Top Chef Texas Episode 15: Chef Ed Hardy Raises His Hand ‘Cause He’s Sure

I'll just let this ensemble speak for itself.

This latest episode of  Top Chef Texas raises a lot of questions. Does Sarah have confidence or not? One minute she’s boo-hooing her chances and the next she’s effortlessly cranking out enough pasta to feed a small army, Will Paul and Lindsay quit fannying about with  fish and cook something else? Is Padma running out ridiculous poses? We’re playing a confidence game on this week’s episode of Top Chef: Texas with Ed Hardy of Red Rooster Harlem.

Ed, what is happening here?

It’s tough to figure out Sarah’s confidence level. It might just be that she’s very expressive (for example: Sarah crying in Episodes 2, 4, 7, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 21). She should be confident cranking out pasta, it’s one of the main items on Spiaggia’s menu. I can’t help but feel a little disappointed that all we get is pasta, risotto, and soup. Lindsay is no better with her Halibut obsession. It’s Top Chef Ya’ll! Let’s get creative and push boundaries! Speaking of pushing boundaries, Takashi pushed Paul with the geoduck clam. It’s one of my favorite proteins, more on this later.

Poor Bev misses out on the challenge of a lifetime! I mean, she’d have been in paradise! I feel bad she’s gone. I’m probably the only person in the world who feels this way, though.

Looks like we’ve found something else to agree on besides sustainably sourced meats. I truly believe you might be the only one that feels this way about Bev.

As I mentioned earlier, Sarah has a very defeatist attitude, it seems. She makes herself out to be the underdog and it almost feels like we’re getting set up to see her pack her knives, what with all the flashback photos. But is all this a con? Is she really teeming with confidence? Is she game-playing here?

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