Advertisements Preethi was the right choice...I was amazed at how defensive she was over an unimaginative pasta salad. Though I have to say, Laurine is not long for this show. It says something that I couldn't remember who the hell she was when they started focusing on her this week. Jessie must have compromising photos of Tom and Padma. Yet again we have a bad realization in the latter stages of dish prep: "Oh s**t, it's way too spicy!" How many more of those do we have to suffer through? Kevin definitely has to be the favorite now, and it seems like they're in the beginning stages of painting Jennifer as the villain. I'm not sure if it's the unfavorable edit or not, but she seems poised to become the Stefan of this season.