So I completely missed the 12/26 TC and LCK and somehow didn't see the recaps (if anyone even did the LCK) on here either (must be the ugly new redesign, haha). In any case, this week John was going up against CJ who was trying to get a record 5th win in a row. I of course was rooting for John, sometimes he just seems so mellow and determined and undick-like. Tom tells them they can cook anything they want and they head off to shop knowing a twist is likely coming.
CJ goes for the hand sanitizer first (seems like a waste of time when you've only got 15 min to shop). He buys scallops and foie, John buys lobster and foie. They get back and the former contestants all bring out crappy pans, who knows where they came from. John grabs a few, CJ grabs a few. They both have a problem getting a sear, one of the handles breaks off CJ's pan, John's blender sucks. CJ does scallops, foie and a chili sauce that ends up being both too much and too spicy. John has roast lobster, corn veloute and foie. Tom thought the foie was salty and the dish was a little heavy so he picks CJ. Josie's gotta be next week right?