What Goes Around Comes Around...
You would think that with as much reality TV as I’ve watched I would’ve learned my lesson by now. But apparently, I forgot the number one rule in reality TV: what goes around comes around. And that rule pertains to viewers as well.
You see, you must be careful about getting too excited about the downfall of certain contestants, because your favorite could be on the chopping block next. It’s a cruel lesson I learned after the elimination of Constantine on “American Idol” two seasons ago (I danced around the room when Nadia was voted off.). But last night I made the same mistake while watching “Project Runway.”
The show stalled us as long as it could, but when Keith convinced the people at Mood to cut him a break on his fabric, it looked like it would indeed be Keith who would be kicked off—and it was. However, his departure had nothing to do with what happened at Mood…
Kayne spotted pattern making books in Keith’s room and how-to books of any kind (especially ones that show you how to make patterns) are strictly forbidden by the show. After discussing it with the rest of the contestants, Kayne brought the books to the attention of the producers (off-camera) and Tim Gunn was called in to talk to Keith. In a dubbed voiceover, Tim explained that Keith also left the production without permission and used the Internet (another no-no). The broken rules spelled doom for Keith and Tim asked him to leave. But before he exited, Keith tried a guilt trip on his fellow male contestants by telling them that he was ruined and would be a laughing stock to his friends.
Now you know why I wanted him gone so badly.
Laura, who had argued with Keith last week, was thrilled that he was gone; but Keith’s departure could’ve been disastrous for Jeffrey and Allison who were forced to continue Keith’s vision without him (He was their team leader.). Fortunately for them, Keith had already delegated the lion’s share of the work to them.
Meanwhile, Robert’s team was putting together a drab outfit that Vincent said looked “stewardish.” However, Robert disagreed with him and continued with his vision. Unfortunately, Vincent was right. And as the bottom two teams were revealed, it was obvious that Robert was in BIG trouble.
Though the drama with Keith dominated the episode, the biggest shocker was actually Angela. After last week, it seemed clear that the only reason she was still around was because of the drama she brought to the show. But this week, she shocked all of the contestants by being chosen as a team leader by the Macy’s VP (I smell a fix.). And then, she shocked them all again by actually winning. Granted, Michael and Laura made that possible by restraining her desire to put florets on everything; but it was her vision, she picked Michael and Laura as her team and most importantly, she listened to them. It was a great comeback.
In the end, there was only Robert and Bonnie left on the runway, I was sure that Robert was gone—my punishment for over-celebrating Keith’s departure. But when Heidi delivered her verdict, it was Bonnie who was out. I admit I let out a great big “YES!”
So with Robert safe and Angela getting back into my good graces, I went back to celebrating Keith’s departure—until the previews showed Robert in trouble again.
Will I never learn?