Dawna's fashion show. Dawna's really worried about getting the programs done on top of everything else, and Amanda tells her she can handle it. Dawna doesn't exactly believe her, so she, Sarah, and Howie trek back over to Liz Clay-BORNE to get in Amanda's way.
Bethenny's circus. Carrie works away under the very harsh light of fluorescent bulbs and very little makeup. Ew. Carrie asks Hateful Jim if he's been given any clear delegation with anything. "No," Hateful Jim says, "she's a mess, she's an absolute mess." Okay, let's check in here: we've got ultra-organized Dawna, who wants to check up on and help her teammates, and then we've got Bethenny. Who is a mess, apparently. Who, oh, who is going to win Martha's hand in corporate marriage? Hateful Jim has major issues going on with his VIP party planning, and Carrie bitches about how Bethenny wasted all her time getting charity packages donated for the silent auction. Carrie holds up a piece of notebook paper with handwritten notes and complains, "This is what I have to work with!"
Carrie confessionals that, as Bethenny hasn't really given any of them clear jobs, "at some point [they] either have to assume leadership and take over, or [they] have to watch [Bethenny] fail." Ooh, assume leadership? That would be totally, awesomely interesting! Which means, of course, that it's not going to happen. Sigh. Carrie spouts some nonsense about all their names still being attached to the event, which means they have to make it a success. Right, I mean, you wouldn't want to ruin your professional reputation by having a failed event. It would clearly be far more damaging than, say, being a jealous shrew on national television. Or something. Bethenny shows her face and assures Carrie that she has everything taken care of for the VIP party. If that's the case, then why does Hateful Jim think the VIP party is such a mess? I'll bet Bethenny has set him to working on a pretend VIP party to get him out of her hair. Bethenny confessionals that her team doesn't "get" her, but she didn't get this far without knowing a thing or two. She goes on, "So I figure, let everybody do what they need to be doing now, and later on I'll grab the reins and we'll all do what we need to do." Translation: Later on, she'll grab the reins and take all the credit for everyone else's work.
Dawna's fashion show. Amanda is still futzing with the accessories because she wants it to be "really powerful." And nothing says "power" like a big, chunky, Wilma Flintstone necklace. No, I'm serious. That's why I never accessorize -- I know I can't handle the power. Dawna keeps telling Amanda all the other things they have to do, like the program. Amanda confessionals, "Dawna put a lot of responsibility on me. And if someone walked down the runway with an outfit that DID NOT work, the entire Liz Claiborne line? Would be in jeopardy." See...really? I mean, one outfit that had the wrong bracelet or belt and the entire House of Clay-BORNE falls like Usher? Boy, I do hope there are people out there who know I mean Poe and not that singer dude.