Marcel comes back to the kitchen and looks for help with serving, but everyone is chilling on the patio. He asks if they can help serve, and Ilan's all, "You want to apologize to Betty first, for barking at her?" I wonder if Sam apologized for screaming at Marcel before Marcel helped serve Sam's dish. I wonder if Ilan was planning on apologizing for all the "Fuck you, virgin!" bullying before he expected any help serving his shitty dessert. "Never snap at me again!" Betty, ironically, snaps. "Say 'I'm sorry' to Betty right now," Ilan demands. "I'm sorry, Betty," Marcel says, quite nicely. "Yeah, I really believe you," she snots back. Okay, so... Ilan demanded the apology by blackmailing Marcel with the ruining of dinner. And Marcel apologized perfectly nicely. And then Betty told him to go screw. You can just tell how the momentum is going here, that Ilan and Betty have no idea how this is going to come across. They're coasting on the idea that they're going to come off as the good guys, and Marcel as the villain, and that everyone's going to cheer every move they make to put him in his place. They have no idea, you can tell -- no idea -- that they're coming off like petty bullies, and that they're making at least some of us feel bad for Marcel, even if we normally can't stand Marcel. Because being know-it-all-y and having poor social skills is irritating, but it's not as bad as being a mean bully and ganging up on one guy to amuse yourself.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B | 569 USERS: C+
YOU GRADE IT