‘MasterChef’ season 7, episode 6 review: Lobster wars

MasterChef -Lobster was the theme of Wednesday night’s new episode of “MasterChef,” and if watching the process of cooking the animals is a little uncomfortable for you, this episode was probably not your cup of tea.

Now that we’ve said that, we do appreciate some of the effort that was put in here, at least when it comes to trying to make the process of cooking them as humane as possible. Also, they didn’t dwell on it for long. We’re not going to pretend that this was the most eventful episode in the world, given that we did stay in the kitchen for almost all of it and focused mostly on just one type of food, but it was straightforward and it gave us some time to get to know some of the combatants who we haven’t seen too much of.

For one, it was great to see Alejandro in the spotlight once more! He excelled when it comes to extracting the lobster meat, and he will have an advantage on the next team challenge. The home cooks who did not get a pass from the judges (Andrea, Diana, Eric, Nathan, and Lisa-Ann) had to cook one of Gordon Ramsay’s signature tortellini dishes after watching him give a demonstration. This looked DELICIOUS. Do we wish Aaron Sanchez had more to do tonight given that he was still a guest judge? Sure, but this was a genuinely tough challenge that put two people we’ve come to know well in Andrea and Nathan in jeopardy.

Luckily for them, neither was sent home and this came down instead to Diana versus Lisa-Ann, who we really didn’t know until tonight and who was eliminated with fireworks. She challenged Gordon when he pressed her on her commitment, and just from an entertainment standpoint alone, it would’ve been nice for her to stay. (Does anyone else feel like Gordon was basically in a position where he was going to yell at her no matter what she said near the end?)

Alas, it just wasn’t meant to be, and now the lobster war has ended. We move on to next week following an episode that was solid, but relatively uneventful. Episode Grade: B.

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