This whole Other Michael thing has gone on far too long and makes every one of these designers look like dick faces. From time to time in our lives, there are people near us who achieve some sort of success that we feel they don't deserve. More importantly, we innately feel like their success belonged to us and was somehow stolen from us. These people I like to call Shia LaBeoufs. But, as I mentioned earlier, success is not a zero-sum proposition. Sure, only one person is going to win this game, but Other Michael succeeding in the world does not mean that you, Ivy, cannot achieve success. What can affect your success? Looking like a complete fucking pill in front of the entire world and not having the good sense to let bygones be shits and giggles during a challenge that doesn't even have real stakes for you. If, like Mondo (and I thought Cute Michael, but he's just sitting there kind of grinning at this showdown), she'd just embraced Other Michael for who he was instead of constantly calling him names for stuff that he DOESN'T KNOW -- I mean, what a fucking snob! Not everyone got to study! It's an actually admirable trait that he was able to teach himself to sew. Sorry that you're better at it, Ivy. Take your superior knowledge and go into the world and knock 'em dead. Don't sit around picking on a guy that you know is less talented than you. Unless you don't know that.
Other Michael, naturally, gets defensive. He calls Ivy a bitch and who can blame him? But, as a schoolyard mean girls fight color commentator, I will tell you that he quickly loses ground. He's unfocused and Ivy goes in for the kill. She says that his language is inappropriate and he doesn't disagree. Oh My God, I need to be speaking for Other Michael right now. He needs me. I'd knock this shit outta the park. She even interviews that his use of curse words (because NO ONE on this show uses curse words. The mannequins tape a "Fucking Kick The Shit Out of Me" sign to her back as she's talking) shows that he has no class. I'd show her some class by taking her to SCHOOL. Finally, he mentions that the judges liked his work and not hers. This stings a little bit, but she brings up again that he cheated.
Other Michael leaves the room and Cute Michael tells Ivy that she has huge balls. Balls? No, Cute Michael, and cross me again and I will so start calling you Michael D. It doesn't take balls to attack a guy that you've all been ganging up on from the beginning. Gretchen and Mondo both interview that it's crazy to think that Other Michael has gotten this far in the competition without having been authentically compelling to the judges. Poor Other Michael tries to confide to AJ that Ivy was being mean to him and even that little prick says that he didn't "trust" Other Michael when he was still in the competition.