Was it really a surprise that Spike was the first one booted?
Given the slate of contestants, I think he was totally out of his league. The fact that he chose Samuel M. (one of the most decorated chefs in the group) as his partner sort of showed that he even knew he was out of his league ...
Anyone else think that Anne Burrell looks awful without makeup?
Can't imagine Falkner winning this competition.
I'm really liking this format -- Chairman's Challenge followed by a death match in kitchen stadium.