First go-round has: Ana Sortun, Govind Armstrong, Jerry Traunfeld, Jimmy Bradley, Susan Feiniger, and Tony Mantuano participating.
Kelly Choi has them all pick a pot for the QuickFire - each of them pull out a red, green or blue apron....they're cooking in teams of 2: Sortun & Traunfeld, Feiniger and Mantuano, and Armstrong and Bradley are paired.
THEN Kelly says to "hop in your Lexus to go to Chinatown!" (That was fast with the dropping of the sponsor names!) They get into L.A.'s Chinatown, and they stop at.......a GAS STATION! Yay! It's the gas station challenge that Lee Ann Wong won in TC1 - woo-hoo - I love this challenge!
The band members from "The Bravery" are judging the QF.
3 Stars for Sortun & Traunfeld
3.5 Stars for Armstrong & Bradley
4 Stars for Feiniger and Mantuano - they win the QF!
Can I just say I'm SO glad TCM is back? Yay!!!
And all I know of the Elimination Challenge is what TV Guide Online said: ""First Date Dinners - things get steamy in the Season 2 opener when coming pro chefs Ana Sortun, Govind Armstrong, Jerry Traunfeld, Jimmy Bradley, Susan Feiniger, and Tony Mantuano create aphrodisiacal dinners for romantic first dates."
And Kelly tells them they remain as a team for the EC - Interesting!