The other team decides to assign projects to different designers, instead of each of them creating their own looks. Hmm. This is coming from a negative place. Christopher seems like he gets it and thrives in a team environment, but the others (mostly Gretchen) seem like they're using the "project" scheme as a way to weed out the work from others that she doesn't deem worthy. She says that they should consider a "winter short," which seems like a real bore coming from her. She adds that the other team is all "cuckoo drama," so they should work on being tailored and clean. A.J. insists that he can clean up his stuff. He tells us that he wouldn't want to make something that stood out too much in the collection. That's very reasonable of him. Everyone ignores Other Michael and he's aware of it. I almost think that winning the last challenge was the worst thing that could have happened to him. Well, there's getting eliminated. That would be worse. Ivy interviews that the real challenge will be making sure that Other Michael does the work that he is supposed to do. Then, we see her tell him that he shouldn't use his immunity as a crutch because they are depending on him. So, Ivy is the mouth this season, yes? I'm ready for her to zip it.
Gretchen dramatically grabs her face with her hands and says that she's so proud of them for working so well and it's blowing her mind. Ivy says that they don't have time for that kind of talk right now. I recently just worked on a project with a group of people and I was talking about those individuals who create problems so that they can solve them and appear to be problem solvers. Instead of, you know, just enduring the rigor of solving the actual inherent problems of the project. My example was someone saying something like, "Hey, that lady over there, don't punch her in the face." And, you're like, "That's insane. I would never just punch someone." But, they're like, "Well, good. Problem SOLVED." Anyway, Ivy's jokey push forward with the meeting there was the only real example, but I'm feeling that from this group. Lots of people desperate to talk when they should maybe listen and tackle the problems that have already been addressed, instead of just listing new problems.
Peach is getting tense. She doesn't feel like they are working towards a cohesive collection. More specifically, she interviews that she believes that everyone on her team already thinks that they are going to be in the bottom and everyone is jockeying to make sure they don't go home. Valerie notices that Peach is nervous and wonders if it's because she's not as edgy as the others. She asks Peach to tell her what she wants to do and Peach snaps that she doesn't want to do that. This feels a little like a meltdown. Valerie interviews that Peach's behavior is bothering her because they all want to do well and want her to do well. Their team name is Team Military & Lace. Descriptive!