On Team Keeping It Real, they have to decide what two designers are teaming up. Kate says that she wants to work alone. Amanda has decided to make a high-necked, fitted dress. She interviews that she is feeling like she needs to pick up the slack for team. Michelle and Richard decide to work together. They both wanted to make a high architectural collar, so they decide to work together. Richard says that they should really think outside of the box for this challenge. They should imagine that their client is someone like Bjork. Then, he says that he was thinking of their client being a cross between RuPaul and Gilligan's Island. Michelle looks like she just smelled a dead elephant. She interviews that the ideas spewing from his mouth are crazy. Actually, they make perfect sense and, in fact, move the challenge into the real world. Those people would actually wear garments from a hardware store and a flower shop. Gilligan's Island is a great source of inspiration too, because it's like glamour in paradise. You've got beautiful flowers and you've got tools, but you don't have access to the urbanity that you are used to. So, what do you do? Michelle is a killjoy. She interviews that she feels that, if her team is in the bottom and her dress is in the bottom three, she will be the one to go home. I guess I understand her fear. If they lose, she will be the only person who has been on a losing team for every single challenge.
Tim returns to take the designers shopping. They go to the hardware store first. Benjamin wishes that we used the metric system. Stanley thinks that his new team has a lot of energy and drive, but what they need is a win. Richard presents to Michelle the idea that they make their dress from white and black window blinds. She loves the idea. He says that it's everything. He thinks that a lot of things are everything. There's a deep philosophical observation to be made about that, but I'm afraid that it will be ultimately depressing and I really don't need that right now, so I'm going to leave it alone. He makes Michelle do a celebratory ponytail toss with him and I think she should feel really lucky that she is getting to have so much fun right now. She interviews that he has a lot of energy and excitement. We see him asking about several items in the hardware store, including a stuffed turtle (I think it's a turtle? It looks like a turtle. Or maybe a ram? We're going with turtle) and a water pump. Michelle put the kibosh on both of those ideas. She interviews that she is going to have to be the edit button for this challenge. Tim calls time and all of the designers move towards the cash registers. Patricia gives Michelle a hug of excitement and she bristles. She interviews that Patricia needs to stand back. OK, she's just being unkind now.