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MasterChef Australia – Elimination Night

Ten points to Poh in the elimination tonight for NOT tearing up when giving Trevor her vote. She is like O-Ren Ishii from Kill Bill. She knows what she has to do to win this thing and for her it is no hard feelings but you got to go baby. I like it.

O-Ren Ishii Using a Different Knife to Poh's.

O-Ren Ishii Using a Different Knife to Poh's.

Not like  Andre and Sam who both welled up, but Sam may have been feeling sad for himself as he knew he was vulnerable in this elimination.

The episode opened with Trevor still maintaining the bait was good quality produce. Somehow I don’t believe him. In these times when people are being frugal I don’t see many buying their seafood from the local bait shop.

However Sam was also vulnerable due to his entree of leather jacket with avocado. There was a metallic taste, something he admitted to. He also said he wouldn’t eat it which I found a bit strange. But maybe that was just some mischievous editing.

Poh also took the opportunity to have a swipe at Sam by saying he did not know how to make mayonnaise. However as we all knew Trevor was sent home.

Sarah Wilson asked one of the dumber questions of the series to Trevor  ” So how disappointed are you to be leaving this week?”.  Not quite as dumb as George Calombaris’s one to Justine last night which was “Why have you only got leather jacket?”

Trevor wants to open a 20-30 seater with his wife and apparently they are working on the menus now.

Tonight we got to see what Julie was up to. So she beats Peter Evans to go straight to the final, and goes off to get work experience (ie unpaid labor) in his restaurant, The Pantry. The other contestants get to do fun, but stressful challenges, and have luscious lunches at Otto. The only way this is going to be worth it for her is if she wins the $100,000 first prize. But as I have said previously I doubt it will happen. She won’t have the same relationship with the judges nor will she have the same profile with the viewers. 

Did anyone notice the time lapse in tonight’s episode. The team winner is announced. The red team goes off to work experience at China Doll and Otto, and then sits down to lunch. Cut back to MasterChef Headquarters and it is dark outside as they are voting for the person to be eliminated. I thought they only gave them an hour to decide who to cull. Or am I getting confused?

7 comments

1 Injera { 06.04.09 at 9:21 pm }

See if Tarantino’s willing to pay you for all the promotion for Kill Bill he’s getting from this!

The editors are totally messing with us, I fear. One week it’s all “Uh, duh, we get lots of work experience” and the next week the team challenge winners are crowing about the value of getting “actual work experience”. Consistency is all I ask (and now I want to watch Gary Oldman in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead again. A fine film from before he was creepy ).

Is this the first time Poh has had to cast a vote? I’m glad she voted without undue emotion. Would have looked fake.

I missed the end – what was the house reaction when the Blues returned sans Trev?

P.S. Sarah, don’t tell Trev that he’ll be eliminated “fast” if he gets another vote… then cut to an ad break, then recap that exact scene. Also? I’m so sick of the l-e-n-g-t-h-y recaps at the beginning of the elim episode. Show more of the work experience! People who missed the previous episode will catch on, I promise!

2 Reality Raver { 06.04.09 at 9:34 pm }

I think there is about 10 mins of actual new footage in Thursday night episode.
There were no tears for Trevor in the house. I think it was expected.

3 abc { 06.04.09 at 10:54 pm }

Poh did cry during the first group elimination when Melissa was voted off. And I think this is really the first time she has actually had to vote.
I actually thought Trevor was a decent cook, although it was a terrible decision to use bait. Have basically all the losing captains been on the chopping block?

4 Reality Raver { 06.05.09 at 11:06 am }

abc – You may be right about it being the first time that Poh has had to vote. I actually don’t think it is fair that once the requisite number of votes have been achieved for an eviction the others in the line don’t have to show their cards.

This gives them an advantage as they don’t get any residual resentment from people who are still in that they may have had down to vote for. If it comes down to a knife edged decision on who to vote it is likely a factor could be that person voted for you in the past. After all they are human.

Agree I think Trevor could cook – in fact are there any bad cooks left?

5 Wurstsemmel { 06.05.09 at 11:15 am }

Loved that Sam blurted out about his entree “I wouldn’t eat it”.
This might have been a moment to keep the mouth firmly shut or at least think before opening it. Coupled with Poh-face’s comment about his mayo – perhaps he should have brought along a bottle again – I think Sam is looking a little shakey.

That aside, it was a fairly predictable evening though.

6 CG { 06.05.09 at 1:17 pm }

Very predictable evening. Re vote counting, they should either make everyone show their vote even if the evictee already has a majority of votes OR put all votes in a pot a la Survivor and then Sarah (a new role for Sarah!) can draw out the votes and that way people are not sure who voted for who?

7 injera { 06.05.09 at 8:23 pm }

I saw a comment somewhere noting the neatness of Andre’s handwriting. Just saw it during the – lengthy! – recap at the beginning of Masterclass. Looks as though he’s practicing for writing ransom notes…