation with Sara M. and says he still stands behind the dish they made but when Sara M. turned on him in front of the judges, he had his own daggers to throw and he threw them. Honestly, what else was Sara M. supposed to say when Colicchio accuses her of not doing anything? Howie goes on, "I have no problem speaking my mind." "You don't?" CJ says jokingly. "I'm speaking it now, aren't I?" Howie says, refusing to get CJ's joke. "I know, that was my sarcastic --" CJ tries to explain. "You know what? Don't analyze me, please -- I really don't need it," Howie orders. "No, it was a sarcastic comment," CJ explains. "Okay, well, you wanna know what? Just don't. Because I don't need it -- awright?" Howie says finally.