|The Bottom Five – Casey, Antonia, Carla, Jamie and Tre – are brought in first. Suser tells Jamie were not to be boiled in water, that kind doesn’t respond well. Gail thinks the long beans were “bad Chinese American takeout.” Antonia prepped it, so Jamie takes the brunt of the critique. Suser and Gail tell Casey how no one could eat her feet (chicken feet, folks, no Rex Ryan here). Tom adds that her pancake was too heavy, like lead. Casey fails to blame Antonia, and only seems to reluctantly say that Antonia did much of the cooking. Tre’s dessert liquefied. Carla’s were too much noodle and not enough anything else, Suser thinks she cooked with her eyes, not stomach.
The Top Four – DC Tiff, Angelo, Dale and Fabio – are brought next. Suser loved Fabio’s imagination of Chinese culture, Gail felt Tiffany made a “savory marshmallow,” Dale’s rice was full of flavor, and Padma loved Angelo’s spring roll. However, Suser delivers the win to Dale.
Interesting how about halfway through, Dale and Mike – two guys who did not make the finals in their seasons – pull the wins. I wonder if they, and Tre as well, are just a bit hungrier for the title.
Casey gets sent home as it was really just her or Jamie. Scallop Girl is stunned, but Casey doesn’t look all that surprised.
Next week – Fishing. And the inevitable Marcel/Dale clash begins.
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