The next morning, the teams arrive at ELLE two hours before their presentations. Jason says for the millionth time that he's nervous. He disappears into the bathroom and has a full-on, hyperventilating, sweat-dripping panic attack. Several people try to help him, and they finally call 911. The EMTs strap an oxygen mask onto his face and carry him from the building in a wheelchair. Commercials.
Back at the office, we flash back on Jason's panic attack and his insistence on staying to defend himself to Anne. Ashlie tells Jason's team not to sacrifice him to the altar of Slowey, but Megan calls the remark inappropriate and is all, "LA-LA-LAAAAA, I CAN'T HEAR YOU!" because that is exactly what she is going to do. They both scream about how much drama the other creates. Ashlie claims that this is The Megan Show, and Megan shoots back that it's really The Ashlie Show while snapping three times in a 'Z' formation and screaming "Fab-u-lous!" Now who's inappropriate?
Seemingly oblivious to all of it, Kate suggests they all make a card for Jason. A nice gesture, sure, but I am truly at a loss with these dolts. Napoleon Dynamite would need to invent a new word for "Gosh!" after about 15 seconds with them. No time for synonyms now, though, because now I am having a panic attack over the hideous dead pigeon coat and Lohan-tight leggings that Malina is wearing as she and Brett walk in. Brett tells them that Jason will be back for judging. All Megan's psychological torture was for naught. And speak of the Devil's plaything, Jason returns, assuring that he will see this one through.
Slowey and her henchmen arrive for judging. This week's guest judge is Senior Fashion Market Editor Joann Pailey. Would that it were Jo Anne Worley instead. That old bag would really shake things up! We'll just have to settle for second best, I guess... Anne reminds them of the prizes: job, apartment, poorly made apparel. Let the judging begin!
Team 2 (CK1, Danielle, and William) goes first. They explain their one-stop bridal shop. The page really does look like it fits in a magazine. Anne likes it but questions their choice of putting the picture of the male owner at the top. She says it makes it look like an article on a bridal shop for gay men. Whatever you say, Anne. Joanne compliments their use of product silhouettes to direct the reader's attention. Joe Zee praises the singular focus and strong point of view.