Apparently, we cannot skip it because when we return from commercials, the judges have returned to the Chamber of Sorrows to call the Top Designers to account for themselves. First on the firing line is Team Discord: Jonathan calls their space lovely and well laid-out. "There was one accessory I loved," Kelly says. "The doorman." Am I the only person to get an off-putting antebellum South people-as-property kind of vibe from that sentiment? Apparently so, as Team Discord giggles delightedly at the thought of a fellow human being getting labeled as an accessory. Carisa and Michael let on that they were originally going to go with go-go dancers before common sense prevailed; Margaret is suitably appalled at the thought. "I mean, nothing trashy," Michael says in defense of a design decision that was never implemented. "Tasteful go-go dancers," Margaret replies dubiously. And Team Discord is all, "Look man, we replaced the go-go dancers with the bouncer. You liked that idea. Why are we arguing about this?" The color of the fabric hanging from the roof of the tent displeases Jonathan -- "margarine," he calls it -- which Carisa blames on the availability of fire-retardant fabrics in pleasing colors. Yes, we zany Californians and our insistence upon not being burnt to a cinder at our public gatherings -- we're sorry that harshes your design mellow. Ben Bourgeois thought the fabric should have been ditched like the go-go dancers; Matt, correctly realizing that he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't, notes that if there was nothing on the ceiling of the tent, it would have looked like they were ignoring it. So better to lavish it with attention by sticking something ugly and pointless up there, I guess.
After heaping lavish praise on the lemon-based cocktail tables, Jonathan wants to know who did what exactly. Michael says he drew on his experience of partying in New York to insist on variable levels of seating -- there are both low benches and high stools. He also expresses pride in his floral arrangements, which nets another eye roll from Carisa; unfortunately, this particular eye roll is noticed by Jonathan who wants to know if she'd like to put those feelings into grown-up words. Carisa's response is to eventually compose herself and sputter that the floral arrangements could have had less cabbage. The entire exchange makes her come across as a childish nitwit, and getting called out in front of the rest of the class for it couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. Nevertheless, Margaret agrees that the flowers were strange in that they had very little to do with the theme of party; Ben Bourgeois also notes that lilies don't give off much of a fragrance. It is significant that both judges are able to express their criticisms without so much as a single eye roll. Asked where her voice was in the design, Carisa volunteers that she came up with the whole concept of the structure as well as designing the area for the bar and the DJ-- Matt and Michael do not roll their eyes, so much as they nearly choke on their own tongues. Let us just say there is vigorous disagreement as to Carisa's contributions to the project and save ourselves a lot of needless finger-pointing and he-said/she-said dialogue. "I spent a lot of time putting thought into what I thought our team wanted for our project," Michael says by way of conclusion. "And it just proves that sometimes being a little nicer is better." "And you're the spokesperson of nice," Carisa shoots back at him. Well, you're certainly not doing much to earn the title, dear. Kelly asks a weirdly constructed question about high-fives to gauge the level of camaraderie on Team Discord; by way of answering, Michael awkwardly high fives Matt. The judges note this turn of events with displeasure, as does Carisa who curses under her breath. Really good poker face on that one.