Finally there is Tahlia, Natalie and Teyona. Tahlia is trying to be as positive as possible even though the dreaded Natalie is also in her photo group. She has no say in the matter, so figures that the best strategy is to just get over it. I concur! These three are portraying tourists in Times Square, which involves a lot of pointing and looking very happy to see so many lights and tall buildings. At one point Teyona decides a snack is in order, and Jay tells her that he doesn't think anyone wants to see a mouthful of pretzel. So the bitch spits it out over the side of the double decker bus! Some poor actual tourist is going back to Omaha telling everyone that it rains soggy dough in the Big Apple. Jay and Mike crack up at my joke. The shoot is going well, and Tahlia is standing out in a good way. Jay tells the others to feed off of her energy, and Natalie does not look pleased. She holds up her hands in a pantomime camera shape, and Jay asks her why she doesn't just pick up the actual camera from the floor of the bus. He's so literal, isn't he? Jay tells us that he looks at Natalie and sees model, but she just doesn't give model on set. Tahlia once again gets singled out for praise, and Natalie interviews that this was surprising, since she's such an underdog. She gives a half-hearted, "Good for her," and says that in the end what matters is that she gets a good photo, too. With the shoot over, Jay tells Tahlia that she was the shocker of the day. Tahlia gives credit to her conversation with her sister, who made her feel like herself again.
Back at home, there is Tyra Mail. Someone's going home. Natalie tells us that she's always nervous about panel because you never know what's going to happen, especially with the competition getting harder. However, she has a feeling that she's going to make it for another week. Allison asks Nijah how she thinks she did. Nijah admits that Mike and Jay weren't feeling it, but she doesn't think she'll be in the bottom two. Allison is nervous even though she did pretty well on the runway. She says you never know how the photos will translate in the judges' eyes. But no matter what the translation, the eyes will be smiling. Ponder that as we head to commercials.