I had to watch this episode three times to really actually care what happened. Well, let me rephrase. The first time I was so distracted by the thought of Padma and Nigella Lawson lying in their bathrobes in a hotel room, waiting to be fed. In fact, this was a good Padma-lusting episode. After that, she had the casual jeans look, followed by a stunning red dress. It was so much, that before I knew it, everybody had eaten and Robin was going home.
To my defense, Robin could have gone home for any challenge this season, in fact, part of me thinks she was eliminated about three times already and just keeps sneaking back into the kitchen. But regardless, I needed a couple of viewings to process the challenges and see what had actually happened.
Bottom line – I was bored. Not a good thing for a reality show. The outcome was not shocking; Robin was long-overdue to leave the game. The challenge was a little creative, but overall a bit dull. One thing this episode, and this season for the most part, has done is solidify my lack of desire to ever go to Las Vegas. I know my parents are going to haunt me in my sleep tonight for that comment, but it’s true. As I said that to my wife while watching, she commented back to me, “If possible, it’s even more cheesy in person.” She’s been there before, by the way. I am more jealous that she’s been to Kansas City to see a Royals game and I haven’t.
So, the Quickfire Challenge was to serve breakfast in bed to Padma and Nigella, who Eli described as “a more updated version of Julia Child.” I say, Eli needs thicker glasses. I mean, there’s this, and this.
Robin – Blintz with goat cheese, caramelized pineapple and blueberries.
Bottom Two – BryanBot (can’t cope with the vanilla) and Robin (not enough contrast).