MasterChef Junior season 6 episode 13 review: Who made it to finale?

MasterChef Junior season 6 episode 13 had one of the most intense culinary battles that we’ve seen to date. There were five home cooks that entered the episode but by the end of it, only three would be moving on to the finale.

The challenges that the home cooks were put through were all sorts of dramatic, but we’re going to sit here and admit that the biggest surprise of all may have been seeing one of the contestants’ grandmothers have no idea at all as to who Gordon Ramsay was. Seeing Gordon, while dressed as a grandmother, act shell-shocked over this was hysterical.

As for the challenges, the first one was about trying to create a dish that was all about honoring your grandmother — all of these were great but the best one was Quani’s. He was the person who succeeded the most at figuring out a way to channel his inspiration. That turned out to be a huge advantage since from there, he got to choose what sort of fish the remaining four contestants worked with in order to make it to the finale. He gave Beni the mackerel, Remy the salmon, Mikey the bass, and Avery the sardine — by far the hardest of the four in terms of preparation.

Yet, once more Avery managed to rise to the top! She’s easily the best eight-year cook to ever be on this show and she may actually now be the favorite entering the finale. It’s probably one of the more surprising finale lineups that we’ve seen on this series over the years, given that Beni is probably the only one of these three we considered to be a possible finalist the first few weeks. Quani had potential as a baker, but we weren’t sure of his skills across the board. Meanwhile, there were still some questions regarding whether or not we would see Avery be consistent all season since younger home cooks rarely do.

This did mean that we were forced to say goodbye this week to both Remy and also Mikey, which was tough since both of them did look at a point like possible finalists — about three weeks ago we thought Ariana vs. Remy was going to be the finale! That didn’t happen and because of that, we’re reminded further that MasterChef Junior is the sort of competition where really anything can happen.

CarterMatt Verdict

This was a fairly fun episode — not only did we get Grandma Gordon Ramsay, but also two challenges that encouraged creativity leading up to the finale. As a MasterChef Junior viewer, this is precisely what we seek.

What do you think about MasterChef Junior season 6 episode 13 as a whole, and who do you think should win at the very end? Be sure to share right now in the comments!

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