The subtleties were not lost on us, were they eager readers? C.J. was taped chattering like a magpie. He's never been to New York, our next cheftestant destination, and he stated he was looking forward to going there. He also said that he has yet to reach his potential. My poll sitting below overwhelmingly shows that we hoi polloi thought he should be booted off. Regardless of all the signs, I thought it was especially harsh that he never got to step foot in Manhattan. The broccolini did him in, and it did look terrible on the plate. It must have been awful for C.J. to hear he made the single worst dish in the history of Top Chef.
However, his farewell was classy, and I will miss him.
As for Casey, she had a sterling night, winning the elimination challenge two weeks in a row. There's hope for all of us: One doesn't need good kniving skills in order to make top chef. Congratulations, Casey!