A Cutthroat Kitchen First: Sympathy from a Judge — Alton's Camp Cutthroat After-Show

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Host Alton Brown watches Judge Jet Tila try out the Round 1 sabotage element, Lookout Tower Prep & Cook, as seen on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, Camp Cutthroat Special.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Eddy Chen, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Though the judges may not be privy to the evilicious extents of host Alton Brown's sabotages, what each chef has been forced to endure is ultimately illuminated when Alton breaks down the challenges on his After-Show. It took nine seasons and multiple special tournaments full of diabolical sabotages, including the likes of canned haggis, human rotisseries and warped pans, but for the first time tonight — after the fourth heat of the  Camp Cutthroat tournament — one judge finally admitted to feeling sorry for a chef.

The challenge in question didn't involve any oddball ingredient or over-the-top suit of armor. Instead, it was none other than Alton's lookout tower, from which Chef DeMarco was forced to cook his skillet breakfast high above his cook station using extremely long utensils. "Any food had to be simply dropped into the pan," Alton told Jet Tila, as the judge took his place on the tower to try his hand at landing chopped ingredients in the pan. "I officially, for the first time in Cutthroat Kitchen, I feel bad," Jet admitted. Though Chef DeMarco may have earned Chef Jet's sympathies, they were perhaps not needed; the competitor managed to not only survive the first-round battle, but also outcook Chef Trevor in the chili-and-cornbread test and score a place in next week's finale.

Click the play button on the video above to hear from Jet and Alton, and watch the guys set off on a treasure hunt in search of ingredients.

Tune in to Camp Cutthroat every Wednesday at 9|8c, and don't miss Cutthroat Kitchen on Sundays at 10|9c.

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