Elimination Challenge. The cheftestants draw knives and notice that they are each getting words on their knives: "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue." Ariane interviews that, since she's married, she knows the saying about weddings that fits with those words. Really? You have to be married to know that one? Sometimes Ariane seems like she digs her role as old lady/den mother/cougar a little too much. Radhika was really hoping she wouldn't be on Stefan's team -- she would rather be on Satan's team. Luckily, she's not on his team. Stefan's. She might be on Satan's team. It's too soon to tell. The teams gather together and learn that they have to cook food that fits with their assigned theme.
Padma informs the groups that she's throwing a bridal shower for a friend and they'll be doing the cooking. And in walks...Gail! It's her shower. Daniel looks way too excited about Gail being there. He's all shiny and grinning and it's creeping me out a bit. Gail explains that her friends are all good eaters, who know food. Jamie interviews that she doesn't know anything about bridal showers, like they're any different from any other type of luncheon. Except there's gifts. Jamie also thinks "women are picky." For someone who loves women, Jamie doesn't seem to LOVE women all that much. Gail says that she doesn't love veal or black beans, but she's open to whatever food, and she thinks that the cheftestants will want to impress the guests, many of whom will be her colleagues at Food & Wine magazine.
The "Something Borrowed" team is Ariane, Radhika, and Jamie. Jamie immediately suggests that they should make Indian-inspired food and claim that the recipes were borrowed from Radhika's mother. Radhika interviews that she's still worried about being known as the chef who can only cook Indian food, and while her mother cooked Indian every day, Radhika wants to take those flavors and express them in a different way. We don't see Radhika telling any of this to Jamie, so apparently they are just going with Indian full stop.
The "Something Blue" team is Melissa, Leah, and Fabio. Have I mentioned that Melissa is wearing a stupid green trucker hat backwards and slightly sideways? And how much that hat just makes me kind of hate her? I get if she's having a bad hair day or whatever, but...ugh. That hat. They try to figure out how to make something blue, which Fabio thinks is the hardest theme. Fabio suggests some sort of ocean fish, since the ocean is blue. No one else has anything, so they go with that.