I think Lara caught an unearned amount of shit for defending her city, something required by the premise of the show.
I have friends that sometimes talk about how much of a better city Philadelphia is than Omaha, where I live. I'm very saddened that the judge has awarded a victory to someone who appears to go to other peoples' cities and roll their eyes at everything.
Edit: this reads as harsher than I meant, sorry. This was, as always, a funny and enjoyable episode.