With the shoot over, Jay tells the girls to grab their luggage and head inside the hangar. They are expecting some warmth and maybe a cookie or Wolfgang Puck pre-made sandwich from a stand, but instead they are surprised to find the panel waiting for them. It's an ominous sight, to be sure. Tyra welcomes them, and says that there is going to be an elimination right now. And then she notices that one of her lambs is missing, and asks where Fatima is. It's 3:09 and Fatima is still in the limo. She knows she missed the photo shoot, and wonders what's going to happen to her. Beatings! Or a one-year internship at The Tyra Banks Show. Six of one, you know? We head to commercials.
When we return, we enter panel with a photo of Tyra as a kicky-legged flight attendant. She, like, does not even fit in that little plane. We see her once again asking where Fatima is, and Anya says they don't know. Fatima comes scurrying in with some crazy-ass windblown hair and her puffy jacket. All the other girls, of course, are still in their cute clothes from the shoot. Tyra sternly asks where she was. Fatima explains the whole business about the travel documents, and apologizes for missing the shoot. Tyra says that sometimes when a girl is sick, they'll evaluate her whole body of work, but that missing a photo shoot is a big deal. Tyra is really putting her acting lessons to work with this one. In the history of ANTM, she says, the girls who miss the shoots generally go home. The other girls totally all cross their fingers.
Tyra then explains why they're having judging in an airplane hangar. Turns out that immediately after panel the girls will get on a plane and go to the abroad location TBD. Tyra isn't telling them where, because sometimes the whooping and screaming have to be saved for later. There are prizes, there are judges. Paulina is wearing a freaking beret. The guest judge is Jay Manuel. Well, that's convenient.
Katarzyna is up first for her evaluation. The judges look at the composite photo. She's at the end of the line, but it doesn't matter. Nigel thinks her shot looks like a vintage airline poster. Tyra thinks that the shot is fabulous, and that she correctly summoned some poise and conceit from within. Lauren is next, in the cutest coat and hat ever. She explains about her thumb accident, and Tyra totally proceeds to teach her how to chop an onion. In the group shot, Lauren gets the feature position, and Jay loves how she's utilizing her tippy-toes. Paulina thinks she looks very 1940s, and Nigel agrees that she's stunning. Miss J. adds that she has none of her usual hunch in the photo, and Tyra asks why she is gorgeous in her pictures and all Quasimodo in person. Jay and Nigel talk about how great she was at the party, and Lauren says she doesn't know why she's such a stooge at judging.