The designers are plowing ahead. Emilio says that he's designing a dress for Lisa(r). I love it when people put an "r" behind a word that ends with "a." Much like I love when people lose the "t" in the middle of words, like how Brittany Murphy (RIP) says "Elton" in Clueless. Emilio says that Lisa doesn't want anything flashy, so he is working against type. As Uli is working, Josh asks her if she is just using the monochromatic scale. He giggles but you know he means it. She says, "Of course." He replies, "Gorgeous." He's gonna be so mad at her if she wins. It's funny, Uli relays the story about how Jessica said she liked the dress that Uli was wearing and she starts laughing like it's unbelievable. And, really, it sort of is. Remember how they got the '20s challenge right when Uli was ready to purge herself of her feather habit? It's like she's Al Pacino in The Godfather, Part 3. She tries to get out but they keep pulling her back in. So here she is, ready to try something new and the girl tells her that she wants the dress that Uli is wearing. It's too perfect! Uli says that Jessica wants a "long, flow-y Uli dress."
Joanna comes in for her consultation and starts off with what a privilege this is to be able to give back to our women in the armed forces. Because of that, she says that she is going to be extra vigorous with her criticisms. Sometimes I get a little hard on people when they are defensive on this show, but I don't even know how I'd react if someone said that they were going to be extra vigorous with guiding me at this point. As if a) I'm already not feeling enough pressure because of how close we are to the finish line and b) somehow, by myself, I'm not giving enough respect to the women of uniform. But, she's not wrong to be vigorous with her critique. Anthony Ryan explains Donna and her shape to Joanna. He says that she wants long and strapless, but maybe she would be open to one-shouldered. Joanna thinks that he should go with the one shoulder, since it will give her more support and she is going to want to be comfortable at her birthday party. Anthony Ryan is feeling strongly about the straps now and says that he thinks it is something that he can talk Donna into.
Uli explains that she is making a dress for a "vedding." Heh. Joanna points out that she seems to be making the exact dress that she is wearing. Uli still seems almost incredulous about the fact that Jessica told her that she liked the dress that she was wearing, like she can't believe her good luck. Joanna asks her if there is anything that she is worried about and she pauses and sort of smiles then says, "Always." Joanna tells her that is a good answer and moves on. Man, Uli is just the cutest.