Christopher, who appears to have taken his style cues from Keifer Sutherland in Lost Boys (acid washed denim jacket with tons of studs, the hair, earrings -- it's cool but actually insanely literal), says that this is a very good opportunity for them. And, wow, the editors love this guy. He must be the only one who consistently offers good sound bites. He's essentially narrating this season for us. You'd think that we'd hear more from, say, Nathan and Melissa, both seemingly level-headed, articulate, likeable people. But, no, we only get Christopher. Aside from thinking he's sort of a douche, I don't mind, but I do find it a little odd. I'm trying to think of seasons that were so dominated by one person's voice. Jay did talk a lot in the first season, but it was only really towards the end. Gretchen talked a lot? I guess she's a good example. She was sort of equal parts narration and editorializing. Christopher is mainly narration though. Dmitry and Melissa are both very happy for this opportunity.
It's time to choose teams. Since Sonjia won the last challenge, she gets to choose first. She is SO cute. I think that more every time I see her. She says that she's nervous because she has a pretty good relationship with most of the designers and she doesn't want to offend anyone with her choice. She chooses Elena because she's very good with technical stuff. And bad with humans. Gunnar bleats that he would rather eat dirt than work with Elena. Heidi reaches into the button bag to see who will choose first for the other team. It's Nathan! I hope we see more from him. I've been thinking of how sweet he was when he got all emotional about Kooan leaving. He chooses Ven and explains to us that it was a very logical and "strategical" choice. Ven has been faring very well with the judges so he thinks it makes good sense. Ven comes onstage to stand beside Nathan and he whispers to him, "Good choice."
Next, it's Elena's turn to choose. She goes with Melissa. Ven chooses Christopher. He replies, "Hey girl hey." Melissa chooses Dmitry who replies, "Yes, baby" and gives a thumbs up. It's Christopher's turn to choose and there's a pause in the pace. He's thinking that he wants... Fabio. Raul interviews that he's disappointed Christopher didn't choose him because he thought that he had his back. Oh Raul, you must be crazy. Christopher reasons that he was doing Raul a favor because he doesn't get along with Ven and he and Nathan don't have the same aesthetic. He knows that he can "marvel" in the other group. Wow, that's some remarkable bullshitting happening right there. Dmitry chooses Alicia. Fabio chooses Gunnar, which means that Raul has the chance to marvel. Nathan says that it makes Raul look like a schoolyard reject. Raul says that it sucks to feel like you are leftovers. He's angry. Each team will be making as many outfits as there are people in the group. So, six for Sonjia's team and five for Nathan's. Nina tells them to have a lot of fun then leaves the runway.