With Maya gone, all of the designers are sitting around stunned. All of them say that they didn't expect this. Seth Aaron wonders if she just had a moment of freak-out where she imagined making it to Bryant Park but couldn't imagine what she would present. Mila thinks that he might have hit the nail on the head. He also hands me my ass. He interviews that they work like 20 hours a day, seven days a week. They're always drained. So, for those of me who are judging them, I can fuck off. I should go there and try it if I want to judge. Well said. But, that's actually what I'm here for, to judge.
Tim re-enters and says that he is as shocked as all of the designers. But, the challenge is still on and it's time to go to Mood. Once there, before he starts his stopwatch, Tim tells the designers to not disappoint Heidi. Emilio searches for fabrics that will photograph well. Jonathan tells us that he's looking for a bright colors. Mila has decided to step away from her typical high-contrast colors and will instead use gunmetal grey with gold. We see her tell herself to commit to a color. Seth Aaron notes that a lot of people are using colors that represents their style as designers, but the dossier of Heidi's past look shows a lot of black. Which, I guess, is lucky for him since most of his stuff is black.
Back at the workroom, Seth Aaron points out that there are only five designers left. He says that anyone could go home next, including himself, "Not!" That was almost reflexive. He couldn't stop himself from disagreeing with himself for saying he could potentially be eliminated. That's so deep confidence. We should all have an inner "Not!" that screams out when we doubt ourselves. We see Emilio remind himself to simplify.
Tim enters and says that they are bringing a designer back, to take Maya's place. Emilio seems annoyed. It's Anthony! "Here she is, boys!" he exclaims. He laughs and laughs. He interviews that he has a second chance at greatness. He says further, "Who wants Anthony back? Hell, everybody should. I like him, you should too." I wish political campaigning were that cut and dry. He says, as he is sitting at his workspace, "Chocolate puddin' glad to be back." Heh. Jonathan says that he's happy to have Anthony back. He thinks that he's a breath of fresh air in the workroom. Anthony will begin to sketch now and will have his work time extended to make up for the time he'll lose when he goes to Mood.