This judges’ table killed me. I like seeing Joey and Howie get over their early spat – you imagine them saying, “Hey, he yells, I yell, no hard feelin’s.”
I don’t think either one of them wins the season. Too inconsistent. Though I almost jumped through the TV screen to get Howie’s apple and fennel slaw in a previous episode.
Joey should consider going by Joe. This whole I’M FROM NEW YAWK AND NEW YAWK IS GREAT AND I TAWK FUNNY thing is so tired.
Yes, same for Boston. Why do I support regional cuisine but not regional accents? Guess I’m inconsistent too.
[Postscript: With Casey and Lia also having professed their undying friendship, as the show went on the sense grew that one of them was doomed – although I thought it was going to be Casey. Which just tells you that the editors have my number.
Also, now that I think about it – nobody on this season has been perfectly consistent. So maybe Howie’s as viable as anybody else.]