Yeah, I thought it was mighty peculiar how Alex, who competed against him in the show and made it to the top 4, was allowed to be Geoffrey's sous chef. I did not watch the entire episode, but from what I saw, I got stumped, because I found Alex to be more entertaining to watch than Geoffrey himself. Her struggles with the fish initially as she attempted to hold them down to cut them was pretty dang funny, and it was nice to see her loosen up and have fun.
But ultimately, yeah, did not bode well with me that a sous chef, someone who competed in that same competition and made it far, was allowed as sous chef and still came off as more fun to watch than the actual winner. That and I am still rather bitter that Alex, who was my second favorite, was eliminated from the competition after never having been in the bottom and not given a chance to save herself.