Funny enough, Bastage, after practically yelling at the guy for the flamethrower, gives a yes vote. Gordie says there was no finesse, which is honestly a pretty fair comment considering, again, flamethrower…and then there’s TG. Teddy, who I’d think would give the big guy a chance…who says the eggplant is really delicious…votes no because there was too much stuff on the plate.
Next up is the gun show. Or that’s what FOX sells it as. A buncha GTLers or whatever come in and fail to cook well. Cool story, Hansel.
Then there’s Frank, the stock broker from Long Island. He makes ravioli. Gordie says it looks great, but there is a problem with it. It’s too greasy.
Think maybe some of that grease melted out of his hair?
Frank makes the tragic mistake of telling Gordie that he didn’t actually taste is food before serving it…that just right pisses Gordie off. So much that he votes no. Teddy says he sees passion and thinks this kid will do better next time, so yes. See, this is the kind of thing that confuses me. Where was that with Luca?!? He was way more passionate about cooking than Frank. I mean, can a guy named “Frank” be passionate about anything?
Ok, maybe I was wrong…
Joe calls Frank around and gives him an apron, but tells him “don’t make me look like a chump in front of [Gordie].”
So, Frank is through, and we have one more contestant for the day. Joel is from Jamaica, but is an American now, as evidenced by his Army fatigues. He’s making Jamaican rice and peas with some chicken for them…bringing Jamaica to them in case they’ve never been.
Bastage says there’s no salt. Teddy likes the rice and peas. Gordie initiates a little miscommunication by talking about legs and breasts, but in the end, still chides Joel (it’s Jo-el, btw, like Noel), for making a traditional dish “posh” by using a chicken breast instead of legs.
Then, Gordie asks Joel what his goal is with MasterChef, and this is where things really turn into the realm of things I can’t make fun of. He wants to open a restaurant and name it after his son, who drowned 5 years ago.
Teddy must’ve gotten something in his eyes…
And then, after his story, Bastage is the first to vote, and gives him a no. Teddy really liked the food all around, so it’s a yes. And Gordie, prick that he may sometimes be, can’t possibly say no to Joel, not right now. So he’s through, and there’s piano music, and everyone in the waiting area chants “USA!”
And then, the show’s over…but they give us a taste of the final day of auditions, and more importantly, the first REAL day of the competition.
Hooch 2.0 is quoted as saying “it’s gonna be a street fight, and I’m ready.” Man, Hooch is crazy…again. And I can’t wait.