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Whoa. Is Ed Cotton on fire or what?!

Maybe it was the change in locale from the Beltway to Singapore, but the food guru from New York's Plein Sud was cooking with gas — and some out-there ingredients — last night during the first half of Top Chef: D.C.'s finale. Not only did he score immunity (while jet-lagged) by crushing the street-food Quickfire Challenge, Cotton also took his third elimination-round win and served up some humble pie to Angelo. Yes, Angelo Sosa, the man who bragged about his Asian culinary chops, the man who has long been considered a lock, the man who has spent the entire season telling everyone within camera-range that he's the best... wasn't the best. Twice in one episode! How you like them rambutans?

Of course, Angelo could still walk off with the grand prize — there's one episode left and Ed is already getting a little cocky — but from the tease for next week's final cook-off, it looks like an ailing Sosa may be at a serious disadvantage.  Hope it wasn't something he ate. Or cooked! 

So, who do you think is gonna win Top Chef?

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