Judges' Table. More ranting from the judges. "Again, it's bad choices -- if there's something wrong with Mia and Betty's dish, Mia sits there and says, 'Yeah, it wasn't something I wanted to do.'" We didn't hear her say that at the Judges' Table. Gail points out that Elia and Carlos were really proud of their dish and believed in That Juice. Gail goes off on Marisa and Josie, "If you look at their ingredients, they actually didn't COOK ANYTHING!" "Nothing! NO!" Colicchio laughs. Um, people? They did sautÃ© the pineapple. Like, that's why the dish was called "SautÃ©ed Pineapple." Fine, they didn't cook A LOT, but don't deal in absolutes because you are absolutely wrong. Colicchio dishes some guff about how he wishes they could get a little more information from Marisa and Josie about who is ultimately responsible, "But they're banding together, you know, one person's responsible." Man, you don't like it when they finger point and you don't like it when they band together. Also, stop trying to trump up a reason for kicking them both off, as thought it was some surprise and tied only to the fact that it was impossible to place the blame on one person alone. Putting them into teams of two was directly due to the fact that you knew you were sending two people home this week! We're not stupid!
The losers are called back in and reminded by Padmadala that they are the worst. Colicchio goes off on all of them again for making bad choices. "You had three hours to prepare your dish and you didn't even cook anything!" Colicchio says to them, "That was your downfall." Their downfall was not cooking anything? So, if they reminded him that they sautÃ©ed the pineapple, what would he drum up? I'm not saying they both shouldn't be sent home, but it just really sounds like they're reaching for excuses. Padmadala says, "Marisa... " Marisa nods resignedly. "And Josie," Padmadala continues, "Please pack your knives and go." Josie nods and looks down. Oh. I am so surprised. I didn't see that coming for one minute, not for one minute. The camera pulls in on Mia's dramatically dropped jaw. Look, I know we all will open our mouths in surprise, but the way they've got Mia doing it is not believable. It looks like she maybe did have her mouth open slightly in surprise, but a camera wasn't on her to catch it, so they went back for a pick-up shot and coached her to do it again. It looks ridiculous and completely unnatural. She's even looking straight at the camera initially. So fake. SO FAKE! Elia puts her hands up to her cheeks. Josie and Marisa make little speeches. Mia wipes her eyes. That seems real. The cheftestants leave.