Okay, first of all, Amanda is kind of not sad at all that Michelle is gone, despite anything she might say. Also, everyone knows that Michelle saved Amanda's ass. In any case, it is dancing week, and everyone still hates Melrose. They hate her when she's fakeity-fake (which is most of the time), they hate her when she's talking to Miss J. at dinner, they hate her when she's eating cereal, they hate her when she's in a flamenco dress. And speaking of, the girls get all dolled up for their challenge and have to flamenco dance with a Spanish partner. If only they had had to do Lambada, the Forbidden Dance. That might be worth watching. Eugena is the best dancer and wins, and Melrose totally has a mini-breakdown about it. The other girls hate her for this too. And seriously, shut up, Melrose. In the week's photo shoot, the girls have to pose together while floating in a pool. The first pairing of Eugena and Melrose do okay, though Eugena is not so much of a floater. The additional totally manufactured complication is that, even though it appears to be summer in Spain, the pool is freezing. Nice. Tyra is on set to direct the girls but totally doesn't care about their discomfort, probably because she had a lackey fill the pool with ice -- or her cold, cold heart -- prior to the shoot. When it's Amanda and Caridee's turn, Caridee reaches the point of hypothermia and has to stop. Nice. This means that Amanda gets about fifty frames by herself. They don't help, though, and it's back-to-back twin elimination weeks for us. Yes, this means that we get Caridee, Eugena, and Melrose in the final three. Stop sounding so excited. Meanwhile, the latest Top Model unionization scandal has Tyra's makeup artists going on strike, or at least that's what one might surmise given her appearance at judging.
Previously: go sees! Bulls! Photo shoots! Twins in the bottom two! Michelle going home. Sad times.
It is a beautiful, sunny day in Barcelona. In their sweet pad, Caridee and Amanda get all friendly over a hot pink camisole. Amanda tells us that she and Michelle were in the bottom two at the last panel, and that Michelle went home because she outed herself as...the weakest person there, in her own opinion. Amanda says that it was Michelle's choice to say that, but that if she hadn't, she might still be there. "But," asks Amanda, "would I?" Um, no. Amanda says she kind of feels like Michelle made a sacrifice for her. Amanda reads the note that Michelle left before she bid adios. Caridee tells Amanda that she loves Michelle, and then interviews that Michelle knew Amanda really wanted this, and that she'd rather have her sister stay because she's such a wonderful person. And, kind of an idiot. I mean, it was a nice thing to do, but as we will soon find out, it really didn't do anyone any good.
Amanda says it's weird to have her own room, and Caridee tells her to come cuddle if she gets lonely. Amanda's like, "For the last time, that's the OTHER twin!" Amanda says that she's happy to be there, but sad to see Michelle go. If you ask me, I think she's more the former than the latter. Amanda doesn't know if she should have been the one to go, and wonders whether the judges made the right decision. They made the right decision if you want Caridee to be the winner.
Tyra Mail! "In the modeling industry, working with a partner has many pros. You just have to keep them [sic] from stepping on your toes." You know what that means...foreign country dance-off! Nobody puts Melrose in a corner!
The girls head off to a dance studio, and as they enter, Caridee slaps Eugena's ass. Girl, give it a rest already and keep it in your pants. God. Once inside, they meet flamenco instructor Nacho Blanco. He is not racist model Nacho, thank goodness. Accompanying Nacho is assistant instructor slash translator Naama Hernandez Ruiz. Caridee tells us in an interview that Nacho is a short guy. Indeed. Nacho says that normally in the fashion world you work alone, but sometimes you also have to work with partners. And what better way to learn how to work with a partner than by dancing flamenco? Four guys come out and start dancing. It would be awesome if this turned into the "Cold Hearted Snake" video all of a sudden. Amanda tells us that even the idea of dancing makes her nervous, which is no surprise for Miss Gangly McGraceless.