Jumping off another question, Lee Anne explains that her new job as culinary producer has her behind the cameras, helping to form and set the challenges. In order to assure us that yes, Project Runway is coming back one of these days, we cut over to a video of Tim Gunn asking, "Was Stephen from season one...real? I never quite...understood him." My joy in seeing Tim Gunn almost keeps me from mentioning that Stephen was as real as some of the wack-jobs he had to deal with. Santino? Vincent? Lupe? Wendy Pepper? People crack up, while explaining and defending the absent Stephen as really being that affected but also being a genuinely intelligent guy and good chef. Harold laughs and calls Stephen a cross between Barry Manilow and Rod Stewart with a little Tim Gunn added to the mix.
Next are clips from various cheftestants' audition tapes. Thankfully, we aren't subject to Betty's jumping jacks or whatever that was, but we get Clay -- I think? -- doing The Worm, someone unidentifiable in a Captain America costume (one of the Brians?), Dale talking about his "huge caveman hands," CJ telling us a disturbing story about using his fake testicle to hammer on an open beer bottle, Ilan being Ilan, Hung admitting he swings both ways, Howie saying he's as emotional as a woman, Harold enjoying knives, Dave talking way too fast, and Sam talking about the things he would do in duck fat (yes, sex is one of them). The Brians are shown saying, "I'd like to see what Coliculo [sic] could do in like twenty minutes. I'd like to see what his Quickfire would be." Another voice asks incredulously, "Would you say that to him?" The Brians pause as a Brian changeover takes place and none of them really wants to give an answer. Back in the studio, Andy wants to know if Sam has had sex -- Andy says "made love," which: way too Designing Women -- in duck fat yet. He hasn't but he as he said, he'd try anything once. At this point, Ilan tries to climb on top of Sam, grunting. Apparently, he doesn't even need the duck fat. Once he's back to keeping his testicles to himself, Ilan is asked if he thinks anyone was cast purely for their looks. Saying he can only judge from his season, Ilan cracks that Frank was definitely cast for his looks. We cut to that naked-looking Frank shot. Colicchio steps in and, amid cuts of Candice being a model in various states of undress, says that Candice was probably cast for her looks because she really didn't have the culinary chops to go very far. Sandee adds that she notices Casey is being portrayed as a sexpot -- cut to a shot of Casey sunbathing that we haven't even seen yet -- but she thinks Casey is truly a good chef. Good chef, maybe. Good geographer, definitely not.