It's go-see time! The girls head to PT Models Shanghai, which is potentially located in a Motel 6, where they get their instructions, along with a driver and a translator. Heather is nervous, noting that she has a tendency to have "a little problem with first impressions." And also a tendency toward understatement. Though their translators help with directions, once the girls step out of the cab, they're on their own. You would think that being dropped off outside of the building where they must go would lead to a high success rate, but then you wouldn't be forgetting that Heather is still in the competition. She wanders around for a long time before actually making it to her first go-see, and once she's there, the designer calls for eye contact. Bad times. She then ends up actually losing her driver and is pretty much a hopeless case. Saleisha and Bianca overlap on a go-see, and Saleisha deviously pleads ignorance when Bianca asks about the location of another designer that Saleisha has already seen. Turns out the designer is just a few floors up in the same building, and Saleisha's bitchery is duly noted. Jenah, who is getting pissed about her perceived lack of personality, thinks she's the best model ever, no matter what anyone else, including designers, tell her. Chantal learns an important lesson about underwear, and she, Jenah, and Heather learn that Shanghai traffic can be a bitch. They are disqualified for being late, which leaves Saleisha and Bianca as the only two challenge contenders. Delightfully, it's Bianca who wins and sees her face on a boat billboard for the Beijing Olympics. The photo shoot for the week has the girls struggling to stand out amidst a busy backdrop. The fact that Nigel is the photographer doesn't make things any easier, particularly for Jenah, whose sarcastic attempts at humor irk everyone, including Mr. Barker himself. She gets a bit of abuse for her arrogance and lack of charm at panel, where she lands in the bottom two with Heather. In a real shocker, Jenah gets the photo and Heather gets the Asperboot. Ultimately, I think it's a cruel-to-be-kind sort of deal, but watching her hunch like Lurch out of the door of the Shanghai penthouse is still pretty sad.
Previously on ANTM: The girls took Shanghai by storm! Shanghai! China! Ni-hao! Eggrolls! Bianca developed a sudden fear of heights when the girls faced a martial arts challenge, and Heather and Lisa stunk up their Cover Girl commercial shoots so much that one might think they were promoting shimmery shiny dog poo. Lisa was sent back to foster care, and five bitches remain.
We begin with Heather reliving how terribly she did in her Cover Girl commercial. She notes that she had to have her lines read to her. Bianca tells her not to sweat it, but Heather says that Jay thought she had an advantage. Cut to an interview with Chantal, in which she said that Lisa should not have gone home. And I thought everyone hated Lisa! The Heather backlash must be stronger than I had previously imagined. Chantal says that if she had had lines fed to her, it probably wouldn't have been acceptable. Eh. Don't they do that every year with the people who really suck? Heather interviews that her Asperger's does affect the way she pays attention and reacts around people. She adds with frustration that she was trying so hard.
Jenah says to some of the others that she doesn't feel like this is a modeling competition anymore -- it's a personality competition, and that pisses her off. Okay, it took her nine seasons and ten weeks to figure that out? With all the focus on Heather's disability, no one realized that Jenah suffers from dumb-assbergers. Primary symptoms include large, protruding teeth and delusional tendencies. The latter comes into play as Jenah says that she's killing it. In an interview, Jenah defends her personality, which was attacked by the judges last week. She says that she's cynical and sarcastic, and just because she's not a bubbly asshat like Saleisha, it doesn't mean that she doesn't have a personality. We see Saleisha jumping up and down on the bed, squealing and going, "OhmygoshohmygoshohmyGOSH!" Okay, Jenah has a point.
Tyra Mail! "Tomorrow it will time to 'zou' and 'jian.' Love, Tyra." That would mean they'll be going and seeing, of course. Saleisha interviews, "Go-sees! Go-sees!" She for sure has some sort of disability, too, and in fact maybe won the shotput competition in the Special Olympics. She's got the hair for it, after all. Not that that, the T-Zone Camp connection, or the fact that she modeled on Tyra's talk show gives her an advantage at all. Anyhoo, the girls head to PT Models, where they meet the agency's managing director, Susan Yang, and Shan Ji Ya, one of the agency's successful models. Susan explains to the girls that a go-see is a meeting with a client, wherein the client decides whether to book you for a job. Saleisha preemptively calls this the best challenge ever. Susan says that in Shanghai, they're looking for girls with a good face, but also a good personality. Cut to Heather interviewing, "Honestly I don't know how I'm going to do. I do have a tendency of having a little problem with first impressions." Another symptom of Asperger's is apparently a wild predilection for understatement. The girls will visit five of the top Shanghai fashion designers, and the model who impresses the most designers will win the challenge. Susan says that Tyra has prepared the girls' portfolios for them. Yeah, I'm sure she was up all night rubber-cementing the photos, rather than browbeating a local restaurateur into renaming his special dish "Ty-Ty Beef" in her honor. Each girl will get a car to take them to the designers' whereabouts, as well as a translator. Susan tells them to be back by 6:00 PM, and adds the warning, "Don't be late." Shan Ji Ya gives a little bit of generic advice. I think she's just there to prove that there are some tall people in China.