So then they waste like the first two minutes just sitting around staring at one another and moping. I think they should count to three and then yell out who they think should go. That would be hilarious. The weird interstitial features the cheftestants talking about the judging process. Someone suggests that they make "them" decide (the judges, Ed and Ty-Lor, who knows?) and Grayson says that they'll just vote. Heather says that Grayson won't vote for herself and Grayson says, "Neither will you!" Good point, Grayson and thankfully someone finally stood up to Heather the Bully. Ty-Lor makes it even more hard to like him when he reminds us that he and Heather are BFF and he doesn't want to see her go. If he was really her BFF, he would tell her to take it down like seven notches.
Paul volunteers to start with this reasons. He thinks Heather and Beverly's plate wasn't his style, Nyesha and Dakota's meat was tough, and Chris and Grayson's meat was dry. Heather agrees that Dakota's meat was too rare, and Dakota totally owns it. Grayson asks who Heather's third team would be and Heather says she can't pick a third. Grayson is like, "But we're all going through and picking three teams" and Heather gets all defensive and says, "Oh I get what we're doing, Grayson, you don't have to tell me about the process." Wow, what an asshole. Don't get me wrong; I love a strong woman who knows her mind and isn't afraid to speak it. But Heather is just unnecessarily mean, and I cannot abide that. So then no one else speaks up. I would like to give kudos to Paul because he stuck his neck out. Heather wanted to SEEM like she was going out on a limb, but she really just reiterated what Paul said and didn't add anything of value. And the rest of those cowards just sat there.
Ty-Lor points out that their time is halfway done. So then Chris Moto organizes a vote. They all agree that Grayson and Chris should go. A smaller majority thinks Heather and Beverly should go. And some number less than everyone thinks Dakota and Nyesha should go, although Dakota votes for herself. Ed interviews that there might be a little bit of collusion going on, but then again, no one wants to totally screw over another cheftestant, because you might be on a team with that person in the next challenge. And also, you know, basic human decency. This is classic cowardice, though. Once three teams were named, everyone else just lumped in so they didn't have to argue. At the very least, Ed and Ty could have made a case for someone, because they had nothing to lose at this point. It's also probable that those were really obviously the bottom three so no one felt the need to argue differently.