We finally get to grilling Carlos and Elia. Michelle tells them that the pomegranate juice tasted like it had sat out for about twenty-four to forty-eight hours. And what were you saying about the "freshest" stuff in the Social walk-in? I mean, I agree that they should have tasted the juice to make sure it hadn't turned, but can we be a little consistent with the complaints here, please? Colicchio goes off on them for not doing one thing really well instead of three things where only one was really good. Carlos insists that he thought all the components were really good and until the plate came back with the extra juice, he thought they had a chance at the win. That's another thing, not that I wanted to see Elia or Carlos kicked off yet, but why weren't they immediately DQ'd for the mistake? I mean, it seems like they made SUCH a BIG DEAL about the timing and Colicchio babysitting the kitchen and everything, yet, when something did happen, it was just that the plate couldn't go out. I think the judging and criticism is really inconsistent this season. Colicchio gets himself all worked up, "These are about choices -- somebody's gotta say, 'Hey, that looks like Pepto-Bismol! We can't serve that!'" It's gotta first look like Pepto-Bismol for someone to say it, and I really don't think it did. "Let's fix it!" Colicchio rants on, "Let's fix the problem! If you think the pastry's not right, we gotta fix this problem. Taste the juice -- if you don't like it, fix it! If you thought it was fine, your taste is somewhere off." Colicchio tosses up his hands like he's just sickened by all of them and sends them back to the kitchen while they deliberate. I think someone needs to give Colicchio some actual Pepto-Bismol.
Episode Report CardKeckler: C+ | 1609 USERS: C+
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