We see Gretchen ask Christopher how A.J. is doing and if he's checked up on him. He replies that he believes A.J. is sewing. She interviews that she's worried about A.J. because his craftsmanship is not up to par. He interviews that this challenge is indeed difficult for him.
Casanova shows Valerie his updated design and she says that she thinks it's too safe. She liked his original concept better. Casanova tells us that the judges have been telling him that his work is too busy. He will retain his style in this challenge, but wants to create something softer. Of course, he says all of this with all manner of accent.
Now, I'm starting to feel bad for Other Michael. Ivy tells him brusquely that he doesn't need another piece of fabric for the piece that he's making. Then, she interviews that she does not have the TIME to teach Other Michael the fundamentals of construction. Wow. She's being a real asshole even if she has a point. Frankly, their team is acting more like what Peach is afraid of, with the covering of asses instead of working together. Other Michael tells Ivy that he's able to do the thing that they are discussing and she reminds him that he couldn't do the last thing that he said he could do. Asshole. He interviews that she's gonna get it-he's gonna explode. Do it, Other.
He kinda stomps off and Christopher notices the exchange and suggests to Gretchen that they nurture him a little bit. She hears that as "coddle." Nice thought, Christopher, but there is no team leader and you could just take the initiative and do the nurturing yourself. Gretchen says that they are not going to lose from one bad look, then interviews that Other Michael is a huge "time suck." Do actual human beings qualify as being time sucks? The DMV is a time suck. Happening upon a marathon of Hoarders is (ironically) a time suck. People? I'm not sure. Gretchen says that she's not playing no game with some boy who doesn't know how to sew. Generous. She interviews that she's freaking out because Other Michael is the weak link.
Tim comes back with Peter Butler, who is so very ginger. Two members of each team will consult with him. April and Valerie are the reps from their team. Peter translates military and lace as masculine and feminine. Garnier Gender Roles, coming to a restrictive society near you. Valerie presented this idea of french braids and faux-hawks, but Peter finds it too busy. He gives them this soft, yet messy, militaristic look that is pretty modern. Gretchen and Andy rep their team and Peter, who's wearing a green tank and t-shirt combo that I'm loving, gives them a modernized old Hollywood look. A low part on the side is apparently the modern part. Anyway, the model looks gorgeous and Gretchen is further convinced that they are going to win.