The cheftestants (sans Casey) are brought back to the judges and Colicchio labors on some sort of musical metaphor for why they all sucked, but finally Padma puts us all out of our misery by telling Camille to pack it up. Camille tells us smilingly that she is sad to leave but she's also anxious to get back to New York and see how the restaurant's doing. She slurs "restaurant" a bit, and I wonder if she and Padma went in on a bag together. In the back, Camille announces that she's leaving. Casey dramatically grabs at her mouth in consternation and then clasps her hands together. While Sara M. cries quietly behind her, Camille makes a shaky speech about how brilliantly talented her fellow cheftestants are and tells them all to "Rock. Hard." Tre looks unbelievably bored. The cheftestants go up to get their hugs from Camille, and Joey From New York's face is all big and red and tearful. AWWWW! CJ lifts Camille high off the ground in a fairly cheerful one-armed hug. Dale's face is as red and teary as Joey's and he tells us how guilty he feels and that he thinks it's his fault Camille is gone. Camille is happy she took the risk, she learned a lot and to her, that's what cooking is all about. She's so Zen it's almost contagious.
Next week: Hung and knives. I can't wait.