Santino replies that none of his remarks came from a "mean place." They were all just part of his strategy to win. That's such bullshit. I don't believe for a moment that he didn't mean everything he said. Hosti shows a clip montage of Santino trashing everyone. It starts with Santino saying he doesn't like to critique the work of other designers. Interspersed within, we see clips from other people responding to Santino. Diana says that she liked Santino until she found out he would say mean things about her when she wasn't around. Then, we see Santino trashing Diana and a split-screen with her reaction. She just kind of has a half smile on her face that's really sort of heartbreaking. Santino just makes a face like, "Oh, well. She doesn't like me." We see a Chloe interview where she says Santino is mean. Ending the montage is a clip of Santino interviewing that he is "overall a compassionate and nice person." This gets a big laugh from the designers, as well as Daniel Franco screaming, "I want your glue gun." Well, I don't get that.
Hosti says that Santino actually had no problem talking about the other designers. He replies -- and again, this seems so calculated on his part -- that he is shocked as well when he watches the show. Tim Gunn calls bullshit in a tiny way, by just saying, "Do you really?" Hosti asks what the other designers think. "I love Santino!" screams Lupe. Santino is thinking, "You're not really helping here." Okay, Lupe just seemed so crazy right then. Kara pulls it back to sane and says that she thought Santino was hurtful. She didn't like what he said about Diana. Hosti, though we just saw the freaking clip montage, asks what he said and Kara reminds her that Santino said he doesn't like the way Diana talks. Diana says she was surprised because it was about her and not her talent.
Tim asks Nick to talk about his and Santino's "major falling out." Nick had a difficult time with Santino from the beginning; however, he respected Santino's artistic vision. That changed once he saw the show and the nasty things that Santino said in his interviews. Santino actually seems a little affected by this. I don't think he wants Nick to dislike him. Santino sings that tired old song about how he doesn't regret the things that he said, only that they hurt some people. That's like saying, "I don't regret hitting you with this bat, but I wish that your bones hadn't broken." That's what happens when you hit people.