TV Club: The chefs cook “trash fish” in a challenge that brings out their best and worst qualities

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • The Quickfire: Mystery box challenges are always money in the bank. It’s why Chopped is the only other cooking show worth a damn. And in true Chopped fashion, each of the chefs’ mystery boxes are filled with the same ingredients: squab, wasabi, tequila, other stuff. The twist is that it also includes tools the chefs must use, including a pressure cooker and a melon baller. Casey wins immunity and an advantage in the elimination challenge with a smoked chili tequila squab soup, but the real story is Shirley’s melon baller ending up on Sheldon’s …

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • The Quickfire: Mystery box challenges are always money in the bank. It’s why Chopped is the only other cooking show worth a damn. And in true Chopped fashion, each of the chefs’ mystery boxes are filled with the same ingredients: squab, wasabi, tequila, other stuff. The twist is that it also includes tools the chefs must use, including a pressure cooker and a melon baller. Casey wins immunity and an advantage in the elimination challenge with a smoked chili tequila squab soup, but the real story is Shirley’s melon baller ending up on Sheldon’s ...