‘MasterChef’ season 6, episode 9 review: Making Gordon Ramsay somehow predictable

MasterChef -There are many things that we have learned over the past six seasons about “MasterChef,” but one of the biggest ones is that the show tends to follow a very specific pattern. Until you get to the top eight, almost every single elimination that you have is of someone who gets very little screen time and is not pegged as an important character.

Tonight, we saw a video clip of Kerry and immediately wondered to ourselves who in the world he was. This was a guy who got virtually no airtime at all over the course of the past several weeks, and him being so under-edited led us to immediately peg even before the second part of tonight’s Gordon Ramsay challenge that he would be going home. Some other predictable moments included the following:

1. Christopher falling flat on his face after boasting that his beef wellington was cooked amazingly. It was closer to being a disaster, but he was saved by Hetal being on his “team.” (Each team member cooked a wellington, but they chose among the two which one to bring up.)

2. The judges acting like Olivia and Shelly were in danger, only to spare them of cooking in the second part of the challenge (a classic Ramsay scallop dish) after a commercial break.

3. Seeing Derrick dominate the final challenge after struggling somewhat from the first (but this is the only one that we don’t really blame the show for; he just had an off first challenge).

While we do enjoy the show and we’re still rooting for people like Stephen and Hetal, there are many moments that frustrate us at times about the show. It has a recipe, and it follows it every week even though sometimes a few modifications could make it so much better. Grade: C+.

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