If Derek Corsino wasn’t going to be eliminated in episode six, then it might have been Veruska Samanez. “The ‘reasoning’ (given) that these are good bakers makes no sense to me because I’ve seen very good bakers eliminated in the past for very minor flaws in their bake,” Emmie618 wrote in her Reddit post.
Another Redditor chimed in with a theory. “Derek’s name was at the bottom of the Spring Board, so it seemed like they really didn’t want to send him home since he’s been a favorite from the beginning, but didn’t want to ‘lie’ and send Veruska home if she wasn’t the worst of the day.” Some of the other Redditors wondered whether the judges thought another baker assigning Corsino jasmine as a flavor was unfair. “I think the reason there was a pass this week is more so because they realized this made this more of a ‘target the best baker’ show than a ‘find the best baker’ show,” one person wrote.
The baffling decision to eliminate no one in episode six raised a number of questions. Will judges need to remove two bakers in one of the upcoming episodes? And why keep Corsino and pass up the opportunity to have an all-female final five? The Reddit community thinks Corsino must be a shoe-in for the finale now. Stay tuned. More will be revealed this Monday, April 5 at 9 pm EST on the Food Network.