So, I was very disappointed to see Malan out. Alis-Angela's bad attitude and behavior outweighed any problem with Malan's dress. I think that we were totally set up with Malan as a red herring to try to dispel the idea that some designers are kept because of their personality. In the first 2 episodes, Malan was portayed as a bit strange, put-on, arrogant and egotistical. Just about every sound bite from him was an arrogant quip. But he did compliment Laura on her fur collared coat in the first episode. Now in this episode, we get to see a nicer Malan, telling a sad story about wanting to design when he was a child, working well with the snowboarder girl on the project, saying that he actually liked all of the other designers, even admiting that he should be the one out because he was responsible for the design. Nice Malan.
I thought for sure that Angela was going to be out because of her behavior, or at least Vincent for not letting Angela help. But then the idea occured to me that they would probably keep her around because everyone else was talking negatively about her and she's already had run-ins with 2 designers. Makes for better drama to keep her, and the producers of the show do have a say in who stays and who goes. Show producers are concerned about ratings, not about who has more deserving talent. So it turns out that Angela was in, and guess what, the 'evil' Malan was out.
I am even more convinced of my 'Malan was a red-herring theory' this morning after reading
Tim's blog. Tim said - 'Lest anyone think that any designer is kept on the show because of personality, let Malan’s departure dispel that myth.' Hmmm, sounds like a set up to me. Malan was portayed as an ego, and they got rid of him to make us believe that abrasive designers aren't kept around just for drama. I don't believe it. But what about Vincent and Angela? I guess it turns out that those two just have more of an entertainment factor than they thought Malan would have. Or maybe I'm just thinking about this too much!
Wildlife update - our deer is still making her regular visits. I'm waiting for her to show up with a baby! Our solitary bunny makes her daily morning and evening visits too. I was worried because I hadn't seen her for a few days. We hadn't seen any turkeys for about a month. But now they are back and with babies! This morning there was a group of 4 mommas and 8 small babies plus a 5th momma with 2 slightly larger babies, all out pecking in the yard. The head momma was making a little noise to keep the smaller babies together, and she kept chasing the away the slightly larger babies if they got too close to the small ones. After they left, about a half hour later, another momma showed up with 5 babies! Now, I have to keep my camera ready so that I can get a photo of them.
Bye for now, Carol