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  • Tonight's challenge theme is love! Seventeen couples will fill the MasterChef kitchen and two teams of 6 will prepare a romantic dinner.

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  • Ahran, who has actually never been on a date, immediately decides to go with lobster as the Red Team's main protein.

  • The Blue Team, led by Elizabeth, will be preparing a medium rare filet with beet and potato puree.

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  • With all the tables in the restaurant full, the teams begin plating the main course.

  • While diners enjoy the main course, the teams prepare dessert.

  • After losing the challenge, the Red Team will face-off in a dessert themed pressure test.

  • The cooks gather ingredients to help them create nine hand-crafted chocolate truffles.

  • Cutter worries that his hands were made for cooking meat, not crafting truffles.

  • Ahran, who just lost her confidence, works on her milk chocolate mocha truffles.

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  • After preparing a box of very bitter chocolates, Christine must hand in her apron and leave the MasterChef kitchen.

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  • The Top 13 prepare for another Mystery Box challenge.

  • Chef Ramsay filets his salmon alongside the contestants.

  • Once their salmon is filleted, the contestants must also cook it.

  • Christian, who presented a restaurant quality salmon dish, learns of his massive advantage in the elimination round.

  • The remaining 12 contestants learn which shopping basket they have been assigned.

  • Christine is feeling confident with the ingredients involved in this challenge.

  • Ahran, who is not very familiar with the ingredients chosen by Joe, may be at a disadvantage.

  • After struggling with both of today's challenges, Elise must leave the MasterChef kitchen.

  • The remaining 14 contestants' next challenge will be running this all-American diner!

  • The Red Team, run by Christine, decides who will work on each station.

  • The Blue Team, headed by Willie, struggles to keep track of multiple orders.

  • The Red Team starts to fall behind when Elise struggles with club sandwiches.

  • Leslie begins cracking under pressure at the egg station.

  • The Red Team celebrates the end of service and a victory.

  • The bottom four members of the Blue Team must compete in a pressure test.

  • They will have 90 minutes to create a three layer red velvet cake.

  • When Willie's cake receives rave reviews from the judges, the other cooks begin to look worried.

  • After creating an overcooked and lopsided cake, Dan must hand in his apron and leave the kitchen.

  • Joe unveils today's challenge: surf and turf.

  • Working in teams of two, chosen by Courtney, the cooks scramble for ingredients.

  • Chef Ramsay discovers that Cutter and Dan aren't on the same page with their dish.

  • Francis and Elise are creating a crab risotto with a rack of lamb, but their opposite cooking styles may be a challenge.

  • Leslie, who is paired with Ahran, works on correctly pronouncing his partner's name.

  • The bottom four chefs are given a selection of ingredients and tasked with creating spring rolls.

  • Francis B feels pretty sure that he is not going home today.

  • Cutter, who has never made a spring roll, is worried about this pressure test.

  • Christian, who has never made a spring roll, is banking on his sauce being the best.

  • After having to cook his spring rolls twice and ending up with a soggy dish, Francis B must leave the kitchen.

  • After winning the Mystery Box Challenge, Elizabeth heads to the pantry to learn of her advantage in the Elimination Challenge.

  • The contestants learn that they will be cooking one of two dishes created by Luca and Alexander.

  • The contestants chosen to create Alexander's passion fruit panna cotta examine and taste the dish.

  • Courtney, cooking Luca's pancetta wrapped veal, is gaining confidence in her palate and ability to recreate dishes.

  • Christian, who confesses he isn't very great with desserts, works on his panna cotta.

  • Cutter, who has never made or even eaten a panna cotta, begins the final preparations of his plate.

  • Tyler brought the judges a dish that he did not cook. Even if it was accidental, Tyler's MasterChef journey ends tonight.

  • The judges announce a MasterChef wedding, which the contestants will be catering!

  • The Blue Team, led by Francis L, is united and focused.

  • Without solid leadership from Leslie, the Red Team is going in too many directions.

  • The bride throws a blue bouquet, signaling a win for the Blue Team!

  • Only three cooks from the Blue Team, chosen by the judges, will be competing in the Pressure Test.

  • Leslie, Francis B, and Jordan have 30 minutes to create a perfect medium-rare steak frites.

  • Although most of the cooks were hoping that Leslie would be headed home, he cooked a nearly perfect steak.

  • Jordan's steak had good color, but was slightly overcooked and didn't have a lot of flavor. Unfortunately, he must leave the MasterChef kitchen.

  • After finally standing out from the other contestants, Ahran gets a major advantage in the elimination round.

  • The judges reveal that the remaining cooks will have to create a box of 12 stunning doughnuts in 90 minutes.

  • Christian picks out some candy to help flavor his doughnuts.

  • Cutter concentrates on preparing the milk to add to his dough mixture. This one ingredient can make or break the batter.

  • As a baker, Jaimee has a bit of an advantage in this challenge.

  • Leslie is very confident about his amazing looking doughnuts.

  • Unfortunately, Kira's time in the MasterChef kitchen is over.

  • The MasterChef contestants are taken 200 miles from the kitchen, to the middle of the Mojave Desert, and tasked with feeding 500 soldiers.

  • Members of the Blue Team are worried that they have too many weak links.

  • The Red Team decides to create a spicy pork chop with a sweet sauce to top it, but their side of mac and cheese goes wrong, very quickly.

  • Both teams are excited and terrified as the 500 soldiers line up.

  • Despite not being able to serve all 500 soldiers, the Red Team's pork chops wins the challenge!

  • Members of the Blue Team will have to face off in a pressure test.

  • The cooks must create a stunning blueberry pie in just 75 minutes.

  • Jaimee, who has a blueberry pie tattoo on her neck, anxiously watches her pie as it bakes.

  • Elise, who has previously made a pie for the judges, is very nervous. Her first two pies didn't go over very well.

  • Unfortunately, Stephani made two big mistakes in the pressure test and her journey ends tonight.

  • In today's challenge, the cooks must make a dish using these Mystery Box ingredients.

  • Victoria gets right to work; the cooks have just 90 minutes for this challenge.

  • Courtney plans on making a honey bee cake with crushed pecans on top and a honey-caramel glaze.

  • Christian shows off his knife skills.

  • Gordon puts the finishing touches on his plate.

  • While there were two stunning desserts created during this challenge, only Courtney will have an advantage during the elimination round.

  • The judges welcome 30 new home cooks into the MasterChef kitchen to fight for a spot in the competition.

  • The contestants have one hour to create a dish that reflects who they are.

  • Francis L. and Elise search the pantry for the ingredients they need.

  • Willie cooks his chicken while the apricot white wine sauce simmers.

  • The bottom 9 home cooks will get one more chance to earn a MasterChef apron.

  • Each cook will be receiving a collection of classic American ingredients which they need to turn into an amazing dish.

  • The contestants choose Gordon to join them in this challenge, and he gladly accepts.

  • Leslie is making a chicken breast stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, and bacon. It's something he could make at home for his kids.

  • Joe is not going to tolerate Astrid's messy ways.

  • In the end, the judges choose 22 home cooks to move on to the next round!

Tonight's challenge theme is love! Seventeen couples will fill the MasterChef kitchen and two teams of 6 will prepare a romantic dinner.

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