This is hard. Backstage, Amanda seems a little let down. She's a great sport though. She interviews that she feels like her team is lying though, because they weren't spending that much time on her look. Bette gave Benjamin the highest score possible. Heidi high-scored Layana and Samantha. Nina loves Samantha too. She thinks it's feminine without hitting you over the head. She thinks that Layana's is a little bit better finished though. They all feel bad for Amanda. Nina doesn't think that it was that bad. Zac wasn't crazy about the proportion. Nina has a problem with Joe's look. He effed himself by calling it a coat. Zac doesn't like his idea of the future, but Heidi says that she understands it. Zac just thinks that he should have really gone over the top. Hmm, their lack of cohesion bites them on the ass again. Bette thinks that Amanda getting blamed was just contagious. Nina thought that she seemed a bit defeated, which she wasn't crazy about. The judges agree that the elimination is painful.
Everyone returns to the stage. Samantha is the winner! Dream Team leaves the runway. Kate, Daniel, Patricia, Michelle and Richard are safe. That leaves Joe and Amanda. Ergh. Heidi reminds them that this wasn't an easy decision. Joe...is out. Amanda hugs Joe before leaving the runway. Heidi says it was a tough one before giving him his auf wiedersehen. I hate this. He interviews that the most positive part of this experience was meeting all of these designers. Tim comes in and congratulates everyone. Joe says that the world will go on. He thinks his work is kind of profound and will reach the world somehow. That's like the best exit line ever.
Tim tells the remaining designers that, in ten minutes, they have to return to the runway. Heidi has unfinished business! To be continued?!! But, seriously, isn't the whole show kind of continuous?
Jeff Long is a writer/performer in Brooklyn. He can be reached at email@example.com and followed on Twitter at @jblong. He was kidding about the Hanging Gardens. He knows they're not around anymore. Or maybe ever were.