Ping and Jesse are having serious problems. I'm not getting a clear picture of the problem. Jesse seems upset at the idea that his work would be covered by some other part of Ping's design. He's being really aggressive and, frankly, I don't think he'd be acting like that with a man. I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be a police person, but it's totally there. Ping interviews that she is having a hard time working with Jesse and she thinks it's because he's insecure with her unorthodox approach. It's probably due to the fact that she's not a great communicator either, but I don't think Jesse is helping matters. He asks her for some decision and his jaw is so clenched and tense -- it's kinda crazy. He interviews that he worries about time constraints with Ping because she is always changing her mind. Finally, she tells him that she is not used to questioning her ideas. She needs him to be quiet. He interviews that he's just trying to "reign in the crazy." Well, since you approached it like that, hot shot, it's never going to work. Ping tells him that she keeps changing her mind because he's making her doubt her design. He tells her that he's not doubting the vision, but he wants to know that there is a vision. Oh, that's better. Thanks for clearing that up, Secretary Kissinger.
Jonathan interviews that Ping and Jesse are fighting non-stop, so he's unable to tell if they're going to be able to pull off a cohesive look or not. Mila interviews that she is enjoying working with Jonathan. She's making the coat, while he's making the top and the pants. Jesse jokes to him that he'd better not mess it up or Mila will punch him in the throat. More violence. Someone was a little Method while playing pirates, methinks.
Anthony says that their color palette is bright yellow, red, and black. So, he thinks they may be creating a gown for the VP of McDonald's. "Everybody needs a dress," he figures with a laugh. Jesse says that he's making a dress of 30 pieces, put together like origami. He thinks they are not going to have enough time.
And, it's the next day. Seth Aaron says that they were so excited to focus on their dress for another day...when Tim enters. He has everyone gather 'round. He tells them that they will be creating an additional look and jaws drop. They will have to create a mass market version, or "look for less" as Tim calls it, of their designs for $50. Seth Aaron worries that his look for less will have to consist of napkins and hot glue. Wow, money corrupts. It wasn't that long ago that $50 was near the norm for a lot of challenges. Oh, and it's not over -- the look for less will be based on the high-end design of one of their fellow designers. Tim reminds them that they are designers, not plagiarists. Tim picks buttons from the bag and the team he chooses gets to decide which other team's design they will work with. Ping and Jesse pick Emilio. Janeane and Ben pick Mila. Jay and Maya pick Janeane. Mila and Jonathan pick Anthony. Anthony and Seth Aaron pick Jesus. Jesus and Amy pick Ping, which means that Emilio and Anna get Jay. Jesus interviews that he is shocked that there is a new element to the challenge considering they are not finished with their first look. Tim gives them a moment to design, then he will take one team member to Mood.