Then, guys. Guys! It's Wendy Pepper. Holy shit, it's Wendy Pepper. This seriously makes my heart beat a little fast. Joshua is beyond thrilled to see her, which explains a lot. Kayne of Many Colors reminds us that she was the bitch in Season 1. Andrae describes her as a Disney villainess, which is quite apt. Wendy interviews that she has waited eight years but is back to right the great wrong of her not winning the first time. She doesn't believe that either. Luckily, she pulls out the old trope of not being here to make friends, which, seriously, I just can't hear enough. When I look at people for the first time, I'm immediately very concerned with what side of the friends vs. no more friends debate they are on. I pay no attention to how they are as people -- I just need a "friend" or "no more friends" and then I know. And, then, we're either friends or not. I don't really have any power in the decision. That's where fucking Wendy Pepper really just has my number. Bitch gets me. She also tells us to fasten our seat belts, which I never do. Lord, can you imagine the shenanigans that Wendy Pepper is capable of in the name of trying to reclaim some sort of relevance? I'm personally worried for Andrae.
The designers make their way to the runway and are seated beside it when they are greeted by this season's host, Carolyn Murphy! I love this woman. I think she's so gorgeous. And, she used to date the dude from Incubus, which, not taking their music into consideration, was like the score of the decade. That guy was hot. She tells them that there will never be any immunity in the challenges. She goes through the list of prizes, which include that guest editorship at Marie Claire and a trip to all of the big Fashion Weeks in the world. That's cool. It's ton of prizes worth nearly a million dollars.
They go to the roof of some random building and Joanna Coles is there to greet them. She tells them right off the bat that they will be working in teams. Rayon is not happy about this and foresees a clash. She pulls two names from the button bag -- Kayne of Many Colors and Joshua and they will be choosing the first members of their respective teams. Joshua reminds us that he was not great at being a team player in his previous season and we see him yelling at that poor frumpy girl as Anya is trying to comfort her. Joanna tells them that there are no team captains, they merely get to choose first.