The "Something New" team is Daniel, Carla, and Eugene. Daniel's first suggestion is that they pickle something. Because Gail likes it. What? And also, how is that new? Carla asks just that, and gets no answer. Eugene suggests sushi, and comes up with a "surf and turf sushi roll," which would have shrimp inside and seared filet mignon on top. Which doesn't really seem like it qualifies as sushi, and also totally seems like something you would find in Las Vegas. And guess where Eugene is from? Carla interviews that she wasn't too sure about the whole sushi thing, because she doesn't understand how it fits the theme. Eugene asks if they are both comfortable with this idea, and Daniel says he really is, and Carla doesn't say much, but she also doesn't speak up. I guess she's thinking that if you don't have anything better, she should go with what someone else said.
The "Something Old" team is Jeff, Hosea, and Stefan. They immediately decide to use heirloom tomatoes to go with the "old" theme (not to mention that when this was filmed, those were probably totally in season and delicious!). They're planning on each making their own dish to fit the theme. Jeff wants to make a tomato Carpaccio and a tomato sorbet. Stefan immediately shoots down the idea of a sorbet, because he's catered, and he thinks it will be a disaster. He might be right, but he's also kind of being an ass about it. Jeff interviews that working with Stefan on a team will always cause issues. Stefan interviews that he knows what works and what doesn't, and Jeff has no clue. They bicker about it for a while, and finally Jeff says that if his sorbet melts, he'll be the one going home. So apparently that's enough for Stefan and they move on.
Planning is over, and the teams head to Whole Foods, where they have thirty minutes and $800 for shopping. Fabio picks out some sea bass, even smelling it to make sure that it isn't off in any way. The "Something New" team is just a mess. Eugene is running around looking for rice, Daniel is eating peach sorbet samples, and Carla is wandering around yelling, "Hootie?" She explains in an interview that she and her husband yell out "Hootie Hoo!" in the manner of "Marco Polo" in order to find each other in crowded situations. Which is cute and all, but why would she think anyone but her husband would respond to that? I think the editors just love her, because she always has something weird to say in interviews. Meanwhile, Eugene and Danny are picking out ingredients with Eugene taking the lead, because Danny is suddenly really unsure of himself, especially when it comes to sushi. The "Something Old" team picks out their tomatoes, and Stefan starts barking out orders and telling them what to do and which tomatoes to get and whatnot. Stefan interviews that Hosea has immunity, so he doesn't trust him. Stefan is looking out for himself only. That doesn't really explain why he was ordering his teammates to pick certain tomatoes, except that he just loves telling people what to do.