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Dec 6, 2012 04:32 AM

Last Chance Kitchen 12/5 (spoilers)

Okay, I *really* hated the way they did this LCK. CJ and Tyler walk into the kitchen and find out Koniko is the chef they'll go up against. They have a few laughs about what went wrong earlier and Tom says that part of being a top chef is working with people so they'll have to team up again. I thought for sure that each of them would take one of the other three chefs sitting there but no, CJ and Tyler are a team against K. That's just stupid. The obvious reason being two people can do more in 30 min than 1, but also I just think at that point, it's each man for himself. Whatever, continuing on.

K. makes some sort of fruit cut into odd shapes with compressed frozen banana (something like that) and lemon curd served in a bowl. CJ & T want to do new world vs old world, T is making cherry fritters and CJ comes up with hay ice cream (I still don't get it, and they have hay sitting around in there?) with some chocolate and not sure what else. Arugula is in there too. Tom liked both but thought K's dish wasn't presented that well and there was a lot going on. She said she wanted people to get a bite of everything every time. Tom thought the other dish worked surprisingly well but had too much arugula. He goes with the two guys. I don't mind that they won but the whole two people thing pisses me off. And as CJ said, I hope he doesn't have to stay in a team for the next round.

Bad bad bad LCK.

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  1. Thanks for the recap because I can't find LCK in the on demand menu and never watch Top Chef live, just watch it using comcast on demand the next morning after TC hater leaves for the office. It doesn't sound like I'm missing much so thanks again. I'll just read your recaps.

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    1. re: Berheenia

      Hi- John E in the TC thread told me how to find it on Demand: Go to TV Shows, "By Network", "Bravo", "Top Chef", and it's in there, but not when you search alphabetically, for some reason.

    2. I watched and just shook my head. Not a good episode. There was just something "off" about it.

      I hope they *do* have to stay as a team. They lost as a team and should continue through LCK as a team. Sucks for them but that's how they went out!

      It's consistent.

      1. Hated the main episode and hated LCK even more. Terrible decision to have them cook as a team. Hope they drop it in the next one.


        1. +1 on the bad LCK. Koniko definitely had an unfair advantage. I hope CJ & Tyler have to stay as a team in LCK just because I want to piss them off.

          1. Just watched it during lunch. And I agree - MAJORLY dislike that it was a team against Kuniko. And HAY ice cream? And WTF is with CJ and arugula with ice cream?

            And I'm kind of in the group saying I hope they have to stay as a team. Just because I have deemed CJ as a putz this season and I want him to be pissed off.

            Maybe Kuniko can win viewer's choice LCKer and get back into the TC kitchen that way.

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            1. re: LindaWhit

              I was really sorry Kuniko lost, and I voted for her!

                  1. re: momjamin

                    Thanks! I see she's up against Jeffrey this week. Or was that last week?

                    1. re: LindaWhit

                      I think last week, but she won last week. I don't get it, actually.

                      1. re: LindaWhit

                        If I understand...Kuniko is up against Jeffrey because they both lost. Until last night's episode, Kuniko was the LCK champ so far -- and the voters had chosen Jeffrey as LCK "loser fan fave" so far. Kuniko lost last night, putting her into the losers pool, so now this week she's up against Jeffrey for fan fave.

                        Next week, CJ/Tyler will cook against next week's eliminated chef(s), and the loser(s) from that cook-off will go into the losers pool with Kuniko or Jeffrey -- whichever one of them wins this week's voting. For example, if Kuniko wins this week's voting, and CJ/Tyler loses next week's cookoff (I'm counting them as one competitor until we hear otherwise ;-) -- then next week we'll get to vote for Kuniko vs CJ/Tyler to stay in for a chance to re-enter competition. Those chefs don't do another cookoff. Until we hear otherwise.

                        Make sense/sound right?

                          1. re: momjamin

                            I think there's too much added shit going on.

                            1. re: Joanie

                              I think there's too much added shit going on.
                              Agree. WTF is with multiple losers coming back?

                              1. re: Joanie

                                Well said.

                                I'd be totally confused but for the help of my fellow chowhounds.


                                1. re: The Dairy Queen

                                  I'm STILL confused, but I don't really care. At least not yet.