Back on the runway, Althea is declared in and Irina is deemed the winner of the challenge. She hugs Johnny on her way out. "It feels good," she says in her SUPERLOUD voice in an interview. "I finally won. I feel like it's past-due, in a way." Christopher is also in and leaves the runway with an awkward and cringe-inducing blown kiss to the judges. Dude, just say thanks and leave -- you are not on kiss blowing terms with these people, yet! To my relief, Heidi does a severe head turn and says Gordana is also in. Left now are only the bitter enemies Nicolas and Johnny. Heidi tells Nicolas that they saw where he was trying to go, but he really didn't get there. "It was all too arts-and-craftsy," she says. To Johnny, she lays down the law. "You gave us a lot of excuses today but, as always, we can only judge on what we see," she says. "Your dress was not well-made, and it was just a mess overall." Boom. Nicolas is in and Johnny is out.
Normally I would close there, but y'all. Y'ALL. First of all, Johnny starts crying in his interview, which would be acceptable from a normal person, but from him feels like even more bad acting. "Giving up addiction was probably easier to do than this," he says, and I would like to choke him, myself. Backstage, Tim Gunn is quivering with rage. Where he would usually at least pretend to be sad and hug the departing designer as he sends him to clean up his stuff, this time he barely even LOOKS at Johnny. Instead, he shoots his cuffs in constrained fury, and gives him a "you take care" of complete dismissal. When Johnny is gone, Tim can no longer contain his anger. "I am incredulous," he says, "of that utterly preposterous spewing of fiction that Johnny did on the runway." Many voices jump in to agree, and Nicolas says he's sorry, but he just snapped and couldn't take it anymore. "It was ridiculous," Tim adds, and who could say it better? Johnny says some other ludicrous stuff in a final interview, of course in tears, and finally, he is gone.