A few hours later, Kara gets a call from Tim. Apparently, getting a favor like she got is in violation of her contract. Jay interviews, "Finally something happened to Miss Fucking Perfect. I love it." Okay, reel it in there, buddy. Kara asks Tim why it's different from using Michael Kors shoes, which are also free. Now, Kara, you know why it's different. Michael Kors's company probably paid to be represented on the show, and Michael himself paid with his time. I understand she just wants to put on the best show possible, but be real, Kara Saun. She tells Tim that she will "take care of it." She basically calls Dollhouse and asks them to invoice her for very little. Everyone thinks it's not right. Kara Saun goes to Jay and asks him if he has a problem with it, which he does. Wendy adds that for someone who thinks she's "Miss Perfect," this situation seems pretty dishonest. Sure, but fuck off, Wendy. Kara Saun looks really bad right now. I can't believe that she doesn't have a Plan B. Didn't she consider that this might happen?
Early morning, the day of the show, the designers leave the hotel. They arrive at Bryant Park, and Wendy feels overwhelmed. She cries when she walks into the tent. That's kind of sweet. She's intimidated backstage until she meets Johnny Hardesty, the backstage production assistant. They hit it off and decide to trade shirts. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I did not make that up. Most unfortunately (Meaning more unfortunate than this poor guy losing his shirt or finding out that Wendy was wearing a shirt with her own face on it), we see Wendy in her bra.
Kara shows Tim an invoice for the shoes. She was charged $15 a pair, which Tim interviews wouldn't cover the import taxes of those shoes.
Wendy can't find Martinique, who I guess is in her show, and Tim informs her that Jay is waiting for SEVEN models to arrive. That's gotta do wonders to your colon. Sorry, but it's morning there. You know it happened. Julia is there, though. The other girls start to trickle in.
Kara Saun's family and friends arrive. They seem really sweet. Her mother is gorgeous. Kara places them in the front row and is on her way. Jay meets his family as well. He interviews that this is a new experience for them.
Tim tells Kara Saun that the shoe thing is still a problem. Per the producers, she has three options: 1) No shoes, 2) New shoes, 3) Use the shoes, but the judges will be told that they can't be a factor in their judgment of Kara Saun's collection. She says, "I'm being penalized for having good taste?" Tim replies, "No, you're being penalized because of the terms and conditions of the contract, which says 'no favors,' 'you can't get things for free.'" She decides on the third option. That's seems ridiculous, though. Were they ever going to be like, "I like those shoes. You win!" It seems a fairly intangible thing, the good effect a shoe might have on a design. I don't know. I just wish Kara had a backup plan.