And then Tyra reminds us that the competition is not just based on the final runway show, but on the girls' overall performance in the competition. And then we take a trip down memory lane. We had supermodel stereotypes, in which Caridee's dumb blonde got raves. This was the shoot where Melrose sucked. Ha! Jay says that he thought she'd be gone that week. Then we see the celebrity couples shoot, in which both girls excelled. Then they posed with Fabio for a romance novel cover. Caridee was nice and gentle slash vulnerable-looking, whereas Melrose was sexy without looking raunchy. There were also the black and white photos Tyra shot. Caridee's rocked, and Melrose's was just okay. Nigel says that this was where he first saw that Melrose is a perfectionist, and also started to question whether she had natural ability. There was the matador shoot. Miss J. thinks it's strong and Nigel loves it, which is a bit of a change of tune from the first time they saw it. Jay Manuel says that this was reminiscent of the Caridee that they met in judging with the garter on her leg. Oooh, I forgot about that. Caridee says that she has really been trying to tone down the sex. Tyra says that Caridee doesn't even have a big booty and breasts like Tyra herself does, but that she has to think about how to do things to take that sexiness away, or she'll look like she belongs in a men's magazine. Melrose's matador shot was okay. And finally, Caridee rocked the Cover Girl ad, whereas Melrose was tight around the mouth and a bit plain in her expression. Tyra notes that Caridee excelled in the Cover Girl ad, while Melrose didn't, and on the runway Melrose excelled, while Caridee was actually pretty terrible. So the judges have a lot to think about. Or so they claim. I mean, come on.
Nigel says that they've got two blondes, but that they're two completely different girls. Melrose takes great photos, but doesn't have the same wow factor as Caridee. Miss J. says that's because she knows everything and has studied it. Too technical, as they like to say. Tyra says that Melrose has a history of the other girls not liking her, and that maybe it's jealousy. Jay says that they're chastising Melrose for the very things they ask of the girls in the competition: intelligence (well, I don't know about that one) and knowledge of the fashion industry. Nigel says that he really sees the passion in Caridee. Twiggy agrees, but says that Caridee is a bit of a loose cannon. She laughs again at Caridee's performance on the runway, and says that Melrose was amazing. Miss J. acknowledges that Caridee was busted. Jay says that the fashion industry loves extremes, and that Caridee is extreme. There are designers out there who would love her. Miss J. then calls her the Runaway Bride of Chucky, which is actually pretty funny. Tyra says that they have one girl who knows fashion and is strong, but might not be likable. Then there's another girl with a pureness and lightness, and who also takes great pictures, but is unpredictable slash unstable. Nigel asks whether being unpredictable is a bad thing, and Jay asks how many of the folks at the table are predictable. Tyra says, kind of charmingly, "I'm not unpredictable, child. You know I'm gonna have a hair weave, a bunch of makeup on, and a dress that's cinched at my waist." Heh.