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Oh so happy! Though Richard can be a little arrogant sometimes, Mike takes the cake for inflated ego. If Mike had heard the words "You're top chef" you get the feeling he would have said "Thanks. I know."
Great challenge, great food, but didn't really care who won in the end because I had gotten so sick of both of them. This season just dragged on forever; I think I'm losing interest in the series a bit. Looking forward to the next season of Masterchef Australia, which is about 100x better. Thanks for posting!
Mike was not a gracious loser. Yeah, the editing was slanted to "the underdog" winning…but the way Mike reacted when he lost – that was no editing. He didn't say anything to Richard when he won – which is pretty infantile.
Richard even offered to give him money, and Mike said, "I'll take it." Why? Because he is inherently greedy. Not even, "That's nice, man." Just, "I'll take it."
Yeah, sure. Maybe on this blurred out video you can't read the credits. The show's producers and Bravo make decisions impacting the eliminations, wins, losses, and so on. If the editing is any guide, this is a competition in name only, it's a drama show with a planned script.
I got so sick of both of these guys at different times throughout the season, but ended up rooting for them both here… ah, the power of good editing. Really liked the way they worked with their sous chefs, too… they seemed to bring out the best in each of them, which was pretty impressive considering these were the people they beat. I thought Richard deserved the title based on his ridiculous consistency (in execution and creativity) as well as his relative maturity, but felt badly for Mike getting so close and clearly having worked so hard recently to sharpen his skills. (I could say that about several of the other chef-testants, too, though.)
I love how Spike was always skulking behind the judges as they critiqued the food hahaahah. I'm so, so glad that Richard won. He totally deserved it. Although I still would've preferred to see Dale and Richard fighting it out in top 2… I think Dale would've really given Richie a run for his money.