This almost makes it OK that Lisa Double-Chins is in the finale.
Also, Erin from Black Coffee and a Donut went to one of Richard's restaurants over the weekend. She wrote about it here.
I wish I had more to say about the episode. I was sorry to see Antonia go, but really only because I didn't want Lisa to stay. I was never attached to Antonia herself (and earlier on, I actually kind of disliked her).
I'll be happy whether Stephanie or Richard wins. They're both super talented and really honestly likable. I thought Stephanie handled herself very well when she realized Dale left the pork out, and it was to her credit that she didn't even try to bring it up at the Judges' Table for extra points.
My only other comment on the whole episode is...didn't Gail look, um, top-heavy? Her dress was cute, but it reminded me why I don't wear things cut that way. Ever. Padma, on the other hand, looked great in that icy blue color. I'm kind of jealous of all the cute dresses they get to wear. I guess one day when I'm a judge on an awesome reality show, I'll get to wear cute dresses all the time, too. Sigh. 'Til then I'll just window shop.