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Top Chef-Last Meal (Spoiler)

Carla used to model? I didn't see that coming.

Wylie Dufresne is the guest judge.

QF is eggs, to surprise Dufresne.

Hah hah, hauling aspic, cute.

Go Carla!!! Stefan is up there too. AND CARLA FREAKIN' WINS! You go girl!

The elimination is kewl! Carla gets Jacques Pepin, five course last meal. Very cool. This is one on one. Seems kind of skewed, I'm interested in seeing how they judge it.

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  1. This was part of the previews I saw online last week - was thrilled to see that Carla drew the Jacques Pepin knife...loved her comment "Jacques wants PEAS? Jacques and I are :::just like that::: with the peas!"

    Kinda figured that Carla was going to win the QF when I saw Hosea say her dish was too simple. Hey - complicated is what got Jeff booted off. K.I.S.S. :-)

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      1. re: LaLa

        He and Leah can be Doug and Wendy!

        1. re: LaLa

          Yeah. It's not looking good for him or Stefan. Unanimous on the overcooked salmon. Could be the death knell, and he knows it in the stew room.

      2. i like the idea of this EC, and i knew Carla would keep Jacques Pepin - she gets to cook what she knows. i'm so glad she won the QF!

        Leah sounds like a freaking broken record. "I almost went home last week and I have to prove myself." how many weeks in a row has she said that?

        i've been saying all day that i have this nagging feeling Stefan is going home tonight, and the editing has me thinking i'm right. they keep showing clips of him talking about how he's going to make it to the finals...

        ETA: ok, Stefan's going home. that comment about how he can run circles around Hosea in the kitchen, and he doesn't have the balls to be a chef...and now he just said "there's no possible way I can screw up this dish." he's going down.

        1. ROFL! Fabio's comment about his broken finger: "I'll chop it off and sear it on the flattop before I leave!" - priceless!

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          1. re: LindaWhit

            he's cracking me up tonight - they just keep on coming!

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              He also said "This is Top Chef, not Top Pussy"...in reference to his finger injury.

              1. re: Husky

                discussed at length further down the thread...

            2. re: LindaWhit

              one of the great lines of the evening!

              1. re: smtucker

                He had another really good one, about being kicked in the ass so many times he's still crapping boots.

                1. re: kmcarr

                  ROFL! I missed that one! That's pretty damn good!

                  1. re: kmcarr

                    So THAT's what he said. I couldn't get through the Italian accent.

                    1. re: kmcarr

                      He's a gem...so many t-shirt moments from him this season......I'm glad he did well this time, especially after his finger.

                      The @ss comment was along the lines of "I been kicked in ass so many times I still pull boots out from there some times."

                  2. re: LindaWhit

                    That was great. I love Fabio's comments....he's hilarious! And adorable to boot!!

                  3. Interesting, the texting poll listed only Carla, Hosea, and Fabio, totally ignoring Stefan and Leah. Is this some kind of foreshadowing? or is it just throwing out the high and the low?

                    Anyone catch Fabio's discombobulated comment about kicking ass?

                    Carla is hilarious talking about Stefan's over reaching.

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                    1. re: Phaedrus

                      Interesting - hadn't thought about that!

                      However....when I heard what Stefan was preparing - salmon with dill sauce (what Samuelsson is supposed to like) - I immediately thought "It's nothing different; is that going to impress the judges?"

                      1. re: Phaedrus

                        i think that's going to be the final three, but the poll choices *might* be a coincidence.

                      2. how can you not love carla. she is SO fabulous! :)

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                        1. re: AMFM

                          Aargh Stephan overcooked his salmon.

                          1. re: AMFM

                            Meh. I was hoping to see her go quite some time ago.