Blue Team. Harold wonders if there are any vegetables that kids like. Lee Anne thinks they can do carrots, so Brian suggests "candy carrots." The team agrees. Dave explains to us that they are going to do cereal-coated monkfish nuggets.
On the Red Team, they are deciding on ranch dressing and ketchup dipping sauces when Cynthia gets a call and has to go outside. Cynthia's cousin, who talks to her in such a cold and clinical way, tells Cynthia that her father is in a great deal of pain. The cousin is "concerned about setting up directives" and asks if Cynthia is able to come back. Cynthia tells us that her head hasn't been in the competition and it's probably the first time in her life that she's wanted nothing to do with food. Her father needs her.
After the commercial break, Cynthia calls everyone over and tells them that she's leaving immediately. As Cynthia tells them how much she's going to miss them, Dave wipes his eyes and Candice sniffs with a red nose and eyes. Hugs all around. Cynthia leaves. Lee Anne tells us that she thinks Cynthia is a very strong, funny, talented woman. Dave has come to love her in this brief time and he'll never forget her. Miguel promises to keep the craziness alive in her honor. "Move on," Stephen announces, "make a shopping list." They make it seem like Stephen's being extremely insensitive at that exact moment, but you can tell from the background in two successive shots that it was cut in from a slightly later moment. I'm sure they had their shopping lists together before Cynthia made her announcement, since they weren't all huddled together in teams when she called them together. Of course I think Stephen's a total ass, but he has ample opportunity to showcase that without Bravo cheating. Stephen tells us that the Red Team was down one person, but he wasn't worried because the team still had him and Miguel. See? Lisa and Candice will be the shoppers for the Red Team and Dave and Lee Anne for the Blue Team.