The question of Christine in team challenges was always present and finally manifested with the resounding awkwardness of a ballet dance performing on an airplane hull while wearing hyper-magnetic boots. 'So we'll put her -- somewhere...' Awkward, and not helped by her not getting to use her assistant to help her work in an unfamiliar setting. But her cooking is keeping her in this -- although I did wonder what would have happened if Gordon finished praising the beauty of her pie by taking a bite and falling over from taste poisoning.
As for the challenge -- take Marine cooking and give it actual flavor. You want meat, you want a starch, you could throw in a desert if you're feeling bold. Cake (no frosting) might have gone over well. But pasta salad -- well, it wasn't a landslide loss against the blue team, but the feet voted and the majority went pork chop.
The pressure test? They should have made the free pass into the shape of a hidden idol, then floated it in the sink on a sea of cooking oil and watched it go down the drain. 'Letting me out of this is an insult to my cooking skills!' There are meritocracies and there is not getting out while the getting's good. Those chef brains can be dangerous for their owners. Apple pie can turn on you in a second -- and for a few of the contestants, did.
It's a good thing this format doesn't allow alliances to work. This group clearly can't manage that kind of strategic leap.