Everything that Mia suggested for catering a Hollywood cocktail partywas pretty well shot down by her team.
Shame on you Cliff for grandstanding and not listening to a voice of reason. Mia had experience catering, and her reputation was on the line. Shame on you for placing Mia and Elia in such a precarious position that Mia felt she had to make a sacrifical choice at the end. You had immunity. You threw Mia under the bus! You could have kept your big *F--K*n mouth shut!
Granted Mia was missing her family. Granted she felt stymied at every turn by Elia and Cliff. And she received very little support or help from Mikey.
My heart churned when she said to the judges (and I quote from memory, so I may be wrong in the particulars), "I’ve fought many battles. I'm the only one of my family to make anything of myself. If I go home tonight I'll make my family proud. I will pack my knives and go. Elia deserves to be here."
After the judges accepted her position, she explained to the other astounded chefs, "I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do. I have a successful restaurant, I have a family. Like Cliff said, send my *BL---K* ass home. "
What a riveting show. The way this episode developed, we knew this ending was coming, but my heart kept screaming, "No, No!"
Good luck, Mia. You deserve all the good things that life brings your way.