The next day, Kate decides to keep fighting, mainly because she doesn't want to look like an asshole for dropping out of school and quitting a good job. She and the others arrive at Brooklyn Studios and meet Malina. She introduces them to celebrity photographer Fabrice Trombert and their model, Elena, who is wearing a "fantastic" Tory Burch thigh-length, sleeveless caftan with bunches of bananas all over it. Day-oh! Daylight come, and Kate don't wanna go home. Malina gives the peons three hours to pick props, style the set, and get their shot.
At Johanna's suggestion, Team 2 will play on Tory Burch's socialite past and style their "Gossip Girl" shoot as if the model is escaping socialite life. To embody these social climbers, they plans to place headless mannequins all around her. The only problem? They have to drag the mannequins back to the studio from the prop store. En route, one of the mannequins loses an arm. If this happens once more, I will deem it a uniquely Johanna trend. Kind of like Lohan and her leggings, Xtina and her blood-red lips,\ or Rachel Zoe and her bug eyes -- I mean bug-eyed sunglasses.
Team 1 finds retro décor pieces in the prop shop and decides to go with a retro theme. Kate and Ashlie surprisingly both gravitate toward on a vintage bubble TV set. Megan disagrees, but she should know by now that when Kate gets an idea in her head, it's that idea or bus-inflicted skid marks on her teammates' backs. Just go with it, Megan! Wait, what am I saying? I hate Megan. And Kate. Keep cat-scratching, girls! Either way, it's kind of nice to see Kate finally getting a dose of her own medicine when Megan offers criticisms rather than constructive suggestions. Sound familiar, Kate? Ashlie steps in to mediate, and the idea takes root.
They head back to the studio, and Kate quibbles about getting every single prop in the shot. Megan doesn't think this is necessary and tells Kate in so many words to shut the frig up. She takes a page from Kate's playbook and TH's that she would do everything different. Kate sticks to her guns, insisting that the TV appear in the shot to pulls together the retro theme. Without it, the shot is just a model on an ugly couch. Fair enough.