OK-it is actually kind of hard to write about this episode. I don’t know why. But, obviously, it was an important episode, and an important upset happened and people will, inevitably, have opinions about it, so who am I to rob you of your right of internet communication? (even though I know only Cale, Bradley and John Foster actually read these-love you guys!)
Ok-so I am not going to waste too much energy on the quickfire (which was a GODIVA challenge since BRAVO is one big product placement operation, and an inspiration for that) but let’s just say that Yigit didn’t finish (but he’s not going anywhere, as BRAVO now actually has a photo album dedicated ONLY TO HIM), Morgan basically cried in front of his old boss (and his son’s middle name is “Zen” which makes me kind of hate him for doing that to the kid…) yet still managed to win, and the whole Morgan vs. Zac rivalry was fully set up for the rest of the episode.
The elimination challenge though was a beaut. It involved the return of Sylvia Weinstock, who is a natural national treasure, and introduced us to her husband Ben, who is the natural national treasure behind the natural national treasure and the contestants were supposed to make a cake for their 61st anniversary party. CUTE!
If somehow they could have done this whole episode with nothing but Sylvia and Ben talking about how they met, smooching under the piano, yellow swimsuits and pink roses and “sex being a wonderful thing,” I would have been in 7th heaven. But, I guess, there was some pastry-making to be done.
Ok-so Sylvia loves lemon and Ben loves chocolate and there is a piano in the story and pink roses she carried to the wedding (with her gray dress) and they met at a beach party so ALL FOUR CHEFS JUST WENT INTO REFERENTIAL OVERLOAD HERE. There was gray frosting (Danielle, duh), blue like the sea frosting (Zac, duh), multiple cakes (lemon and chocolate) stacked on top of each other for added complication value (Yigit, duh), and a little yellow fondant bikini-top strewn across a little piano (filled with pink sugar roses) implying the friskiness of their first encounter (Morgan, who is READY to go home and get laid, duh).
Anyway, Johnny Iuzzini announced that making a cake for Sylvia would make even him nervous and that while Danielle is an underdog, she may have something up her (gray frosting) sleeve here, and Zac kept saying “this is really not my challenge” and…. you basically see where this is going.
The “day of” went something like this:
- Morgan finished his cake in 30 minutes instead of 2 hours
- Yigit announced that all the other cakes look ugly/too simple
- Zac finally completely lost it and went berserk with the white chocolate and disco dust and turned his blue disaster into something only the most avid fans of Priscilla, The Queen of The Dessert, could love
The general taste consensus went something like this:
- Danielle’s cake, while the completely wrong color (“battleship gray” announced Sylvia), was delish
- Yigit’s petit-four was too thick
- no one could even talk about Zac’s cake
- and Morgan did a respectable job
Then at the judges’ table Zac kind of lost it (AGAIN) and announced that Morgan does not seem to be enthusiastic about any of his wins, and Morgan said that it wasn’t his personality to “jump around and sing show tunes when he’s happy” and just as I thought there may be a nice scratch-n-sniff fight between the two of them. Then Danielle’s gray cake was announced the winner and poor Zacky was sent home.
At this point kids (and I spent the whole season thinking Zac will be in the finale), it’s anyone’s game. I mean, I would not be surprised if Danielle somehow swept in and won this whole jig all by herself….
HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?