The show starts with Mondo saying that he loves Kenley even though he initially thought she was annoying and loves to push her buttons. Mila comes out to tell everyone that it’s time to leave, which is telling. Angela meets the designers carrying a shit ton of weekend bags. Everyone picks one and inside is a placard with a season of the year on it. It’s a face-off with each season. Because we have eight now. They have to create a seasonal getaway look based on the season that they get. Austin and Kara are Spring. Kenley and Mondo are Summer. Michael and Jerell are Winter, which means that Mila and Rami are Autumn. They go to Mood and Rami looks super hot in a white tank and green slacks. Just saying.
Everybody gets really competitive. Jerell gets pissed off because he feels that Michael completely copies his design. No one really argues with that perception, though no one really thinks that he does it on purpose. Joanna comes in and senses the tension and has a group pow-wow. Though everyone pretty much acknowledges that they saw Jerell’s design first, Joanna wonders if maybe it’s OK to steal an idea from someone when you think it’s better than your own ideas. For his part, Michael doesn’t care that Jerell thinks he stole from him. There’s a weird lunchtime scene where the two of them face off. Jerell pushes the idea that Michael stole from him and, I don’t know if it’s because he’s not good at defending himself, Michael’s not very good at defending himself.
Mila makes a cape, which is a big deal, because she don’t do that sort a thang. We hear a LOT about her troubles. Rami has a problem with it, which makes me think she’s going down. Cynthia Rowley is the guest judge! The looks come in pairs, by the season. I’d say Austin wins Spring. Kenley and Mondo for Summer are kind of a draw, quite honestly. They’re both ADORABLE. Mila and Rami. Rami, I think, definitely. Mila’s idea of a cape is gorgeous, but I’m not sure she pulled it off. Michael and Jerell have the same look. But according to the judges, Kara wins over Austin, which is weird. Cynthia has a problem with Mondo’s styling. Kenley had the high score. Backstage, Mondo cries and Kenley is a super good sport. See? She’s the good one this season. Rami gets praise for his design, though Isaac doesn't like his use of GREEN. Mila has the high score! Weird. Why do they make us think she’s fucking up the whole time? Jerell slyly says that he and Michael were inspired by the same "bug." Jerell gets the high score for his season, even though they were the same exact look. It’s weird, because, though nothing is like mind-blowingly amazing; nothing feels like it’s worthy of being ridiculed.
Jerell wins the challenge! And to think, last week he made an abomination to anyone’s higher power. Kenley did not win. Weird. Michael and Mondo are safe. Which takes us down to Rami and Austin. Really? This is not right. Rami is out. Stupid. Michael and JERELL are still in. Not to mention Kara. So dumb. Whatever stupid all-stars.
Previously: The designers had to accost people on the streets of New York and beg them to give them their clothes so that they could serve as muses. Some people agreed. Mondo won the challenge. Sadly, Anthony's look got him sent home. I think it's worth repeating that Jerell created maybe the most ridiculous outfit this side of manic depression. And, he's still with us.
All of the designers are hanging out in the Flatotel, Mondo says to Kenley that the reason he gives her such a hard time is because he had a crush on her. Heh. He says that then she opened her mouth and he was like, "Wah, Wahhh." She replies, "Mondo?!!" Mondo interviews that he knows that Kenley is loud and obnoxious but he likes to push her buttons. I'll say it again -- Kenley may be straight up tug boat but she's so much more bearable now that she's not corrosively defensive and mean-spirited. I prefer this. Mila comes out of her room and says that it's time for them to get to the workroom. Gloomy Mila.
On the runway, Angela comes out with a bunch of weekend bags. Everybody has to choose one. Mondo gets to choose first since he won the last challenge and goes with an orange leather bag that he says is the most sophisticated. Inside of each of the bags is a luggage tag with a placard reading one of the seasons of the year. They have to create a weekend look using the season that they've been assigned. Austin and Kara get Spring, Jerell and Michael are Winter, Mondo and Kenley are Summer, which leaves Mila and Rami as Autumn. Angela says that this will be a face-off and each season will have a low and high score, which means they are competing directly with each other. They're only going to have one day to complete the challenge.
Back at the workroom, everyone starts to sketch. Per Angela's instructions, they're adhering closely to the guideline that they know who their girl is and where she's going. Mila says that her girl is a New York artist attending the arts festival in Marfa, Texas. That is so specific. Austin's girl has a house in the country. Austin jokes with Kara that he's certain to win if she makes what she's sketching. Then, she jokes that he should make pleated pants with a baggy top and a big cardigan. Mila tells them all that it's time for them to go to Mood and Austin calls her "Lady Mila Killjoy." Well, that's just about perfect, I'd say. She shrugs her shoulders like, "They made me say it!" But I don't care. That's going to stick for me.