Judges' Table. Colicchio wonders if "they all" are just sitting there allowing someone else to crash and burn. It's hard to know if he's speaking specifically about Team Orange or generally about all the cheftestants, because the thought could probably apply to both groups. Padma brings Team Orange back, and after Colicchio does his usual rundown of how each of them failed, and specifically telling Howie and Sara N. that they are ultimately responsible for Team Orange's failure, Padma tells Sara N. she's going home. Colicchio did manage to note that Howie has had conflict on every team challenge, which doesn't bode well for his future in this competition. I think that Colicchio had already decided that Howie is more of a Top Chef than Sara N. will ever be at this point, and that's why she's the one going home.
In the back, Sara N. cries and hugs everyone except Howie goodbye. Howie sits down, far away from the remaining cheftestants. Sara N. tells us that she's too nice to be as competitive as CERTAIN OTHERS WHO SHALL REMAIN UNNAMED. "There's a really fine line between being competitive just being an asshole." Best last line ever. ["She also gets an F. You're both hopeless!" -- Miss Alli]
Next Week: Restaurant Wars, during which the Brians will try extremely hard to be server, maitre d', chef, sommelier, and dishwasher before collapsing from exhaustion in a corner.