Tim tells them that it's time to start designing. They're all at work when the door opens and... it's family and friends of the designers! Fabio's boyfriend is there! They are super into each other which is so sweet to see and only a little depressing. Melissa is so happy to see her mother. Elena is very excited to see her mother too. She's a little hysterical, in fact. Speaking of hysterics, are you guys aware that she's completely winning the fan favorite thing on the Lifetime TV website? How is that happening? Is some organization performing some sort of giant hoax? She is the WORST. Am I just not getting something? Because, I've liked some Project Runway anti-heroes before. Elena, though, is just abusive and shrill and mean. I can't sign on. I need to know who is making this happen. Somebody tell me it's just a joke. I like jokes. Anyway, hysterical Elena interviews that she really needed to see her mother. Her mom, who is platinum blonde, is strikingly beautiful, like a cold January Jones.
Ven is visited by his sister and legit has to TELL me that he's crying before I know that he's crying. He's less expressive than January Jones. He tells his sister that this process has been a roller coaster. She says that everyone is very proud of him and excited. She is adorable.
Gunnar's mom tells him that he looks really good and he looks down and remarks that she put on a dress for the occasion, which makes her laugh. She seems really girlish and sweet. Gunnar interviews that his mother has recently moved to Florida (sorry about that) and he had resigned himself to not seeing her for a while. She looks all tanned and healthy and he's glad that she's there. I just have to say that I think my own mother and I would just giggle at each other if we were in this circumstance. I have a family that would never EVER work for reality television. We get so far from real when a camera is on. We would just try to quietly embarrass each other on film. I mean, don't get me wrong, it would be riveting but in the wrong way.