I was one of the few people in the stands, what you missed is that there was a small line of connected folks who got fed, and everybody in the 2/3 empty stands kind of sat in silence most of the cooking time, unless the contestants were riling them up or a half hearted wave made the rounds. They sent cameras around to talk to those few civilians about the food, but apparently didn't use any of it, maybe they weren't articulate. They took lots of shots of Eddie talking, too, but we couldn't hear what he was saying and they didn't use it. We didn't know he was a contestant, I thought he must have been a concession manager for the arena or something. As the natives got more restless chefs on both sides started flinging bits of food up into the stands which people started grabbing for like home run balls. I knew Fine Dining Tom wasn't going to let that get on the air, although there was one fleeting shot of it in a montage early in the season. It was really interesting to see the video on the Jumbotrons, TC has a very recognizable video style and it starts right at the camera, those people know their jobs. The director strutted around during set-up in a douchey hat like Spike used to wear, I meant to look at the credits to see if it was actually Spike but I forgot. I remember Tom saying Sara's chicken was far better than Adrienne's and the ideal dish would have been S's meat with A's waffle. The description of the burger as a Juicy Lucy topped with pork belly cooked in duck fat sounded like a parody of what wins on food shows and big surprise, it did.