By The Wiz
Whine, whine, whine. I have to help Spike/Tiffani make a snack, and I haaate helping and group challenges. Oh, wait, that wasn’t everyone …mostly Jaime. She whined about that last episode too. (remember the apples) She is happiest when working alone.
Whine, whine, whine, I didn’t listen to Colicchio when he said “meat only” and since I don’t know the difinition of ‘carnivore’ I feel lied to. Oh, wait….that wasn’t everyone either….but still, it was not misrepresented. You picked meat. Now cut up some bacon and serve it to the little “brats.” (What’s up with them hating on the kids? Because kids prefer nuggets to gnocchi?)
Eric Ripert’s blog makes the point that he predicted Jamie would cut her finger because he has observed that she has “poor knife skills.” I didn’t know that, but I somehow think it’s funny in a twisted way. I remember Fabio hurting his finger and saying he would just seal it off in the frying pan and keep on working. I don’t blame Jaime for leaving - pain sucks, after all, and chefs have to use their hands a lot, and serving blood to anyone but vampires is a sure way to get you sent home. But I do wonder if she were solely responsible for a dish, or if this were the finale….but the fact is, it wasn’t, and hey, if you have to leave and get stitches, I guess now is the time to do it.
I kept thinking maybe she grabbed a nap in the hospital - those are places where you sit around a lot, after all.
May I just say, however, that if I were given no sleep, I would whine too. A LOT. And it would be particularly grating to the ears, and you would all want to smack me. Because I do NOT do well with no sleep, and I hate it when they do this to the contestants, because even though they might think it makes for good TV, it just makes me tired watching. And seriously, who does their best cooking after 1 hour maximum sleep on a crappy cot in a strange place?
Fabio’s charm was back.
BUT…the whole episode, I was filled with anxiety. Jen Carroll was getting a ton of camera time. They kept talking about her dish. She kept getting snippets in front of the camera. Jen, Jen, Jen — and this much camera time this early is the kiss of death. I kept trying to tell myself it wouldn’t happen, and my husband tried to reassure me, but when the ax fell, I was not surprised. I was sad, I was mad, and I still feel like she should be there, but the editors did nothing to disguise this one.
Her reaction - very similar to Elia’s - will be the one every one has. “I was supposed to be in the finale, not go home!” They’re all going to say that, and they’re all going to be right, because they’re all very talented. Still, though, I wish the producers would consult me as to what ORDER they should go home. So far, the phone hasn’t rung. I’m very disappointed.
Top 3: Blaise, Angelo, and Tiffani (redhead).
Next to go: Erm…..Dale? Either one.
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