Suddenly, there are 15 minutes left. Gordie asks Bastage who’s going home. He says that if Becky can ramp it back up, then it’ll be DareDevil because Josh is a freight train full of speed right now. Does he mean a freight train that’s moving quickly, or a train whose freight is meth? I mean, I can’t imagine that I’d want to be in the way of either…
Ten minutes left. Josh pulls out his lamb. It’s somehow done cooking. Now he’s gotta stuff it into something and fry it. The minis up top are cheering, and everything is hectic, and everyone gets everything on the plate, as always.
So, this is it. The judges call DareDevil up first. Josh tells us that since she did fried chicken, this shit better be fucking amazing.
Looks the part, I’d say.
What a surprise. She crushed it. The creamed kale was a little too creamy, but otherwise it was a fantastic dish. Bastage asks if she knew there was too much cream. She says she did, and was trying to strain it off when she was plating it. He asks if she knew it had too much when she plated it, and she tells him that now she does. He asks again…basically accusing her of giving him overly-creamed kale. It almost sounds like he wanted her to take a fork to her freshly plated dish to see if her straining efforts had worked. It’s kind of weird.
Second up is Josh. He tells us “Damn, this is a sexy dish. This is the kind of dish that Becky should be taking pictures of.”
Oh…dammit…he’s right. I have no comeback…
Bastage is angry that Josh used the leg of lamb to make lamb carimanolas. I have no idea what they even are. Bastage tells him that it’s the last recipe on the last page of the last chapter of the lamb cookbook. Bastage asks him why he took the risks. Josh says “because I thought I could do it.” Ok, fair answer. Bastage takes a bite, and…is wildly impressed.
We get a shot of Becky looking worried in the back. Challenges like this are rough. On one hand, it’s nice that there’s a clear reward for doing well in the mystery box, but on the other…frog legs seems a bit harsh. But that’s why you don’t take any challenges off…you gotta bring your a-game the whole time, and I think we can all agree that while Becky was killin’ it in the earlier challenges, she’s fallen off for some reason later.
Gordie asks Josh if he’s ever been to Panama. Josh explains that his dad has a house down there and used to take him and make him eat beats and drink coconut milk and Josh hated it because he was a hot dogs and chicken nuggets kind of kid. Well, sounds like he should probably consider dedicating his cookbook to BOTH of his parents, huh?