Worst Cooks in America, Season 4: Top Moments of Episode 6

Get an insider's look at the recruits' challenges, and relive the most-memorable moments from the sixth 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: 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.

Roles Reversed

In this week's Skill Drill, it's up to the chefs to take direction from their recruits, as contestants are working in teams to dictate to their mentors via headset the whats and hows of making a plate of lamb chops, potatoes and charmoula. The trick? The chefs can't use a recipe or see the finished dish they must replicate; they have only their recruits' commands and descriptions to follow as they cook.

Showing Progress

Although they can't identify that the chops are grilled, not sauteed, the ladies of the Red Team are off to a good start, describing with ease most of the ingredients in the charmoula and potato hash. "My Red Team is doing really well in trusting their instincts, and I think they've got this one," Chef Anne says of her competitors.

"The Bickersons"

Once again struggling to work together as a team, Chet and Alina argue over the tastes and appearance of the dish in front of them, and at times their disagreements frustrate their mentor. "Anytime you guys want to stop bickering, I need to start cooking this dish," Chef Bobby explains. "I'm going to start calling Alina and Chet 'The Bickersons.'"

Doing As They Say

"Sue and Rasheeda may be enjoying this challenge a little too much," Chef Anne reflects of her team. Her recruits aren't shy about expressing their high expectations of their mentor: Rasheeda reminds her to establish a mise en place, and Sue tells her later, "Use your napkin and clean up, because we really like a nice, clean plate."

A Win, Barely

After tasting, the chefs find that both teams have failed to accurately describe crucial elements of the dish. While the Blue Team leaves out lemon zest from the charmoula, Sue and Rasheeda misidentified purple potatoes, telling Chef Anne to use shallots in the hash instead. In the end, the mentors agree that the Red Team is more successful in replicating the plate, but Chef Anne admits: "This was so close. It was like a negligible difference."

Family Reunions

At the next day's Main Dish Challenge, the competition comes full circle for many of the recruits as they learn they'll be cooking meals for their loved ones, many of whom are the reason they wanted to join Boot Camp. Sue's son, Christopher, runs out to greet his mom, while Rasheeda, Chet and Alina are greeted by their twin sister, mom and close friend, respectively.

Taste Testers

Although each special guest will sample the meals their family member has made for them, they won't know whether the plates have been prepped by their loved one or his or her teammate. "Your loved ones are going to weigh in on the tasting and then help us determine who should move on to the finale," Chef Bobby tells the competitors.

Hands-On Pasta Making

Both Sue and Rasheeda are tasked with making from-scratch pasta, which will be featured in their Italian-focused dishes — tagliatelle with bacon and cherry tomatoes, and ravioli with broccoli rabe, respectively. "Are you kidding me? I've never even made pasta from a box," Rasheeda notes. For an added wrinkle in the competition, the recruits must cook without the help of a chef-led demonstration.

Southern Specialties

The Blue Team is tasked with creating Southern-style favorites like fried chicken and greens for their loved ones, and both Chet and Alina believe that their loved ones will love the final plates. Although Chet's diligent about seasoning the chicken, he's forced to finish cooking the meat in the oven, for fear of burning it. "I am definitely going to go home if this chicken is not cooked all the way through," Chet explains.

Slow Start

In the beginning of the challenge, Chef Anne finds that "Sue is in the weeds" and in danger of not having time to roll out her pasta. Although she's a bit stressed, Sue manages to not only complete the fresh pasta but the tomato sauce, as well, and she's excited about her son tasting the final dish. "I want to show my son how far I've come and make him really proud," she says.

Creative Liberties

The self-described "mad scientist" of the competition, Alina starts her chicken by abandoning the recipe and choosing to cook with an excessive amount of butter. "I've given her a recipe to follow. If she goes off on a tangent here, she could blow the whole thing," Chef Bobby explains.

Choosing Correctly

Sue has high hopes for her pasta dish, but she's concerned that her son won't be able to identify what she's made, since she's only ever cooked him microwave burritos. It turns out that Christopher is wowed by the meal, eating so much of it that he can hardly speak. Both he and Rasheeda's sister, Aisha, select the dishes prepared by their loved ones as their favorite.

Favoring the Opposition

In the dining room with Chef Bobby, Chet's mom, Earlie, and Marshall, the man Alina cares for, are impressed with both chicken dishes and admit that neither of their loved ones could have prepared these meals in the past. In the end, however, they choose the meals made by each other's recruit as the most successful.

Finale Picks

Come elimination, each recruit is given the chance to explain why he or she is the best choice to compete in next week's finale. In the end, however, Chef Anne and Chef Bobby can each bring only one competitor, and they ultimately ask Sue and Chet to turn in their aprons. Both finalists are proud of the work they accomplished and vow to continue cooking in the future.

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