With just 29 and a half hours to go before the next fashion show, the four remaining teams arrive and immediately note the loss of Team Dandy. We flash back to their most dramatic moments, because the producers know how freaking boring this show is without them. And since they also need to pay the bills, it's time for some product placement of a fashion magazine that I won't name because when it comes to product placements in TV shows, I either don't say the name of the product at all or I say the name of a rival product instead, because I don't get paid to recap commercials. Merle claims she reads the magazine "all the time," pointing out that it's for "women of all ages -- not just young!" Is Merle like 80 or something? There have been several comments about her advanced age this season, even though she doesn't appear to be much older than anyone else. [At the beginning that may have been true, but now I would say she's the oldest one there by a decade. - Zach] Oh! Guess who decided to show up to work today? DSquared2! I saw a guy wearing a DSquared2 T-shirt the other day, and it had a picture of a small dog with a crown on it and said "Lady Tinkle" or something. People who make shirts like that have no business judging others.
DSquared2 stir up drama by asking the contestants why they think Merle's design won. "Uh, I don't know," Louanna says. Merle runs behind Louanna's back to the nearest camera to say she's just jealous of Merle's fabulous success in the competition thus far. Then Elle Strauss, the "Senior Fashion Editor" of Fashion Magazine wanders in to plug her publication with her English accent and give the contestants their latest challenge, which is based on the "I Want, I Need" section of her magazine. They must create a "3-piece convertible outfit" that can be worn at different events. Oh, you know Merle is sitting there thinking that she has this thing in the bag, which means she'll probably be eliminated. With that, we go to two wheels with "wants" and "needs" written on them that the contestants must spin to find out which two events they're designing their outfits for. Except for Merle, who gets to choose hers as her prize for winning last week's challenge. She picks "High Society Cocktail Party" for her want and "Company Party" for her need. I'm sorry, but a High Society Cocktail Party doesn't sound like any more fun than a Company Party. I'd much rather hang out with co-workers than "High Society" people.