On Elimination morn, the cheftestants sit around (well, Jennifer and Zoi lie together one a bottom bunk, keeping that distance) discussing what kind of animal they would be if they could be, and then Dale and Mark have a soporific bear versus vulture taunt-off. Really, could the editors not have found more interesting small talk to run? I feel like I'm watching paint dry. Mark blah blahs about not letting immunity dampen his desire to go out with his guns blazing, and I find myself thinking about taxes.
The Gorilla Girls are discussing their menu, which now includes crab salad. Oh, there's the whole thing: lamb and edamame cups, banana bread, crab salad on celery root chip, and black olive blinis with mascarpone. Black olive blinis -- interesting choice, as is lamb. And crab. Stephanie's making that one, along with banana bread. Valerie's going to make 200 blinis, which strikes Antonia as a risky move. Nothing gets by that one.
The challenge starts with $500 and half an hour at Whole Foods -- as Spike talks about "molesting the produce section," he picks up a giant phallic squash, and then it looks like Lisa slips and falls on a green orb someone (Manuel?) knocked over. Spike totally laughs at her as she limps away, which is what you should do when you see someone fall down. At last, a little bit of action. Richard ogles a big old hunk of red meat as Team Lion's menu appears -- bison tartare, beet salad with goat cheese foam, chicken sate (satay) and prime rib with horseradish foam -- as Richard calls it, "Honey, I shrunk the prime rib." Already, Team Gorilla has their work cut out for them. Nikki argues in favor of saving money for table decorations, which is so what a woman would do, while Dale and Spike exchange looks that say, "Can you believe this crazy lady is talking about flowers at a time like this?" Dale ain't no bleeping interior designer, y'all.