After last episode’s downbeat ending, will the pair challenge bring the heat back up? I think Malibu and Ahran get paired up and I’m no longer so sanguine as I was last week that they’ll get on, but we’ll see.
There’s a brief season recap and a pre-cap that suggests a lot of carnage. This season the trailers have started being slightly more truthful and less revealing so maybe it is going to be a bit of a bloodbath. There’s a hint two might be going home. (again).
Oh, bloodbath! I’m in!
I rewatched ‘Countess Dracula’ and ‘To Love a Vampire’ and I can’t see why she reminds me a bit of Ingrid Pitt, but she still does. I’d like to stress I don’t believe she’s a vampire or in any way evil. Although she is an investment director so she might be evil on that count.
Actually with 15 of them, how are they going to cook in pairs? Malibu and Ahran get asked who they don’t want to cook with, and she corrects his pronunciation again. I bet in retrospect she wishes she hadn’t done that as it is now glaringly obvious who she’s getting paired with.
Anyway Evil-Courtney, who isn’t so much Evil as pragmatic but ‘Pragmatic-Courtney’ doesn’t sound so good, gets to pick the pairs. I bet Ahran wishes she hadn’t made such a deal about her either now.
Hmm, Malibu and Ahran. Someone was just talking about them.
She gets a pass, so only 14 cooks left and that answers my question. The two losing pairs will enter a pressure test. She seems to pick the pairs to cause as many problems as possible for her fellow contestants – except I doubt Big Willie has a target on him, or Magic as they get on with her.
Christian is paired up with Francis B, Jaimee and Elizabeth, Victoria with Christine, Cutter with Dan, Big Willie with Daniel, Ahran with Malibu. Ahran comments it’s ‘so unfair’ that she’s paired up with Malibu, but she helped make the lumpy unpleasant bed they are now sleeping in so toughen up girl.
Remaining pair is Magic and Elise. Which I’m tempted to say makes Elise the luckiest mini ever as she’s likely to coast through on his tail. Elizabeth might be in trouble purely as the ever lovely Jaimee seems to be prone to meltdown mumbling if its not baking, and that won’t help communication. Fingers crossed it doesn’t happen but she had her confidence knocked last week so I’m worried.
They’re cooking Surf and Turf. That’s a pretty broad church, its almost like saying they’re cooking meat. So I doubt any of them are panicking right now, as it pretty much its ‘any land animal plus any sea based animal’. Which is a pet peeve – crabs and fish and so on are animals – they aren’t mammals which is where the confusion tends to come in. But still, ever since I saw that mistake in ‘Dead Like Me’ and many other places since its bugged me. Really really bugged me. That’s my Sheldon style rant over.
Animal! And probably not too happy about that right now.
Gordy scatters the ‘amazings’ around for a while just in case none of the mini’s have ever heard him speak before. The pairs have 5 minutes to plan the dish and get ingredients, 60 overall to make it. I takes me 5 minutes to make a cup of tea before I even start thinking about what to cook so I sympathize with them. There doesn’t seem to be any tagging in and out like in previous years, so it shouldn’t be that hard for them. Hah. The couples are knocking ideas back and forth with varying degrees of success.
A slightly stalkerish shot of Jaimee. No it wasn’t me.
Cutter is trying to persuade Dan that they need to marry the proteins up, but its falling on deaf ears. They waste time and Cutter isn’ t happy with the choices they made, a big steak of venison and one of Tuna. Its a bit over the top and I can see why Cutter thinks they’ve messed up.
Magic is making a blood orange foam for mint and lemon caviar and a rack of lamb with a crab risotto. It sounds a bit mad, and Elise says it was her idea – that could come back and bite her on the ass as it sounds very risky.
Cutter is claiming to do some tuna sauce over his venison, and Gordy pushes to find out how badly they’re getting on. I don’t know whose at fault more, whether Dan is a space-cadet off on a wild tangent or Cutter is like my Mom, one of those people who equate ‘being listened to’ with ‘agreed with’. In the end, they’re both going down together so it almost doesn’t matter. Gordy exhorts them to get it together, and says it doesn’t sound right.