So, the next part isn't edited perfectly, or maybe it just isn't spoken that clearly, but it's one of my favorite moments of this entire season. Josh asks Leslie if she is partial to a particular color. She says that she is a die-hard fan of leopard print. Well, shit, she has come to the right place. They giggle together as she says that she absolutely loves leopard print. He points to his own outfit and says that he's not sure that what he's wearing would pass in the Army. "Don't ask, don't tell," he says. Then, he says, "I don't even have to tell anyone and they don't even have to ask." All the while, Leslie is getting a kick out of it. So much fun. I'm sure that Josh has to be a total blast to hang out with at one of his fire escape or rooftop parties. I think his competitive nature is so fierce that it makes it unpleasant to watch him a great deal of the time. All of that was shed for this and I believe that we just got to see the very best of him.
Officer Donna Barrios explains to Anthony Ryan the different roles she has played in the Air Force. She's pretty serious, Donna is. She tells Anthony Ryan that the event that she is looking to get dolled up for is her 40th birthday. She says that she is looking for something long and "definitely" strapless. Anthony Ryan says that he feels like he might be more nervous than Donna. That seems obvious to me. He is behaving very stiffly right now, though you can't really blame him. Donna isn't revealing a lot of lightness or humor, that is for sure. But, Anthony Ryan doesn't seem to be working really hard to make her more comfortable either. Everyone is to blame. He asks if there is a part of her body that she's not fond of and she says that she is a "boob hider." You see, that's funny. I wish she'd talk more about being a boob hider. Anthony Ryan says that designing for a specific woman is a real challenge because you have to take into account their needs and their body type. Stuff like this is what shows how these guys are true all-stars. There's nothing shitty about that comment. We've heard time and time again people complaining about designing for "real women" and what a dirge that is. The truth is, if you're designing defensively at all, you aren't able to maybe express your true intention as a designer. I could still probably think of a few problems with that, but Anthony Ryan is expressing that without any rudeness or silliness and to me that makes him an all-star.