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Top Moments from Episode 5 of All-Star Academy

Relive highlights from the episode, including one eliminated home cook's surprise return to the competition.
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Cooking for a Save

"One of you three will be able to save an eliminated cook," Ted explains to Curtis, Alex and Michael, mentors who've all lost home cooks up to this point in the competition. Using ingredients with the letters of the "magic word," SAVE, they need to cook a dish to impress guest judge Donatella Arpaia.

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Return of the Prodigal Cook

"[August's] the secret ingredient in this dish," Alex explains to Donatella. "This is Alex to a tee," Donatella extols upon tasting the scallops. The mentors and home cooks soon discover Alex's dish earned a comeback for August. "I'm back, baby," August says. "You can't kick me out that soon."

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Cooking to Stay

Just as soon as August returns, Ted reveals, "It's time for the elimination test." Everyone will be cooking in order to remain in the competition, and they must use ingredients beginning with the letters of the word STAY. With an advantage from last week, Bobby earns the right to use the SOS button twice.

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Putting All Her Eggs in One Basket

"This is my chance, so I have to go all out," says Sharon, deciding with mentor Curtis to confit egg yolks in an immersion circulator. "What I usually do is take a saute pan and cook," criticizes Bobby. "I don't want to be just safe," says Sharon, who unfortunately breaks several eggs before getting perfect yolks.

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