Wendy leads the cutting of the cotton jersey. We see Mario and Jay, in separate interviews, saying that Wendy is calm and maternal. We see her ration the cotton according to who has short versus long dresses. She seems helpful. Then, in an interview, she reveals that every move she makes is strategic: "I know that exploiting my role as a mother is kind of evil, truly." She doesn't care, though, because she wants it all! And nothing is going to stop her! Thus, we are introduced to one of the greatest villains in TV history. Wendy "Leave Her to Heaven" Pepper.
Later, before Tim Gunn takes the designers to shop for supplies, he tells them that they will have until midnight that night (as well as a couple of hours the following day) to finish their designs. Everyone seems frantic. Once again, they get $50 apiece for supplies. This time, they go to an actual fabric store.
Alexandra says in an interview that her goal in the competition is "to do the best that I can." That girl's an open book, huh? Nora, however, is looking for respect from "the fashion world of the future." Everyone buys their supplies (lots of dye is purchased), and then they are back to the Workshop to get to work.
Alexandra says that dyeing the cotton is really difficult, and it does look like some people are having problems. Starr, for one, ruins an entire wall's paint job by splashing it with dye. Vanessa and Robert have this weird argument that I'm not sure I understand. Everyone is dyeing their fabric in plastic boxes (like the kind you used to hold stuff under your bed at college), and Robert has his resting on the sink. I guess it is the only sink, because Vanessa demands that he move it. He just kind of rambles on unintelligibly and walks off as Vanessa looks really pissed. It was that unclear. I'm sorry.
Kara Saun says in an interview that people are getting "paranoid and delusional." Then, we are witness to Kevin looking frantically around his workspace. He can't find his dye. Then, Kevin says in an interview that he asked Jay if he'd seen Kevin's dye and "[Jay] just blew [Kevin] off." Not to be blown, Kevin is on Jay like white on rice. We don't really hear anything that Kevin says, but we get an earful from Jay, who is plenty peeved that he is being asked to prove his innocence. Finally, he shows Kevin his own fabric, which is being dyed, and offers, "If I used your black dye, my stuff would be black right now. Not purple. It is impossible for me to have stolen your dye, you [bleep]ing bitch." Then, in an interview, Jay says, "I did not take the bitch's dye. That's fo sho." Excellent. Commercial break.