Tonight's Top Chef: Just Desserts will give us two things that melt down quickly and easily when the heat is on: ice cream and Seth.
For the Quickfire, Gale Gand is the guest judge who gives the chef'testants their challenge of creating badass ice cream sundaes. Remember that show Gale had on Food Network, Sweet Dreams, when the Food Network still aired decent cooking shows? The days before all of these darn cake challenges and reality shows? (I know, I know: Hello kettle, my name is pot and, yes, we're both black.) Anyway, Seth gets all pissy because they're not allowed to make their own ice cream and have to use the Breyers flavors they're given. Heck, if I were one of the chefs, I'd be ecstatic that I didn't have to worry about making the ice cream on top of having to create all of the other components for the sundaes!
Then comes the even bigger freak out in the stew room by — you guessed it — Mr. Meltdown himself (big surprise). From the looks of it, he's probably one of the bottom three, or he could just be freaking out because he's schemed up in in his mind that his dish sucked and he's going to be chopped. He demands his cell phone, passport, etc., and storms out. When he's out of earshot, the other chefs start talking smack about him and want to vote him off the island. I don't blame them.
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