Despite the amped-up drama surrounding the final tasks, both events went off well, even with Dawna's ugly program incident. But Bethenny's abrupt people skills cost her the position she so passionately wanted, and after the fact, she was still ungracious towards her team, so maybe Martha was right in her decision. I do wonder at the backhandedness of Alexis' comment that Dawna was "dispassionate and uncreative but better suited to be [Martha's] apprentice." I can't talk about that, though, because it's 9:48 pm, T-minus 12 minutes to that moneymaker, Law & Order. NBC's got to wrap this show up and squeeze in an awkward prerecorded moment of Dawna driving away in her new Buick Lucerne. Yeah, that sure looked live alright. Not one other car in the street during a transit strike in the city. Riiiight. I wish we could have seen more of the other candidates, and I wish there was more pomp and circumstance during the big reveal. Mostly, I wish the Peacock network and Mr. Burnett would have given this show a little more of its due. It deserved better all-around.