This elimination challenge was almost identical to the first season challenge. The biggest difference in my mind is the quality of the contestant. It is my opinion that the chef’s in the first season were better and had more personality. One thing that I found fascinating was that Marcel was let off the hook even though he sent out raw chicken. Those of you who watch Hell’s Kitchen know that this is a killing offense in Chef Ramsey’s kitchen, and it does not matter if you make 1 or twenty dishes correctly after that!
I was sorry to see Mike go, but frankly he was way in over his depth. I think he is probably a good line cook, but he does not have the drive to be a Top Chef.
I am looking forward to the finale. This season just does not seem to have to kick that the first season had, and I think it maybe because of the apparent immaturity of this group.