Raul loves Christopher? I don't know. Raul's talking about a connection and it just seems like that. Who cares though, because Nina shows up on the runway and all love scatters. She tells the designers that two teams will be creating collections that are supposed to be editorial and right for a working woman. The winning look will be featured in Marie Claire. Christopher doesn't choose Raul for his team and it causes drama. Then, Raul is super-defensive with his team and worried from the start about being eliminated.
The other team hates Gunnar, which I understand. Mood is very stressful because these people do not know how to work together, especially Raul. Once they're back at Parsons, Elena realizes that she left a bag of fabric at Mood. From that point on, she's bat shit. Raul cannot work on a team. He's so worried about being eliminated that he can't think for a second about the team's collection and it's cohesion. Sonjia's team starts calling the other team the Silk Chiffonies, because Christopher, Nathan and Ven all use a lot of silk chiffon. Jokes! Can you even take it? Hysterical.
They have a photo shoot and Elena is an absolute nightmare. I mean, seriously. It's like she's Jason Bourne or that movie Hanna. She seems like a trained assassin sent to off Dmitry because he left the Russian ballroom dancing team. Or something similar. Joanna Coles is the guest judge for this challenge. Nathan's team got along really well but they used this print that's gross. Heidi calls Gunnar's look "floating souffle boobs" while the girl is still on the runway. Sonjia's team? Not so bad. I really liked a lot of the stuff that's happening. Raul is so unhappy the entire time, though. That said, it appears that he may have been right to insist upon asserting his aesthetic. Nothing he does is so crazy, but I imagine that if he'd bent to the will of the others his work would have come off a little wonky.
After the runway show, Heidi tells everyone that the teams earned the same score, so everyone is eligible to win and everyone could potentially be sent home. Nathan has to defend his skants (pants that are also a skirt?) and Gunnar gets smacked for his dress. All of his teammates other than sweet sweet Fabio choose Gunnar as the weakest link on their team. Melissa's dress, resplendent in an electric blue, gets huge kudos. They also really like Dmitry's look. Raul and Elena both get in trouble for their work. Michael doesn't think the entire thing was very cohesive. When it comes time to choose the weakest link, Sonjia chooses Raul, Raul chooses Elena, Melissa chooses Raul, Alicia chooses Raul, Dmitry chooses Elena. Wow. I'm glad they all didn't choose Raul, just for dignity's sake.
Sonjia's team wins the challenge! But, I think that still means everyone can die. Melissa wins the challenge! Yay. Also, Fabio was essentially second place, which means my two faves were tops. Happy me. It comes down to Raul and Gunnar. And, Raul is...out. That's sad for him. He goes backstage and tells Elena that he hates her, which is sort of refreshing.
Previously:Andrea and Kooan left the show. Raul was brought back but he didn't do very well. Sonjia won the challenge and Buffi got the boot.
It's morning at the Atlas Building. In fact, it's morning all over New York and probably most of America (Who knows?) and there's a lady in a pink top trying to catch a cab. Good luck to her. The boys are waking up and Gunnar says that he's going to miss the lightness that Buffi added to the group. Fabio agrees and says that a lot of that is going to be missing from now on. I'd agree with that. This group seems really tightly wound to me. But, let's just talk for a moment about how Fabio's personal style is banging. White cap, pink shirt with a thin white shirt over that, baggy jeans, cool beard, cool tats -- he's just a really cool guy. And, he's sweet on top of it. And, it looks like he keeps a little collection of essential oils on the bedstand next to his bed. That's awesome.
Gunnar, who needs desperately to locate his diaphragm or even just his chest cavity (no joke, the whine is so intense that I'm wondering if we hear his voice via vibrations emanating from the back of his head), says that it's sad that people have left but he's come here to win and so he's just going to focus more than ever now. Melissa has had three of her roommates evacuate, so she has to move to the apartment with the other girls. That happened really fast though, so she should consider herself lucky that she didn't get too attached or anything. She thanks the other girls for having her, as if they had a choice.
The other set of boys are discussing the previous challenge and Christopher says good for Sonjia that she won. Ven says that he "had a feeling" she would win. It's interesting to hear him say something nice about someone else's work. Christopher asks Raul who he "put down" to win (do they take a poll or something?) and he answers that he put down Christopher. Christopher goes "aw." Then, Raul interviews that he loves Christopher. He developed an awesome connection with him. And, he hasn't felt that way in a very long time. Damn, Gina. Boy's in love.
Christopher says that he hopes that they're not all partners for this challenge because it was a mess last time. Nathan says very drily that Christopher made Andrea run away, to which he responds with a mouth agape. He interviews that he hopes that he didn't cause her departure, which I think is fairly insincere. It's so odd. I liked him so much. We had such an awesome connection and it had been a long time since I'd felt that way. It must have been love, but it's over now. It's where the wind blows. Anyway, let's get back to work. Christopher says that they need to get back to work. Maybe there's still something there after all.