The only way this reunion is going to be good is if the other contestants call foul on the predestined winner. And that will never happen. But I’m going to watch anyway. Because, Tim Gunn. Oh I forgot about the Swapnil stuff with Tim Gunn! That might be good.
Okay, as if I wasn’t irritated enough with Ashley, did she just say that winning as “tooken her this far?” How cringeworthy. I wish the camera would have been on Tim for that. I am newly irked by seeing her NYFW collection once again.
Tim asks if people think that Ashley won because she did plus sized clothes. Everyone gives very PC answers.
I didn’t realize how hard Nina was on Kelly until they played a whole montage about it.
Everyone hates Candice as much as we did. They only have six people on the couches and everyone else is shoved back stage with a flat screen TV and a craft services table. When Candice talks everyone takes that moment to grab a snack and refresh their drinks. Someone says whatever she says is bullshit. Candice says that everyone thinks all that Ashley did was cry, but she learned that women can be vulnerable. Or something. It was a dig disguised as a compliment.
Next is a montage of Merline’s annoying behavior. Merline did kind of mellow out after awhile. Tim called her memorable which means she will return for an All-Stars at some point.
Tim tells Swapnil that basically he didn’t think he was living up to his potential. Swapnil says that he had always looked up to Tim and when he got bad feedback from him it discouraged him. Tim was also pissed off by Swapnil’s “aim to be middle of the pack strategy.” Swapnil’s comments made no sense. Is he high? I’m serious, he has such a goofy smile through everything he says. Maybe he had some champagne and he’s not used to it ?
They finally bring out the losers. Joseph says that he is unhappy with his edit because it makes him look like he is controlling Merline. Tim says that in his opinion the edit is kind to everyone.
Tim Gunn says the blogs were calling Blake a racist over his “I don’t speak Indian” comment. Were we? I just remember calling him an annoying twat and a fucking idiot.
It’s time to discuss the paintball team challenge where Ashley was ostracized by the four mean girls. Kelly says she objects to being called a mean girl because the guys could have also chosen her. They said they played on an all male team from the beginning. And not choosing Ashley would not have been such a big deal if they had not gone on to tell all the judges she needed to go home. Ashley said the only people who were nice to her were Laurie and some of the guys. Kelly and Amanda ( who I don’t recall at all and had to wait for her name to come up) both adamantly deny any mean girl behavior.Candice then starts in on how overly emotional Ashley was. Kelly is coming off as a giant bitch in all of this. In fact, all the mean girls are self identifying with more mean girl behavior and denial. Blake says that Candice is the actual mean girl who was constantly making Ashley cry. Lindsay and Ashely get into it. It’s clear the only girl that likes Ashley is Laurie and possibly Merline who likes everyone. The mean girls just made themselves look even worse in this segment.
After the break they bring out all the people I don’t even remember because they were voted off early. Except of course I remember Hanmiao. Because no one could forget her.
Why is Swapnil holding on to Lindsay for dear life? Tim calls Hanmiao out for being all over Blake. They are both drunk.
There is a long montage of people crying.
Kelly won $25,000 from Mary Kay for winning the most challenges.
I was going to recap Project Runway Jr. now, but it didn’t record. I just set it up to record for tomorrow morning, so if you could hold off on discussing that, it would be awesome.