Lee Anne Wong

Lee Anne Wong explains why Nikki went home.

on May 9, 2008

The spoons and the forks powered through the night, and while Richard's team had a game plan it was interesting to see Nikki's team fail to communicate at all. It was true, Dale did have his hands in all the pots, and while his determination to get it done and speed were admirable, Lisa was right in saying there's no point in doing 25 things if only five are going to taste good. Dale's anger and ego got the better of him, whereas I think Spike's initial attitude in supporting Nikki was the right approach and could've made the difference between winning and losing had Dale had a change of heart. Communication was the key for a brutal challenge like this and Nikki's team forgot the most important point of the challenge: It was all about the bride and groom and their special day. It's not about who's going to get eliminated. Nikki was sent home for trying to have it both ways. She should've stepped into the role of team leader since she was the one dispensing advice on the menu, but when push came to shove, she refused to take responsibility. Had she taken on that role, she may have been able to save herself, but I guess we'll never know. I go to 24 Prince every now and then, it's in my work hood and it's a nice, casual place to grab a bite to eat. Now that I know Nikki, I'll be stopping by more often.