Alas, our Top Chef-ing's almost at an end: Tonight we find out whether Shinsei's exec chef Casey Thompson is crowned queen of the kitchen or whether Hung or Dale takes the title. For thems who can't wait another second, here's Bravo's Web-only two-minute sneak peek at tonight's final finale -- something to do with Tom, Padme, the three remaining cheftestants and a spread full of proteins, which sounds so friggin' hot, y'all. Says Casey: "I can't breathe." And, "I plan on going all the way." No one ever says those things to me, goddamn it.
Like I said last week, the promo for tonight's ep wasn't terribly promising -- but they're sneaky bastards over at Bravo. Ask this Toadie. He'll tell you. See you tonight, when Bravo goes "live" to Chicago to present the title and hundy thou. Probably too late for one of these tees, isn't it? Never. --Robert Wilonsky
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