In the sewing room, Jay says to Emilio excitedly that they will get to see their families soon. Emilio doesn't seem as jazzed. Jay interviews that a lot of people believe in him (friends, family, etc.), but he never really pushed himself. Now that he is a little more aware of his talents, he wants to put something really dramatic on the runway.
The models come in for a fitting. As Mila is fitting her model, we hear from Seth Aaron. He says that he likes her outfit but is still on the fence. Apparently, he thinks it's too shiny. Funny, Tim liked the shine. Then, Emilio says that once he fitted his girl, he realized that it did in fact need some color. So, Tim is redeemed.
Once the girls are gone, Anthony makes a crack that Jay's jacket looks like Michael Jackson. Mila interviews the same thing. Um, what's wrong with looking like Michael Jackson? Certainly enough time has passed that we could revisit that look. Shoulder pads have come back twice since then. Mila says that she's not a fan of Jay's style. Jay, meanwhile, needs to chill out about criticism. He's taking the MJ comments really personally.
The next morning, Mila contemplates her loneliness from the windowsill of the Atlas Building. The same windowsill where Maya used to sit. She interviews that she's feeling nostalgic and emotional about the competition. She feels like she's going to do well at the competition.
In the boys' apartment, Emilio says that he has a lot to do, but he has a strict timeline in his head. They do that leaving as four, returning as four all hands in thing before leaving, but the chances of it working this time aren't exactly great. Plus, I don't think they're really returning.
At Parsons, Emilio says that this is the only day in the competition when he has felt nervous. To bomb in the last challenge when he never had a bad critique from Tim during the competition would be horrible. Emilio says that he wants the judges to be wowed by his dress and to declare it the dress of the season. He wants his dress to display creativity, artistry, craftsmanship, whimsy, and sexiness. That's a lot for a dress to say. Shut up, dress! Stop saying so much! He's trying to put all parts of him into this one dress. Something about that sounds wrong.
Tim enters and reminds everyone that it's a big day. He reminds everyone about the bluefly.com wall, then he sends in the models. Anthony is having problems with the fit of his dress. Mila interviews that Anthony and Jay are the people who should be sent home. She says that Anthony has been inconsistent and Jay lacks a lot of fashion and textiles knowledge. Jay interviews that he doesn't think Mila could make a dramatic collection. He also acknowledges his bias, since he doesn't like Mila as a person. He says that so dryly too. It's interesting. The girls go to hair and make-up. Emilio says that the energy in the workroom is palpable.