Kathy is the last to go. The audience applauds her enthusiastically because after this they all get to go home. Kathy lamely thanks "the animal kingdom," "Mother Nature," and "you guys." No shout out to burnt sage there, Kathy? Or feathers? How soon we forget the little people. First out is the hated red ruffle dress. After all that drama, it looks great and Kathy is happy with it. Even Jaime Pressly looks slightly less angry. The pocket dress came out great, too, despite Jim's car's best efforts. The evening gown is a long, narrow black dress with a beautiful blue fabric lining the inside and an open back. I really like it. Kathy says she'd love to design her own fashion line to go along with her jewelry line.
After the break, the audience is gone and it's time for the judging. Merle's models walk out first. DSquared2 like the shape and design of the ruffle dress but quibble over the ruffle layout. Lisa Kline calls the pocket outfit "crappy." Oh, I'm sorry -- she said "crafty." It totally sounded like she said "crappy," though. She likes how short the skirt can be, especially since Merle's line is kinda matronly. DSquared2 don't like the bright pink material Merle used for the shirt, since it hasn't been used in any other of her pieces. Oh, so she should just use the same fabric over and over again like DJ Eric and Kathy? Please. Finally, there's the evening gown. It took Stefani's breath away. She could not love it more. Lisa Kline agrees. Merle then shows off her re-do outfits. First up is the wild card look. Merle turned the dress into a blouse and gave it pants that match the black jacket. The judges seem to think it's an improvement, although I never got what was wrong with the outfit in the first place. The convertible 3-piece outfit that almost got her booted off the show is changed into a jersey fabric skirt that looks like the model just tied a sheet around her waist. Not good. But Merle clearly thinks she has this in the bag.