Britany/Stanley choose the outdoor space and Hilari/Mikel happily to tackle the inside. Britany is all up for getting rid of the traditional table and going lux with a big old cabana and using a bold graphic to enlarge that fence and make some great neighbors. Stanley has some great design plans too — throw old wood planks on top of the cement steps.
Hilari isn’t just the queen of accessories; she’s the queen of space planning! Hilari decides on a huge sectional with a few chairs and Mikel picks out a green wall color and coordinating rug.
Enough of those chumps, let’s get back to Team Drama!
Time to divvy up the work and Kris is chomping at the bit to do some outdoor toil with cacti and Rachel. Miera is thrilled to avoid partnering with Kris again, but Danielle has no idea just how much pain she is in for now. Kris and Rachel get planning, with something I haven’t seen from Kris before – a good attitude and team spirit! Was it the talk with David last week (not likely), partnering with someone who has won 2 of the past 3 challenges (getting warmer), or talking to a collaborator who doesn’t treat him like a 5 year old (THAT’S IT!).
Here’s my take on Kris: he needs to feel that the person he’s collaborating with is really better than him. Then egoKris takes over to pump up his prowess and taking constructive criticism is easier. The situation last week with Miera and him was just awful but fun to watch because the younger Miera treated him, the younger Kris behaved. Did you catch the ridiculous high-five blurb fit in the commercial break? I can’t believe I forgot to mention it!
See, I can almost smile, too!
Kris begins planning for plants for color and cover. Rachel starts planning a take-down of the old metal overhang and design of a pretty wooden one in its place.
Inside Miera has begun the process of transferring all her bitterness towards the ageist state of cable television to her partner Danielle. The homeowners need storage, so Miera wants to create a huge build-in on the inner wall. Great idea, but this challenge is only 3 days long. You know that really means it’s only about 36 hours of real work time, and can you imagine building a quality built-in (including paint) in only 36 hours? Danielle tries to get this reality across to Miera, but it’s just not happening.
I have more experience than you darling. We’re making this built-in, come hell or high water.
What the hell kind of nightmare am I in?
Miera explains in the talking head that she has an advantage over all these young whipper snappers due to her extensive experience in the world. Of course, online you can see that she normally has 3 months to complete these projects. Days, months, whatevs.
Even the carpenter isn’t buying this.
Miera gets more and more frustrated as Danielle and the carpenter try to get the project paired down to something achievable in 3 days. Why can’t everyone see she’s just trying to get some TV Magic on this project?
If I was on Extreme Home Makeover the project would be done by now. Where’s the remote?
Meanwhile Kris and Rachel have no static at all – they spend some time at a nursery picking out dozens of plants.
This is so much fun, why did Miera say you were such a bitch to work with?
Back to Team Earthy, where Stanley is getting a great tan but having a little problem positioning the Rubic’s cube together.
Maybe Stanley is more a random piece of metal welder than a specific piece of wood carpenter.