Back from Mood, Tim announces that he's sending in this help we've heard about. And, you guessed it, it's a group of the former designers. Here we've got our Valerie and Ivy and Casanova and Cute Michael and AJ and Peach. The designers get to choose which loser they want to work with. Mondo chooses first and, without hesitation, he goes with Valerie. Gretchen says she had such a fun time with Casanova in a previous challenge that she'd like to do it again. Ah Casanova. We have missed you. Christopher chooses Ivy. Bleh. Other Michael chooses AJ. April says that she's going to go with "the hot blonde." It's Peach! They're reunited! Andy chooses Cute Michael then interviews about how he's worried about his fashion vocabulary. Geez, they've gone a long way on this show towards making Cute Michael sound completely remedial.
Gretchen's talk-free workroom (at least talk that's not about Gretchen) is no longer. Everyone's all chatty Cathy once more. So, a lot of them are in the sewing room. Ivy is in front of Other Michael. She asks him how it feels to have gotten this far in the competition. He says it has been great. Then, like a freaking 6th grader, she says that he's a cheater. Wha? Oh my God, Ivy is such an uncontrollable bitch. Other Michael, unfortunately, is completely defenseless against this sort of thing. I wish I could inhabit his body for a few moments to properly fight back. And shave. He asks her what she's talking about and Ivy, who has clearly been chomping at the bit to say this crap and looks like she's about to explode from the build up of bile, says that during the Jackie Kennedy challenge he used tape on his model and that was somehow illegal? Other Michael interviews that his model uses tape all of the time. It wasn't even his. And, don't they use tape on actual runways? Ivy is a total asshole. She has, however, just highlighted what Other Michael is actually very good at. You wouldn't think it from having a front row view of his taste level, but the guy is a pretty good stylist. His stuff looks better coming down the runway than anywhere else. That's a pretty hard thing to accomplish.
He doesn't know what to do and the other designers in the room don't come to his defense at all. I can't tell you how stupid I find this. Ivy interviews that Other Michael has no integrity and is taking a spot in the competition that belongs to either her or Valerie or Cute Michael. NEWSFLASH -- neither you nor Valerie went home during the Jackie challenge and, had Cute Michael not lost, Valerie would have gotten the boot -- not Other Michael. Even with a boob hanging out, there's no way they could have enjoyed his look less than they did Valerie's.