By Doris Bravo

Wow.  In case you missed last night’s tear-jerker of an episode of Top Chef Chile, our resident reality cooking expert Doris Bravo is back with a box of tissues, and some tough love.  For all the emotional details, read below. 

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In case you thought I might let up, I’m still clocking Top Chef Chile. Last night’s episode had a running time of 140 minutes; after last week’s epic, shaving 10 minutes off the clock made a small difference. A half hour of the running time was dedicated to emotionally torturing the contestants. By now we’re all used to a choppy start to Top Chef Chile: the credits roll and the judges announce the challenge. Then host Julián Elfenbein jumps in to peddle something from a sponsor (sometimes in split screen, so he can banter with himself) and then a few commercials run. After 15 minutes, though, the viewer knows that there will be cooking.