The challenge is to design for a “woman on the go”. She needs to be able to get off a plane, go to a meeting and head to a cocktail party all while looking fabulous and chic. Tim deadpans that they should think about wrinkles and “the fact that you don’t want them”. I love that tThey then cut to Kors, who can’t move the mound of lumpy orange Play Doh that is his face.
Although they are making a huge deal out of this, didn’t the designers from a previous season have to make clothes that they themselves wore on a flight to Paris? That was cool and proof in the pudding type of deal. Don’t try to tell me that this is groundbreaking Tim!
Or that your face is made from all-natural ingredients
They all spread out in Kors’ store and sketch and then go to Mood for the usual boring Mood faux-drama. So many fabrics! So little ti-Zzzzzzz.
When they get back to the workroom it is time to dish on Grandma. Christopher seems to feel genuinely guilty that his runway outburst could have been part of the reason she left. That may be true, but if you can’t stand crazy, this is not the show to go on Meemaw. In the midst of the rehash, Afrasian politely interrupts to say that he’s thought for three days and he is dropping out. Because of his mannerisms and little grin it really seems like a joke, and at first no one knows what to think. But he is actually serious. Probably good for him not to be an ER doctor.
“Your wife didn’t make it. Tee hee”
Chris tries the “lots of people wanted to be here” track and Buffi tells him to take a minute to refocus but not completely quit. It is kind of sweet to see them genuinely urging him to stay in the competition. It is also sweet that he thanks them and says nice things to them and quietly stands his ground.
Scarecrow, we will miss you most of all
Then the stupid happens. Urkel starts crying. Tim initiates a circle jerk to discuss Grandma and Afrasian announces his decision all over again. Then Fabio/Freegan/Unibrow cries, Dmitry looks pensive, people hug, who shot JR, Sonjia acts tough and basically it is one big ball of Jesus, This is Not Real Life People.
“I was on this TV show, and this guy I didn’t know, he didn’t want to be on the TV show anymore. What is wrong with this world?!”
Tim comes back from putting down Afrasian (he told them he was living on a farm upstate), to announce that Vampire Bangs (or Squiggy, thank you Enrique’s Mole!) is returning. I feel they rigged this up as soon as Grandma took the long nap, but I’m not sure how they will make up now for Afrasian going too. Bringing back contestants who failed seems like an unfair concept to me. I think the rule should be that the second chancer HAS to win the next challenge or they are automatically re-exiled. I know that would be pretty anticlimactic but I just can’t get behind someone already disqualified returning. Everyone seems pretty happy to see him though. Well, almost everyone.
“I think this detonator is broken”