Am I the only one who thinks Lisa's made it to the Top Chef finale not despite the fact that she's an inferior cook to several of the people who've gone down in recent weeks but precisely because the producers like the idea of building up a villain. A Richard-Antonia-Stephanie finale would be all good people and talented chefs -- who wants that? But with Lisa in the mix, we can root for her downfall.

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