Tim returns. It's earlier than usual, but he wants to know what they are doing, perhaps to discourage anyone from the grand visions that Emilio was predicting. He starts with Pamela. He loves the ombre dyeing job that she did on her fabric. She tell him that she's creating a one-piece corset dress. Tim strongly believes that she should make it two pieces, in the interest of saving time. Also, a two-piece would be easier to fit to the model. She says that she has already completed the bodice as a one-piece and Tim says that she should stick with that if she's confident. He speaks with Mila next. She shows him this small metallic-looking treatment that she says will be on the front and back of the bodice. She explains that she will be incorporating tulle as well and Tim asks her why. The model wants it. Tim says to forget about it and she thanks him for saying that because she was looking for permission to toss the idea. I don't know about Mila and this double talk. Does Parsons offer a course in Saying What You Mean?
Tim talks to Jay who explains his complex schedule for dyeing and construction of his look. Tim seems fairly positive that Jay is not going to have enough time to complete all of his steps (the drying step in the dyeing process seems to be a long one), but Jay stands firm and doesn't seem nervous about it at all. Tim says that he is flabbergasted and leaves Jay alone. Ping tells Tim that she will be carving a necklace pattern into the fabric of her neckline, which Tim finds intriguing. Ping replies that she is always intriguing and we see Emilio roll his eyes. Ping describes her idea for a skirt (it's not on the dress form yet). Tim warns her that, if she makes it too short, the judges will be able to see up it. He tells her to avoid vulgarity as surrounding designers giggle. You know, Ping is from outer space, but she thinks creatively. I appreciate a nice fit as much as the next guy, but I don't want to watch a show about dressmakers. I want to see innovators.
Amy tells Tim that she is worried about several panels of her skirt drying, but Tim likes what he sees so far. She tells him about her model's desires for the top of the dress, but Tim reminds her that, if the judges don't like what they see, they won't care if the model liked it or not. Jesus shows his design to Tim -- he's completely covering the burlap with ribbons. Tim reminds him that the challenge was to transform the burlap, not hide it. He tells him that, no pun intended, "You skirted the challenge." Oh Tim, you devil. Jesus interviews in complete gibberish that his dress will look good on the runway and he has "to be Jesus." I don't even know what these people are talking about sometimes.