Worst Cooks in America, Season 4: Top Moments of Episode 5

Get an insider's look at the recruits' challenges, and relive the most-memorable moments from the fifth episode of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America Season 4.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Heidi Gutman © 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Heidi Gutman © 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Heidi Gutman © 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Heidi Gutman © 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Heidi Gutman © 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Heidi Gutman © 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Heidi Gutman © 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Heidi Gutman © 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Heidi Gutman © 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Ingredient Scavenging

At a local grocery store for this week's Skill Drill, the recruits overcome their penchants for canned, frozen foods and embrace the fresh aisles of the market. Chefs Bobby and Anne send them on a scavenger hunt complete with riddled clues to source ingredients they'll need to prepare three types of Asian dumplings: wonton, shu mai and gyoza.

Feeling the Pressure

Competing in a team challenge for the first time, the competitors work together to shop quickly and outcook the other team, which means that this is the first opportunity for rivals Anne and Bobby to claim a victory over the other. The mentors offer their recruits not-so-subtle pleas to succeed with the help of a megaphone while the contestants race through the aisles.

Too Many Cooks

Once cooking begins, Chef Bobby's Blue Team realizes that competing alongside fellow team members isn't necessarily easier than working alone. Chet and Alina struggle to find their rhythm as they argue over how to prepare the dumplings and maneuver kitchen appliances. "We're a team; we're not against each other," Alina reminds Chet.

On Fire

Rasheeda is all business as she begins work on the gyoza: "I got my game face on, ready to beat the Blue Team." She indeed manages to complete the challenge quickly, finishing her dumplings before her fellow competitors. "You're making Mama so proud today," Chef Anne tells her team.

Mastering the Art

"We got a professional pleat-maker!" Chef Bobby says of Chet after reviewing his well-formed shu mai. The Blue Team recruit manages to fill 20 dumplings in a flash and steam them on a bed of cabbage before time runs out.

Taste Subjects

Preparing to serve their dumplings to everyday supermarket shoppers in addition to Chefs Anne and Bobby, the teams question whether their skills have improved enough to feed members of the public. "This is pretty terrifying," Michael says before the taste test. "My family can barely choke down my food, and now I'm going to feed a whole bunch of strangers? We're going into unknown territory now."

Sweet Victory

The store customers sample both teams' dumplings, and, much to everyone's relief, they offer mostly positive feedback to each of the contestants. In the end, however, the Blue Team scores more votes than the Red Team and is named the winner of the Skill Drill. "How do you like them dumplings, Chef Anne?" Chef Bobby jokes to his rival.

Demanding Guest List

A day after their success in cooking for strangers, the recruits learn that they'll cater a party for 30 bikers at a local bar for the Main Dish Challenge. But this crowd is perhaps more critical than the grocery shoppers. Host of the party Andy Animal warns the recruits, "This just better be good ... and if it's not, they're going to let you know."

Keeping the Customer in Mind

"I don't make stuff with beer, but you know what?" Alina explains, "Bikers like it, so I'm going with it." She decides to coat her chicken wings in a beer-orange glaze that proves to be a hit with the bar guests. Her sea scallops are also well-received by Chef Bobby. "A lot of times people overcook scallops and then they get rubbery, but this one is very tender," he tells her, before naming her finger food the best of the day.

Finger Food Favorites

Chefs Anne and Bobby demonstrate the how-tos of making a classic bar staple — chicken wings — then give their teams just 90 minutes to put their own spins on the everyday wing, plus prepare an additional bar bite, like quesadillas, shrimp toasts and grilled cheese.

Playing It Safe

"I was worried about it reducing in time," Michael says to Chef Anne about why he's used only a splash of mango juice in a glaze to coat almost three dozen wings. She's not impressed with the explanation, noting that his wings "look plain and they taste plain."

A Few Spuds Short

Chef Bobby prides Chet on "very good execution in terms of flavor," but he's disappointed in the way Chet plated his mushroom-topped potatoes. Chet explains that he "didn't get a chance to finish," which is why he's serving only a limited number of his appetizer. "This is definitely the worst I've done through this whole Boot Camp," he notes.

Battles With Brie

Unable to cleanly slice extra-creamy Brie cheese, Carla struggles to create properly formed quesadillas, as their filling continues to fall out of the tortillas. These sloppy bites prove to be the least of her problems, however, as her supposedly lemon-pepper chicken wings are wholly devoid of lemon flavor. "It just doesn't taste like you advertised," Chef Bobby tells her.

Familiar Company

An owner of two motorcycles, Sue attempts to win over the bikers by telling them of her own Harley-Davidsons. "I'm not sure how my appetizers will taste," she explains, "so I need to be prepared to charm the pants off of all these men." Ultimately, both the guests and Chef Anne are impressed with Sue's prosciutto-wrapped figs and teriyaki wings, so much so that she's named the most-successful Red Team recruit.

Leaving Having Learned

Come elimination, Chef Anne explains that despite the progress both he and Rasheeda have made since week one, Michael will not be advancing to the final-four competition in Boot Camp next week. "Boot Camp has changed my life forever," Michael reflects afterward. "I can actually bring something to the table — that I've cooked."

Stifled Romance

After five weeks of adorably comical flirting with Chef Bobby, Carla is devastated that she's been eliminated from the competition and will no longer be able to see her crush. "I want to stay with you, Bobby," she says after the competition. "Why did you let me go? You should've hung onto me. I still love you, Bobby Flay."

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