Whoa, whoa, what happened? I somehow missed that this episode aired! Shit guys, I’m sorry!
So, what are there? 6 left? I’ve lost track, thanks to the Olympics and all. That was such a long break…I remember there being 6…and then 7, because they brought Josh back, and then six again because Felix fucked up.
It’s been so long, in fact, that FOX decided to recap everything that’s happened already this season. In great detail. We started with thousands. 100 got an audition with the real judges. From that, only 18 got into the MC kitchen. We’re now down to 6. I was right. Alcohol hasn’t yet destroyed my brain. But too many more episodes of this show, and alcohol won’t have a whole lot of work left to do.
Alrighty, so, as you may remember…it’s time for another team challenge. With only 6 people left, this is likely to be the final one of those. The minichefs head out to “one of LA’s fine dining establishments.” It’s called Hatfield’s. I’m not from LA…LA kids, feel free to chime in and let the rest of us know if it’s worth a damn.
Well, they shot the menu through a wine glass, so it MUST be nice.
Becky tells us she sees this place in magazines all the time, which I guess means she’s not been asked in to photograph the food, which means it’s probably not Ruby Tuesdays or something, so that’s a start.
Gordie lets them know how fancy schmancy this place is right off the bat, and tells them it has…a Michelin Star!
The minis will be running the kitchen. We all knew this, but apparently none of them did. They’re all shocked and stunned and all kinds of surprised. WannaHooch tells us that they’re not real chefs, just really really really really really good home cooks. There’s only 5 “really”s in there, because Beautiful Rhino is still in the mix.
My first thought is that Becky and Frank the Toaster are sad that they were the two winners, so neither of them can pick the other. My second thought is whoever gets first pick has a huge advantage. I’d say the remainder would be ranked Josh, DareDevil, WH, and finally, distantly, BR. And whoever picks second has to deal with BR. Unless Gordie & Co do something dickish like, ya know, switch teams. Again.
Well, Beckster gets to pick first. She tells us her first pick has a more elevated flavor profile than everyone else, so…she takes DareDevil. Wow. DareDevil has been picked near the bottom every week and exceeded expectations, so let’s see how she fares as the #1 pick. That’s a lot of pressure.
Second pick…Frank picks BR.
Of course you picked that asshole Josh…wait, what? Me? Are you sure?!?
I fear that Frank is betting on a team switch again. Or, possibly, is planning for a loss because he knows he can beat BR when it comes to it.