Emilio's fitting goes well and he interviews that he's enjoying the spirit of the competition. Mila gives us some bad news: Ben's work isn't going well. She says that she can see that it began with a great idea, but the pants that he has made look awful. They do nothing for the model's crotch. What a horrible statement. Yuck. Ben says that he's nervous. This is the first time that he has made pants. Ever? That would be the most wrongheaded thing! At least make a skirt with the suit or something. His model is being very positive and he's thankful for that. Amy's still mulling around the hair idea.
The models leave and Anthony interviews that he's happy with the direction of his dress. He takes issue with being characterized as someone who doesn't use dark colors. He says that black is "beautiful and officially presidential." I need to have lunch with Anthony. Mila notices that there is some "color blocking the pain" going on in Anthony's design and he says that he's liking it. She asks if he's doing air, which of course worries Anthony. Jonathan interviews that the other designers have taken interpretive liberties with this challenge. He's seeing a lot of dark opaque designs. Amy steps in and points out that Anthony's design resembles smoke or steam, which actually makes both Anthony and Mila correct.
With 2 hours remaining, the designers are feeling a lot of pressure. Mila points out that it appears that everyone is behind schedule. Maya, who is behind, says that it makes her feel better that everyone else is behind as well. As they are wrapping up, Ben says that the day was stressful. But, everything is cut out and he has no fabric left. There's no turning back.
Back at the Atlas building, Ben takes a call with his husband, Bobby. They've been together for a year and a half. This is the first time they have been apart for more than three days. We don't hear much of the convo, but Ben emotionally interviews that he really misses Bobby. This is not a good sign. I recall Janeane having a little phone call with her husband right before she got the boot.