They’ve got an hour to make an amazing dish, and I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t feel all that confident with Becky’s deep-fryer choice. Who does she think she is, Whit? Teddy tells them for at least one of them, it’ll be the last time they cook in the MasterChef kitchen.
Also, a couple of contestants have decided to NOT make pizza on the pizza stone. A clever play, I think.
Becky is asked who’s going home next, and she says she thinks it’s Midnight Cowboy. Interesting choice. She says he lacks the necessary passion. Personally, I’m pretty sure it’s not gonna be the Cowboy.
Then they ask Cowboy Mike who’s going home, and he says it’s gotta be Beautiful Rhinoceros. Right on, man. And, as if on cue, Gordie smells something burning. What could it be?!?
BR has apparently decided to use his pizza stone to create a “smoker.”
Right. Seriously, wtf. He’s got some kind of bean broth on the stove, that Gordie tastes and spits out. Scratch that, later information tells me those are juniper berries. Man, I hope this is it for him.
WH is using her pizza stone to make a soda bread, and then making a carrot soup. This may be one of those times where it’s a little too simple. We’ll see.
Now, suddenly, there are only five minutes left! And then, all of a sudden, there’s a big electrical explosion! And then, somehow, that ties in to WannaHooch burning her bread in the oven! Only five minutes left, she could be totally fucked!
With two minutes left, everyone is running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off. Teddy stops by AAlien’s station, and the pizza may not be cooking fast enough. This could be a good day.
Also, what could possibly make a mess like this, if not AAliens?
Time runs out, and everyone throws their hands up, and Becky feigns fainting. Straight to business are the judges today, let me tell you.
Midnight Cowboy is up first. He immediately tells the judges he wished he could’ve remembered how to make a pizza dough. Bad start, man…keep that little bit on the DL. To compound the problem, he overcooked the shit out of his lobster. Bastage gives him a lot of grief for not remembering how to make a dough. It’s a fair criticism. He seems to be mad at Becky for sticking him with something he didn’t know how to use correctly. Guys, it’s a competition, not a friend-making rainbow adventure with kittens to boot!
Becky, having the huge advantage, is called up second. We really barely saw her during cooking, so I’m pretty sure she’s not in any real trouble. She, with the deep fryer, made a tempura shrimp dish. She nailed it. Cool.
Third is DareDevil. She made a flatbread with curry chicken and a fried egg.
Are we really sure she’s blind?
Man, after all the grief FE got for giving her a live crab, a pizza stone seems worse to me. Those things are fucking hot. Tough an oven rack, it hurts…you’ll have a blister. Touch a pizza stone? I’ve gotten some good burns from those THROUGH oven mitts. They’ll take your damn skin off. Anyway, she kills it. As always. I’m starting to think she may have a real shot at this…
WannaHooch is up next. She made soup and soda bread. Apparently she nailed it, too. I’m starting to worry that she may win this as the “feel good story.” First, DareDevil is a better feel good story, and second, I don’t find WH to be a “feel good story.” But I’m also a heartless bastard, so there’s that…
Beautiful Rhino is next. As TG puts it…
“This looks……really bad.”
The bacon garnish is not a good thing here. A full strip of bacon on top of basically a soup? That’s weird. Teddy says it looks like it fell in there on accident. He gives a very good, disappointed “c’mon.” Bastage says that watching him cook it was a letdown, and spikes the bowl in the garbage. Well, he’s at food dumping quota from the season. I love that every single year, right around this time, Bastage gets pissed.