Top Chef Masters - Improv
I admit that the only reason I watched Top Chef this week was to make sure that Jonathan didn’t go home. Well, maybe I should have watched my Tivo’ed version of the Housewives instead.
It wasn’t a bad episode and it had decent challenges, except Jonathan got royally screwed when the theme of his Elimination Challenge dish was Depression, Burnt Sienna and Avocado. He acquitted himself admirably, I thought, with Mesquite Grilled Chicken Breast, French Fries, Yams & Avocado with Grapefruit - a meal Jonathan thought would get anyone out of a depressed mood.
On to the judging. Susur is told first that he’s through to the finale. His final score is 17. Marcus is next. His scores? 4½, 4½ 4½, plus 4 stars for a total of 17½. Marcus wins. They’re all happy for him. He and Susur are excused to the kitchen.
Oy, this is not good. Jonathan is going home, I feel it.
Commercial. Of course, there is.
I’m not feeling good for Jonathan. Scores? Jonathan gets 3, 3 and 2½ stars from James. That’s it. James screwed him. I really think that, for whatever reason, James never got Jonathan. Maybe Jonathan is too comfortable in his own skin and that threatens James…(just saying).
Wait, luckily the diners give him 3 stars for a total of 11½. Oh, but there is NO way he can beat Rick and make it to the final. I’m so mad. He got such a yucky bunch of words to cook from.
Alright, let’s hear Rick’s scores. 3, 3½ (OY!!!), then 3½ stars. He needs 2 more stars to beat Jonathan. Of course, he’ll get that. The diners give him 3½ stars. Woe is Jonathan. Woe is me.
Rick is lovely as he says he has such mixed emotions about making it to the final without Jonathan, whom he loves. Oh gosh, where’s the Kleenex?
Jonathan says the saddest part is leaving his fellow chefs. He says he adores Rick. I guess I’m not surprised that he got eliminated, but I am sad.
Now I don’t feel at all invested in the finale. Oh, wait a sec, I may have spoken too soon…Is that MC in the preview of the finale, during the final judging? Gosh, he looks handsome.
Well, alright, I may watch because of that, but I really want to lodge a protest about Jonathan not being judged fairly. James always seemed to rate him harshly and particularly low. I’m so deeply disappointed that my guy got sent home. But I guess you pays your money and you takes your chances.
Jonathan was a lot of fun to watch all these weeks, even though I would have liked to have seen him slay the final dragon. Would that have been his competitors or a certain judge? I’m not sure.