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12 Chefs Compete Again

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Though Autumn and Scott came close to getting the boot at the end of the most recent dinner service, both were spared by Chef Ramsay...and ordered to switch teams, which means that Autumn will be joining the guys on the Red Team and Scott will now be part of the ladies' Blue Team.

The next morning sous chefs Andi and Scott hand out butcher uniforms to both teams, and when the remaining 12 contestants wander outside they discover a pig pen filled with mud and a bunch of piglets romping around. Though they fear they're going to have to butcher the little guys, Chef Ramsay puts their minds at ease. Six pigs are wearing collars with the names of different cuts of pork, while another six have collars bearing the names of different side dishes. For the challenge, each contestant must try to catch the pig with the best cuts and ingredients for making a good dish. As Nilka struggles to catch a pig (and ends up with blood sausage), the Blue Team members quickly snatch up the coveted pork chop and pork loin. After all the collared pigs are collected, the teams divide themselves into pairs and start cooking. The ladies become annoyed with Scott's bossiness (which was also their biggest complaint about Autumn), while Autumn struggles to fit in over in the Blue Team.

After 45 minutes in the kitchen, the pairs present their dishes to Chef Ramsay. Nilka and Fran put their blood sausage and prune combo up against Benjamin and Ed's pork loin and bok choy. Nilka admits that she's not pleased with how it turned out, and Chef Ramsay couldn't agree more. He spits out his first bite and demands to know who had the bright idea of pairing prunes with blood sausage. (It was Scott.)

After the Blue Team gets the point, Jason and Autumn present honey-glazed bacon with honey slaw. Chef Ramsay likes it but thinks the slaw is too sweet. Autumn notes during confessional that she had suggested mustard for the side dish, but her idea was shot down. Holly and Siobhan's pork tenderloin and paired sweet-and-sour apple wins them the point and evens the score, which means it all comes down to the final two dishes. Chef Ramsay enjoys Jay and Salvatore's pork loin chop over pinto beans -- and then gets a long explanation from Maria about her and Scott's sweet potato soup made with ham hock. Chef Ramsay isn't pleased with the fact that the potato overshadowed the pork, so he gives the point and the challenge win to the Blue Team.

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