'Top Chef Masters' Review: No, Spike, it's STILL not about you

The remaining "Top Chef Masters" face a series of unfortunate events, including a blind taste test, a sudden venue change, a missing sous chef, and the return of Spike. Feh.

Last quickfire! The chefs have to identify ingredients blindfolded. I'm sure I'd suck at this, but I'd still hope that professional chefs would be able to ID hoisin sauce and peanut butter without too much trauma. Alas, Anita Lo misses both of these ingredients, which makes me fear for her continued tenure on the show. She ties with Rick for the middle -- they each successfully identify six ingredients. Shockingly, Hubert has the worst record with five correct picks. Michael, who initially said he'd be doomed since he only knows Italian, wins with seven correct picks.

For the elimination challenge, the chefs must create a buffet lunch for 200. On the upside, they get to pick a team. On the downside, they have to pick from former Top Chef contestants. Now, that's fine and dandy when it comes to folks like Antonia, Richard and Brian, but it's not so great when it means that someone will be saddled with Spike. Oh, how he annoys me...

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