Same question for Harold. "I think throughout this competition, consistently my food's been really good, and I think it was again today. Also being a chef is -- you need to have people who want to be by your side and go to bat with you and work in the kitchen with you because you can't do it all by yourself," Harold says. Throughout this show, Harold has been the definition of honor and niceness (well, except for that "magic lasagna" unfortunateness), but I am so glad to see him finally score a point off another chef. Because this is a competition, and while you don't have to be a lying snake bitch like Tiffani, you do have to protect your interests and point out why you are better than another competitor. Tiffani and Harold are excused.
The judges deliberate, and it's the same old blather about Harold playing it safe and Tiffani taking risks. Colicchio adds, "The Top Chef is one who inspires others to want to work for them and clearly Harold took that."
Kitchen. Tiffani walks around. Harold leans on a counter. "I'm not going to lie [for once], it was really tough hearing that, like, everyone thought you should win." Harold sort of shrugs, not wanting to get into it with her. He's not responsible for what other people think or want. "My back just ran into your knife," Tiffani concludes. Bitch says what? I'm sorry, is she utterly DEE-RANGED? She's actually trying to blame Harold for why people dislike her. Wow, I don't think I can't handle this. Oh, oh, you're right, Tiffani, it's all HAROLD'S fault that you're a bitch. It's all HAROLD'S fault that you came out against Miguel and then lied to his face about it on national television. It's all HAROLD'S fault that you snap at people and order them around and interrupt them. It's all HAROLD'S fault that you took credit for Dave's dish. HAROLD hasn't done one damn thing to you. In fact, he has actually defended you and praised you, in the face of contrary popular opinion. God, do you ever know when to quit? Do you EVER take responsibility for your own actions? Tiffani, the name of the show isn't Top Bitch. Harold looks down and says, "Sorry." Oh, see, NO! Harold? What the fuck is wrong with you? You don't apologize to her! What the hell? You didn't, I mean, she was the one who -- I can't see why... I need another beer. You know what, Tiffani, Harold's only willing to hear you cry because he is an innocent man.