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Master Chef 8/21

The troll thinks everyone is threatened by her notwithstanding she's lost on every team challenge and she was solely responsible for her latest team loss.

Natasha has been really consistent. Someone may outshine her at the end but I have no doubt she will be in the finale.

Bri saved the troll's day.

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  1. The troll needs to go already. Or win the whole thing, so I can have an extra good laugh at the show.

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    1. re: pley

      To me there are no stand outs this year. In previous years there was a clear winner/runner up the whole season. I can't stand Natasha and feel the only reason why she stopped saying she's pretty is because of the nasty remarks she read about herself on fb/twitter. I just don't care about any of them winning.

      1. re: shesallthat

        This show was taped MONTHS ago. So all episodes were finished before the first one ever aired. Her no longer saying she's pretty had nothing to do with what she might or might not have seen on Facebook or Twitter as the episodes air.

        1. re: LindaWhit

          Plus, she's not that pretty ..,, just MO

    2. This episode was so boring and predictable. I barely had to watch it to know exactly how it was going to play out. But, at least it wasn't another dessert for elimination, I'll only give them that much.

      1. Boring, boring and why do they repeat the last week episodes?? And what happened to the Paula Deen appearance...they should have aired that segment to augment the lovely troll.

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        1. re: mlshoppy

          I thought this episode really gave the troll an opportunity to shine as a troll. First, trolls are afraid of heights. Second, trolls don't like Asian food. Third, trolls use foul language and will bite other people's head off when given a chance. Fourth, trolls are delusional about their abilities. Fifth, trolls often mistake loathing as fear.

          1. re: Worldwide Diner

            Ah, and do trolls fling marinara sauce at their fellow contestants?

            Truly, I find it hard to believe that FN would want such antics to be part of their "brand" with a win. Maybe I'm naive.

            1. re: pine time

              FN? Do you mean Food Network? This show is on FOX (surprise, surprise). Does it have some connection to Food Network?

              1. re: chicgail

                My oops. I never can keep networks straight.

                1. re: pine time

                  It only makes things worse when Masterchef UK Professionals on BBC America runs commercials for Masterchef US, which airs on Fox. I don't know what channel I'm watching half the time anymore.

            2. re: Worldwide Diner

              How does one not like a whole continent's worth of food?

              1. re: melpy

                I doubt she knows the difference between a continent and a country. OK, that might be harsh, but yeah, I was struck by the comment as well.

            3. re: mlshoppy

              Well, they won't do that next week. Looks to be a 2-hour episode.

            4. Agree with everything you wrote. Krissi even *admitted* that "I should just go home now." Too bad she didn't.

              The previews show the potential of yet another screw-up by her. Are we going to be hoping yet again to have our hopes dashed against the rocks?

              1. I forgot to add in my first comment: while Natasha is probably the strongest chef left overall, I have a feeling she's going to finish third, like Becky last season. They've set her up to be the same kind of snobby, over-confident chef that can have a major fail to keep from finishing in the top 2.

                My bets are on a Jessie/Luca finale, so it can be guy vs. gal as every other season has been before.

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                1. re: sockii

                  Luca? Really? I think James has a better chance than Luca.

                  And I don't think that the troll is done yet. There's a moment in the preview for next week where it looks like Gordon is giving her the boot, which means she's not getting the boot. So I think she'll hang around for at least one more episode.

                  I do feel you are right about Natasha.

                  1. re: chefhound

                    I think it's Luca over James because he's Joe's Golden Boy at this point. And despite continued blunders, Luca's been more on the upswing than the downswing in recent weeks and played up to be likeable. I just don't think the editing has done enough to play up James for him to make it to the finale. He's the slightly-quirky-nice-guy that's kept around almost to the end and then dismissed. At least, that's my prediction, him and Krissi go down next and leave Natasha, Luca and Jessie for the final three.

                2. Joe seems partial to her, probably because of the tough with a heart of gold (maybe) italian family vibe she has going on

                  1. The irony that Krissie's screw up in the kitchen is what made their team lose and sent Bri home. I think their performance should have a play in who gets sent home. Did you see the look on Krissie's face when Bri said she should save herself?

                    1. So now we are at the place that we cheaters knew was inevitable because of the POWLA tell ??

                      The final five that were shown on day one ?

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                      1. re: C. Hamster

                        What is POWLA? Please people, don't use these abbreviations if possible - thanks!

                        1. re: breadchick

                          I didn't see it but I think they may be talking about a glimpse of a preview that showed a coming episode with Paula Deen.

                          1. re: junescook

                            The first ep this year, which featured season-long highlights, had an exceedingly short clip of Miss Pawler on a tractor - riding to meet the final five competitors. Through the magic of the Internet and the ever reliable, although tricky pause button, those five people were ID'd. Correctly. I'm not sure about POWLA, tho. And I am really interested to see how the producers handle this.

                            1. re: nikkihwood

                              I was wondering if the producers might have even invited the final five back after the fact to reshoot the episode with the same results that the original episode would have had. I too am curious to see if the Paula Deen shot vanishes from the episode.

                              1. re: Jambie

                                They reshot those scenes, but now that POWLA has settled her lawsuit, maybe they will reedit the old footage and air it instead....decisions, decisions....stay tune

                                1. re: mlshoppy

                                  Oh I didn't know that they reshot them, it will be interesting to see how they look when edited in.

                                  1. re: mlshoppy

                                    This is confirmed that they've re-shot them? Do you work on the show?

                                    And does this mean that the contestants actually had to go through the motions of recooking their dishes? Or just the scenes where they reacted in whatever way to POWLA showing up, and now they have to react in a different way?

                              1. re: C. Hamster

                                Ha! LOL! Thanks for the explanation!

                          2. That's too bad if they reshot them. I was looking forward to seeing her. I mean, even FN has had her on shows that were preshot. I can't see Fox getting any backlash.
                            I have to say I don't have the same level of Krissi hate that many people do. That said, I anticipate a male winner this year, and I'd be happy with James or Luca.

                            1. Masterchef is promoting Paula Deen's appearance on the show on Facebook today, so it appears that far from editing her out, they are embracing her.

                              I would also note the vast majority of the comments on the Facebook post are favorable to Paula Deen and to Masterchef for not editing her out of the show.

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                              1. re: Firegoat

                                With her trial being dismissed (in the nick of time!) she's not nearly the hot button she was a month ago. There was even a piece in the Braiser about the woman who brought the lawsuit saying Paula was an otherwise decent person or something.