Has it been a month already? Ep 4 is on us and it’s time to consider what’s happened so far. Apart from the fact haven’t I lost a single damned pound in weight, we’ve seen a few of the mini’s culled, favorites are being called (not literally I don’t know her number) and there’s a few wounded gazelles that are being are being outpaced by the herd. I’m looking at you Elise.
Courtney is showing a real all-around skill level that has so far been unstoppable – unlike her skills at being evil which are mediocre at best. Its the thought that counts Courtney, I’m sure you’ll be a hated pariah that everyone calls ‘bitch’ soon if you keep up the practice.
We start up with the typical overly dramatic voice-over declaring that last week was ‘all out culinary war’. I’m sorry I missed that episode and recapped the one where they made food for the soldiers instead. No one really argued with anyone. Malibu didn’t really push his point about making beef, and I’m fairly certain he’dve been ignored anyway. Maybe there would have been more fuss on the other team about the woeful ‘mac and what-the-hell-is-that?’ but they won, so that tends to defuse the tension.
This episode we’re promised a front runner failing (Courtney by the editing) and Ahran speaks!
I just wandered in last week to be honest. No one’s said anything so far.
Get used to this, she speaks a lot this week.
Its a mystery box! Courtney mouths off, in secret this time so at least she’s learning, and then a real surprise. The first appearance of the sinister blood-red ‘memory’ framing, of a picture of Little Gordy. Is he dead?
Little Gordon has fallen!
Fallen sick that is. He’s fine, but he’s out. That has to be a crappy way to get eliminated from anything, let alone a competition for $250000. Poor sod.
So its 18 cooks now, and that likely means they’ll lose 2 before the next team challenge. Why they worry about having perfectly even teams is beyond me but they do. Perhaps Gordy is a little OCD.
There’s something alive in the mystery box, and it’s a net of live sea food, slowly dying on the bench. Its an unwelcome discovery for Elizabeth.
I can’t believe my box has crabs.
Cheap shot. I’m not proud.
The more excitable mini’s start squealing so it seems some of them haven’t cooked with live seafood before. On the other hand, we see various shots of shrimps and crabs being dismembered so they have probably been taught how do this in one of the practice lessons they get in between episodes. I really can’t believe they’d risk a disaster like happened once before, when someone just pulled the seafood apart and lobbed it in a pot without killing it first.
Tell little Jimmy I won’t be coming home tonight …glurk
There’s no ‘remember to kill your food in a nice way’ today though.
Is it just me or is Bastich phoning it in this week? He seems off his game somehow.
Francis B apparently works in a restaurant that is Southern, Low-country style with European influences. That’s just word-soup to me, I’ll be honest. He seems to know what he’s going to do though.
Christian comes from Nawlin’s and is going shrimp and grits. Could be anything from bland mush to most awesome thing ever, but he says the sauce is the main lynchpin of the dish. The grits hes putting cheddar in, with bell pepper and cream. Again it sounds like it could be great, depends how he does it.
Christian, either awesome or really bland. Or sort of ok.
Ahran gets some air time! Shes making a spicy asian seafood stew. Unfortunately she puts her foot firmly in her mouth within two seconds. Bastich asks her who the best cook is, she says Willie, and not Courtney as ‘she gets favoritism’. She has it pointed out to her that this means she thinks the judges are playing favorites. It might be what a lot of the cooks are saying back in the dorms, as people often find it hard to admit someone they aren’t fond of is better than someone they like, but it goes over like a lead balloon with Bastich.
You think those nude aerial dances have influenced my Judgement? How dare you!
I like her for walking into that and trying to wiggle out by saying she doesn’t know why Courtney would get favoritism. Self-preservation kicking in, better late than never.
Courtney, Francis B, Ahran and Christian are flagged as doing well. Elise is shown making what look like giant fries – what the Brits call chips, which for seafood is more pubfood than restaurant so she needs to be doing them really well. Which on past experience I don’t think is likely.