i don't know ... caught up with it on dvr last night. the show has really evolved from early years where it was a mix of "who's that" professionals and fairly talented amateurs to this year where there appears to be really strong top-to-bottom talent. i know this is a progression ... there were really good cooks last year, too, but more dross, it seemed. Still, it remains to be seen whether that makes for entertaining television. could be more like one of those horrible "chefs tables" where some people think it's a privilege just to be in the kitchen.