The top four start cooking and Mike is looking for a chinoise, which is like a conical sieve. Marcel says that they're in the back. Mike doesn't even go into the back, and just spots one sitting next to Marcel and moves to take it. Marcel's like, "Um, that's mine!" Mike also tries to take another piece of his equipment, and Marcel tells him to buzz off. I hate to say it, but I'm on Marcel's side here. If Marcel is really going to use that stuff, and there are others available in the back (or even if not), Mike needs to fuck off. Mike interviews that it was an example of Marcel being a dick. I don't doubt that Marcel is a dick, but I don't think that was an example of it. I guess they're just trying to set up the tension for later, but that whole thing made Mike look bad, not Marcel.
Dale interviews that his family has always done nose-to-tail cooking, and his parents would take home the pigs' heads that the butcher threw out and roast them. It reminds me of the scene in the Little House books where they butcher the pig and use every part of it. Pa even ties off the bladder and Mary and Laura kick it around like a ball. And they eat the tail, too, and it's delicious. I was really into the food descriptions in those books, especially Farmer Boy. Damn, those Wilders feasted.
Blais interviews that his first job was at this hole-in-the-wall joint called McDonald's, where he was the fish chef, a very prestigious position. And he sent his first batch of Filet O Fish out without a top bun, so he was being avant garde even back then. That's awesome. And then Marcel is talking but we're still ignoring his stupid remarks unless it clarifies a plot point, so we're done and time's up.
Blais made schnitzel of cod belly, ragout of braised collar, and fried skin. Justo, that man of many words, says, "It's good." Mike made pan-roasted belly, confit cheeks, charred collar, and tomato sauce. Bourdain tells him that he did nice work. Dale made fluke back fin sashimi with cucumber and fluke liver sauce, as well as bacon dashi with salt roasted cod collar. Justo says that the flavor is good, and Bourdain adds, "Nice touch, the liver." And finally, Marcel made a cod mousseline in yuzu chili oil fluke broth. Marcel explains to us that his sauce was amazing, but Bourdain mostly ate the mousseline and not the broth. I would think Marcel is bullshitting as usual, but they do show Justo saying that the sauce is good, and Bourdain did kind of bolt down the mousseline in one bite.