After Tim is gone, Ricky and Victorya have a little talk. Ricky says that he can't lead the team and make sure that their collection is cohesive if she's changing her design without consulting him. She says that the design was "wrong" and had to be changed. He reminds her that it was wrong to her, but not necessarily to the rest of the team. Then he tells her that sometimes it's better to not fight about things. She says, "I don't believe that. I will never send something down that runway that I don't believe wholeheartedly in." That's not really what he suggested, but way to make him sound like a sell-out. Victorya's being a jerk right now. Then she says, "I, in fact, wanted to ask you why you wanted to be team leader." Okay, Ricky has been completely overemotional for almost every moment of this season, but I have to give him credit right now for keeping it together. I would have lost my shit on her if she'd said that to me. She's completely trying to make him the bad guy right now, and you can still see how mad it makes him, but he doesn't freak out. He says that, if she feels like she's been leading the team, why don't they just call her team leader from now on? She says she wanted someone else to be team leader, but she expected him or her to fulfill the duties of leader, which apparently Ricky didn't do. She's blaming him for not guiding her, when she won't even tell him how/when she's changing her designs? Seriously, she is ruthless. Kind of amazing, but WOW. Ricky interviews that he thinks that Victorya wanted to be team leader but didn't have "the balls" to do it. Enh, I'm not sure balls are the problem here. She's got a set of brass ones. She didn't take leadership for precisely this reason; if something went wrong, as it appears to be doing now, she wanted someone to blame (as she appears to be doing now). Victorya tells Ricky that she needs to get back to work, but she wants to continue the conversation later because she wants there to be no misunderstanding. I'd say that Victorya definitely left this conversation with the upper hand. Ricky looks like he's about to burst -- but, again, points earned for not actually bursting.
Everyone is rushing to finish. Rami tells Kevin to just finish his garment, because they are behind schedule. Chris makes a puppet out of one his sleeves and talks to Rami at the sewing machines. Rami responds, "Poor thing, he's losing it." We see Rami and Jillian whispering to each other. She says that there is no excuse for Kevin to not finish a pair of shorts in one day. Rami interviews that Jillian was more concerned with finishing her own look than with leading the group. He tells her that he asked her to pay attention to Kevin's progress, and she responds with, "I was definitely concerned." She interviews that she's not going to stand over someone and demand they finish, like...like a leader. Rami says they'll have to agree to disagree about leadership styles.
Victorya and Ricky have another talk, and this time Ricky's got his game face on. She says that she felt like he couldn't make a decision about a single detail. He says that she was so concerned with his performance that she had to make her garment twice. That doesn't really make much sense, but at least he's trying. He interviews that this challenge is a disaster (of course, for Ricky, this interview could be taken from any challenge so far). Their collection is not cohesive. He and Victorya end their conversation with both saying they stand by their opinions. Gah.