QUOTE (Gossamer @ 16/02/2012, 12:10 PM)
If they didn't stuff around with the beans they could have started doing prep for the dessert.
Was the dessert late? I didn't think so.
Another couple was super late with their main (the potential in-laws?) and they didn't receive so much grief. You have to be fair, and not base your score on personality. I think that's what Pete and Manu did, where the contestants based their scoring on their own expecatations (they had high expectations of something really fancy, which isn't the fault of the doc and lawyer) and their personality. Nic and Rocco could have served up a dish of dog poo, and everyone would have given them 10's - especially the two sisters and the potential in-laws. And some contestants were definitely given sympathy scores because they were felt sorry for, even though the meal was lousy. Sure they are free to score as they please, but score low like that just makes them look petty and sour-faced.