Anne tells Kate -- who is still crying! -- that she ignored her good instincts and didn't fight for her beliefs. Then Anne reads Cologne the riot act for backing down, pushing an old trend, and ignoring her teammate. Okay, can I just interject here for one last time. Kate didn't actually say that metallics were untrendy. She said that she hated them and they were ugly. That's not editorial judgment, it's personal taste. She sidestepped that landmine through sheer, dumb luck, not any instinctive mastery of fashion. Team Eternity! I must say this now because Anne immediately thereafter congratulates Kate and tells Cologne she's not the right fit.
Kate heads out, still blubbering. It probably gives some of the others a glimpse of hope that got the ax, but alas! She breaks the news, and Megan leads the round of applause congratulating Kate. Johanna TH's her ambivalence about Kate, temporarily opting for optimism that there are good instincts buried under all the boobs. Cologne is visibly disheartened as she packs up her stuff, regretting that she missed the chance to prove herself because of someone else. She plans to return to Berkeley and finish her degree.
She does get in one parting shot before leaving: "Good luck to you, Megan. You're gonna do very well in life, I'm sure." Suck on that, Brainy McBitcherson. Megan and Ashlie carry on with their competition of who can be the most dramatic as Megan snarks that she can do nothing right and Ashlie weeps that she has no faith left. It could have been her! It wasn't, though. Cologne walks to the elevator pretty much unnoticed. It's a fitting ending, really.
Next week: Even though they barely noticed her exit, the shockwaves from Eternity's departure ripple throughout the house. We get no details whatsoever about the next task/challenge, just more of the same old song: "Everyone Hates Kate," in A minor.
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