And it's Stefan, who walks in like he owns the place, and demands a glass of wine immediately. So various groups of cheftestants stand around and chat. Ilan admits that he was thinking about opening a taco truck and Marcel is full of opinions on that one (mainly that it's a bad idea, though it would be profitable). Ilan tries to explain that he just wanted to do it for fun. He seems like the type that would enjoy telling people that he went to culinary school and now runs a taco truck. He's kitschy! And Marcel takes himself so seriously that he could never do something that would be such a waste of his prodigious (in his own mind) talent.
Fabio tells Lisa that she has a beautiful smile, but she never smiled on her season. Lisa laughs and says that she had the same scowl in every episode, and to prove her right, the editors patch together a bunch of footage of Lisa scowling and talking about what a bitch she is. And anyone who watched her season already knows that, so moving on.
Blais tells Ilan and Dale that he wishes they could cook something right now, because he misses the competition. Are we really supposed to believe that Blais doesn't know that (spoiler alert) they will be cooking something very shortly? Also, there is a whole lot of jeans with white sneakers going on in that shot. Did I wander onto an episode of Seinfeld all of a sudden?
In a totally unprompted by producers question, Fabio gathers up Marcel, Tiffani, and Hung, and says that they all had strong personalities on their seasons, and he wonders if they've gotten shit for it from the public. Tiffani basically says that people will talk shit anonymously (i.e. on the INTERNET!) but when they meet her in person, they're cool. Tiffani interviews that she got to see herself on television, and a lot of her attitude came from her own insecurities. WE get a clip package where she is bitchy, and then talks about owning the term bitch, and trots out the old saw about how when a man acts that way, he's a hardass and when a woman does it, she's a bitch. And look, that is one hundred percent true, and it's unfair and sexist. But maybe it's time that we start calling out both men and women for rude behavior, without the name-calling, because you can be a leader without being a jerk. This isn't Glengarry Glen Ross, for Christ's sake. Anyway, Tiffani seems a lot more mellow and mature. Tiffani tells Fabio that editing can only do so much and you have to take responsibility for your own actions and words. THANK YOU! Now please pass that message on to your fellow reality show participants.