Thursday, May 22, 2008
Top Chef 4.11
Everything's fair in love and war, so when Antonia won the quickfire challenge she oh so wisely picked Stephanie and Richard for her team in the restaurant wars. If you're polydactyl and counting on one hand, that leaves Lisa, Spike, and Dale on the opposing team. Hmmmm, how many seconds will it take for me to figure out who's going to lose? On the one hand with six fingers we have the best of the best, and on the same hand we have...a fucking mess.
Lisa and Dale absolutely cannot work with each other for a myriad of reasons, but primarily because they are both frownie faces, notching up the negativity factor until the hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic expands over the Andes and blinds innocent alpacas grazing near Machu Pichu. It's insane how dysfunctional this little family is, topped off as it is with Spike, who does nothing but distance himself from his teammates throughout the challenge.
So, when the Dale-led team finally fails and gets their collective asses brought before the judges' table...I thought, and said out loud, Lisa is toast. But no! Dale was sent packing!!! Dale!!! He really was the best of these hapless three, so to see him go before Lisa or asshat Spike is HUGE! Spike is entirely useless. I wouldn't eat a can of baked beans he opened and heated. And Lisa is just a carbuncle. Dale's a carbuncle too, but I figured he'd make it until the final four. But no, no, and NO.
Stephanie won the elimination challenge and now I'm hungry for some linguini. I definitely look for Antonia, Richard, and Stephanie to be in the final. Each of them has what it takes to be TC.