Becky is, for one reason or another, giving DareDevil a tour around the workstations so she can “sense” the other dishes. They get to WH’s station, and DareDevil asks what she made.
“It’s this giant bowl of pasta with everything in the world in there…but nothing’s on fire, so that’s good”
I love that DD laughed at that. Seriously, no one in this competition is above talking shit about everyone else. I am a little surprised that she’s chummy with Becky though. It just kind of strengthens my theory that a lot of these “hate-able” characters are probably not terrible people. They were probably just told to emphasize certain characteristics and say particularly snipe-ish things on camera.
So, Felix’s huge advantage is…well, there are 9 fish on the table. I can’t tell if Felix is being sarcastically excited about everything in this episode, or is genuinely excited about everything in this episode, but she’s really reminding me of Alec Baldwin’s short-lived character on Friends (yes, I’m still angry for not referencing the shepherd’s trifle).
So, she gets to assign a fish to each contestant (including herself). Gordie explains that there are some obvious softball fish (yellowtail, salmon, arctic char), and some obvious hardball fish (rockfish, john dory, catfish). I know which fish I wouldn’t give to Whitney Miller if she were competing in this…er…competition.
Felix chooses the halibut for herself. Gordie tells her that’s a tough fish to fillet, but she sticks with it, because she wants to challenge herself.
She gives Becky the rockfish, and Franky the catfish (they don’t grow those up in NYC). Then, for one reason or another, she gives WH, who she has repeatedly claimed isn’t all that good, the john dory.
She then gives AALiens the Artic Char and BR the Yellowtail, because she’s not scared of them, and then she gives DareDevil the salmon, because she loves her.
Josh is not too pleased about the Sardines he was given…
BR tells the camera that he thinks Felix wants ALL of them to go home. First, no shit, assface. I’m not even gonna called you “Sherlock,” because that’s an insult to all the kids who’ve been sarcastically called “Sherlock” over the years. Second, SHE GAVE YOU THE YELLOWFIN TUNA! Seriously, what do you WANT? Is nothing ever enough for you? I don’t even know what a rockfish is, but I can sear tuna.
Frank the Tank tells us that he’s impressed with Felix’s decision.
The judges spend a couple minutes further elaborating on how hard the rockfish, john dory, and catfish will be for their respective competitors.
So, next, Gordie makes the obligatory stop in high-orbit. He tells AAliens how lucky he is to have the char to cook. AAliens agrees, and tells Gordie he’s going to cook it sous vide. Gordie cannot believe he’s doing that. He also can’t understand why he’d use a “mustard sauce” with such a delicate fish.
I can’t wait to send this fucker back to Xenon Five.
Bastage and TG stop by Felix and ask who’s going home. Again, she says WH is the weakest link. I’m starting to fear that WH is going to win this whole damn thing, and they’ve basically asked everyone to gang up on her to make it an even better bullshit underdog story.
BR is making his yellowfin tuna in a diablo sauce. “Diablo,” or el diablo, is some kinda fighting rooster or something. Anyways, Gordie says it’s incredibly hot, like it’ll blow your (not sure what he says there, so I’m gonna substitute) dick off.
TG and Bastage stop by to see how DareDevil is doing. I’d imagine filleting a giant ass salmon isn’t so easy when you can’t see. Bastage tells her that her dish sounds pretty pedestrian, and he hopes she doesn’t end up bottom three.
The judges confer some more, and make fun of AAliens mostly, but also speculate that, depending on how the final 10 minutes go, WH could end up on top, and Felix could go home. What a shocking twist that’d be.