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Top Chef - New Orleans - season thread (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Agatha Mystery, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Cainebj

    Cainebj Active Member

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    I was happy Carlos got the boot.
    No matter what Nick's problems over the last few weeks Carlos is just is not on the same level.
     
  2. Mr. Soze

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    I have a feeling Nina wins, but if it's Shirley it won't trouble me.
     
  3. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Either one would be fine with me, but I hope it's Nina a little more. I think she has been just a bit more on the top of the challenges.
     
  4. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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  5. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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  6. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

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    And since there's no resolution in the final last chance kitchen, there's really no reason (if there ever was) to fire up the ol' web browser for a look.

    I didn't care if Nick or Carlos went this week, I don't see either winning. Louis OTH, if he wins the final LCK might!

    Maybe just my perception, but in past seasons when a chef cooked one style too may times, the judges chided them and even penalize them. Carlos has almost exclusively cooked Mexican all season and with the exception of some comments from other contestants, not a peep from the judges. That said, I'm a Mexican cuisine fan, so I'd still love to taste his cooking!
     
  7. Ruth

    Ruth Now with toddler

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    This thing has been between Nina and Shirley from day 1.
     
  8. sharkster

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    UGH! I'm not even going to watch the finale. I already deleted it from my to do list. I'll root for her, though, because I cannot stand the thought of him winning.

    I had hoped the final two would be Shirley and the guy who came back from last chance.
     
  9. kaszeta

    kaszeta Fjohürs Lykkewe TCF Club

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    Yeah, I was rather shocked Nick made it.

    The oddest thing about this has been running into Stephanie Cmar three times during this season, and you can tell that she's frustrated with not being able to talk about things that haven't aired yet.
     
  10. Agatha Mystery

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    I'm not horribly shocked Nick made it. He had time between the end of the NO portion of the season and Hawaii that he had time to work on some of his negatives. When his problem has been under seasoning, he most likely worked on that portion of his palate. That's really only been his downfall.

    Shirley made stuff too sweet without something to counterbalance that. Louis didn't evenly cook his fish. I'm guessing Nick's stuff was just better. They don't look at the whole body of work, just the last meal.
     
  11. sharkster

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    Yeah, you're right of course. I'm just pissed because I didn't want him to make it to the finale, because I cannot stand the guy. Good thing I'm not a judge, eh? :)
     
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    Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

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    I am shocked Nick made it. Not only is has he not proven to be in the top tier throughout the season, but I figured he would choke in the end regardless. But it's been proven repeatedly the one mistake can trip up even the best chef and there's still a luck factor involved. That's how Stephanie, a 3rd or 4th at best in her season won while Blais lost. Nick may not be the best of the best when it comes to cooking this season, but considering how well he has done when he plays the executive chef role on the show? He's going to be very successful in the industry!
     
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    LlamaLarry

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    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    I think this is the crux of it. After all the effort it took Louis to get back in the game, his fish just was not right. I was rooting for him but when I heard one judge say it was cooked right and one say theirs was not, I knew he was out.

    :(
     
  15. Feb 2, 2014 #115 of 157
    TonyTheTiger

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    Rooting for Nina all the way now.

    I was hoping for Shirley to make it as she seems to have progressed the farthest in the show and actually discovered her identity! I think she knew her dish was a little on the sweet side and I doubt she was totally surprised by the decision.
     
  16. Feb 3, 2014 #116 of 157
    TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    I don't think Stephanie was 3rd or 4th best; I think she was 1st or 2nd best. And certainly compared to the chefs that year she has accomplished a lot since that season.
     
  17. Feb 3, 2014 #117 of 157
    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    That's right, Nick may not have been top tier, but he didn't mess up enough to get eliminated so that counts for something.
     
  18. Feb 3, 2014 #118 of 157
    TAsunder

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    I also think Nick is adventurous and has a lot of interesting ideas. To me that's way more important that consistently cooking food you can get a many restaurants in most cities. In a "real" scenario, he'd have time to improve a recipe and taste it repeatedly and work out the kinks.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2014 #119 of 157
    pmyers

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    I hear Shirley "has found her identitiy".....I get it. Don't need to hear it 40 times in the past 2 episodes.
     
  20. Feb 4, 2014 #120 of 157
    Agatha Mystery

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    I think her saying she meant to do it that sweet was just a cover. They expect a balance, and her saying that it was intentional wasn't going to fly.
     

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