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Who Made It Through Night 2 of the Eliminations?

Who Made It Through Night 2 of the Eliminations?

Night 2 of MasterChef: Generations saw a thrilling challenge as Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z continued to compete against each other. Judges Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez, and Joe Bastianich set a demanding task: create a splendid dish in 60 minutes using at least two aged and fermented ingredients.

Rebecka, a Baby Boomer who had the Immunity Pin this week, was given an extra responsibility. Halfway through the cook, she had to come down from the balcony to choose which generation would need to incorporate a third, surprise ingredient into their dishes. The surprise ingredient was Stilton cheese, and Rebecka decided that Gen X would have to use it in their dishes.

The chef with the best dish would earn the Immunity Pin, safeguarding their entire generation from elimination. The episode, titled “Age is Just a Number,” kept tensions high as all the cooks aimed for this crucial advantage.

The night’s elimination saw Sunshine, a 50-year-old yoga instructor from Portland, OR, bid farewell to the competition. Sunshine’s dry aged rib eye steak was deemed the worst dish of the night. Interestingly, the judges mentioned that her use of the Stilton cheese was the most successful component of her dish. Sunshine reflected on her experience by stating, “I second-guessed myself tonight. I had a curve ball thrown and I hesitated, and that’s not what it takes to stay here. It’s a ton of pressure, and you have no idea until you’re here exactly how difficult this road is. I am proud of myself. I made it to MasterChef and that is an accomplishment on its own.”

As for the contestants who advanced to the next round, here’s the list:

Gen Z

Adam, 23, Sedalia, CO; Dude Ranch Worker
Becca, 24, Provo, UT; Customer Experience Manager
Fatima, 26, Queens, NY; Medical Doctor
Hallie, 24, Berry, AL; Cornhole Professional Player
Murt, 27, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Commercial Real Estate

Millennials

Anna, 37, Dallas, TX; Tax Director
Jeet, 32, Portland, OR; Senior HR Specialist
Kamay, 34, Washington, D.C.; Attorney
Michael, 27, Myrtle Beach, SC; Business Owner

Gen X

Arthur, 49, Malibu, CA; Ad Agency Managing Partner
Chris, 45, Mobile, AL; Real Estate Investor/Contractor
Daniela, 52, Tehachapi, CA; Reiki Master
Kimberly, 52, Auburn, CA; High School English Teacher

Baby Boomers

Christopher, 59, Hope, NJ; Dentist
Geags, 60, Bradenton, FL; Personal Trainer
Horacio, 62, Nashville, TN via Brazil; Retired Auto Executive
Rebecka, 63, Castle Rock, CO; Food Blogger
Warren, 70, Neptune, NJ; Retired Flight Attendant

The highlight of the night was choosing a winner for the Immunity Pin. Judges selected the best dish from each generation: Becca from Gen Z for her dry-aged duck breast with aged prosciutto, Anna from Millennials for her oil-poached aged snapper, Kimberly from Gen X for her dry-aged duck breast, and Warren from Baby Boomers for his dry-aged New York strip steak. Ultimately, Anna was awarded the Immunity Pin, ensuring the Millennials were safe from elimination. She expressed her delight, “I feel so good to win this challenge for my team. The Millennials are safe. I took some risks. It paid off, so I just feel great to be on the balcony and safe from elimination and just finally relax.”

The bottom three contestants for this week included Fatima from Gen Z, who was critiqued for her aged salmon and kimchi balls with spaghetti dish, Sunshine from Gen X, and Christopher from Baby Boomers for his steamed aged snapper.

MasterChef: Generations airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX and streams the next day on Hulu.

Source: FOX, Hulu