I've heard it pronounced with an "oo" sound and without...whatever way you pronounce them, macarons are delicious. Mmmm....
I do think Brian (?) is the "villain" and not just because the show is painting him as such....he just seems self-satisfied which does not appeal.
A lot of the cookies were fruit-flavoured....this is wrong, people. Jeremy and Brian had the right idea with their chocolate chip cookies.
I didn't really like the looks of Manuella's s'more cookie that the technical challenge was based on..it did look like the kind you can buy at the store, which are gross.
Rooting for Francine, Effy and the two other women - one who was the former university administrator and the other one who is the blond housewife.