We’re into day three of Finals Week, and the top five walk into the kitchen.
Gaz starts to talk about what’s going on today. The winner of today’s challenge will have an advantage in tomorrow’s episode.
Then, Matt tells them to cook the one dish that will be the most important dish that shows the judges they deserve to be here. He asks Little G for the rules.
“You know what? There are no rules,” he says, before telling them to choose how long they’d like.
The contestants talk together before deciding on 75 minutes.
George tells them the pantry and garden is open, and starts time for them.
The contestants run to the pantry, and Gaz comes in to interrogate them.
As Little G discusses desserts with Larissa, something blue catches my eye…
Whymst? It’ll be interesting to see if he wears the blue ones at any stage today. If he does, there’ll be a “George Watch”, the closest I can get to an Anushka Watch now. Gone, but not forgotten.
GEORGE WATCH: George, the littlest of the trio of judges, has been spotted with fifteen minutes to go, wearing both pairs of glasses.
In related news, MATT WATCH: Matt, the tallest of the trio of judges, has brandished a monocle??? Where, why, how?? I have so many questions? Does he have a monocle on his persons at all time? Was this a coincidence? Did he plan this with Little G?
Matt Preston – I demand answers!
The contestants are all going good, generally Gaz is coming around harassing everyone and asking if they’re doing the best thing for their dishes.
With only a few minutes to go, Tessa cracks open her chicken to find this:
Her chicken is still raw inside, so she yeets it onto a pan, and hopes for the best.
In Project Runway, sometimes a contestant will go, “I want to show the judges that I can do a lot of things, so I’m gonna make pants,” even though they’ve never made pants before.
Simon has decided to make a dish that has NEVER worked for him before, but after going to MasterClasses, he thinks he now knows that to do to make his savoury porridge.
Simon has made pants. Let’s hope it works for him, because pants rarely do.
Time ends, and the contestants all wish they had an extra ten, fifteen minutes, and wonder why they didn’t go for longer.
But Larissa seems fine.
Look, all I can think is that these blue glasses relate to Little G’s squash injury, but maybe they’re just his new tasting glasses.
It’s time for the tasting.
Nicole is up.
When Nicole leave, Matt demands for more gravy.
Gaz calls it utterly delicious, and Matt says it’s a great plate.
Next is Simon with his pants.
Honestly, with the broth, it looks gross.
Gaz says it wasn’t what he was expecting at all. He was expecting a big bowl of warmth, but this is just components.
Looks like the seams in his pants weren’t right.
It’s Tessa time.
The trio of judges taste, and say it wasn’t great.
For the first time, I’m not envious of their food, they should be envious of my dinner, even if it was just sweet and sour pork.
Gaz looks at it and says it looks like a prawn synchronised swimming event.
They really like the look, and crack into eating.
Not shocking, they love it.
I don’t know, the idea of eating prawn heads just really puts me off. Like, you can see their eyes! Prawn eyes just make me really uneasy anyway.
Finally, Larissa, worried about taking too big of a risk.
While I can’t imagine the taste, I really want to eat it. I’ll just have to settle with the Reeces ice-cream in my freezer, I guess.
Little G calls it a rock and roll dish. Gaz says her clarity of dishes gets better with each episode.
The judges know who their favourites are, and go out to deliver the news. Little G has changed from his blue frames to his regular ones.
Matt starts by telling Tim and Nicole it was tasty, but there was one that just really got them. It’s Larissa!
Yay! He tells her that they loved it.
Gaz tells Larissa that she’ll find out what her advantage is tomorrow, and tells them to get out of the kitchen now.
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I wonder if George was inspired by Anushka and now has “tasting glasses”. Those blue frames look good on him and I am hoping we see more of them. Matt’s 🧐 monocle seems interesting, i always though he must wear a pocket watch, but now I wonder.
Who’s to say? But probably.
With the new knowledge of his eye surgery, I suspect it’s in relation to that, must’ve done a real number on his sight.
Yes, I need to know what he’s hiding! Does he have both? Has it only ever been a monocle? Did he just happen to have it this time? Did he plan it with George? So many questions!