After tasting, Kerry comes out victorious with his parm-crusted filet and gets $5K for his charity and immunity from elimination. Not only that, he doesn't have to cook at all in the Elimination Challenge. Which is...a boxing match, judged by special guest Sugar Ray Leonard. Las Vegas is, after all, the boxing capitol of the world. Or at least of the western US. The chefs draw knives and find that it's battle Boys and battle Girls, with Takashi and Chris taking to the ring first. Their secret ingredient is...bacon. After 20 minutes of a mini-Iron Chef competition, Chris is declared the victor of round one.
For the second round, Patricia takes on Lorena in battle...bacon. It seems close, but Lorena wins the match. The third match features winners Chris vs. Lorena in battle Sugar. Desserts aren't Chris' forte, but he makes a lovely zabaglione over fruit. Lorena is super ambitious and makes two desserts, which wins her the competition.
Round four is for the losers, Patricia and Takashi. All through the episode, Patricia is trash-talking Lorena; the magic of editing makes it seem like she might be the one going home. Patricia that is. But somehow she manages to make a better dish with the chicken livers provided for the final battle, and Takashi is sent packing. I was a little shocked - were you?
What did you think of the episode overall? Who do you think is going to take it all?
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