Back at the workroom, everyone is provided with a dossier on their genres (a binder containing what appears to be a single piece of paper). They're given time to sketch before going to Mood and, here's the kicker, are told this will be only a one-day challenge. "Crazy," Althea says, and I could not agree more. What is with the one-day challenges? It invariably leads to hot messes on the runway. Epperson is a little stressed about his theme, and decides to approach it by thinking of female actresses he's seen in Western movies. Not a bad idea. Too bad Shirin can't focus enough to consider it from a similar angle. Instead, she goes to the accessories wall and complains that they don't even have a cowboy hat. So, she decides to design for a saloon girl. Ugh. This challenge is lame. Why can't the challenge be to consider these genres when designing something people can actually wear, instead of a straight-up costume challenge? It's weird that the judges spend half their time jumping people's asses about their pieces being "too costumey" and then tell them to design costumes.
Carol Hannah is very excited about designing a costume for her "sexy assassin" and wonders, since they share a table and a genre, if Logan would like to see her drawings. That's generous of her, of course, and Logan says yes, that he thinks comparing notes will benefit them both. Also, he says, "Carol Hannah is the only female that I've really connected with," he says in an interview. "She's been a lot of fun getting to know; she's nice to have around." First of all, I hate it when people say "male" and "female" when they should say man or woman, or hell, even guy or girl. Please say girl instead of female, if what you're worried about is being anti-feminist. It is okay -- I'd rather hear "girl" than have you sound like you're describing the genus and the phylum of a cat species or something. Oh, how the hater sites will love that I wrote that... "Does she not just understand the difference between kingdom and species? Or is she just stupid?" Really, I'm just making a joke, so maybe just calm down. I'm just saying. And for the record, the answer to both questions is just no. What was I talking about? Right, Logan. He of the sleepy hotness; he of the unnecessary hats. Carol Hannah luuuuuvs him, y'all. She is looking at him so moonily with her overly-mascaraed eyes, she is about to fall over. "I don't know who decided that Logan and I should have tables next to each other," she laughs in an interview. "Because it is really distracting. He's really ha-awt!" I wish she'd wash her face, but I love her.