Yes, even when they're competing for the same prize they should be able to work well with others. That's true for any competition. You don't see Olympic swimmers winning by dissing and blaming the other competitors - in fact quite the opposite is apparent. Especially during restaurant wars, it hurts your chances to win if you don't play well with others. I understand Robin's frustration and use of profanity... (what, like nobody's ever used profanity in the kitchen before? Mike V. included, especially directed at his brother.) And when the judges said they liked her dessert what did Mike V do? He took credit. :laser: If I were in her shoes I'd feel completely insulted - he gives her part of his winnings but takes credit on her dessert? His team had good reason to be angry with him.
Again, Mike was a big disappointment. He throws blame around on everyone but himself. "I just wish I had taken over front of house because I have experience running BIG restaurants." Statements like these are neither helpful nor relevant to the team effort.
Jen is possibly one of the best chefs there, not quite the raw talent that Kevin is, but certainly a force to be reckoned with... if only she could work on her confidence.