Married couple A.J. and Laura were both competing for the chance to move onto the next round of the competition.
As he prepped his dish, A.J. told Joe Bastianich that Laura wouldn't tell him what she was cooking in the ground beef challenge: "She says it’s all-out war."
Meanwhile, a very calm Laura told Ramsay that she wasn't even thinking about what her husband was up to. "He's on his own," she said.
In the end, only one of them went through to the round of 18: the judges decided that Laura had the superior dish and A.J. was out.
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