At Parsons, Heidi greets the designers on the runway. Daniel is laughing to himself, because, well, I think he just likes living like that. He's his own burst of adrenaline. And, good for him, I suppose. I'd have him committed if he were even a distant relative, but he seems happy. Heidi reminds us that we are down to seven designers now. Richard interviews that he has tried to stay calm up until this point but he is only human. That does not bode well for this episode. Heidi says that they are hoping that the next challenge will put a spring in their step. Stanley interviews that he's not sure what he's talking about, but he is hoping that the challenge is fashion related and not any of this crazy stuff. She continues that they will meet Tim and a guest at Lord & Taylor to hear about the challenge. Everyone is excited. Richard says that he is excited about anything related to shopping. I guess he's not really helping my case there.
Next, the designers are walking down the sidewalk to Lord & Taylor. Layana interviews that she is excited for this challenge, because it's her cup of tea. Richard says that Lord & Taylor is so luxurious and he feels right at home. The building is gorgeous, but it's not really that luxurious of a store. Tim welcomes them and says that there is some business to take care of before the challenge is announced. The judges are shrinking the teams. Patricia and Stanley are going to work together. Stanley says that he's nervous because his clothes are chic while Patricia is more craft-like. It sounds nastier than he delivers it. Also, he's not entirely incorrect to be worried, though I'm starting to respect Patricia more and more. She's clearly so lucky to be in a group setting because she would have been crippled by time management problems early in the competition, but that's what is cool about this season. I feel like we've gotten to see more of a genuine talent than people who are just good at playing it cool on the runway. For her part, Patricia is nervous because Stanley can be very controlling. She vows to stand her ground. Then, they decide that Michelle and Daniel will work together, because Michelle is rock n' roll (barf) and Daniel is more tailored. Daniel interviews that he likes Michelle and will be glad to bounce ideas off of her. Michelle says that Daniel brings a sophisticated edge to his designs, but then smugly adds that they can be dated. The third team is Layana, Richard and Samantha. Heidi laughs and wonders if they will be able to work together after the scene on the runway during the last challenge. We'll see. Layana repeats that she doesn't want to work with him and says that she doesn't trust him because of what happened during the last challenge. So, be nice, you idiot. You tried to get him eliminated. Of course he is going to be sore. Richard interviews that Layana needs to play nice. Gosh, I almost find this tiresome from the beginning.