No surprise tonight, TC fans. Ilan won.
How do I feel about it?
Marcel made a tactical mistake. Mia and Frank requested to work alongside him, but he chose Sam first. Sam wanted to work with Marcel out of intellectual curiosity. And then Marcel chose Mikey at Sam's suggestion! Though subdued and quite intent, I don't think that Mikey was as dedicated as Mia or Frank would have been. Just look at the body language of the two men and the two women in the photo above! Was there any doubt from the start which team wanted their chef to win?
Ilan chose adoring Betty and the ever competent Elia. Betty is good but pedestrian. Elia WANTED Ilan to win. I think she helped to tip the scales in his favor. Is Ilan the better chef? You tell me. He certainly won more quickfire challenges during the season.
At the end, were we ever in suspense? Not really.