Sara rejoins the other cheftestants and tells them she didn't have time to cook the fish completely. She sort of makes excuses by saying, "I started my fish six minutes out, and I guess my fish was thicker." "It was raw?" Hung wants to clarify. "It was raw in the middle," Sara says. Hung tells us, "This challenge is going to demoralize my competitors. A little bit." I'm curious as how you demoralize "a little bit." Isn't that sort of like being "a little bit pregnant"? With Padma bogarting Maccioni's arm, the two judges arrive to announce the winner and losers. Maccioni congratulates all of the cheftestants for their efforts, acknowledging that the dish is not an easy one to replicate. Tell that to Hung. When Padma asks which of the dishes was most unlike his dish, Maccioni just says, "You," dismissively in Sara's general direction. Maccioni states that her fish was not cooked. For the winners, Maccioni liked both Hung's and Casey's dishes. Maccioni -- charmingly or insultingly, depending on how you wish to view this -- says that because Casey is so attractive, he'd like to name her the winner, but really it's Hung. What was Casey saying earlier about how hard it is to get respect as a chick chef?
The cheftestants retire to their rooms in Flatotel, which I think is the twee-est name for a hotel since THEhotel. One day, there's going to be an A Hotel. "Where are you staying?" "Oh, I'm staying at A Hotel." Stupid, stupid, stupid. Dale tells us that being on the show is humbling and adds, "You know, you sit on the couch, watching the show and be like, 'Oh, I can do that shit.' Well, you know what? Most of you? You can't!" Has Dale been reading TWoP Chef? Hung folds his clothes in his room and tells us that it would mean so much to him to make it to the finals in Aspen because he's an immigrant. He says, "I'm doing this to show all the immigrants in America that it takes hard work, and a dream, and dedication and you'll get whatever you strive for."* (*Offer not available in Mexico) The cheftestants go to bed.