First and long. I concur with a lot of viewers here. I would not post to a message board unless I was confused about something or extremely happy about something. Unfortunately, this falls in the former scenario and not the latter. I've had raw chicken in Japan and I'd probably have raw pork if I knew it were safe; however with red, anger, and bacon raw pork is not something that fits unless it's to make me angry that it's not cooked. I understand the dish had more to it than that, but it just didn't fit as well as Jonathan's.
However, I can understand the episode as others have pointed out in that Rick brings more passion to the show than Jonathan seems to. It's unfortunate that it has to be that way. From a food perspective, the episode just didn't hit and it's kinda sad since that does seem to reflect more on the judging.