MPDP says she's impressed that Ty was able to create these pieces of furniture in such adverse conditions. I'm impressed that he didn't electrocute himself. MPDP comments on the string art piece, saying it looks a lot better than a first-grade effort. Frank says you don't have to have a recognizable image; you just have to have a block of colour. He says he knows he's over budget and asks her to tell him how much. He spent $1009. My God, all that Sturm und Drang for nine lousy bucks? I was expecting him to be a couple hundred over. He laughs and pulls out two fives and says the extra dollar's a tip. MPDP says she'll put another tip in the tip jar. How does she think he raised the ten bucks in the first place?
Fast-forward sequence. God, those walls look lumpy and awful. It's pretty bad when you can see it from this distance. Shut up, bad wall finish. Michelle and MPDP are each holding one of Jason's hands. Michelle opens her eyes first and looks surprised but doesn't say anything. Jason opens his eyes, looks stunned, and says, "No way!" Michelle claps her hands and makes a sound like, "Owww!" Only she's not hurt; she's approving the design. Jason says "no way" again and Michelle points out his bar, asking, "How excited are you about that?" Jason's mostly speechless. He just looks around with his mouth hanging open. He says, "Oh, my God." Michelle says it's "sweet, very sweet." MPDP asks Jason what he thinks; he says it's awesome. You can tell he was seriously braced for farm animals. He notices the new TV stand and the photos opposite the bar. MPDP says he has all new furniture. Jason says it's perfect, adding, "I was so scared." MPDP asks why: "The sheep?" He says, "Because I know my friends."
In Robin's apartment, the walls are an ever-so-vaguely greenish vanilla colour. The woodwork is all chartreuse. The dining room now features a larger, rectangular table badly finished in a dark brown colour, with four black chairs, which I think are IKEA's Stefan chairs. The table is too dark to contrast with the chairs, but not dark enough to match. Amusingly, those chairs also come in the chartreuse colour she used for the woodwork. There are plants in two giant white pots on the table. Above the table hangs the "chandelier" -- a pendant fixture with a plaint white shade over it. On the wall where Robin had had a side chair covered in a sunshine-face throw blanket, there are now three metal floating shelves with pictures and candles and tchotchkes and a plant on them. On the floor below that, there are some more tchotchkes stacked on a suitcase and a small trunk. One of Robin's small potted trees (looks like a ficus) is next to that. In the living room, the sofa's been moved ninety degrees and placed on the wall between the two windows. In front of the sofa is a coffee table, which is Robin's old dining-room table cut down. Opposite that is the "low-rider" entertainment bench, also badly stained. There's a small TV on it, four pillows in the pale shiny green fabrics, and some candles. Hung above it are two large pictures that Gen and her team did, framed in silver, and two much smaller photos, framed in black. They're hung so that the two pairs of pictures are diagonally opposite each other, which I don't think works here. There are identical white rag rugs under the dining table and the seating area. The green wing chair has been slipcovered in muslin and placed in front of the large window at the far end of the room. The sofa and chair have pillows in the olive and café-au-lait fabrics. On the wall above the sofa, there's a framed black and white enlargement of the gangsters-on-the-beach image, with a candle sconce on each side and one above it. It looks kind of odd and bare. What happened to this big triptych? On the wall between the living-room and dining-room windows is a small black table with a lamp on it. There' s a framed picture above it. Most of the windows (except for the dining room) have opaque black curtains on them, which rather suck the life out of the room. The white ceiling centres have been set off with thin chartreuse molding at the point where the coving begins. I don' t see the pink calla lilies anywhere.