Avery and Jenna have their ingredients and are feeling optimistic. Avery shares her story of losing her dad and subsequent addictive behavior. Her daughters pulled her out of her funk. She’s using her past struggles to keep herself moving here. Endearing. And then within the next minute she threatens to kick a small dog. These editors are little bitches, aren’t they?
The Black team is pretty sure their juice concoction will put them over the top and it seems that their pork wrap (according to our resident goalie Nookie) isn’t too shabby either. C + C Food Factory magically appear to give them a 10 minute warning and let them know that Chef McDang’s favorite dish will receive an extra 150 baht added to their total earnings.
The pork larb and pork belly will be sold for 40 baht, while the papaya salad will go for 35. And we’re off!
Obligatory pork larb moo pic – I know I had a request for more food pics and detail, but at this point who are we kidding?
I must now admit I am not a fan of John’s brown “I’m wearing a tie, but not really” t-shirt.
This one is actually an improvement on his – upgrade, John!
The Red team bumps up their price to 50 baht within the first few minutes due to the demand. Which somehow should be against the rules, but we are playing fast and loose this episode.
Chef McDang arrives with C + C to judge the Black team. The mysterious Nookie juice is revealed to be pineapple, coconut, mandarin, and watermelon. Nummers. The pork larb (no “R”!) moo has peanuts, chiles, cucumber, and cilantro. Chef McDang calls the dish a pretty woman without makeup. Cat stands up for hot makeup free women, but I’m sorry – I have to trust McDang here. His face is covered in glitter and he has a shocking pink tuft coming out of the back of his head. He would know, Cat! I mean dang, McDang! You go, boy.
I’m pretty sure he can also do magic
McDang and C + C move on to the White team. They make the salad fresh in front of them and McDang tells Avery to “smack it.” Oh McDang.
Overall the salad is given the thumbs up. And Jenna seems to be thanking anyone and everyone within earshot, so that’s gotta count for something, right?
If this whole chef thing doesn’t work out Nookie has a future as a carnival barker.
Nookie AKA Daniel-San the Carnival Barker
The Red team – shocker! – is running low on their pork belly with chiles and kanah. McDang and C + C arrive. The pork is good, but prepared in a Chinese style – not Thai. Nicole just lost all her Asian street (vendor) cred.
Nookie waters down his juice to ensure more sales. Nookie! Maybe he already is a carny.
The Red team runs out of food. Liz begins to cry. Nicole gets defensive. Millions of eyeballs roll.
The teams gather in what appears to be a temple area for the sacred ceremony of kicking somebody’s ass to the curb. There is no more immunity, but the MVC gets $5,000. Thanks credit card company that shall remain nameless!
Holy Schmoly, who gives a crap – let’s vote!
The Black team admits they watered down the juice. Don’t hate the playa, hate the game – right, Nooks? The Red team is questioned about running out of food and Nicole admits it was her fault.
The White team wins best dish from Chef McDang. But the overall winner is…the Black team! And John is MVC for doing all of their cooking.
Jenna is disgusted the guys were rewarded. Take it easy Miss Coconut Water 2012. Nicole decides that since the White team won best dish, it should be between she and Liz. So she is going to vote for her teammate even though it was her fault they ran out of food. You kind of suck right about now, Nicole.