Finally, everyone gathers back in front of the judges. It's probably like, two in the morning at least, which might feel like mid-morning depending on jetlag. After lots of dramatic camera angles and music, Padma announces that Nick is the Top Chef. This is a shock to me, and I can tell by the smug look on Tom's face that he pulled some strings and threw his weight around for this one. Fuck this, there's no justice. Come back for All-Stars, Nina, and don't accept Tom's consolatory back-patting.