Next we meet Laura's husband, Peter, who is pocket-sized and adorable. He's like a nicely groomed Albert Einstein. Tim has been in their apartment for thirty minutes and he's already exhausted. Laura replies that the place seems weird without all of the noise. They find Frank -- thanks for the extra drama, Project Runway. Now missing turtles are fodder for your little circus? What next? Nuns? World leaders? Have some restraint, you trash.
Laura explains that, since she has been raising all these kids, she has never had time to concentrate on her own design career. Time and money were never available for her own business, so she hopes that winning the competition will give her the chance to make a go of it. As Frank eats some Cheerios, Laura says that her family has rallied around her. She wants to "take those other designers down."
Now Tim's coasting in another Saturn Sky Roadster in Miami. He's there to visit Uli. Uli opens the door of her apartment and greets Tim warmly. She has a view of the beautiful water in Miami and she announces that it's the "dream of America." She says that now Tim can understand why all of her designs are tropical. She interviews that she loves everything about Miami.
She tells Tim that her collection is going to be "Tropical Safari." She shows him her collection, which is mostly same-old-Uli. Tim tells her that it's all lovely, but it's not enough to win. She's in danger of looking like a one-note to the judges. Then she shows him a short little number that she's working on. He loves it. She should remember that; every time she does something short, she nails it.
Uli and Tim go for a walk on the beach. Tim's jacket is off and his sleeves are rolled up and I must admit that I find the extra Tim skin a little titillating. However, they're in the sun and he's translucent and I'm immediately afraid that he's going to fry.
Uli tells Tim that she grew up in East Germany. Because they didn't have much, she learned to make clothes from an early age. She also loves her crazy prints because of how colorless the damn Commies were when she was a kid. Odd, since we call them Reds.
She explains that East Germany was very dangerous and she would always dream of getting out, but then one day it was opened. The idea of America is that you can arrive here a nobody and become something special in a short time. And she feels like she's living that dream and she doesn't believe that it could have happened in another country. Something about Uli kind of breaks my heart. I mean, clearly that's a touching story, but something extra about her just really makes me want to cry sometimes. "Dreams can happen." That's why Uli says people come to this country. At least they did before we stopped letting them get in.