Honestly the dishes really didn't do it for me this week, but the banter at the table did. When Padma put her foot in her mouth with the "prick" comment, I almost lost it! I know she won't be living that one down for awhile. And Natalie's "Who's your dealer and does he need new clients?" comment at Judges' Table had Tom in stitches. You can tell that everyone was really enjoying themselves. Except for, well, maybe Mike Isabella. He obviously thought Robin should have gone home before him, and maybe if this competition was judged cumulatively she would have, but it's not. His dish just looked gross, and although hers was prettier, apparently it didn't taste much better. And honestly maybe I'm just in a bad mood, but if she mentioned the fresh garbanzo beans one more time I was going to lose my mind.
Anyway, in the interest of full disclosure, next week is a new episode, but it's a special! Your favorite Top Chefs come back to have a dinner hosted by Season 5's Fabio Viviani. They cook together. They laugh together. They yell at each other. Overall, a good time. "See" you then!