Well that was a first, I don’t think we’ve seen anyone freak out quite the way that Seth did on last night’s Top Chef Just Desserts.
The Quick Fire challenge, to make the perfect ice cream sundae seemed to bring on a lot of anxiety in Seth, he immediately mumbled that he was going to win this one, until he found out that they wouldn’t be making their own ice cream. I would have thought that the dozens of half-gallon containers of ice cream on display would have given him a clue but this guy went bat shit crazy, no kidding! He repeated the words, “weak sauce” over and over, if anyone knows or cares to guess what he meant by that, please let me know.
Official story is that Seth had an anxiety attack and was taken away in an ambulance. I really thought that this show did perform medical / mental testing prior to allowing them to compete. Apparently someone didn’t do their job properly. Another first for Bravo, we again see as a producer is providing the contestants with the rules of the quick fire challenge while Seth seems to have a breakdown over his paper cups that he apparently brought from home. Best I could figure out, he brought them but was told he couldn’t have them. At that point he threw them away but was later told he was allowed to have them after all. These paper cups were apparently magic cups and would have won him the challenge, immunity and the title of Top Chef.
I seriously think we need to introduce Seth to Kelly Bensimon. They’re perfect for each other. The inexplicable mumbling, the overreacting, the insane behavior, maybe this guy is Kelly’s twin brother? (yes, kidding)
So after all of the drama, the chef’s put together their perfect ice cream sundae and Morgan wins the challenge giving him immunity for the elimination challenge. Seth’s bazaar departure allowed for the return of Heather C who still cannot see for the hair in her face. I wonder if she realizes how ridiculous she looks covering her eyes that way. It drives me absolutely crazy!
On Top Chef we may get one or even two contestants who act a bit crazy, but on Just Desserts, I think the whole lot of them could use some counseling, is there something about being a pastry chef that makes you go a little bit crazy? All those measuring cups and cream, butter and chocolate could affect the mind, right?
Last week Heather took all of the peanut butter for her failed cookies so Morgan decided that he was going to take all the butter and stash it away so that other’s couldn’t use it. We’ve seen some crazy stuff and I’m no baker but isn’t butter sort of required for many desserts? What is wrong with this group of people?
On to the elimination challenge. With the straight-jacket removal of Seth, we’re brought back to nine chef’s with the reinstatement of icky peanut butter cookie maker, Heather. It is pretty easy to tell that they needed to bring her back in order to properly hold the next challenge. Breaking the chef’s into teams of three, it would have been a bit strange to have just two people on one team, therefore we’re stuck with Heather again.
The teams are instructed to each make a dessert that will relate to the crazy show of sword shallower, S&M performers and flame throwers. It all looks pretty strange to me, the costumes, the make up and the performers were all a bit out there, and so the desserts need to be out there as well. They are to create one show piece per team and each will create their own dessert then one over all flaming dessert that will represent all of them. This should all be tied into the performance that they are attending.
Erica, Danielle and Yigit decided that they were not going to include the flame in the flambe’ dessert that they prepared for the judges, only the common folk are allowed to see that. That makes perfect sense because who the hell cares about the judges. They did come in second place in the team of three and therefore all of them were safe from elimination.
Heather H, Morgan and Eric were the winning team yet Heather was still angry and rather than enjoying the win decided to let the contestants know that she did not feel that Morgan deserved the overall win because he only prepare his one dessert, Eric prepared the flaming dessert and she prepared the show piece. Well Heather, that is what you decided to do and I doubt that your final dessert would have been any different had you not prepared the show piece, particularly since the judges really liked your offering. So what exactly was Morgan supposed to do?
These two, Morgan and Heather, both need a reality check, they both think they’re better than they are and they’re both rude and ruthless. Heather clearly cares about no one but herself and flips out after her team wins but she does not take the top spot, Morgan is cocky and quite the smart ass.
The losing team is brought in front of the judges but as it looks like once again we’re going to see the backside of Heather and rightly so, Malika announces that she is finished and has asked to be eliminated by the judges. Gail Simmons tells her that she had just prepared probably the best dessert they’d gotten from Malika to this point but this girl is determined to leave. She seemed happy as she packed up prepared to go home to see her children.
I was disappointed that she chose to go home, I thought she did have potential to stick around until the end, she had some time management issues at the beginning but seemed to get a handle on that these past few challenges.
So, another week with Heather C who really doesn’t seem to have the skills and abilities to be there to begin with. I think one of the favorites to go all the way is Eric, he admits to not being a trained pastry chef but is a baker, yet he is one of the top favorites in many of the challenges and is definitely well liked by the group.
I don’t have any links for you today, my computer is being held hostage by the Geek Squad at Best Buy and I’m updating the blog at my local library today. (always get that protection plan folks!) I should have it back later today or tomorrow at the latest, so I’ll be back in the real world of the internet soon!
Until Next Time…