Kara is stumped. She doesn't really make eveningwear. It doesn't look like she has finalized her idea before Tim takes them shopping for fabric.
At Mood, everyone scurries. They have $300 for this challenge. That's their largest amount yet for a challenge. Santino chooses silk chiffon, tulle, and chiffon with gold paillettes. Familiar with paillettes? Me neither. They are like medallion-sized sequin thingies that hang from the fabric. They give the effect of humongo sequins. Chloe is using jersey. Kara still doesn't know where she's going. She tells Tim that she's "simple." He replies, "Then that's you. I just want this trip to be successful for all of you."
Back at Parsons. Daniel discusses Kara's design with her. She is going to have a racer back on her gown. Daniel says he loves the idea. Chloe is less gung-ho, but doesn't discourage her. We see Kara compliment Santino's chiffon with the gold paillettes, and he thanks her. Following, we see an interview with Santino where he says that, when Kara compliments him, he thanks her and "puts [his] head back down." Because he doesn't want to help her. I don't know, maybe Kara usually sucks people into helping her by complimenting them first. Otherwise, chill out. It's weird, Santino keeps saying that. Maybe the editors are hiding the footage, but it doesn't really look like people are begging for his help. He drones in his interview that "it's about our own individual vision, not about helping out someone else."
Kara says that they have all helped each other out throughout the competition, but Santino hasn't spoken to anyone for that day. They start talking about the upcoming elimination, and Daniel expresses his anxiety that he might be eliminated. Santino finally speaks up and says, "Well, auf wiedersehen." Everyone's appalled. Daniel interviews that Santino is very arrogant. ["I sort of read this as Santino thinking Daniel was fishing for everyone to say, 'Oh, no, you'll get to stay,' and got impatient with it." -- Sars] He adds that Santino should have been eliminated in the last challenge, not Nick. The mannequins are in absolute agreement.
As the time goes by, it looks like Kara is getting a handle on her design. Santino says, "I want to show amazing clothes." Hey, we'd all like that too. Match some clothes with that big talk of yours.
That night, when Daniel and Santino go back to their apartment, there is a message on their little chalkboard. It reads, "Good luck, Daniel. Make it to the top. Heart, Nick." Santino's all, "Don't talk about me like I'm not here!" Drink your juice, Shelby.