Jen and Kisha arrive at the opera house, which at least for today is marked with a big red-and-yellow sign with Chinese characters and the English word "OPERAHOUSE." They find their way into the dressing room, where a couple are sitting in makeup chairs, serving as models for the makeup and costumes. I assume these are students or workers or at best interns and not actual Beijing Opera stars who had to roll out of bed for a makeup call ten hours before curtain. The "gentleman's" face is mostly painted in a fat red "M," with white triangles sweeping up severely from the bridge of his nose. The "princess" sports a more familiar geisha-type look (hey, if the lead in Memoirs of Geisha can be played by a Chinese actress, I certainly don't need to hold this recap to a higher standard). Kisha sits in the chair and Jen gets to work painting her up. Given that this is traditional opera, with performers apparently projecting themselves to back rows that are several miles away, subtlety is not the order of the day. "I look like a damn clown," Kisha complains. Jen assures her that it's fine, but allows, "You're gonna scare a lot of children." She's finishing up Kisha's eye makeup when Luke and Margie show up. "Dammit!" Margie says when she spots the sisters already there. Well, hello to you, too. As we see them set up, we hear the sisters say that they don't have any ill will towards Margie and Luke. "But...if we had an opportunity to do something that will put them behind in the game then we will definitely utilize that." And Luke interviews through Margie, "We want to beat Kisha and Jen. I hope Kisha and Jen are not in the final three." So glad to see that everyone's moved on from that ugly incident two weeks ago.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: A- | 712 USERS: B-
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