Tonight's Top Chef D.C. episode preview: Restaurant Wars - Let the backstabbing begin!

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Tag Team Cook Off

Trying to Work Together

There are eight chef'testants remaining on Top Chef: D.C., so you know what that means: Restaurant Wars! This is also known as the most adrenaline-filled episodes of the season — and also the one with the most instances of teammates throwing others/being thrown under buses (large ones). Let the backstabbing begin!

The chefs first have to learn to work together with their teammates, so for the Quickfire, they must participate in the tag team cooking relay. From the looks of it (see video below), Mr. Burns (Alex) really does not work well under pressure or with other people. I question if he even knows what he's doing half the time.

For the Restaurant Wars Elimination Challenge, Angelo tells us that his team is named "EVOO" (EE-voo) (which he totally ripped off Rachael Ray) because of the Mediterranean influences in their food. Hey, at least he didn't try to call it "Yum-O". This is also the episode where Angelo goes apeshit on everyone, reminding me very much of American Psycho's sociopathic lead character, Patrick Bateman.

We also get a hint of scandal in the preview below, as Alex does a total crap job of fabricating Tiffany's fish. Is Alex trying to sabotage Tiffany because of her recent successes, or is he just that lazy and/or unskilled?

Check out the preview videos below.

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