Liz is up next and says that she wasn't nervous, because she completely memorized her lines and is very confident. I'm sure this means that we're about to enjoy a royal fuck-up. The minute that Liz has to list off the water's ingredients (you know, acai berries and that sort of shit) she starts fucking up and thinks it's hilarious. To her credit, she does know how to roller-skate backwards. But the laughing, it is bad. Nigel tells us that Liz was extremely disappointing to him, and it's like she didn't take any of it seriously. She would say the line, and laugh. Then she would mess it up, and laugh. Does she not know that the proper reaction to forgetting your lines is a full mental breakdown? But for real: she's annoying. She totally forgets that one simple line at the end, and laughs at that too. Nigel can't even hide his irritation and asks her if she knows that it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on a TV commercial. No one finds it amusing when the light's going down and she's laughing. He certainly doesn't find it funny. Liz just got a straight-up lecture from the teacher. And totally wants to laugh about it!
Esther is up next and is really trying hard with that personality thing. Jay screams out the direction, "Having fun, Esther! Having fun!" Esther kind of moves her head forward and back with a half-smile and Jay asks, "That's having fun?" I mean, for an orthodox Jew, that might be really good times. Jay continues to tell Esther to have fun. She continues to give a relentlessly dull performance. Jay tells us that he's never seen a performance that's so under-energized and so flat. Nigel has to go so far as to quote ALT and say that it's total dreckitude.
Jane is up next, and to put it mildly she is not so steady on her skates. She tells us that the last time she roller-skated was in sixth grade, and it's a toss up as to whether it was more embarrassing to fall down then or now. I'm guessing there are more bruises now, at least. Chelsey is next, and she too can neither skate nor remember her lines. Saving us from all the dreck is Chris, who is a mean backwards skater and knows how to say "acai berry." She also is very convincing with the male model. Nigel tells us that Chris went for it, wanted to do it, and nailed her lines. She was one of the best of the day.
And now on to the opposite of the best of the day. Jay asks a visibly crying (through sunglasses!) Ann what's bothering her so much. She says it's the potential of falling down and being embarrassed. Jay reminds her that the judges love her no matter what she does, and she needs to remember the positive stuff. A still-crying Ann tells us that she's worried about crashing either into the dirt or into a cameraperson. It is pretty mean to put these girls on roller skates, though maybe not as mean as the treadmill runway. In any case, mean is par for the course so there's no reason to be surprised. Ann says that there are a lot of people around who are going to laugh, and that's something she's had to deal with her whole life because she's tall. And here we thought it was short people who had no reason to live.