OK onto Mission. For a team that was so focused on simplicity and being unpretentious, I was surprised they took the more fine dining of the two rm Seafood dining rooms. Didn't help them much though. They were pretty doomed from the start. Although their team was certainly just as strong as the other's — Jennifer and Kevin have won a handful of challenges themselves — it seemed like it was jut a matter of poor planning. I still don't get why Jenifer was still butchering fish and cooking shellfish to order for their guests. What was she doing during the three hours they had to prep? Laurine was just a mess. It seems that all of the chefs on her team were having communication problems with her. I'm torn about her exit because although she was kind of next on my list to go home (with Robin), was she completely at fault for her team's demise? Perhaps it was her failure in front in addition to her poorly-executed dish. Although Kevin tried to take responsbility for it, that's not fair. It was her dish, and it was required of her. I'm sad to see her go, but her soft-spokenness was starting to drive me nuts. I guess I've lived in New York for far too long.
Overall? This episode was the best Restaurant Wars to date. Next week, we have Natalie Portman!