And I have to admit, even I felt a little bad for her in the end. NOT, that she didn't deserve it. NOT that she didn't need some humble pie. But I thought she was sincerely "hurt" when they showed her in the end, all disheveled.
How satisfying was it to see her back pedal and break down? Well, not really. I usually don't like to see anyone break down. And honestly, Gretchen isn't a mean person, just a egotistical one who's clueless about her own arrogance.
That being said, I think this episode could be good for Gretchen in the long run. Her biggest downfall was her ego. Now that that has been significantly knocked down a few notches perhaps we can come to like her designs again.
And why did she think it was a good idea to tell the judges that they should choose who goes home based on 'past work'. That didn't sound self serving. But I liked when Michael Kors said "That's not how it works. It's not about past history. That's not what we're looking at today." I thought, yeah, who are you to tell the judges they shouldn't base their opinion about who goes home on tonight's performance. Isn't that what each challenge is all about?
But I had to agree with Gretchen when she said, "I feel like your asking for a martyr." That sucks. I hate when the judges make the contestants do that. It's all for drama sake, you know.
And who felt kinda bad for Michael C? The funny thing is, this time around, I thought his pieces were the most flattering of the collection. In fact I really liked Michael's open back blouse and Christopher's pants. And NO, I don't think they chose Michael because he had immunity. I think they definitely would have chosen him regardless, judging from their irritation about last challenge and his difficulty with the cowl neck.
Finally, Casanova. I was glad he won too. When Tim Gunn came in and criticized him....again....I felt bad for him, despite his annoying accent. I actually liked his design the best as well. The back looked pretty cool. This episode was really about breaking everyone down, right?
Ultimately, I think it's for the best. I'll be very interested to see how Gretchen handles herself post Team challenge.
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