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.
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?