We're back and it looks like Gretchen is loudly giving people advice. Everyone is a little freaked about using such different materials. Mondo, however, is feeling comfortable. Andy is braiding some ribbon, but isn't sure how he's going to incorporate it into his design.
Kristin mentions to A.J. that she imagines he is psyched about this challenge. He replies that he feels like he's talked a big game to this point and he hopes to deliver. This is certainly his milieu but he's not used to working under this sort of time restraint. He doesn't want to make a messy and silly version of what he usually does. We see him explaining himself to everyone and Other Michael begs, via interview, for him to shut up. It really does look like he's talking a lot, but you never know.
Valerie is using napkins and paper cups and something about the way she is describing her design, in a manner both whimsical and serious, just made her my favorite. Plus, I'm still totally obsessed with Cleveland and that's part of it. Gretchen thinks that Valerie will definitely be in the top... with her. Oh Gretchen. I know it's good to be confident. It's also good to be quiet. She continues. She thinks that Valerie is competition, but she herself is a "force to be reckoned with." Ew. Stop it, girl.
Sarah was worried that her design would be all tablecloth (she must have not been listening to Tim either), so she takes these paper palm trees and paints the fronds different colors. Casanova, still clueless, is cutting a tablecloth when Valerie reminds him that he's not supposed to use that. He interviews that he's not like Andy, April and A.J. with their desires to make circus stuff. He's clearly frustrated right now. If he could just relax a little, he might be able to do this.