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Dec 14, 2006 03:25 AM

Top Chef Holiday Party Episode

Mia saved Michael, not Elia.

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  1. I was thinking the same thing, but actually Mike should have had immunity from his drink.

    1. Mia definitely saved Mike. Elia didnt have the experience and I think the judges saw that. And I didn't see Cliff with all his immunity busting ass. It was just a bad deal. I think they were probably going to send Mike home for just being lame. Will Marcel please shut his mouth and wear less makeup?

      1. If you read Tom's blog, you will find that Elia was the one who was going too be sent home, not Mike.

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        1. re: Miss Needle

          I didn't see any mention of who was going to be sent home.

          "Mia felt herself out of her league and truly believed, but for tonight’s error in judgment, Elia had a shot at going all the way. So she volunteered to go home so that Elia could stay."

          The last sentence might lead you to believe this but I think it was just written in Mia's POV. That she was sending herself home to save Elia.

          1. re: KTinNYC

            You may want to reread Tom's blog. On page 4 of his blog, he says:

            " WE were ready to send Elia packing when a funny thing happened: In one of the first acts of genuine selflessness I've witnessed on thie show to date, Mia asked to go home instead of Elia"

            I think that is pretty definitive that were going to send Elia packing.

              1. re: KTinNYC

                No problem- though I am not sure I agree with the judges opinions of the contestants personalities. I don't think Mia was being selfless- I think she missed her family, and did not think she would be in the final few. And, in Padma's blog, she was describing the contesteants on the winning team, and she labelled Betty as the "smiley, warm caterer." I just don't see it. To me, she comes off as a lunatic. I hope their judgement of the food is better than their character judgement!

                1. re: macca

                  Seeing as you are much more observant them me, did you happen to see Stephen from season 1? He was featured in the preview but I didn't see him on the episode? If he was on I totally missed it. Maybe I was taking a bathroom break?

                  BTW, I totally agree with you about Betty. I thought her head was going to do the full 360 when she was screaming at Marcel.

                  1. re: KTinNYC

                    I didn't see him in the show itself, but I was doing Christmas cards at the same time. But there is a bonus clip on the Bravo site with his conversation with Elia behind the kitchen trailer.

                    1. re: KTinNYC

                      I didn't see Stephen last night- but I am one of those crazies who will watch the reruns this weekend. WIll be on the look out!

          2. Whoever she saved, and however noble that move was, this show is officially no longer about food at all.

            My favorite thing though was that Bravo bleeped over the wrong words, so that we could fully hear the explitives but not the random words surrounding them, as in "F*** BLEEEEEEEEEEP" instead of "BLEEEEP You!"

            1. You know full well they'll bring her back, if only for the F words, just good theater. I think she intended to act nobally and save herself, and was stunned when they took her up on it.