Last week, I predicted Dale, then Sara, would be the next to go home. Well, I was wrong. I didn’t count on CJ serving disgustingly burnt
broccoli broccolini. Who even likes broccoli brocolini? No one, that’s who. You could tell that stuff looked gross from the moment he took it out of the oven. I liked CJ’s affable, awww shucks demeanor for a while, but I will admit it was starting to wear thin on me.
The big surprise of the episode was Casey winning the elimination challenge for the second time in a row. She had become a bit of a joke after her embarrassing onion dicing performance, and many people were questioning if she was worthy of the show. After two strong performances like that, I’m thinking she might have a shot at making the finals. After all, Top Chef has yet to have a female winner, the producers might be pining for that this year.
I predicted Dale would be gone this week, but his performance has told me maybe I’ve been underestimating him. I’m going to stick with my previous prediction for next week of Sara. I also stand-by my Brian/Hung finale prediction, although Casey is making a strong run and Dale looks solid.
Next Week’s Prediction: Sara goes home.