Barbie Marshall overstayed her welcome by several weeks. On the face of it, she should have been gone weeks ago, in part because she was such an annoying presence. (Remember that foot stomping incident to wake up all her housemates?)
Something happened after we met that Barbie. Another Barbie starting showing up. She added comic flair, sharp commentary and plenty of creative, resourceful cooking. Week after week, she stepped up her game. At the beginning of the competition, she wasn't seriously considered a contender. And while it's still pretty remarkable that she ended up in the final four, she earned that berth.
Well done, Barbie! Chef Gordon Ramsay said as much, even as he dispatched her, complimenting her "extraordinary" level of improvement over the course of the competition.
The episode kicked off with a welcome visit from family, followed by the "profit-margin challenge." The chefs were given just $15 each to shop and make a "stunning" dinner with a jacked-up price tag.