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12 Chefs Compete

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After another brutal elimination, the chefs silently walk back to the dorms. Tek looks back on the last dinner service and feels hopeful she can do better. Dave, struggling with daily activities, finds life with a broken arm an increasing disadvantage.

The next morning the Red and Blue Teams are introduced to Lytasha James, wife of Staff Sergeant Otis James of the United States Marine Core. Staff Sergeant James has just flown in from active duty, and the next Hell's Kitchen dinner service will be a Welcome Home Surprise Party in his honor. The challenge will be for both teams to design and cook a menu of one appetizer and two entrees. The team that cooks the dishes Lytasha likes most will win the challenge, and those dishes will become the menu for the Welcome Home Dinner Service.

Chef Ramsay picks Robert and Suzanne to interview Lytasha on behalf of their teams. Robert brings the information back to the kitchen and happily collaborates with his teammates on their menu. Suzanne, however, chooses to become the leader and chooses the dishes for the team without any input.

At judgment time, in round one, Lytasha chooses the Red Team's Caesar salad with prawns over the Blue Team's bouillabaisse. But in round two, Lytasha chooses the Blue Team's entree of fried catfish with collard greens, and mac and cheese, "hands down". With the score tied at one to one, it is up to team leaders Rob and Suzanne to present their final entrees. Robert's strategy pays off and his entree of surf 'n turf is chosen, winning the challenge for the Blue Team. The men are rewarded by becoming fighter pilots for the day, while the women are punished by having to redecorate all of Hell's Kitchen for the Welcome Home Surprise Party, under the impeccable direction of a very special guest, Chef Ramsay's wife, Tana.

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