The final challenge is always so exhausting for everyone. The designers are right at the point they can taste the end - although the end hopefully means six more weeks or whatever silly time frame they have of work. Okay fine, honestly all five of these designers are going home to create a collection, but one of them may be a decoy. Anyway, so, because they weren't tired at all, they whisked the designers to Austin where we met Nick Verreos who is there to tell the designers about the hotel. Then they get swept to two locations for their unconventional shopping. I would hope that they got more than that nice meal in Austin because for a challenge that was supposed to combine high fashion and Austin's weird aesthetic, it didn't look like they got much time in Austin.
But anyway, they made things, they got a surprise additional outfit (that I suspect was because no one was fighting so they were trying to amp up the tension, but this is just me spitballing here). No one had two bad outfits, and really it was just down to who do you want to see more of. So Cornelius was sent home again. And we get to see what Laurence, Roberi, Rik, and Erin move forward. I have to say, other than Laurence, none of this would have been my early challenge picks, and yet this feels about right. So looking forward to my favorite part, the Tim home visits.