Carla and Spike have teamed up to make a gazpacho, and I know that a cold tomato soup is the first thing I want when I rise and shine in the morning. And you know what I like to follow it up with? Gnocchi! Great, because that's what Fabio and Stephen are making. They show Stephen peeling potatoes with a knife and it is just painful to watch. My mom could peel a potato in like two seconds with a paring knife. I can't, so I use a peeler, which is what Fabio is doing. Maybe Stephen usually uses a peeler too, but there wasn't a second one available. Either way, he is cutting out like a third of the potato while "peeling" it. Ouch.
Jamie is trying to slice the rind or skin or whatever off a side of bacon and she slices her thumb open. I don't know if she has bad knife skills or what but looking at what she was doing when the injury happened, I don't get it. Anyway, a medic comes and checks it out and tells her that she needs stitches. Jamie looks sad and frustrated, but also exhausted, and I wonder if she wasn't a little checked out emotionally and just decided to hop on the getting stitches thing as a way to be excused. Because she's walking around with a bandage on and it's not like her thumb is gushing blood. And I don't think the medic told her that she HAD to leave, or they would have said that. Anyway, Jamie goes back and tells everyone that she's leaving, and to her face, they are all like, "Go! Get that fixed!" Jen is especially supportive. Casey and Fabio, in interviews, are both kind of like, "Seriously? A cut? And she's leaving?" Fabio reminds us that he broke his finger during his season, and kept cooking. Right? I mean, I don't want blood in my food or anything, but wasn't there a season where someone cut themselves and then put on a glove, and the glove filled up with blood? Ah, yes, it was Kelly in last season's finale. You don't want to know the search keywords that led me to that page. And they are presumably less than three hours from service -- couldn't Jamie skip out once the dishes are being served and get stitches then? I'm just saying. I really like Jamie but this seemed lame to me.