This week we see a very humbled Brittani all torn up about Tyra reaming her ass at panel. She apologizes to Alexandria for calling her ugly in front of some very important people, and in general the mood of the house seems a bit less fraught. Molly, however, assures us that her hatred of Alexandria burns hot and fresh. The girls meet up with Tyra at an art gallery, where she proceeds to give them tips on putting their portfolios together. They'll need the portfolios because they're heading out on go-sees, and also because each contains a letter. All the letters put together spell out the season's foreign destination -- Morocco! They'll be going next week, which means that one poor eliminated girl will have her international travel hopes dashed.
Kyle Hagler from IMG Models meets up with the girls to tell them about their go-see parameters. They'll have four hours in which to try to make four go-sees, and must be at designer Lana Marks at 3:00 p.m. There, the top three go-see performers will have the opportunity to do a 5th go-see with Lana. Each casting represents a different archetype - athletic, bombshell, girl next door, and couture - and the girls are told to pack a small bag that will help them prepare for each. Each girl has a driver, but they have to figure out directions on their own using only a map. Alexandria reminds us that she's from L.A., and so has quite an advantage.
All of the girls wind up at Frankie B. first, since it's closest. Molly arrives last, and decides that instead of waiting she's going to head to another go-see. She gets back in the car and proceeds to verbally abuse her poor driver. She winds up at House casting for a commercial audition, and is told that she could be friendlier on camera. Alexandria has no such qualms about acting friendly, and the casting agent likes her even though her performance is ripe as Vermont cheddar. An athletic go-see at Smashbox Studios proves to be a challenge in terms of attire, as none of the girls have brought proper athletic wear. Molly improvises by stripping down to her sporty underwear, while Alexandria changes into her swimsuit on the street.
All of the contestants manage to get to Lana Marks in good time, so no one is disqualified. The three girls who did best on their go-sees are Molly, Kasia and Alexandria. The challenge winner will get to be in Lana's global campaign, and also get a goody bag from some of the go-see designers. Alexandria is named the challenge winner, much to the chagrin of everyone else. Molly was a strong contender, but her stank attitude in her off moments, which basically involved a lot of sitting around and rolling her eyes, did her in.
The photo shoot for the week takes place at a landfill, where the girls wear specially designed eco-dresses made out of recycled materials like paperclips. There are a ton of seagulls around (who shit upon Jay Manuel twice, and so are our allies), and the whole thing makes me nostalgic for Marjory the wise trash heap from Fraggle Rock. I may have to take a moment and enjoy a small Doozer stick snack. Brittani gets way down in the trash to try to nail her photo, and she earns a reprieve from Tyra and a ticket to Morocco. The best photo of the week, however, goes to Alexandria. Molly winds up in the bottom two by virtue of her bad attitude alone. This scare is clearly designed to teach her a lesson, as she gets to stay for another week and poor, sugar-sweet Jaclyn is sent home.
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Previously on ANTM: Brittani threw down with Alexandria on the set of a challenge shoot that was filled with important people and ostensibly about working for a cause. Jaclyn excelled and Mikaela faltered on a crazytown Bates Motel photo shoot, but both of their performances were overshadowed at panel when Brittani had a panic attack after being called out by the judges on her crimes of stankery. Tyra wanted to send her ass home, but the other judges outvoted her (yes, it's possible!) and Mikaela was eliminated instead. Six bitches remain!
The girls ride home from panel in their bus, and Brittani confessionalizes that this has pretty much been the worst day of her life. And she lives in a trailer park. Think about it. We flash back to Tyra telling Brittani that she needs to figure out on how own how to prove her value as a human being and her worthiness of being on this show, even though the sole point of this show is to devalue genetically blessed human beings. Brittani cries as she tells us that now Tyra sees her as a horrible person. That's like the lobster pot calling the cast iron skillet fiercely real. Brittani does not want to go home, and shows a little gumption as she says that, whether or not Tyra thinks she deserves to be there, she knows she deserves to be there.
Back in the bus, Brittani eats shit and apologizes to Alexandria in an effort to "clear the plate." These types of mixed metaphors are what happen when you regularly deprive people of food. Brittani says that she's normally non-confrontational and exploded because she kept all of her hatred of Alexandria on the inside, which was the wrong way to approach the situation. If she had been outwardly hostile throughout the previous weeks, none of this would have happened. She apologizes for exploding, and Alexandria thanks her for apologizing. In an interview, Alexandria says that what Brittani did is almost unforgivable. It would take someone of Jesus's or Tyra's magnanimity to forgive Brittani's actions. Alexandria is that person. She claims that she's not dumb, and so still doesn't necessarily trust the other girls, but still she agrees to hug it out. Kasia tells us that the attitude toward Alexandria has flipped, and everyone feels better because their grievances are all out in the open. From under a blue hoodie, Alexandria tells the others that she has no problems with them. Only Molly stands resolute. She says that Alexandria is totally fake, and everyone buys it, which is ridiculous. She asks, "How dumb are you people?" Official measurements from a seismic scale tell us: quite dumb indeed.