Wait, BR tells us he wants FE to win just so BR can be the one to hammer the final nail home in the coffin. Then he tells us FE couldn’t cook his way out of a microwaveable popcorn bag.
What the fuck does that even mean?!?
So, of those two, FE is the one chose. Poor Midnight Cowboy gets a standing O. Well, I mean, they were already standing, so they just give him the O. FE tells us he feels lucky, like he got a second lease on life, and he doesn’t want to sound overconfident, but he thinks he’s the best cook in the room (excepting the judges…but including the 6 still in the competition). Way to not sound overconfident, dude. Also of note, FE’s two Archnemesisses are still here.
The remaining two are Josh and Stacy. The 6 upstairs weigh in, and they seem to be split pretty 50/50 as to who they’d prefer. However, it doesn’t much matter, because the judges have spoken, and it’s Josh. Poor Stacy. Not that I really care all that much. I’m happier that Josh has a shot at being back.
So, phase two of the “win back your apron” thingy is a mano y mano challenge. An academic decathlon. Wait, no, wrong movie. They’re cooking…a fruit tart.
Which, now, apparently, is defined as a fuckload of fruit on a tart.
Josh seems pretty pumped about this whole thing, while Flava Elevata does not. Then, the curveball is thrown in. The judges won’t be judging. Instead, it’ll be the 6 remaining minis! You gotta go through them if you wanna roll with them! Man, FE is fuuuucked.
I think this picture says it all…
All the 6 gush about how this is SUCH A FUCKING HONOR TO BE ASKED TO JUDGE FOOD IN THE MASTERCHEF KITCHING ZOMG GUYZ!!!!!!!11!
Oh, but wait, there’s more. This will be a totally blind taste test to determine who wins! The 6 judges won’t be able to see who cooked which dish!
Ha, bitches! Now you’re all just like me!!!
She tells us the others will get to see what she does every day, judging the textures and taste profiles. Sigh, pretty sure she misunderstood what Gordie meant when he said “blind.” Obviously they aren’t going to blindfold the judges while they taste the food…they just will be taken out of the room so they can’t see who made which tart.
Teddy tells Josh and FE “Welcome to Culinary Thunderdome!” Well, that makes titling this recap easy.
Josh and FE both tell us how much this means, and how they’re gonna beat the other one down. While the overseeing experts (can’t call them judges for now, or that’d be confusing) break down the challenges one is faced when making a fruit tart, the Wannas get cooking. Gordie stops by each early on to see how they’re doing, and they basically echo the same thing they said earlier about how neither of them is willing to let this second chance slip by.