I'm going to eat my words - I feel really bad for Marcel. Nobody deserves that kind of childish behavior. There was no excuse for what Cliff did, and I think that eliminating him from the competition was the right thing to do.
I think Padma's way of telling Marcel and Elia was well done. Good TV.
That said, I gotta say I was really tripping out about the show!
Not only did they shop at Lazy Acres (where my sis shops), but the restaurant is the same exact restaurant
where I had my first job, hostessing & "coffee & desserting" the after-theater customers. (It's changed hands many times, but it's the same place) Weird!
I think Ilan is adorable, and with that buzz he still is. Elia, however...hmmm. I was thinking GI Jane. At least she'll have hair in the Hawaii episode.
Buckytom, as for your wife, start asking her if she has any inkling to California's lottery numbers. I'll give you a cut