I didn’t understand them crying about eating the beignets either... they’re donuts! Even if they were heavy and thick, so what, drink some water! Especially for a million dollars I would have eaten three in no time at all. The fact that these two were bickering over who should eat more was very telling of their relationship and perhaps not a very good omen for their future.
When everything is coming up roses and they feel comfortable and preen for the camera, life is great! But when faced with the slightest adversity, they quickly resorted to being demanding and snapping at each other. “Drink some water!” “YOU eat it!” Will seems to be the nastier of the two and appears to be the alpha in their relationship. Can you picture them changing diapers of the babies they hope to adopt? “I did it last time, YOU do it!” “I’m going to vomit, I can’t, you do it.” “Just hold your nose, you do it! Do it now!”
Way back when they showed us the clip of Will and James practicing the bottle on the head, I assumed they would win. That clip was so out of place. I assumed it was from their audition video. But I don’t think we’ve ever seen snippets of a team’s audition video apart from maybe the first episode when we are introduced to the teams. And in recent times, I don’t think we’ve seen any audition videos at all. So it was either an oddly prophetically inserted audition video (“this is why they are deserving winners, look how prepared they were!”) or the show actually asked them while in post-production to go back and find video of themselves practicing.
I don’t think accommodations would have been made. One of Nat or Kat or both were vegetarian and not only did they have to eat meat, but it was a sheep’s head. So I agree that Alana would have had to eat all six.
I’ve also wondered about food allergies or religious restrictions, and I’m not sure if there would be any accommodation made either. What if someone was allergic to peanuts? What if a Muslim team had to eat something prohibited by their religion? I think it would be oh well, too bad. I remember the time that teams had to get some Buddhist or tribal blessing and Millie the Mole talked about how uncomfortable she was, but she did it anyways.