OK, so we're at the first round of finals. The big question is will only one be eliminated? Or are they going to speed this up and eliminate two? I can't recall how many episodes that TCM1 was...I think there was at least 8 episodes? But there were more Masters in TCM2, so perhaps that extends this season a bit. Ahhh, Kelly just said - lowest score is out. So it's one by one until the final Top 3.
OK, on to tonight's show! The top 8 chefs who made it into the semi-finals will participate in a Tag Team relay race type of Quickfire challenge. IIRC, this will be 2 teams of 4 chefs. Each team has to prepare a dish off the cuff while the rest of your teammates have NO idea what the first chef is doing. Each team member only knows what's cooking when it's their turn to cook, as while they wait, they're blindfolded (and Rick Moonen was judge during the TC episode) and they step up to the stove for their part of the relay. What the original chef thought about making usually isn't what the final dish ends up being! (I loved this challenge during the TC season it was in.)
Team Blue - Susan, Jody, Rick, and Jonathan
Team Red - Tony, Carmen, Susur, and Marcus
And Jonathan's terrified of the blindfold (claustrophobia) and he's going last for his team! But once it's off, Obi-Wan has a smile on his face as he's cooking! I loved Rick saying "watch this - watch him!" Jonathan took his time figuring out what the other 3 had done and then began to do his magic. But does the focus on him mean that Team Blue isn' t going to win?
And the QF winning team is.....Team 4-1/2 stars! Team Red received 4 stars....and Susur asked "why wasn't it 5 stars? Ugh.
Then - yet another catering Elimination Challenge...catering using a mobile kitchen, staying in the same teams for WEDDING WARS! Twelve hours over two days to prepare for 150 guests. AND each team must make a wedding cake. Holy CARP! LOL