After the consultations, Heidi says with a grin on her face that, to better help them understand the challenge, the designers have a dossier and a "special surprise" waiting for them at the workroom. Then, she and Tim giggle. Elena interviews that she knows it's not a real surprise. Instead, she knows that it will be something fucked up. And that is the sound of a woman traumatized.
At the workroom, they all have tiny mannequins. Cute. But, there are also baby dolls in car seats. There are little notes from Heidi saying that the designers have to take good care of the babies. Elena knows the score. She recognizes them as the dolls that they give high school students to make them realize how stupid school is. Tim comes in and says that the point of all the babies is to show them what goes into making clothes for them. That doesn't make any sense. He says that the babies will cry and they will have to feed, rock or change them. Gross. It's clear that Elena is not happy at all about this and Tim just laughs and leaves. I can't tell if he's nervous or sadistic this season.
Dmitry says, "Does anyone else have a black baby? Sonjia, do you have a black baby? Do you want to switch?" I'm sure he was just trying to be nice, but that was unfortunate. Just keep your baby.
Sonjia interviews that she did not sign up to be somebody's (something's) babysitter. Christopher puts his young charge down and comments that it looks like everything will be fine, but then everybody's babies start losing their shit. Fabio comments that this is all going to be really interesting. They all get to work while trying to care for their dolls.
Now, here's the thing, something inside of me was maybe a little embarrassed and scared when this next part happened, but ultimately it made me melt (a result that produced its own unique set of feelings of embarrassment and fear). Fabio, with complete earnestness, tells his baby that he's going to put it down but that he will be right back for it. He says it with so much care. Dmitry comments that Fabio is talking to his doll. In fact, he interviews that Fabio is obsessed with the baby and maybe doesn't realize that it's not real. God, Dmitry, he just wants to take care of something! Leave him alone! Seriously, I'm a puddle. I want to have a doll with Fabio. I'm nervous about it, but I think we can make it happen.