I guess the fix really is in, because that was a winning design only in Mondo's fevered imagination.
Not even that. Mondo said at least twice that he thought he was going home for his "winning" design this week.
Austin definitely had the most attractive, and IMO marketable, design this week. Mondo's wasn't as bad as I was expecting, but that's not saying much. I don't mind him being saved based on his past performance, but that should not have won for him.
Kenley made a pretty princess seamed dress, and the judges were right that she should have paid more attention to the layout of the pattern when she was piecing it, but it was still better than Michael's POS. It's a shame that she decided not to do the keyhole thing, because Michael should have gone home for his anorexic muumuu, and that's probably the only thing that saved him--the fact that Kenley did nothing to make her dress the slightest bit special.
Thanks to tribephyl for the sigpic!