Heidi sends the models off so that the judges can talk about them. Asked her opinion of the designs, Becky says that she found Austin's design "much too tight." Michael, furthermore, found Austin's design "prissy," which I kind of also agree with. It has a certain little-girl quality that would look pretty dopey on your average middle-aged postal worker. The words "Little Red Riding Hood" come to mind for Nina. Backstage, we see Austin -- who appears to be naked after taking off Jay's outfit, but who I'm sure is wearing something or other. Becky has only nice things to say about Kara Saun's outfit, which she says she would happily wear every day in the winter. She liked the pants, and she liked the Batman belt. Asked what he thought of Jay's, Michael says, "I liked it, but I thought it was so butch!" It would be interesting to see whether he'd still have felt that way if he'd, you know, seen it on a woman instead of on a man. They all think that the sweater looked terrific and polished, though. All Michael can say about Wendy's is "Oh, my God." He points out that she basically took the world's dowdiest outfit and made it even more "matronly." It's true; it really is. She pumped up the frump until she just couldn't pump the frump no more. He goes after the princess-seamed shirt, which is exactly the thing I hated most, because unless you have just the right sort of chest, that's not going to look nice on you at all. "This is just going to make every woman look like she's...nursing, sorry." And then Michael looks down at his notes and says, with both embarrassment and delight, that he wrote down that he thought Wendy's outfit was "farty." I find that hysterical, incidentally. I don't know exactly what "farty" means to Michael Kors, but he's totally right. Becky does like the fact that Wendy moved the pockets on the woman's shirt down close to the waist, rather than up on the chest. Michael insists that -- pockets, schmockets -- Wendy's was his least favorite.
But nobody is happy about Robert's, either. Michael proclaims it "boring," while Becky says she wouldn't feel comfortable in it. Furthermore, she says that the "cutesy little waistline with the darts" wouldn't work, because it's too flat and has nowhere to hang anything. Heidi also calls out the shirt as clearly an underdeveloped afterthought, which is fairly clearly true. Nina simply thinks Robert "has no business being here."
Once the decision has been made, the designers are brought back. Kara is told that she has won yet another challenge, and the happy-strummy music takes her offstage. Kara tells us that she liked winning this challenge, and that she only needs one more to get to Fashion Week. Next up, Jay learns that he was a close second, and they send him off. Austin goes offstage next, with a simple "You're still in." So it's down to Wendy and Robert. Heidi tells them that they're the bottom two, and that one of them will be out in a minute. She tells Wendy that she didn't do nearly enough to make the uniform more stylish, and tells Robert that his was too casual and seemed unfinished. Robert and Wendy sweat. Sweat, Wendy, sweat! "Wendy," Heidi says. "You're in." This means that Robert is history. He smiles gamely at the judges, and backstage, Jay tells Wendy she's "like a cockroach," with the unwillingness to die. Robert asks Becky whether the post office is hiring, and Heidi sends him home, calling him "very charming, though." Robert tells us that he was happy to make the final five, and backstage, he enjoys a group hug with the gang. He says he'll miss them. As he cleans up his workspace, he says that the experience was totally positive.