Ok, I know it's not actually dead. But just look at this sad pic:
Most of the plant is brown and the stem near the base is brittle. We grew 4 nice basil plants in the summer then they all started dropping off but we kept this one because it started sprouting little green buds. But the stem is so long (it starts in the brown pot at the back!) I feel like if it gets any heavier the stem will snap. Can it survive like this? Can anything be done here to save it?