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Top Chef Masters 2 Ep. #4 - 04/28/10 (Spoilers)

The chefs on this episode are Debbie Gold, Jody Adams, Maria Hines, Rick Tramonto and Susur Lee. For the Quickfire, they have to prepare a Perfectly-Styled Fruit Plate...AND it's a High Stakes QF - the winner automatically moves on to the finale!

OK, it seems like Susur Lee is the "bad boy" of this episode?

The points for the QF challenge:

Maria Hines - 3 stars
Debbie Gold - 3-1/2 stars
Susur Lee - 2-1/2 stars
Jody Adams - 4 stars
Rick Tramonto - 3-1/2 stars

YAY! Jody moves on to the final Champions round!

For the Elimination Challenge, they're to give a modern day spin to classic dishes - and the judges for the Elim Challenge will be the cast and crew from "Modern Family." The dishes needs to "please everyone", just as family dishes need to please everyone.

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  1. ROFL! OK, I'm voting for Jody Adams as having the line of the night - "Doing this is like interrupted sex.....you cook for an hour and a half....and then you have to stop. How can you climax?"

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    1. re: LindaWhit

      My vote goes to Susur's wife- "Shut the hell up and cook". LOL

      1. I think that Bravo just showed a spoiler in the teaser for next week.

        1. So previews for next week during the commercial break show Susur Lee...accidental spoiler?

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          1. re: QSheba

            Interesting - I saw something earlier, but I thought it was from *this* week's show. But showing a teaser this late in tonight's show probably means they screwed up. They COULD have shown Jody Adams without any issue - eyedeeyot editors.

            I think it's either Susur Lee or Rick Tramonto who move on, based on the comments from the judges.

            1. re: LindaWhit

              Twice before the end of the show they showed clips from next week when the final 8 compete, and Susur was all over those commercials. That was frustrating.

          2. For the Elimination Challenge:

            Jody Adams - 14-1/2 stars
            Debbie Gold - 10-1/2 stars
            Maria Hines - 13-1/2 stars
            Susur Lee - oh yeah, he won it with just 3 of the 4 scores! 19-1/2 stars
            Rick Tramonto - 13 stars

            So the teasers did accidentally show who had won!

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            1. re: LindaWhit

              did it seem like julie bowen doesn't know much about food?

              1. re: toncasmo

                It did to me - "I couldn't tell the difference between chicken and the mushrooms"....Huh? I loved actor's comeback "Chicken have legs; mushrooms don't." And she STILL looked a bit dumbfounded. ;-)

                1. re: toncasmo

                  OK, i've never even seen Modern Family and know nothing about Julie Bowen, BUT, in her defense, i took it a different way. to me, it seemed like a criticism that if chicken and mushrooms are indistinguishable, perhaps the dish could have been prepared better. haven't you ever had a [less than perfectly prepared] soup or stewed dish that just looked and tasted one-note, and you couldn't suss out the individual flavors and textures of different ingredients? unfortunately i have.

                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    I took it the same way as you, GHG. I think she was saying it wasn't prepared well, and therefore, the chicken and mushrooms were indistinguishable. And her look was one of, "no kidding".

                2. re: LindaWhit

                  I'm surprised that Susur did so well. The judges implied his dish was too spicy, but the celebrity scores were 4 1/2 stars (?). I guess those child actor's aren't spice wimps. I'm assuming the kids got a vote.

                  1. re: dave_c

                    The spiciness was why I thought Tramonto might take it. But Susur demolished the competition with the highest-ever TCM EC score.

                    I do recall Gail Simmons complimenting one of the young actresses from the show on her "fine palate" and keen observations, or something like that.

                    Speaking of the judges, looks like only Gael Greene's blog is up on Bravo's site, expressing disappointment at Lee's tantrum after the QF.

                    http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef-maste...

                    Plenty of comments on her blog about Bravo showing the commercial for next week's show showing both Jody and Susur in that competition.

                    1. re: LindaWhit

                      It's amazing how badly people behave under pressure. Also, would Susur have done as well if he didn't get his butt whooped in the QF?

                      With Maria Hines out... I guess the Seattle based chefs just didn't quite make it. I still think Chef Traunfeld got a raw deal.

                      1. re: dave_c

                        Perhaps the phone call with his wife gave him a telephonic b*tchslap and he straightened up and flew right for EC. :-)

                        And I agree - while I would have loved to have seen Ana Sortun from Boston in the finale along with Jody Adams, her failure was what put Traunfeld out, and it's disappointing, as it seemed like his dish was the favorite of that episode.

                      2. re: LindaWhit

                        Disappointing behavior on Susur's part
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                        Disappointing overall result from my perspective. I wanted to see Tramonto take it.

                        But I'm sure it will make for "interesting television" in the runoffs.

                      3. re: dave_c

                        Susur's celebrity scores were 5 stars across the board! The 4 1/2 came from the diners. They said the highest elimination round score in TCM "history."

                    2. I agree that Bravo screwed up and showed Susar obviously competing in the final rounds. It really spoiled it for us.