Worst Cooks in America, Season 8: Craziest Moments

Relive top Boot Camp moments from Season 8 of Worst Cooks in America.

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Episode 1: Italian Shmitalian

"A little bit of this, a little bit of that, not enough of this, not enough of that" is how Donna describes her Italian pasta dish of gabugot to Anne, who says, "I lived in Italy for a year and I've never heard that." "It tastes like plastic," says Chanda, when she tastes some of the noodles.

Leaving an Impression

"I tend to ruin everything I touch in the kitchen," says Nick, but one thing he's proud of is his Jailhouse Burrito. "That's a little different," says Ginny, who watches Nick pour hot water into the ramen bag, which he then weights to form a burrito shape." "I'm at a loss for words," says Tyler.

Unable to Take the Heat

While Rachel is butchering chicken, her pan goes up in flames. "I don't know what to do; I'm not a firefighter," she says. Luckily, a producer stifles the fire. Somewhat rattled, Rachel ends up cooking the chicken on low heat, and Tyler points out that it looks anemic. "I can taste your fear," he tells her after taking a bite.

Cluttered Mind, Cluttered Station 

"My family would be absolutely shocked if I come home and actually know how to cook," says self-proclaimed scatterbrain Jeni. During the cooking challenge, her station is so messy with trash, dirty dishes and a knife on the floor that Tyler says, "This is a whole new level of terrible." Jeni is eliminated.

When Everything Falls Apart

"David is having a complete breakdown," says Anne, seeing him flustered after he nicks his finger peeling peaches for the Main Dish challenge. "It's kind of like when one domino starts to fall and we see the effects of everything," she says after tasting his dish. In the end Anne sends David home for being too frantic.

Episode 2: Persnickety Parsnip

"I'm definitely not intimidated by no short, blond girl," says Taylor during a game of Family Food. But when asked to retrieve a parsnip, he doesn't know what it is. On her third try, Rachel finally brings back the correct item, gaining a point for her team. "Process of elimination," says Rachel. "You just keep trying."

6 Eyes in the Kitchen

"I've got the two pairs of glasses, but I can't see the board very well," says Donna, ducking behind her teammates, trying to read the chicken cacciatore recipe. "Donna is either herself going to have a nervous breakdown or give her food an anxiety attack," says Anne, imitating Donna's chickenlike motions from the catwalk.

Too Much Oil, Too Little Confidence

"I'm getting really nervous for you," Tyler tells Rachel when he sees she's trying to sear her beef tenderloin in a pool of oil. After making her pour most of it out of the pan, he tells her, "You're the only recruit who doesn't have anything in the oven right now." Scared of the hot oil, Rachel says: "Ooh, it's popping. I don't like that."

Undertrained and Underseasoned

Despite coming from a restaurant family, Cindy never learned to cook. "When I try, it's just failure," she says. Presenting her dish to Tyler, she tells him, "I wish the meat was tanner." Pausing for a minute, Tyler corrects her: "better seared." He finds her beef very underseasoned. Considering Cindy and Rachel, Tyler decides to send Cindy home.

Freak Out, You're Out

"I'm just trying to keep pace," says Ty, nearing an emotional breakdown after Anne yells at him for running around too much. Despite leaving most of the cooking until the final 20 minutes, Ty does get all three components onto the plate, whereas Glenda does not. "You let yourself get freaked out today," Anne tells Ty before sending him home.

Episode 3: Is Being Creative Too Much to Ask?

"Did you forget this is Worst Cooks in America?" asks Ernie, after learning he and the other recruits will have to create their own ice cream flavors in the Skill Drill challenge. "Just let me write it down and copy yours," he adds. Anne reveals she and Tyler won't be around to help during this round, and they'll be judging the dishes blind.

Cooking Like a Blindfolded Mouse

"I forget where I am while I'm at where I'm going," admits Donna of her scatterbrained tendencies as she runs around the kitchen, calling out for help from her teammates. After Taylor gives her a hand, he describes her perfectly: "It's like putting a blindfold on a mouse and asking the mouse to go find cheese ... it just runs into all the walls."

It's What You Don't See

"Are we matching cookies to personality, right now?" Tyler asks Anne as the two poke fun at the ice cream sandwiches in front of them. After Donna comes in first place on the Red Team, Anne congratulates her for working well under pressure. "This madwoman? Are you kidding me," says Chanda. "They really need to roll the tape back for Chef Anne."

Knowing Nada About Empanadas

"Sounds familiar to me," says Glenda, the only recruit who knows what empanadas are. But while she's making them for the Main Dish challenge, her filling comes out dry, crumbly and salty. After placing last in the earlier challenge, Chanda redeems herself with breakfast-inspired empanadas. Glenda's empanadas, however, get her eliminated.

From Too Basic to Too Wacky

"I'm going back to basics," Ernie tells Tyler of his direction for his empanada filling, but Tyler isn't satisfied. "I don't want simple," Tyler says. "Make sure your flavor profile is dynamic." After adding bacon, olives and dates, Ernie says, "It's all good — or at least I think so." His combination, however, puts him in the bottom, and he's sent home.

Episode 4: Coddling His Eggs

"Taylor, are you carrying your egg around on a spatula?" Anne asks her recruit, who's just cooked a poached egg, one of four types of eggs he has to make in the Skill Drill challenge. "I didn't want to leave her alone," Taylor responds with a smile. "That seems like a good idea," Anne says with a laugh, trying to imitate his Boston accent.

Eggstremely Slow and Gentle

"You know the way you talk to plants to get them to flourish?" Holgie says, explaining her thought process for approaching the egg cooking challenge. "I talk to my plants, so I figure I will talk to my eggs." While making her scrambled eggs, she ever so slowly and lovingly stirs them in the pan while repeating "gentle" over and over again.

Is This Competition Really Worth It?

"That's not supposed to happen," says Tyler after his pan of pot stickers goes up in flames while he's demonstrating one of four Asian street foods the recruits must make in the Main Dish challenge. "Hell no!" exclaims Chanda. "I'm sorry, I'm just not going to burn my hair off. Not for $25,000. Maybe $30,000, though."

A Multitasking Nightmare

Still frazzled by the eggs challenge, Donna isn't doing any better multitasking while making four dishes, and starts to mix up her recipes. "There's scrambled eggs going on in my head," she explains. Anne comes down to comfort her, later saying, "I would like you to believe in you." Donna ends up plating just two dishes, and in the end leaves the competition.

Self-Sabotaging Expectations

"I'm always playing catch-up a little bit," says Rachel after Tyler warns her to hurry up. "But I always recover," she adds. This time, however, she completes only half the required dishes. "My tasting was, like, the quickest tasting ever," Rachel worries, expecting the worst. After two wins last week, she falls to the bottom and is eliminated.

Episode 5: Like-Minded, Like-Muscled

"It's, like, the toughest meat I've ever held," Nick says about the alligator meat he's making into sliders for the Skill Drill challenge, which has the recruits using exotic proteins. But Anne thinks it's perfect for her recruit because it's "all muscle." She adds: "The alligators are all into parkour, too, I think, right?"

Falling Apart in One Aspect

"What do I have to do, stomp on them?" Holgie asks rhetorically after Tyler points out her bison burgers are crumbling in the skillet and look like "Hamburger Helper." He has her start over. Still, Holgie's proud of her progress elsewhere. "Yesterday I didn't know how to spell 'flavor profile'; now I are one," she says.

Flirty Fish Filleting

"I mean, it looks a little bit like a bearskin rug," Tyler tells Ginny after she presents him her fillet of haddock for the Main Dish fish and chips challenge. Ginny's retort: "I could lay on it, Chef." Later, after the two flirt during frying, she admits to having a crush on Tyler: "He's a big hunk of man." Ginny wins the challenge.

Being Driven to Drink

"You're going to give this fish a nervous breakdown — and it's already dead," Anne exclaims while watching Chanda fillet her fish. Unfortunately it doesn't come out that well and neither does Chanda's beer batter. Picking up the half-empty bottle, Anne takes a swig and says, "It's been a rough day." In the end, Nick and Taylor tie for the win, and Chanda is eliminated.

A Cook, a Fish and a Knife Fight

"It looked like a crime scene when I got finished," says Holgie, describing her experience filleting the fish. But she's proud to have done it at all. "I think you're adorable," Tyler tells her during tasting, commending her for never giving up. "It was like going to a knife fight," she says. Despite his positive comments, Tyler finds Holgie's textures inconsistent, and he sends her home.

Episode 6: Putting Their Taste Bud(s) to the Test

"I have one taste bud. So it's going to be a big challenge for that little guy," says Nick of the recipe reversal Skill Drill that he and Taylor have to figure out. He correctly grabs fennel but thinks it's celery. "You got the right thing, but you just don't know what it is," Anne says, observing without the guys knowing it.

Uncalled-for Overconfidence

"Looks a little sloppy over there," Ginny goads the Blue Team, calling the team members names. "You don't smack-talk unless you feel 1,000 percent confident about your dish," Tyler tells Ginny after pointing out the details she and Lawrence missed in their dish. "I just want to crawl under a rock and hide," says Ginny.

Seeking Redemption and Saving Himself

"Did I really just mess up this dish?" says Lawrence upon noticing his onion confit is burning. It's one of the components in the Main Dish challenge he's cooking for his wife, who'll be judging blind. "It's not about the screwup; it's about the recovery," Tyler reminds him. Luckily Lawrence saves the unburnt parts.

From Assured to Uncertain

"It's coming out. Right here on the dismount," Tyler narrates as Ginny scoops out an avocado for garnishing her paella. "I'm pretty much done," she says, waiting for the rice to finish cooking in the oven. She chants, "Don't touch it," hoping to use all her time to allow it to finish. But it doesn't help, and Tyler sends her home and chooses to keep Lawrence.

Bromance Over

"They really have had a delightful, sweet little bromance," Anne reveals to Nick's wife and Taylor's fiancee during the blind tasting. Luckily both women correctly guess who made which dish. "This has been, by far, the hardest decision in eight seasons of doing this that I've had to make," Anne tells the guys. But in the end, she chooses to keep Nick and send Taylor home.

Finale: Delicately Fierce or Fiercely Delicate

On practice day, Anne suggests Nick make fried squash blossoms over zucchini noodles for an appetizer in his final cook. "I'm terrified," says Nick. But Anne reassures him: "We're a delicate flower, Nick. But your man bun can handle it." Later Anne motions to the Blue Team and says, "See, they made deviled eggs." Nick chuckles, realizing he's got this.

Talking Technique Until Anne Butts In

"I don't have any technique," Lawrence worries when Tyler demonstrates mincing garlic and herbs. While discussing dessert, Lawrence asks why Tyler's showing him another new technique. "If you give Anne and I the same dish ... we're going to come at it from different angles," Tyler explains. Hearing her name, Anne says, "Tyler talks all the time."

Fleet-Footed Multitasking Mightiness

"I'm running and hopping everywhere," says Nick, cooking his rabbit entree. It's Anne who's keeping him on his toes. He points at his shoulders and says: "I got the devil Chef Anne right here. And I got the angel Chef Anne right here cheering me on." Anne proudly tells him, "That was a $25,000 multitask, let me tell you."

Counting Down to Potential Defeat

"My competition is not even Nick anymore; it's just the clock," says Lawrence, realizing time is moving faster than his pace. Pulling his peach upside-down cakes out of the oven, Lawrence finds they're still raw. Moving on to plan B, Tyler suggests Lawrence plate the basil ice cream with sliced peaches, but it leaves the judges wanting more.

No Longer the Worst Cook

"To wrap the rabbit in prosciutto was absolutely lovely," judge Madison Cowan tells Nick. "And then I took my first bite of it, and it was just salt." Nick, despondent, wonders: "Why now?" Despite that mistake the judges announce he's the winner of $25,000. "I might have to just retire my microwave," he jokes.

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