Masterchef – It’s all about Kate
This episode starts with a good five minutes of recap. It gives me a chance to watch a bit more of Sarah, since we really don’t get to see a great deal of her under normal circumstances. It must be galling for her, having a role that’s two rungs down the ladder from Victoria “it’s over to the gift shop, Tony” Nicolls on Sale of the Century.
Finally, we get to tonight’s show. Chris makes what I think will be an early fatal error by naming Josh and Aaron as the weakest – a sure way to guarantee they’ll hasten off to the nearest couch to foment their own rebellion against the losing leader. They are shown chatting about Chris’ failings with the chicken and we are expected to conclude that they will, therefore, vote for Chris.
We hear Julie say that she doesn’t know who she’ll vote for. Chris doesn’t think Josh is taking the competition seriously enough and Andre (Andre!) thinks he has mad skillz, but lacks knowledge.
Whilst the Reds are working out who they’ll boot, the Blues are learning about Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Kate is pleased that she’ll be able to improve her understanding* of Asian flavours, and she and her teammates discuss who they think won’t come back from The House of Blue Leaves.
Josh: “I’ve put my life on hold for this.” The ability to deliver this line on cue is probably a prerequisite for Selling Your Soul to Reality TV 101. You get additional points in casting for the whine of entitlement. And guaranteed camera time for failing to acknowledge that everyone has made major changes to their lives to accommodate the demands of the competition.
The Red team lines up behind their spikes. Let the spiking of names begin! Julie votes for Geni and her comments don’t make a great deal of sense. Geni, after all, led the team to victory the previous week. Josh votes for… Aaron! Oooh. Aaron votes for… Josh! Wow, these guys are no good at strategy. Chris votes for Josh. Andre votes for Josh. Josh is told that one more vote, and he goes. Geni votes. For Josh. He goes. It’s all very friendly, but Julie is worried that there might be drama back at the house.
Which there is. Kate bursts into tears and starts demanding who voted for him. I don’t understand why the Red team answers her, beyond: Shut. Up. Kate!
This girl? Needs to go. It has nothing to do with her skills, but then neither does this show.