Ok, so I did all this great editing to Allie’s post below with my thoughts so it just looked like one fapost. But then somehow when I clicked SAVE it didn’t SAVE even though the blog showed me a preview of what said SAVED draft looked like. L’sigh.
Before I even GET INTO my thoughts on Leah still being on the show, I have to ask – did anyone else gasp a little when they saw Fabio with the cell phone of death at the beginning of the show?! That phone used to be a good indicator that the chef holding it is kicking the bucket that night. Fooled me. Well played producers, you get a gold star.
Rendered useless after four seasons of knife-packing fun
Anyway, I’m also extremely annoyed with Leah sticking around – especially since next week is the last episode before the finals! Here’s the thing – Jamie knew the minute she was plating that her celery was too salty. If this had been a real restaurant and she was serving real diners instead of judges, she would have started over and gotten it right – and probably would have sent out some free apps or drinks to accomdate those diners that had to wait. But she had to serve what she had made.
Leah, on the other hand, gave up in the quickfire (not her first time giving up, mind you) and it just felt on this side of the TV that she wasn’t trying. I know – the editing, blah blah blah – but she bores me. She’s that girl who says “I suck, I can’t do this, and I’m fat” just so you’ll say “no no honey you’re great, you’re smart, you’re skinny and you’re gonna win this thing!”
And The Kitchen agrees with The Grocery Hags – Carla shoulda coulda won. Apparently, Escobar is a very hard fish to cook. And Carla poached it in oil no less. Stefan may have made his lobster (mmm – lobster) perfectly, but he picked the easier dish. I know he has 20 years of experience and he’s won like 95% of all the challenges this season, but he shouldn’t take the easy way out (another example: last week – picking the girl who got kicked off round one from some season and no one remembers her to cook against).
Ummm – I think that’s it. Oh – and if Carla ever shouted “Hoodie!” at Chef Wonderful Ripet, you know he would should back a perfectly Frenchtastic “Hoodie Hoo.”