In the back, the remaining cheftestants applaud and hug Howie. He tells us that he's not necessarily that proud of how he's acted to certain people there because he viewed everyone around him as an enemy. I think Dale's crying. Sara hugs and kisses Howie. Aw. "But the reality of being a chef is that, cooking is a team sport. Today for the first time, I felt like we really were a team. I don't have any regrets -- I stand by my decision. No matter what happens, I am a good chef and all anybody has to do to know that is come taste my food."
Next week: Top Chef hits the road and Bourdain is back to peddle the McCoyian, "This is Top Chef, not Top Fill-in-the-Blank."