She also seems to be struggling with killing the prawns. Does anyone really want to see this? I’m not sure if it’s supposed to make us like her, or sigh and roll her eyes.
Suddenly there are 10 seconds left. Man, they didn’t waste any damn time on the cooking here. This isn’t a cooking show…it’s a reality show. Never forget that.
A few of the guys talk about how they think their dish could put them in the top three. Well, there are only 7, so your odds are nearly 50%.
The first person called up has been in the top 3 a MasterChef record 5 times in the 7 mystery box challenges.
She made spanish rice with salsa verde and the prawns, and the judges eat it up. I mean, literally and figuratively. They also stroke her ego like a 13 year old when the SI Swimsuit issue arrives.
Now there are 6 left, with 2…everyone still has a 33.3333333% chance to be called. Teddy tells them that the next person went back to their roots with this dish. It’s DareDevil.
“I think [DareDevil] is a really strong competitor, but I don’t know that it will come down to the two of us in the final.”
I’m assuming that she’s assuming that she’s going to be in the final, and not DareDevil, because a) that seems to be how she is, and b) I don’t know many people that would say that and mean “I think she’ll make the final, and I won’t.”
She made a prawn soup with a pineapple broth. Teddy loves it. Gordie says how impressive it is that she made a broth in 45 minutes, but then again says she’s “been in ‘nam, so [she] knows how it is…that takes 3 hours!”
“Been in ‘nam”? Did I mis-hear that? Or do people outside of the States use “‘nam” to refer to the country? Here I’ve only ever heard it refer to the war, so to say that someone knows how to cook some soup because they’ve been in ‘nam, well, that really fucks with my brain a bit.
I love how they have literally spent more time judging the 3 dishes than they spent on watching them cook the dishes, and we’ve only seen two judged. Which reminds me, the third name called is…the (not so) Beautiful Rhinceros.
Everyone is pretty surprised that BR is called up. His dish makes quite the splash with the judges, too. They say it has great balance, and that it’s probably his best dish to date. BR’s talking head tells us that in the last few weeks people haven’t been giving him the respect her deserves. Personally, I think they’ve been giving him exactly as much respect as he deserves.
All three dishes were remarkable, but only one can win. Gordie says that it comes with a “unique” advantage. That actually would make me nervous. The “unique” advantages haven’t worked out so well as the “huge” advantages.
“The winner of this mystery box is…(I can’t believe I’m actually saying this) Beautiful Rhinoceros.”