Another fun show. I do so much prefer it when all the contestants are likeable and get along with each other.
Sorry no one was here to watch the show with you, ClosetWatcher (being a West Coaster, I'm never here anyway). I appreciate your play-by-play reporting anyway - it makes a great summary to refer back to.
I was glad for the losing sous chefs' sakes that the shopping-time penalty didn't hurt their chefs. I didn't figure it would as long as they divvied the shopping up by category rather than each chef shopping for their own ingredients. they had 45-min total shopping time which is more than enough to buy their ingredients.