Poor Elliott. First he loses his mother, then he has to deal with Ryan's condolences.
And then the emo-robot goes back to separating the sheep from the goats.
Brooke White joins the Cooks on Ryan's left, Syesha's sent to stand with Carly and Jason.
And Little David Archuleta, who's probably so far ahead in the voting at this point that he can be used as a tie-breaker, is still backstage.
And it's only 9:30. To think I could be watching ABC News' Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos quizzing Barack Obama on his patriotism while Hillary Clinton looks on, lips pursed.