More problems for Terri and Rayon. She doesn't like his sewing work. She says that the back of the top is "jacked up." A favorite phrase of mine. She wants him to fix it and it's tense, because Rayon feels like he warned her that this could happen. She interviews that if it's between her and Rayon going home, "Peace Out."
With 2 hours remaining, Tim arrives. Blayne explains his look and Tim feels like the Bermuda short isn't dressy enough for nighttime. He says "Holla Atcha Boy" to Tim again, which fills me with a rage best left stuffed way down deep. Tim compliments Jerell and Stella on the amount of work that they have gotten done. He loves the leather waistband, as well as the entire color palette. He says it looks like an example of true collaboration and it excites him. Kelli and Daniel try to explain their look to Tim. He doesn't like it, but I can't tell what's bothering him. Kelli asks if it's "too dominatrix" and Daniel (actually trying pretty hard to be helpful) says that there is an intimate apparel feel to the daytime-to-nighttime transition. Tim still says he's "dubious" and they need to "Pull. It. Off." I mean, it's not my favorite thing in the world, but I wish he'd have been just a little more specific about what he didn't like.
Tim approaches Terri and Rayon. He can sense that Terri is "concerned" and he wants to know what the problem is. Rayon says that he and Terri work very differently and Tim asks what that difference is. He drapes and she "cuts right into fabric" sayeth Rayon. Tim thinks it works. She confirms that he doesn't think it's tragic and he says that the neckline of the top is gorgeous. Terri is so relieved that she asks for a hug. Rayon joins in. Terri interviews that the shirt was horrible, but the two of them hustled and now it's beautiful.
Tim talks to Keith and Kenley. He loves the fabric that they are choosing for their top. He asks fairly pointedly where the floral fabric from earlier that Kenley liked so much is. She's like, "Tim!" Because he hated it. Keith, in a perfectly executed little burst of passive-aggression, says, "Oh, she's so cute. Gets so defensive." I have to say though, for the power struggle that appears to be happening between the two of them, they're keeping it pretty cool. Tim loves what they're doing.
Tim approaches Korto and Joe. There's an orange jacket that covers the sleeker nighttime look. Tim has questions about the proportion of the jacket. Joe says that he agrees and thinks that it's a little too baggy. Korto says that he never said anything before. She's pissed. He says that he has been focused on the dress and the jacket was her vision. She points out that she has immunity, so if something goes wrong, it would be him that goes home. She's feeling faced because he didn't say anything until Tim got there. I understand that. I don't know of the time issues involved and maybe he really didn't have a moment to do anything but focus on the dress, but it's still pretty lame to only speak up when Tim is around. Korto presents the following analogy: if a bus was coming and Joe was crossing the street, she wouldn't say, "Well, Joe wanted to cross the street." Instead, she would grab him and say, "A bus is coming." You know what? She's absolutely right. Asshole move, Joe. He interviews that talking to Tim was his way of subtly (read: cowardly-like) way of making suggestions and he was surprised at how quickly she took offense. In the break room, he tells her that there's no reason for her to be angry and she says that if he has a problem with something, he should tell her. He says that he had planned on telling her. Then, she gets hardcore and says that she doesn't want any enemies -- he'll be dead to her and she'll cut him off. You know, for someone who talks about being out of the drama, girl is dramatic. She interviews that Joe could easily turn on her on the runway, at which point she will turn on him.