‘MasterChef’ season 6, episode 10 review: It’s the simple things

MasterChef -In some ways, we had to consider Wednesday night’s episode of “MasterChef” an inevitability. There are going to be some exciting, unpredictable rounds of this competition coming, but they have not happened in the past two weeks.

We like to make predictions simply for the sake of having a little bit of fun, but at the same time we like to be genuine surprised. Therefore, we were not that thrilled to see this episode play out in predictable fashion. Sara was such an obvious elimination. She had so little airtime that we almost forgot that she was a part of the competition. Why completely ignore her? We feel like it is more or less as simple as producers / editors wanting to focus on the contestants they knew would be around a while. This is the same thing that happened last week with Kerry.

Probably the biggest developing story at this point is how many lives Shelly seems to have. She had to fight her way into the competition to begin with, and she’s struggled the past few weeks and made some decisions that have made some contestants less-than-thrilled with her. Yet, she doesn’t give up and she keeps fighting. She managed to convince Olivia and Hetal to give her peanut butter and jelly for the second challenge in this episode, making a dish based on these two ingredients. Even after that, she was in some jeopardy after making some spring rolls that left quite a bit to be desired.

Speaking of simple things, Hetal did something fairly predictable in this challenge (make excellent cookies), but did it so wonderfully that she was not in any danger. This was a great episode overall for both her and Katrina, who also pushed herself and won rave reviews.

Ultimately, though, the real MVP for this episode both in terms of success and in terms of drama was Claudia. Sure, Tommy actually won the rice-based Mystery Box Challenge, but Claudia’s decision to not take immunity created some great uncertainty in the PB&J challenge. She proved that she wants to win, and this helps out her edit in the event that she does make it far. It shows determination! Grade: B-.

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