The judges reconvene to discuss what they found. One table had kids that preferred the meat dishes, while one table's kids preferred the non-meat dishes. Guess the judges can't rely on the kids to make their decisions then! Jen packs up and muses that she thinks her team did well, and that her dish in particular was good. Blais, on the other hand, goes through all of the steps his team took in making what looked like a very simple dish and worries that they will be penalized because it took three people to make a kind of fruit salad. The judges and cheftestants all leave the museum.
Ah, the return of the weird interstitial. In this one, Fabio gave the hard sell for the gnocchi, which is kind of weird since the diners didn't decide the winner. But I think Fabio is trying to set up the next phase in his career. Anyway, Spike describes him as the mayor, which is fairly accurate. He's shaking hands, kissing babies, the whole nine.
Stew Room. Tiffani explains that she thought that her team would get to use all of the ingredients. Fabio points out that both teams were challenged, since he had to make gnocchi with no eggs or butter. Well, he didn't HAVE to make gnocchi. Jen already looks annoyed, and her cheeks are really pink.
Padma comes in and asks to see Team Brontosaurus. Once that team is gone, Tiffani's team assumes they have won and discuss what happened. Dale L. is pissed that Team Brontosaurus won with non-breakfast dishes. Jen, very bitter, says that she doesn't even try to cook for the people anymore, and just cooks for the judges, because she's learned her lesson. And she kind of has a point. There were many challenges last season where I felt like the winner didn't really adhere to the rules of the competition, and yet won because the judges liked the dish. They don't enforce the rules, or they do so unevenly, or they don't judge on the criteria they claim that they will. I would bet Colicchio would claim that it's a secondary concern, and if there is one dish that is just horrible and the others are mediocre to okay, the person who made the horrible dish is going home regardless. And that's fine, but then why bother with the challenges at all? Anyway, Dale tells Jen she is selfish. Ooh, cat fight! Meanwhile, Jen is red in the face and twisting her lips around and I'm still not convinced that she's in her right mind.