Luckily, after last week's backlash against all the tears in the tent, the remaining six contestants of 'The Great British Bake Off' showed a more stoic side as they parried with pastry, and finally said goodbye to "great big bear" Glenn.
They started with a signature suet pudding, yes, that comforting classic that got Ron Glum into so much trouble with fiancee Eth when he passed out before the tattooist had finished his job, leaving "I love sue.... " on his arm. Oh no. I CAN'T be the only person who still giggles at that... ok, moving on...
Schoolteacher Glenn was the last man standing, but even he's had to leave the tent now
Back in the 21st century, the final six were having fewer troubles, not surprising as the standard is now uniformly high. But Christine's home advantage continues to serve her well - an obliging husband at home who not only carves her culinary implements but has for his favourite dish ever a classic suet pudding. Predictably, Christine triumphed. He might be off to the tattoo parlour.
Frances has started balancing substance with style as she makes it through to the quarter-final
But she came unstuck in the technical, where her choux nuns failed to fly. And I must ask, what is the point of an apron if you wear a fetching cardie OVER it? Or a denim jacket if you're Ruby?
However, it's Kimberley I want to go home, though, after that self-satisfied whisper to camera about her own custard, never mind the "it's actually very simple" aside during the technical. Hasn't she read the memo that this is only a competition to get some BBC funds for oven lecky, but is actually a village fete where it's one for all? With Ali and Howard now departed, I'm rooting for Frances.
Who do YOU want to walk off with this year's title?
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