After the kids are done eating and waiting at least a half hour, they play soccer with the cheftestants. Marcel kicks the ball and smacks Ted Ilan full in the face. Bet that felt good. Elia says, "Eet was heelareeous." I haven't quite examined my feelings on this matter, but I'm really starting to think that Ted Ilan is silently evil. I know that will make me even more hated than my Emily support, but I can't help it. It's what I feel in my blackened little heart.
Judges' Table. They talk about the meals. The turkey meatballs turned out really hard, and the coleslaw was bland. When talking about good points, Team Black's pizza was clearly a popular order, but Chef Goin actually preferred Team White's cheesecake, and Gail was happy with the way Team White cooked their chicken.
Padmadala calls Team Black to the Judges' Table. Padmadala slightly toys with them by saying, "The reason... you guys are here... you are the winner for this challenge!" The most amazing thing? St. Betty doesn't scream. Goin gives them props for doing the pizza, because part of the challenge was getting the kids to choose their menu above the others. When Goin asks whose idea it was to make the pizza, Frank raises his hand. Marcel claps him on the shoulder, and Goin tells him the pizza was well executed, and that it was the only main course the judges finished. Goin chooses Frank as the ultimate winner, adding that not only was the pizza good, but he also impressed her in the Quickfire. She presents him with a copy of Sunday Suppers at Lucques and asks him to collaborate on one of her three-course Sunday Supper menus. At Lucques. Awesome prize. Hell, just getting to go to Lucques would be a huge deal. Padmadala asks them to send back Teams Red and Orange.
In the back, St. Betty acts all depressed when she announces their win. Frank tells Team Red (Mia, Michael, Marisa) and Orange (Sam, Cliff, Carlos) to get their butts in front of the judges. Padmadala says, "Your teams were at the bottom of the barrel in this challenge, and one of you will be going home." Yeah, except not so much. When asked, Mia announces that she doesn't know why her team is there. Colicchio asks who made the coleslaw and they all cop to it. Gail goes off on how under-seasoned and tasteless it was. Colicchio wants to know what thought processes went into having Flounder sell their menu. Heh. Marisa speaks up that Michael really wanted to do something to illustrate how active he was in the competition. Colicchio asks, "Why do you think that we feel you're really not contributing." Michael whines that he's had a bad couple of days and his misses his wife (and needs more panties) and the vending machine challenge made him draw a bigger blank than usual (to sniff when he's falling asleep). Mia speaks up and says that she "almost resents" anyone saying that Michael doesn't care. Goin pipes up that she didn't say he doesn't care, she said he acts like he doesn't care, and that's not what they should be projecting or presenting.