The losers appear before the judges. Colicchio goes off on how disappointed they were in all of their dishes. He zeroes in on Mia and Betty and wonders if they were happy with their dish. Mia responds, "I was so proud of my dish, I went in the walk-in and cried afterward." That might be an emotional problem. Mia says, "We put out a great product -- I was proud of myself today." Colicchio leads, "If you could have taken one thing off that dish, what would it have been?" "The puff pastry," Betty responds immediately. Mia agrees. Colicchio tells them, "It was a bad choice, and it wasn't even cooked. One thing that irks me ["one" thing?] is when I see pastry that's not browned!" I do agree with that. Their pastry was anemic. Colicchio says their dish was bad from start to finish and points out that the duck was overcooked. Really, Colicchio? From start to finish? Seems to me you have a problem with the duck and the pastry but what about the balsamic-merlot reduction sauce, sweet potatoes, and pan-sautÃ©ed green beans with preserved lemons, butter, and fresh thyme? Turning to Josie and Marisa, Padmadala asks about the prickly pear and coconut spoon-drink-thing. Josie says it was both of their ideas because they went into the walk-in together. "And you both walked in there and you said, 'Hey, prickly pear-coconut!'" Colicchio taunts angrily. Dude, why is he getting so het up? Is this because he had to eat alone in the kitchen? "When you saw the outcome," Michelle asks, "Did it remind you of anything?" "Pepto-Bismol, maybe?" Josie says, laughing. Michelle glares and nods. Oh, come on -- it didn't look THAT pink. Gail asks if they thought all three components went together. "All three had citrus in them," Maria says. So? That's not exactly a unifying flavor. Josie admits that the fennel salad was a little waterlogged, which was a mistake. Colicchio tosses up his hands in disgust. Turning to the pineapple and goat cheese component, Colicchio asks, "So, you thought that would sort of stand out and set you apart from the rest of the dishes?" Josie thought they would accomplish their goal. Which was? "To put out something that would be able to cleanse your palate," Josie explains. "Forget about just getting by! Did you THINK you were going to WIN with that DISH?" Colicchio demands. Josie and Marisa don't really respond. Hey, chill -- you're going to have a coronary.
Episode Report CardKeckler: C+ | 1566 USERS: C+
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