Tim asks Mila to explain her dress. There is a graphic element to the dress, which Tim recognizes as Mila's signature. Janeane says that she chose nautical colors and would like to layer them, in a simulation of waves. Tim wonders if this "spewing out" look is really her. Janeane responds that this is the fifth challenge, and she has yet to meet the judges. Tim points out that, you know, that might be a good thing. Yes, yes, but right now she's looking like she's not horrible but not great. Oh, the convoluted stories we will conjure in order to rationalize our decisions to make ocean dresses at the last minute. Janeane assures Tim that she knows when to edit, but I'm not sure the makers of Project Runway do, because I actually found that exchange ultimately confusing.
Tim notes that Ben is working with bold colors. He says that his concept is Madame Butterfly on acid. Ben explains that he will be using metallic leather as a belt and Tim warns him against cheapening his outfit and making it a joke. Anna explains her look to Tim and he seems doubtful that it exemplifies who Anna is as a designer. She seems confident, though. Emilio is making a short, red cocktail dress. He's using ombre lacing at the neckline, and Tim seems iffy about that whole idea. In the end, it sounds like Tim tells Emilio that it's absolutely necessary that he use the lacing, for that is the "wow factor" in his design. See what I mean? Something funky is happening with the editing in this episode. Tim says that he's leaving "reluctantly." Seriously, he's afraid these guys are going to start hopping out windows. Luckily, Parsons is a windowless fortress, at least the part that we see.
The models enter for a fitting. Jesse only has the front of his bodice completed, but he has an opportunity to see how the basket weave that he is using works. Jay seems happy with his look. He interviews that he wanted to use a muted color and to make something really sexy -- a look that he feels Heidi embodies. Anna is freaked because her shorts don't fit well. Emilio noticed this as well, just like he always does. Being so brilliant means constantly having your mind space sullied by the shortcomings of others. He's just emoting his dread.