Nina looks like she's had enough of all of this, but continues, asking Nick what he thinks about Santino's vision. Nick says that he understands what Santino was going for. While Nick is answering, Santino gives Nina this really menacing stare-down. For real, I'd tell the guy to take a hike. Nina then asks Emmett if he thinks "it's too much." He does, provoking an eye-roll from Santino. Heidi asks Santino who from his team should be out. Can you guess who? You're right. He says, "Emmett designs menswear. And he designs in a way that has never suited me." Heidi hurries things along: "So are you saying it would be Emmett." Uh, yeah, he is. Nick also chooses Emmett. Emmett chooses Santino, mentioning Santino's "eleventh hour" meltdown. He also points out that a leader should take responsibility and not blame his team members. Sure, that's easy to say when you're not the team leader.
Alessandra tells Daniel Franco in slightly broken English that his designs look "like old woman." Daniel says that his designs were meant for women from thirty to fifty years old. Nina does not like the Mandrell Sisters effect. She says she doesn't want to see three versions of the same dress. Chloe is itching to speak up and says that "at the end of the day it was [Daniel's] vision and we had to follow it." Cynthia takes this cue and tells Daniel that he should have let his teammates help diversify the looks. Kara adds that Daniel is very "headstrong" about his vision. Heidi asks who Kara thinks should be eliminated from their team, and Daniel interrupts her. He says, "I'd like to make a statement about that. That, um…" He looks a little choked up and is trying to keep his composure. He continues, "Never before have I seen anyone…" Uh-oh…he curses, then starts crying. This is uncomfy. "That's worked as passionately than these two. And, I told them, that if it goes down that I have to go. I go, I don't sell them out. I'll take the blame. Damn!" Wow. Chloe says something about how that made her start to cry. The designers leave the runway.
As the judges begin to deliberate, Heidi mentions that the team leaders are in a tougher position that the rest of the designers. Actually, let me give you the transcript of Heidi's elucidation, "Their booty was on the line much more than all the other ones." Nina thinks that Santino's designs were costume-y. Alessandra doesn't think he was considering the consumer. Nina also feels that Santino behaved in a cowardly way as the team leader by not accepting responsibility for the collection. Cynthia adds that you can't have the ego to be a team leader, yet accept none of the blame when things go badly. Nina sounds like she wants Santino to go, but they feel that Daniel's designs weren't creative enough. Nina, sounding like she's talking about Santino more than Daniel, says that "at least" Daniel accepted responsibility for his line's shortcomings.