Harold interviews that he was impressed with how beautiful Stephen's food looked, and thinks he's got some competition there. The Red Group starts eating. Cynthia interviews that she is pissed at herself and how she fucked up. Dave has a hard time getting out what he thinks of Cynthia's dish. Colicchio tells him not to be shy with his opinions since the last group flayed their stuff. Miguel doesn't like Cynthia's presentation -- we cut to Cynthia looking insane in the kitchen during the cooking time -- but loved Harold's. Lee Anne's dish and Harold's are both highly praised. Turning to DonKen, The Katie Leebot asks what he thinks of Tiffani's dish. He would put it on his (fictional) restaurant menu any time. Miguel's favorite presentation is Tiffani's pumpkin because he never would have thought of it. Pick up a Williams-Sonoma catalog between September and December, Miguel. They think about it all the time. Candice thinks that for personality representation, Cynthia's dish wins with her "Crazy Rice" and how scatter-brained the entire dish was. Lisa thinks Stephen's dish was beautiful, but Andrea counters that too many flavors in the lamb meant she couldn't taste a single one of them. The Red Group is sent back so the real judges can deliberate. Colicchio thinks Stephen and Harold's dishes are clearly restaurant dishes. Keller liked Tiffani's pumpkin, and Gail praises Miguel's popular beef duo. They rag on Andrea's mess of vegetables, and Cynthia's rice for the criminally insane. They also wonder over DonKen's underwhelming dish and overwhelming assholishness and how that affected the other competitors' reactions to it. They agree that if DonKen had presented something awesome, it would have given his behavior a pass, but he didn't. Keller slams Candice's dish by saying it's not a "housewives' competition."
Episode Report CardKeckler: C | 777 USERS: C+
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