With a few hours to showtime, Maria takes the most favored Apexiennes with her to the St. Regis, leaving Stacy and Elizabeth to do the actual work of creating the sheets with the swatches on them. Elizabeth interviews that, obviously, she would have rather been at the hotel, but she recognizes that she's "not the favorite of the group," so she knows realistically that she's "not in with a lot of them the way a lot of them are in with each other." I, personally, think this speaks highly of her, and she should be grateful.
John announces that he's going with Raj and Chris to the hotel to "get these models dressed," and he's leaving Kevin and Wes to do pricing and Andy doing the line sheets. And Kelly...blustering, I guess. And probably saying "ladies" a lot. Kevin interviews that he's not sure John, the PM, should have bailed out early, leaving the rest of them to deal with pricing. "I think that John should have had more control over the things that were most important, like pricing," he says. "A leader stays where he's most needed." Yes. I hear that is a major element of leadership. That and "a leader never goes anywhere without a hard, oval protrusion under his suit between his shoulder blades." You haven't heard that one? Huh. Anyway, Wes explains that Ilse went through and gave them what he characterizes as "minimum" appropriate prices for the items they were selling. The guys all stand around and look at the prices, and they decide to hike the prices substantially from what Ilse suggested. And interestingly, while Wes and Kevin may have been primarily in charge of price, Kelly is clearly in on this conversation, too. Finally, when they're done with that, they all head out for the show.