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Top Chef Aug 22nd. [Spoilers]

So we are awaiting the second part of the restaurant challenge. I thought it was a good one. I'm sure all along the powers that be had the second part in mind. It allows the contestants a chance to build on constructive criticism. I'm looking forward to it I'd like what changes are made. It will be interesting to see where things go. Will the teams have learned anything from their mistakes? I'm fairly certain that there will not be any vanilla candles this time. What will be the big(so we are lead to believe)shocker be.

Will Daniel Boulud be up for doing all over again? Will Madonnas brother be there to entertain us with his razor sharp wit?

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  1. A little upset to see them drag this episode into 2 but, nonetheless, should be interesting. Just please please get Sarah eliminated- is that so much to ask?

    1. Halfway through and suddenly it is revealed that Cassey and Tre are very close and a source of strength for each other...gee wonder if that means anything?

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      1. re: Withnail42

        I KNOW! This is absolutly killing me. I'm so nervous that they are going to ax Tre. His dish was the appetizer that all the judges thought were terrible. On top of that, even though he fixed his beef tenderloin and potatoe dish they said it was forgettable. I also believe the bread pudding was his idea. NEVER say you can do something "in your sleep" or you are screwed.

        Very nervous that Tre is going to axed. And he was the shoe in for most people, including me, to be the end winner.

        Btw---thrilled that Steven is back! lol

          1. re: masala maci

            Hahaha! Ya what exactly is Hung's obsession with monkeys? Everytime he says it I die laughing because its just so weird.

            1. re: Elyssa

              I'm picturing Hung being the next spokesperson for Paul Frank.

        1. re: Withnail42

          Thanks to these boards, I knew that was it for one of them. I keep tuning in late and missing the "friendship revelation," but it came later tonight, then they kept showing Tre's interviews. Once they showed him saying he could do the bread pudding "in his sleep" (BBQ challenge flashback), I knew he was done.

          Sarah really did a good job as team lead, I must say.

          1. re: momjamin

            She did...professional. Kept everyone in line. She did well. I might think she isn't as great as Tre but she kept everyone in line and was a great executive chef.

            Really I would have been upset with anyone from Restaurant April leaving since I like all of them either for cooking reasons or cuteness (CJ!!!).

            1. re: momjamin

              and then he said: a sous chef is somebody you can rely on blindly... ouch, he's out we thought!

          2. Did we know that dude was Madonna's brother during the last episdoe? It wasn't until Dale said something tonight that I remebered it. But he is quite the nightmare customer isn't he? Him and that blogger....geez!!!

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            1. re: Elyssa

              OK, I am stuck in a hotel out of town that doesn't have Bravo, so more details would be great. Thanks.

              1. re: Phaedrus

                Bitchy male customer with the blogger last week is Madonna's brother who is also an interior designer and restrauteur. He helped both teams redo their decor and revamp their concepts.

                Team Garage switched to Team Quatre and knocked it out of the park tonight. Sara M. did an excellent job leading her team, and won the challenge. All of their food was very well received by the judges.

                Team April did some good things, but send out a few things that were affirmatively bad. Essentially, they played it like it was theirs to lose instead of playing to win. The two worst received dishes were both Tre's (a horrifying sounding cured salmon appetizer and a bread pudding dessert that he had said he could do in his sleep), and the other bad dishes (CJ's lobster salad and Casey's monkfish) were also put somewhat on his head since he was executive chef.

                Tre was eliminated, which was completely fair considering his showing in this challenge, but disappointing since he seemed to be one of the strongest overall.

            2. Watching right now...

              Did anyone else think Chef Tom Coliccio looked adorably awkward performing "surgery" (aka dissecting the dishes) alone in the corner of the kitchen while service was going on??

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              1. re: gyozagirl

                It was pretty funny...cute and sad at the same time. I think he missed his dinner companions.

              2. OHHHHH MYYYYY GODDDD!!!! I can't believe Tre got eliminated. I understand why but it's totally insane! He was by far one of the better chefs there. They certainly have kept it interesting eliminating some seriously talented people.

                Now who's going to win?

                And btw..the previews for next week look great! Anytime Howie wants to address the panel is bound to be entertaining.

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                1. re: Elyssa

                  My only hope is that Howie's addressing the panel gets His Sweatiness booted out of there!

                  1. re: Elyssa

                    <Now who's going to win?> If the end were tomorrow, it would be Sara, imho! and don't be surprised to see her in the final two.

                    Taking the leadership initiative is crucial, and I don't think Tre would have been eliminated, bad dishes and all, if he had taken charge of his team as he did in the first round. He didn't. just let everyone do their thing, and it was disastrous.

                    If you remember back to season one, not only did Harold consistently have the best food, but he took charge on most occasions.

                    1. re: ChefJune

                      Sara did an amazing job last night. I loved seeing her tell Hung to replate!