At Judgement, Bob and Gigantor announce that each team had a unique spin, but one team left them wanting more. And that team is….. Team Alton!
Hooray for Team Misfit!!!
That means that one member or Team Bobby and Team Bobble Head are up for elimination. From Team Bobble Head it is Linkie and from Team Bobby it is Nikki.
Bobble Head tells Linkie that the Linkie they saw was not the usual “Shining Linkie.” They thought she was timid and her dough was flavorless. Also they are wondering if Linkie can do more than dessert? She can panic, we know that much.
Bobby tells Nikki that she judges felt she has no warmth and she is not “star like.” Nikki says “Don’t cry” to herself and Bobby tells her that she can pull this off- no problem.
As if I had tear ducts…
They are dismissed and will have the Producer’s Challenge in the morning. In the car on the way home Nikki tells Gangster, it’s all, basically, a crock and that pandering to the Network is cheesy.
On top of everything else, they expect me to ACKNOWLEDGE the judges!!!
I can make or break you, bitch
The next day in the Producer’s Challenge, Nikki struts in like her poo doesn’t stink and the judges tell her and Linkie they both need to prove they are stars.
I’ll take you down like a crippled wildebeest
They unveil the most searched ingredient on Food Network.com = Chicken. And they need to make it extraordinary.
Nikki is going to make Grilled Chicken Breast. YAWN. Linkie deduces that she can’t turn chicken into a dessert so she’s kind of screwed. But she tells a story of how when her family first immigrated from South Africa, her mother used to look for food items that were inexpensive and she would turn it into art.
As they gather their ingredients, Nikki and Bobby see that Linkie has taken all of the tomatoes and Nikki is like “You HAD to take all of the tomatoes?” To which Linkie replied “Yup.” (Good for her!) And Nikki says she is going to leave grill marks on Linkie’s butt!
“Look everybody, Linkie is FLAMING”
Bobby tells NIkki that she has to try to be warm and human. She can TRY to be human, but no guarantees.
Linkie feels no pressure about the dish, but she is nervous. Seriously, does she have another state besides NERVOUS? Bobble Head tells her to just be herself and not to stumble because everything is on the line. Yep, that should ease her nerves.
Screw this up and you sleep with the fishes
They countdown 5-4-3-2-1… Ok, I think I’d like to hear more about the guy that does the countdown- what’s his deal? Does he count higher than 5?
Countdown Dude, International Man of Mystery
We cut to the Vagina Table/ Pitch Room and they roll Nikki’s tape, she welcomes the audience to “Grill Next Door” and that she is “not your average neighbor.” She has made Chicken with tzatziki sauce. She tells the audience to just “plop the sauce on your chicken and to grill a lemon.” She has a gorgeous plate and her food is delicious. Nikki feels good about her video and feels she has softened her persona. But she IS independent and strong and she can’t apologize for it. Gigantor tells her she should show her softness more.
Linkie’s tape rolls and she tells of her family’s immigration to America from South Africa and how her mom used alcohol to spice up her dishes. So Linkie was a adolescent drunk. That explains a lot.
Drunken Chicken with Tomato Slice