Next to last one, guys. Final Three. The Olympics really dragged this out, didn’t it? Oh, huh, apparently FOX decided you guys needed a refresher on the remaining contestants….
So who’s left? Well let’s see…there’s Becky, the princess that everyone loves to hate. Her refresher segment is full of hair flipping and squealing and talking about how much passion she has for cooking. There’s Josh, who’s not an asshole, he’s just competitive. His segment reminds us that he lost once already, and that now he’s back for realsies. And there’s DareDevil, the blind chick who seems to be less blind by the day. Her segment focuses on the fact that she can’t see.
So, hey, I guess they’ve decided that there haven’t been enough mystery boxes this season, so there’s time for one more. Gordie tells them that this is, in fact, their very final mystery box challenge. So, for the final time this summer…
WHAT’S IN THE FUCKIN’ BOX?!?!?
What’s in the box is a blank cookbook with their portraits on the cover. They all ooh and aah over it. No, that’s not right. Becky and Josh ooh and aah over it, while DareDevil tries to figure out what’s in the box. They ask DD who she’d dedicate the book to. She gets choked up telling us that she’d dedicate it to her mom, because her mom was an amazing cook and died when she was 14 and didn’t leave any recipes behind and she’s spent the last while trying to recreate her food.
Becky is asked next, and she gets choked up telling them that she’d dedicate it to her parents, who always support her following her dreams.
Josh says it’d be his mom, because … oh, he gets choked up, too. It’s apparently just required that everyone cry.
So, THIS week, they get to choose the ingredients in their mystery box, and Bastage tells them that this time there are no curveballs. The idea is that the minis should cook something worthy of their very own cookbook. As usual, the winner will have a huge advantage.
Josh uses this as an opportunity to tell us that the final two will be him and DareDevil, because Becky isn’t cooking with her heart anymore. Make love to your food, Becky, or you’re doomed.
The judges stroll around the room checking out the minis “signature” dishes. Josh is making an Indian dish, and TG and Bastage think it looks amazing. Becky, for some unknown reason, is doing a dish with fish. Am I crazy for wondering why these minis aren’t doing the dish they were planning to do LAST mystery box, when everything go switched around? Anyway, Gordie points out that Becky’s dish doesn’t contain NEARLY enough fish to be classified as an entree…
Pictured: not nearly enough fish…
Apparently she screwed up the butchery of the fish, and used the rest of it in the stock. Becky decides that she’d better do something about this, so she switches things up and turns her dish into a fish soup.