Bargaining Actually -- there was no bargaining. Except perhaps the deal with the cast ... you tell us if you think someone is cheating at the time it's happening, and we will do something about it. Deal?
Depression I remember driving home after the judges table shoot at 4am after a long, long shoot was a low, low point. Tom was right, I believe Betty's mistake was an honest one and it's depressing that despite my best efforts at communicating the rules to the cast, it seems we had not communicated them clearly enough for Betty.
Acceptance I believe we dealt with the situation as fairly and honestly as we could. No one was hurt, let's move on. That's all I have time to write about this, my apologies, am running to get the plane home from Hawaii. Of course I can't tell you anything about how the finale went because the NBC/General Electric legal shock troops would hunt me down (and rightly so). I can just say that the shoot was incredible and I am dying to get back and see the shows come together in the edit -- am as giddy as a schoolgirl. If you're still here reading this I just want to say one more thing ... I always wonder if anyone reads these blogs, but if you are out there, still reading, thanks for hanging in to the end!