Wednesday, February 4, 2009

In Memoriam: Jamie from Top Chef


On Wednesday's episode of Top Chef, it came down to Hosea, Leah and Jamie who screwed up when trying to imitate Eric Ripert's dishes. Hosea forgot to let the monkfish "rest" which was weird because it was already dead. Leah didn't understand what her dish was about and kept on adding butter to the miso sauce when she could have just gone to Nobu and gotten some very delicious miso sauce. Leah also forgot to stop whining and being a quitter during the quickfire challenge. Jamie "overreduced" her celery and it became too salty and ruined everything. It seemed pretty clear when they cut to commercials that they were going to do the right thing and eliminate Leah because of her general lameness and terrible attitude, but then they ended up eliminating Jamie, the only woman on the show who actually had a chance at winning Top Chef.

The reason they eliminated Jamie which was not shown on the show was that Tom Colicchio was about to eliminate Leah, but then the producers ran out and said that they had to keep Leah because she and Hosea might have sex, and they showed Tom two charts, one showing the number of viewers who would tune in if the Leah/Hosea tension continued which featured an upward trending diagonal line, and the other showing what would happen if Leah was eliminated and Hosea was only left with his girlfriend in Colorado and the enormous gap between his two front teeth, which featured a downward trending diagonal line. Tom told the producers that he had to honor the ingredients and tell Leah to go home, but then they threatened to reveal to viewers that his restaurant Craft was mediocre, so he had no choice but to kick off Jamie.

Immediately following the show, a Gchat from Risa confirmed my suspicions that the producers kept on Leah so that she and Hosea could sexify, and then Megan called me in hysterics saying that she was certainly NOT going to watch a rigged show anymore and that her first order of business tomorrow was hunting down Leah and making her pay and then flying to San Francisco to console Jamie.

P.S. Megan has requested that if Jamie is reading this, that she immediately call, text or two-way Megan.

5 comments:

The only frog with his own blog said...

I am not excusing her lame behavior when trying to fillet fish.. But Leah is actually supremely hot. Supremely.

Veronika said...

What? There is nothing hot about Leah. Least of all her unattractive fish pout which seemed to keep coming up at difficult moments in the episode. Jamie has made amazing food on the show, seems like a genuinely cool and together person, and had a good chance of winning...

Jenna said...

I believe we're all avoiding the main issue here-- Stefan must go before he wins. You can't have assholes win Top Chef for 2 seasons in a row (was ANYONE rooting for Hung?), that's just unamerican. As is Stefan.

Also, Padma needs to stop faking an "accent."

Liza said...

I agree, Leah's fish pout is extremely wearing. I wonder if Jamie was disappointed for letting herself get kicked off when she could have very easily just tried to hit on Carla?

rachsky said...

My facebook status was totally dedicated to this tragic event, as Jamie was clearly the front runner, and had what it took to make it all the way. Besides being the prettiest, she was the coolest, and made the best food. Bravo needs to check themselves, because this is out of control. PS, Jamie you can call me as well.