Wow -- what an emotional roller coaster of an episode! It's amazing how a photo montage of a home visit, the right mood music, and a thought-provoking glance from Sir Tim Gunn can make one recall the good ole days when it was happening to me. I must applaud all four designers for showing such excellent craftsmanship in their designs -- each of them had obviously put so much time and effort into their clothes and even in the brief glances we were shown this episode, it was easy to spot.
So this episode was obviously centered on who gets the third and final spot for Fashion Week, which would obviously go to either Rami or Chris. I thought that the three looks that both of them showed were unexpected and very creative, and were excellent representations of who they seem to be as designers.
That being said, I have to say that I didn't understand the comment from the judges critiquing the fact that the collections were so "dark". I think that they both chose moody yet romantic inspirations, Rami's had a stronger feel with the armor influence, and Chris's seemed to have a precocious quirky-Tim-Burton-awkward-main-character-vibe. Though both showed a lot of black, I thought that they weren't depressing but instead, were mysterious.