All in all I enjoyed it, although I also thought it was a bit dragged out for the sushi game show segment. I also thought that was the easiest and most lame speedbump they have ever had - dump the veggies and meat into the broth and give it to a guy - real tough.
BTW, I too had the last 15 minutes cut off my first recording thanks to the monkeys at Shaw who decided to simsub Cold Case. Thankfully, I was able to DVR it again for the later showing, but had to dump Desperate Housewives since there was no way I was going to miss my Dexter premiere. Guess I am gonna have to download DH for the wife now.