"Top Chef" Power Rankings: The Phoenix-like rise of Sara Boyd
Just as "Top Chef's" cougar du jour dug herself out of an early hole, a 10-point week by Boyd has catapulted her into a fourth place tie with Adam Reinhard and Channel Surfing Commenter of the Year, Ms. Quarter. Can Boyd keep this comeback a-churning? Or was her rise to respectability -- as opposed to being dead stinkin' last -- a one-week anomaly that'll leave her crashing back down to Ariane-like reality with the return of soup-making Spike and foul-mouthed Andrew this week?
Also, so long Radhika. May your enthusiasm for high-quality restaurant service carry you ... zzzzzzzz.
Onto this week's rankings!
First place, 22 points
1. Mimbo Jeff
4. DJamie Tanner
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Second place, 17 points
1. Stefan the Unstoppable (I coined this first. Boyd totally copied me)
2. Mimbo Jeff
3. Jamie Tanner
5. 'Sea da Ho
6. Leah da Ho
7. Crazy Eyes Carla
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Third place, 15 points
Editor's Note: Malavika was out sick yesterday at the time of this post. She must have eaten Leah's undercooked cod. But now she's back... like a scallop!
1. Mimbo Jeff
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Fourth place, 11 points (tie)
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1. Stefan the unstoppable
2. Jeff the magician
3. Still waiting for my monkey ass in clam shells Fabio
4. I won't take the leadership role, but I better win Jamie DJ Tanner
5. I kissed a girl and I liked it, but then I choked Hosea
6. No one likes a skanky fish, or a skanky chef Leah
7. Sending out no love for Carla
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Others contributing to this splendid "Top Chef" stew: Ms. Quarter, 11 points; ACon, 5 points; Dusty, zero