Back to Dee, who is throwing up the horns as he walks into surgery. He refuses to give up on himself or the show but he especially refuses to stop fighting for his charity. Dee drifts into an anesthesia-induced nap as we go to commercials.
The next morning, both teams report to Lord & Taylor. The ladies of Forte split into two groups: Debbie and Lisa will pick up the photos while everyone else heads to the basement to dress their set. Dayana admit she's incredibly nervous. Meanwhile, the guys run into some trouble when Paul's designers misinterpreted Adam's instructions for the sign. Adam wanted it to be floating, but Paul's guys constructed two clunky bars to support it. Surprise, surprise, you gave motorheads a task that needed understated elegance, and they gave you back industrial ugliness. Never would have seen that coming! Adam promises to make it work, joking, "It's just that... we may crush a model. But they're a dime a dozen in this town."
With 65 minutes to go until the presentation, Forte's photos still aren't there. Debbie and Lisa are heading back with them, but traffic is thick, and they're terrified the central visual element of their display won't make it up in time. Ten minutes later over at Unanimous, Lou keeps trying to chip in as Adam and Paul work out the issues with the signage. His help is clearly not wanted, and at one point, Paul shoves him out the way and asks in annoyance, "Why you gotta be so big?" Michael sits back quietly making hilariously bemused faces about the chaos unfolding around him. It wouldn't be fair to compare him to Master P on Dancing with the Stars -- no one can suck that bad -- but it's clear that Michael is just filling in for someone who really did want to do the show. He has no interest in the drama, nor the glory. He's just waiting it out until his time is up and hoping that he stumbled into some money along the way.
Forte. Just when it seems like things are turning around, the women realize they're missing half of their visuals. They sent off sketches for the first display and photos for the second one. Only the sketches made it from the printer, so the second window is basically empty unless they can figure something else out in the next 15 minutes. Aubrey immediately jumps into recovery mode, knowing that Dayana won't be able to think fast enough to form a plan B. Aubrey suggests they replace the photos with live models that symbolize how the "Ivanka" character made her sketches (from the first window) a reality. Lisa is particularly supportive of Aubrey's moxy.