Following the end of “Top Chef: Charleston,” we saw a moment where it looked as though we were about to lose John Tesar from the competition. Judging from the preview for what is still to come a little bit later this season, the show really should be thanking its lucky stars that this didn’t happen since it would’ve cased this to be a very different season the rest of the way.
In the preview that aired at the tail end of tonight’s episode looking ahead to the rest of the season, it absolutely looks as though we’re going to see John be at the center of drama, and make decisions that other chefs do not agree with. We don’t necessarily think that he intentionally stirs the pot, but he’s known for being abrasive and that could come out at times depending on the situation. This quality of him is probably one of the reasons why he was brought back aside from his cooking talent, so producers have to be somewhat thrilled with this.
You can also say the same thing about Katsuji, given that he is also seen in here facing some trouble for his “no filter” state of mind. We do remember this being a problem for him in the first season; ironically, the same thing was said about him in terms of him not filtering many of his recipes, either. So long as he’s around, he’s not going to be someone you forget about.
There were a few other notable moments in here revolving around the returning chefs in particular; Sheldon at one point looks to injure his back and has to get an MRI to see if he can stay in the competition; meanwhile, Brooke reveals in a confessional that she is having some regret about coming back. That may just be in the moment, though, since we can’t imagine her leaving anytime within the first few weeks given how talented of a chef she is.
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