'Top Chef' recap: The Italian Job

Last night's episode of Top Chef started, as they all do, with an obituary for the recently departed. Marcel is no longer among us. It's easy to complain about the guy, but I'd rather applaud him. As Tre points out, Marcel is a good chef. He also rapped, which made for stellar TV. We'll probably forget all about him until he pops up in some future spin-off (Top Chef: Just Foam). But until then, he rapped! And nothing our next villain does can possibly compete.

Our next villain: Mike Isabella. To judge from last night's episode, Mike has one main personality problem: he talks constantly about all the wrong things. We see him chat nonstop about how Marcel was rightly kicked off. It's not a smart move since we all saw the footage, and Mike didn't come off any better. Mike talks A LOT about being Italian, which good for him, but Fabio's Italian and you don't see him bragging about it. Generally, Mike talks about things no one cares about nearly as much as he does. Unsurprisingly, before the opening credits rolled, Antonia the Black Hammer puts him on top of her enemies' list. Read More...



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