We've got an hour to go in this challenge, so it's time to pick up the pace. Goil does so by dumping rocks around the edge of his room. That's not a euphemism for his expanding madness by the way; these are actual rocks, like the kind you find in your yard. Someone's taking the mystery client's love of natural things perhaps a wee bit too literally. Andrea, meanwhile, puts the finishing touches on what looks to be a lovely room and muses that Goil is her toughest competition and that she has to knock him off; that the editors choose to juxtapose this with a shot of Goil arranging rocks in what is supposed to be a dining area only undermines her line of reasoning slightly. As for Carisa, Andrea predicts "she'll just do another Carisa room, and it'll be a strong statement, but it won't have subtlety. Hopefully that'll be a thing that will make her go." Then, perhaps realizing that she's openly wishing for two of her competitors to be eliminated post-haste in full view of a camera, she looks down and chuckles defensively: "Is this terrible?" Well, no. It's a competition; you're kind of supposed to want to win, and for that to happen, it means that other people cannot win. You don't have to be a jerk about that, but I'm getting really tired of competitive reality shows where a contestant appears on camera to express outrage that the other competitors aren't there just to serve as extras for her inevitable victory. Yes, Mirna, I wrote that last sentence with you specifically in mind. I mean it's not as if Andrea is openly plotting to poison her fellow Top Designers' cups of Seattle's Best Coffee ("Our fresh roasted flavor masks the arsenic until it's too late!"). Unless she is, and being really subtle about it.
Episode Report CardMr. Sobell: B | 493 USERS: C+
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