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Jul 17, 2012 03:54 AM

Master Chef week of 7/16 - spoiler spoiler spoiler

Monti failed as a leader, sending her team to deal with eggs 4 ways as the elimination challenge. One person from the losing team is exempt but there was no consensus. Monti nominated Felix but Josh and Becky voted for themselves, notwithstanding Becky overcooking the steak and was replaced at the grill by Josh. Felix ended up with the free pass over Josh's whining. As David Martinez watched from the safety of the gallery, he was caught rooting for Becky to fail. He hoped Becky would break her poached egg, for example. But it was the tall man who botched the omelette and softboiled egg. Josh boldly predicted the blind woman' would have a cookbook deal.

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  1. I don't think "the blind woman will get a cookbook deal"..I'm hoping Frank walks away with it. I still can't stand Becky and I was hoping she would be sent home. She can't cook a softball egg..come long as she keeps putting Moni down saying "she only cooks from receipes and is not a true Master Chef"..well I'm no near a master chef but my 12 year old can make a soft boiled egg. I don't like when they cook on location..most chefs cook in kitchens at not at a rodeo.

    1. Josh got screwed when Monti picked Felix for elimination, but he couldn't save himself in the elimination challenge.

      I don't get the omelette in the elimination challenge. I would have failed all three for having browned their omelette. For me, browned mixed eggs is burned.

      I think Christine will get a book deal even if she doesn't win. Her story is too compelling for a publisher to pass on her. Also, I believe her cookbook would outsell the rest of the contestants.

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      1. re: dave_c

        I'm with Shesallthat - I want Frank to win, he can cook, he's lovely, humble and polite, and he's easy on the eyes! Totally dig him!
        I also can't stand Becky!!!!
        I liked Josh, so I was really pissed Becky prevailed...and I wanted to punch her when she walked right passed Josh when he was eliminated - not stopping to hug or console him.
        Ugh, I really don't like her..
        Loved it when Joe called her out for showing off a few episodes back!

        1. re: dave_c

          Becky's omelette looked the most like a traditional French omelette. I can't remember if it was browned but I was pretty impressed. Looked like something from Julia Child.

          1. re: dave_c

            I would have failed because I love browned eggs. :-)

          2. Bummer about Josh, I really thought he was a nice guy and I am tired of seeing backstabbing and bragging.

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            1. re: libgirl2

              Agree! More cooking, and impress me with your skills and innovation, not your trash talk. And Monti, expand your vocabulary to words beyond expletives.

            2. Anyone know where they got those steaks from?

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              1. re: madeliner

                Are you serious or are you mocking the corporate sponsor? And are those people really cowboys or are they just actors on horseback?

                  1. re: Worldwide Diner

                    "And are those people really cowboys or are they just actors on horseback?"


                    1. re: Worldwide Diner

                      The episode was filmed in Norco, California which is a major equestrian community, instead of sidewalks there are horse trails on many streets. These were not actors, just real horse people.

                      1. re: ChinoWayne

                        But cowboys? There are equestrians in Virgina but they're not cowboys.

                        1. re: Worldwide Diner

                          What, do you think the producers called up Central Casting and ordered up a 100 "cowboy types"? And then 100 actors were bused out from Hollywood, along with 100 horses and their wranglers?

                          There are horse lovers in this country from many different demographic groups and you don't think it is possible that California horse people, in their natural habitat would not look like cowboys? You are going to find a hell of a lot more Levi's and ten gallon hats than knee high boots and jodhpurs in this neck of the woods. Take a look at Norco's web page, right there in the image bannered across the top, a cowboy:


                          1. re: ChinoWayne

                            Yeah, it didn't surprise me at all that they were riding Western vs. English knowing they were filming in California.

                  2. I just read JB's blog, and he accuses Becky of sabatoging Monti's team to get her sent home.

                    "..........I doubt if Monti ever considered Becky as a potential saboteur; she doesn't operate that way. I, for one, have been around the block a few times, and I'm reading you loud and clear, Becky. "

                    I doubt that..
                    Becky doesnt seem like the type of person to ever show flaws. She seems like she wants to be *perfect* all the time, so I can't see her doing poorly just in the hopes that Monti will be sent home in the elimination challenge...

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                    1. re: NellyNel

                      I think JB is just stirring the pot. Why would Becky put herself in the elimination challenge just to sabotage Monti? The time to sabotage Monti is after a mystery box challenge.