I'm hoping for a win by Darlene. I've very much liked what she's done. Francine seems to be a nice person, but I'd go bonkers if I had to listen to her for very long.
Brian redeemed himself with me quite a bit by helping James, but I still wonder two things. First is, would he have been so quick to help if he hadn't realized that James was pretty much out of it by then. Secondly, would have have offered the same help to one of the women if needed. I generally don't care about which gender wins anything, but I think I recall him mentioning more than once that he was hoping for a male winner. One the other hand, maybe he said that because he figured he was the best of the men and considered a few of the women as his real competition.