Previously, on Masterchef, an 11 year old got mugged and Jennifer was proclaimed the second coming. Sort of. If you saw something different, that was just fake news. Its everywhere now apparently.
Anyway, the top 19 have become the top 18. There are still a good four or five idiots left in the mix, so maybe today we’ll see one or two get dropped.
The Judges enter. Tosi is still dressing like her Mom is coming home in two days time. This isn’t a criticism, I think it’s kinda cool. I had to live through the ’70s and the ’80’s, so I do appreciate seeing someone dressing like its still them.
I’m still checking on Arron to see if he repeats the Red Trousers mistake too.
Lone Star gets a spot on the pre show talky bit. Often this is a sign of trouble, or a total fake out. However, its a seafood ep so I doubt he’s going to do well.
The Mystery Box has a live lobster in it, and some live sea urchins.
Cate respecting the sanctity of life.
Eboni, faced with live sea food wonders how to kill it. They’ve been shown how it seems as they all start dealing with the task. The Sea Urchin has been a Masterchef favorite before, and Jason Jazz hands thinks this challenge is made for him. So he’s either about to do really well, or very badly.
The stand out protein here is the Geoduck, or cock-clam.
Guess which one is the cock-clam
A previously unknown contestant called Adam is using the Geoduck clam. Brave man, but he’s cooked with one before. Another unknown called Necco is making Sea Urchin pasta. Presumably using the Uni (?) . Jeff tells Arron about his family. It doesn’t melt my heart but maybe I’m cynical. This gets repeated a few times across various contestants. To make it worse, the judges repeat this schmaltzy stuff again.
So the winner of all this is going to get immunity, realistically, and some other irrelevant advantage.The three top ones get mentioned.
Jeff is apparently ‘In it to win it’. It also looks like his shrimp are working together to escape his tyranny, which creeps me out a bit.
He’s done ok, but Arron wants couscous. It takes a brave man to want couscous.
Next up is Nicco. He claims he has Southern roots, Italian roots, and French technique. Pick one dude. The judges like his seafood three ways though.
Last up is Jazz Hands. On cue he gets teared up about being poor and his parents coming from Taiwan. Jazz Hands!
Its another ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ effort from Jason. Gordy likes it today though, and even goes so far as to say he wouldn’t change anything.
It seems likely Jason is winning after that, and such is the case.