We spend like two seconds with Kathy before returning to Coco vs. L. Marilyn. Coco hates all of L. Marilyn's selections from the Trim Room. After several rejections, L. Marilyn says something about Coco being "not very cooperative" and Coco sarcastically says "I'm very sorry you think I'm uncooperative" and runs off to cry about it. Thai and (I think) Merle rush to her side with hugs and tissues while L. Marilyn walks over all "WTF? Why is this a drama?" Coco claims that she is "shocked" and "taken aback" that L. Marilyn could say something so horrible about her cooperativeness. Seriously, Coco? How can you get to the place you're at, age-wise and career-wise, and not know how to handle it when people kindly point out your mild flaws? And L. Marilyn is not just a CEO, but also a black woman, so you know she's developed a thick skin and therefore has no idea what Coco's problem is. Awesomely, she doesn't indulge Coco's sobfest. In fact, she sends Thai and Merle away, saying "let me deal with this" and then tells Coco that this assignment is hard enough without the added drama. Coco interviews that she can't possibly be uncooperative since L. Marilyn's clothing is getting made. Oh, you mean like the first episode, when L. Marilyn was stuck doing it by herself? Come on, Coco. L. Marilyn points out that all the other teams are having discussions and shooting ideas around, trying to imply that that's what she'd like from her own partner. Coco takes this to mean that L .Marilyn wants to work without her, then demands more examples of when she was uncooperative. L. Marilyn very calmly says that she can't think of any off the top of her head at the moment and it's not important right now anyway, since they have very little time to do a lot of work. My respect for L. Marilyn grows by leaps and bounds. She did not get to where she is in her career by accident. Coco asks her to let her know when she's being uncooperative at the time that it happens so that Coco can be aware of it. L. Marilyn agrees. Yeah, except that when L. Marilyn tried to do that at the Trim Room three minutes ago it made Coco cry. So I really doubt that's what Coco actually wants.
Galina continues to complain about the disco ball fabric, but DJ Eric doesn't care. Good. Over at Team Dandy, the Dandy wants to use "shade" in his dress because sunglasses are also called shades. Back with Coco and L. Marilyn, Coco once again complains that L. Marilyn's description of her design idea is too vague. She gets all passive-aggressive and bitchy about it, but L. Marilyn somehow manages not to smack her upside the head.