Kara Saun and Nora start fake fighting too. Kevin is now thirty-seven instead of forty-four. At forty-four, he looked great, but he's a pretty average thirty-seven. He thinks that all of the tomfoolery is childish. The mannequins behind him look like they are forcing him to say that. They're very serious. As Nora is being garbage-canned by Kara Saun, Tim Gunn enters. Though he doesn't seem to judge, he is not amused. He has a letter from the Republic, and asks Vanessa to read it. Apparently, the winning design in the challenge will be available to Banana Republic customers. That's really huge. Tim Gunn tells the designers that the winner of this week's challenge will not be immune in next week's competition. Also, he emphasizes the magnitude of the opportunity: "The chances are greater that all ten of you would get struck by lightning than that this would happen for you."
Immediately after Tim leaves, everyone gets very serious. Everyone but Robert, who recommends Jell-O wrestling. (Crickets.) Kara Saun tells him to stop trying to distract her. Wendy reflects on her previous two losses. She says in an interview that she has decided to work within her strengths, instead of thinking about the other designers. She has decided to go with a very conservative design. Starr says that this challenge is, so far, the best suited to her abilities. She's going with art deco design. Kevin says pretty blandly that he thinks his dress will be good. It's black. I'm not as impressed by Kevin now that he is seven years younger than he used to be. Robert can't decide what to do. He's started making three dresses at the same time. He's totally confused and decides to "sleep on it." Kara Saun thinks Robert might be in trouble.
Kevin says something about Starr's dress to Jay, and she hears him. She tells Kevin that it's rude for him to say something about her within her earshot. He says, "I don't think you want to know what I think." That seems unnecessary. Robert interjects, "On that note, it's time to get a drink."