So its back to normal business now the ‘cheating bastards’ episode is over. Enough said about that.
The Masterchef symbol appears and it’s showtime! Is it me or have they made the incidental music extra dramatic this week? It’s probably me. But it’s Mystery box time, and a 16oz steak is the only ingredient. Princess Peach looks very happy, I imagine she’s about to tell us she cooks steaks every other day or something similar. But leave it to DJC to wheel out the bone achingly old fallacy that ‘man cook meat good’.
Man! Meat! Fire! RAWR!
Usually if you go to a barbecue where the cook has this attitude, get ready to eat meat that is so raw it’s still mooing, or it’s a burnt slab of unidentifiable grey matter. Seasoned? Man no season meat. Rawr! Book your place in hospital in advance.
It’s Joes turn to shill the Walmart steaks. He gets through it with breaking down and crying for his lost soul. But then the Walmart advert takes a new twist – a truck will be delivering the other mystery box ingredients. What? Why? This is just one step away from ‘buy food from Walmart, and you’ll get laid’
The mini’s cook on. Luca is being adventurous. Jordan appears to have learned some humility, he realizes that he goes overboard and needs to rein it in a bit. Juggernaut gets some praise off Bastage, and Bri is targeted for being ‘uncomfortable’.
The best dishes are Jordan, Strip steak with celery root and parsley puree. Bastage loves it. Seems like Jordan’s restraint has paid off in spades. Next best is Luca! Go Luca go! Grilled Fillet Mignon and sirloin with potatoes and haricot verts. He gets grilled about why he’s so good now when he nearly got sent home earlier. Then its the Juggernaut – pan seared steak with pommes de Krissi. I have to admire her ability to self advertise. Unfortunately she wins.
We then see the truth that has been hidden a little recently with Juggy’s rehabilitation – everyone hates her more than each other. Natasha (who is ‘feuding’ with Luca remember?) and Jordan commiserate with Luca that he should have won and are pissed that Juggy did instead. Still, she did, so we have to live with it. But what’s happened to Jordan? He even said that he thought Luca had won – if he keeps this up I might have to start liking him.
Juggy gets the only advantage that really counts for anything – immunity. My heart sinks. The challenge is fresh food. Well, birds. A quail, a pigeon, a pheasant, a chicken, a duck and a turkey. Juggy chooses each bird for each contestant. The only person I can see that could be in trouble here is Bri, being a vegetarian.