Backstage, Sonjia sort of calls out Dmitry for saying that Elena has a poor "work ethic" but I think it's obvious that maybe he was having a one-way monkey moment. He just meant that she's not good at working with people. Elena tries to leap up his ass but he just says that she's impossible to talk to with her cursing and screaming. Raul, who seems ready to burst with rage and just upset, says that he can't stand Elena but he thinks that she's very talented. That feels so uncomfortable to watch.
The judges confer. They love Melissa's and Fabio's look. Heidi liked Christopher's whole outfit. They think Elena's constructed look was weak, though they liked her other one (the one where she had to compromise and use fabric that didn't allow for her theatrics!). Heidi hates her overworked stuff. Michael thought that Raul's ruffled top was ugly and his other one was boring. Michael thought that the boobs on Gunnar's dress were unfortunate. Joanna thought the boobs looked like "two puppies wrestling in a sack." Nina was impressed with both teams. They all thought there would be more drama.
The designers return to the stage. Nina congratulates Team 6 -- their photo shoot wins! Alicia is in. Christopher is in. Melissa wins! Heidi says that they all loved her dress which they found strong yet appropriate. Backstage, everyone hugs her. Fabio gets a "good job" and he's in. Sonjia is in. Ven is in. Dmitry is in. He wishes everyone good luck before he leaves. He's a sweet guy. Elena is in. Bottom three, bitch. It's down to Raul and Gunnar. Raul is..."I'm sorry, you're out." Heidi says that she gets to kiss him twice, which makes him giggle. He interviews that he doesn't care. Backstage, he says that he hates Elena and she says that she doesn't like him very much either. It's really uncomfortable. He hugs everyone and tells them to get her out of there. He says that making a garment in five to seven hours is not for him, so he's ready to go home. Geez, so defensive, this one.
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