By Doris Bravo
Do forgive our resident gossip / food competition / reality television / pop culture expert Doris Bravo. She had to take a couple weeks off, as life sometimes requires. She was, however, keeping abreast of the first-ever season of Top Chef Chile, and the impending final that should, we think, happen this week. Below, get a taste of what Doris expects from the finale, and a brief look back at what has been, well, an interesting first season. Tomorrow’s finale should be nothing short of, uh, jaw-dropping. And perhaps enraging.It all ends tomorrow. At least that’s what we’ve been led to believe after last week’s cliffhanger. The last handful of episodes have had so many curveballs I wonder what other tricks Top Chef Chile has up its sleeve. From the looks of it, Judge Carlo von Mühlenbrock is as ready as we are for the show to be over. The entire season has been peppered with the usual angry-chef-in-the-kitchen hijinks. But the observant viewer has no doubt noticed Judge Carlo stewing in the shadows, horrified by lousy technique, poor recipe choices, and bad behavior. It nearly all came to a head on last week’s episode when the black cake topped with blood, carrots, and a butcher knife pushed Judge Carlo to the breaking point. It’s obvious by now that he lacks a sense of humor, but taking Top Chef Chile so seriously is seriously not worth it. With every week his glorious man bun seems to be getting tighter and tighter, constricting the blood supply to his face. The stress that awaits him in the Finale may cause his top to finally blow.