And then, it is time for the judges do deliberate. But first, we get a recap of Dani(elle)'s exciting year of filming that one commercial with Queen Latifah. She repeats her once-charming line, "I'm a Cover Girl, Mommy!" Oh, remember how happy it was when she won last season? In other news, I am so excited to see Dreamgirls. Oh, anyway: deliberation. Eugena's photo is her strongest shot to date, and "sensational," according to Twiggy. However, Twiggy is also concerned about her personality, or lack thereof. Miss J. agrees. Caridee, on the other hand, does have a lot of personality, but you never know what you're going to get. Even one of the Italian designers thinks that she's crazy, and coming from a man who looks exactly like Gene Wilder, that's a strong statement. Nigel says that if she could pull the whole act together, she could do a good commercial, too. The photograph of Melrose isn't Twiggy's favorite, but she thinks that Melrose has done consistently well throughout the competition, and she loves Melrose's passion. Nigel says that Melrose is a perfectionist, but that she's a natural. Whereas Eugena has a natural talent, but not the drive. She does? Twiggy duly notes that Eugena's earlier pictures were terrible, and Nigel retorts that it's all changed in the last three. Twiggy admits that he has a point. The judges act for a few minutes like this is a hard decision and not a pre-ordained memo from Tyra, and then the girls return.
Three girls, two photos. You know the drill. Caridee is safe. This should surprise approximately no one. She's very excited, as she should be. Then, Melrose and Eugena step forward. Eugena looks like she's praying she doesn't get called. Tyra says that Melrose has consistently taken absolutely beautiful pictures, but that, this week, she pretty much blew. And then there's Eugena, who sucked week after a week for quite a long time, but has started looking good in the past three weeks. But the judges aren't sure if she wants to be there. And you know what that means: Melrose gets a picture and Eugena gets sent home. Caridee is visibly upset, and she and Eugena trade a little look. Tyra tells Melrose to get her shit together. Eugena does seem a little teary. Tyra asks her if she's going to keep going, and Eugena nods yes. Caridee gives Eugena a big hug, and then, quite hilariously, the reviled Melrose runs over and tries to hug both of them, even though she looks like a little trolly leech. I mean a leech that resembles a troll, not a leech that likes to stick on a quaint mode of public transportation. In any case, it actually makes me feel a little bad for Melrose. Caridee tells Eugena, "I'll get this for you, I promise."