It started with Nikki's Mac & Cheese. She voiced her concern twice to the camera about the possibility that it would not hold up in the hot box during transportation to the party. She knew there was serious potential for her dish to dry out, but never communicated it to her group. Of course, that was exactly what transpired. Had there been someone in charge who tasted everyone's food and talked through these individual issues, perhaps they would have suggested ways to keep it from drying out, or perhaps they would have determined that Mac & Cheese was not the best idea in their situation. Although she was on the winning team, her dish, coupled with Richard's (not so authentic) Paella, was the reason the Blue Team still was subjected to intense criticism at the Judges' Table.