Shopping montage! At the fabric store/law offices of Pindler & Pindler, Michael expresses confidence in his design abilities and fine taste; "I have yet to really let it shine through," he adds. Now would be a ducky time to start, my man. Carisa, meanwhile, is handling her fabric store assignment with all the grace and aplomb you'd expect from the youngest person (other than Michael) in the competition. "I'm not worried about what Ryan and Goil think of the fabric choices," she says. "I didn't want to go get fabric, and if they're not happy with it, well... I don't know." Yeah, self-sabotage and indifference -- that'll show 'em. The next time, they'll think twice about asking Carisa to do anything she doesn't wanna -- once one or all of them is eliminated, that is. Matt, by the way, is also shopping for fabrics for Team Miami, though he doesn't do or say anything worth making a comment about.
While Carisa cuts off her nose to spite all of our faces, Felicia, Ryan, and Erik are going to town at the local Pier One. Felicia espouses a less-is-more philosophy for this challenge, as in "less tchotchkes, more implements for drinking." As we're treated to shots of Erik taking more of a more-is-more approach, he confesses that he's "always up for spending money, so I was excited to go do it" -- an attitude that will serve him well when someone else is writing the checks. Ryan, meanwhile, is equipping his cabana with lots of pillows, a couch and chair set, a mirror, and "a city of candles" that are sure to come in handy on all those cold, wintry, wind-free days at the beach. Yeah, I'm aware that it's a bad plan, too.