There will be some really choice items on the belt - like the monkey brains - but they will most likely come out towards the end of the 30 minutes, so the chefs really have to manage their time well if they want to finish.
Some of them grab whatever off the conveyor belt and start cooking immediately, but Squinty Chris has noticed a pot of lobsters and tries three times to grab them before he is successful, since the monkeys working backstage keep whipping it off the belt after one pass. Beverly chooses three random ingredients fairly early on in the game; despite this, she doesn't get her curried rice krispies on the plate before time is called.
The Elimination Challenge this week is to create a dish fit for a queen. Squinty Chris immediately starts thinking of Queen Elizabeth, which of course leads to thoughts of Princess Kate and naturally to her sister Pippa's ass. I'm thinking real queens: Bruce Vilanch, Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman. Now wouldn't that be fun!
BO-RING. (Speaking of whom...I miss Kal-El!)
After shopping, we see Squints call his wife. Once upon a time, this would mean he was going home within the next thirty minutes, but these days, it could mean he wins. Who knows? At this point, scenes like that have become non sequiturs.
The next day, the chefs convene at the Southwest School for Arts and Crafts to prepare and serve their meal to Charlize, Padma, Tom, Emeril, and Ripert.
Padma calls everyone out from the stew room and each are praised in turn. Paul has created the favorite dish, and not only wins the challenge but two tickets to the world premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Charlize Theron, coming to a theatre near you!
Is it me, or are the auxiliary prizes crappier than usual this year? Next week, they'll probably give away a trip for two to Cleveland.
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