I guess your copy of the challenge is better than mine because as much as I replayed that particular segment, I could not get Harold to say "I don't know". As for it being "their menu" in concept it was, but in actuality it was all Harold's. When they were shopping in the market Harold was heard to say "She seemed confused on it so she referred it to my expertise to devise the menu." When the judges were sampling the food at the cart Colicchio asks who forgot the jicama - Harold's hand went up first and a second and a half later Lisa raised her hand and said that they were both responsible for the missing jicama. By the time they got to the judges table it was entirely Lisa's fault that the jicama got left behind. The fact that Colicchio pointed out that Lisa was the one who had the item last, -----, noticed it wasn't in the pan to go out, ----, is probably what Lisa had previously told him at the judges table but had been edited out. As a lawyer she was putting up a very good argument as to why she should go home--"been on the chopping block three times, I'm the only one that is not a professional" (Oh, Tom, please send me home---I'm missing my kids.) Like Ryan Scott who recently went home for not adhering to the challenge, Gail had this to say about Harold: "Harold did not listen to what was asked of him and that was to cook street food for a community that would take to it and get what they want." Fortunately for Harold this was a team challenge.
I do agree that it is the general policy in a team challenge to send home the person on the losing team that is not involved in the planning and concept of the dish and only participates as a sous chef. I'm not saying that Lisa would not have been the one to go, but she sure helped to eliminate herself.
Edited by porkchop1, Apr 18, 2008 @ 12:51 PM.