Well, if you’ve been living under a rock, or on a planet devoid of FOX, I’ll let you know that last night was the finale of season 2 of MasterChef. I won’t fault you for not knowing that, of course…except that if you’re reading this, you probably did know. So, to get you started, we are down to 3 contestants. This is all thanks to Obama commandeering FOX one Monday a few weeks ago, so what was supposed to be two separate episodes became one. Oh well. So, as I said, we’re down to three. Born Again Again Christian, YoAdrien, and Cammy. We have another Mystery Box challenge to start things off. Inside the mystery box is simply a chicken. They get full access to the pantry. Three stunning dishes are created, but this was a setup for the final normal elimination test. YoAdrien wins this round, and now we’re nervous because the mystery box winner seems to struggle in the elimination.
This time, all three contestants are herded into the pantry. The challenge involves Bastage’s favorite ingredients. They’re laid out as Veal, Mushrooms, and Octopus. Adrien gets first choice, and plays the game. He wants to prevent Christian from getting the Octopus, so he takes it for himself. NOOOOO Adrien! Then Christian plays the game, and takes the veal, thinking that Cammy will fail at the mushrooms. Turns out that Cammy grew up in the mushroom capital of America. Whoops. If you can’t guess what happens, I’ll tell you, because there’s a part 2. Christian gets sent home.
To check out last week’s recap while you wait for this week, click here.
Adrien and Cammy are in the final. As with last year, the contestants have to cook an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. They’re judged on the meal as a whole. So that part will come in the real recap. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet…