I thought the competition was interesting because Ramsay kept repeating the fact that he wanted them to use as many of the ingredients as possible, yet the three only used a small amount.
Jessica whined about not getting the win because she did dessert, but I didn't see the strawberrys on the leftover tray. Also, he told them to make "a dish" from the ingredients not an entire meal.
Both Ralph and Michael think they are going to win everything, so it's always funny when one of the less technically skilled people wins. I'ts usually because the winner actually paid attention to the rules of the competition, not as Michael said, because Ramsay is grading on a curve.
The bitterness flew after Elsie won and they shut her out during dinner service. On one hand it seemed a bit childish, but on the other I'm surprised we hadn't seen more of this all along.