Dawna confessionals that the Liz Claiborne Creative Director was the toughest exec she had to deal with on the show. Cut to Creative Director's sneering and pinched face asking Amanda who gave instructions to the hair and makeup team. Amanda pauses before admitting that she and the Liz Claiborne stylist took care of it, and adds, "And I apologize if you weren't in on that meeting but I showed them all the fashion, what Liz Claiborne's objective is." "Liz Clay-BORNE," Creative Bitch corrects her. Amanda apologizes and asks how she said it. "Liz Clay-BURN," Creative Bitch tells her. And the difference really is...? Get over yourself lady -- Liz Clay-BORNE ain't exactly Chanel or even Armani Exchange. In fact, it's almost Talbots, and Talbots really is one print sweater dress away from being Dress Barn. Sarah and Dawna talk about setting a "hard stop" and going back to the loft to work on other things. Amanda tells Creative Bitch that she sees no problem meeting the 9 AM deadline.
Bethenny's circus. Ryan calls all the performers and construction people together just so Bethenny can introduce herself and tell them that they can help themselves to pizza and drinks. Bethenny confessionals that she handled last week's conversation with Ringleader Jim very calmly and professionally, and she has every confidence that they will pull off the event in twenty-four hours. Ryan makes small talk with Ringleader Jim, who just acts so sighy and put-upon that he has to be involved in this event at all. Did Martha take Ringleader Jim and Creative Bitch aside and say, "Be as difficult and unhelpful as possible -- there's an extra bead-covered pomegranate in it for you"? I think she did.