One last thing, though: I believe Jeffrey said something about putting together is Cosa Nostril collection at the same time that he was working on his Fashion Week line. So, couldn't he have had some of the people (and why else would you have a studio that ridiculously large if it weren't to have multiple people working there? The acoustics?) who were working on the other line help him with Fashion Week stuff? Maybe that's legal. Seems unfair, though. I'm just saying, it's not like accusing Jeffrey of stealing kidneys to wonder if all of his construction was above the board.
As Jeffrey starts to compose himself, Laura offers her hand and says, "I'll meet you on the runway." Then Uli says something that for the life of me I can't really make out. "Thank you, Laura, for solving that?" "For softening him?" "For sodomites?" Fucking foreigner.
Jeffrey interviews that things worked out perfectly. On the little kick-ass terrace outside of their workroom, Uli says that he's "all softie inside." Then she tells Laura that she "won" for making Jeffrey cry. Laura says that she didn't want to make him cry. In fact, she was whispering, "Don't cry, Jeffrey," when Tim was giving his announcement. She interviews that she never wanted Jeffrey to not be able to show his line at Fashion Week. What did you want, then? Whatever, Laura. Don't lose those balls now, lady. She says that the final solution was a great compromise, so I guess that's what she wanted. I'd have settled for him not showing. But, on top of being a coward, I'm also a really bad loser. It's so ugly.
Everybody gets back to work. Michael and Uli both interview that they are very happy with their collections. Jeffrey decides to ditch the blonde wigs that his models were going to use. That will bring him in under budget. He made a denim skirt to replace the bubble shorts, but he remembered that he had these leather jeans? These "extra" leather jeans? That he'd forgotten about? Well, now he's going to use them in the show. Don't even get me started.
Next, Tim Gunn enters and this is, at once, the most amazingly earnest and purely campy moment I've ever witnessed on reality television. He calls all of the designers together. He mentions that this is their last "gather 'round" and Laura says, "Well, make it a good one, Tim." Then it's beautiful. Tim says that he has to compose himself, which I'm not even sure that the designers believe. I think they think he's pulling an "I'm all verklempt." But then he tucks his little fist under his chin, cocks it up and says breathily (I love you Tim Gunn!!!), "You're going to Olympus Fashion Week. It's... incredibly thrilling." Armies just threw down their weapons, because that was the gayest, most joyous moment I've spent with my television since Matthew Perry died on that episode of Growing Pains. Seriously, I might just stop writing this recap. IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT, PEOPLE. But we'll continue, because... that's what we do. I just said that real breathily like Tim Gunn would. With my fist under my chin. He tells them all that he's very proud of them. They're all winners in his book. Then they share a group hug. Burn that in your minds, everyone. If your car stalls in the middle of a huge snow bank and there's no way out? That memory just might be enough to keep you alive until spring. I wouldn't just sit around expecting that; I'm just saying. You know, it might help a little. Don't just sit there, though. Do something.