I agree pretty much with everything being said here. This has been a practically unwatchable season. They need a big rebound next season or they are done.
The main issue to me has been the uncreative and uninteresting format and the erratic judging. I could not believe that they did a "inspiration from something work as a team but get judged individually" AGAIN. They have to allow these people to work in teams and judge them as such. How people interact with each other is the main reason why people watch any reality TV.
The host videos once again meant NOTHING. Why even have them? The women's videos were terrible, and yet they both got free passes. Courtland had the best video, and he got the boot, shows how much that means. Yeah, he got the Chef's name wrong, pretty stupid error, but it is a DESIGN show, not a cooking show, who cares unless the guy is promoting the show?
Michael- Beezlebulb called and he wants his mirror back. A mirror surrounded by smashed up and painted black angels? Who the heck outside of New Orleans or a Twilight set would want that hanging on their wall? Creepy.
Emily - She is pretty, but she has no charisma and lacks the self-confidence to have her own show. It is glaringly OBVIOUS. Her room was somewhat fugly.
If they had judged the rooms against each other, I thought Casey and Courtland's room was clearly superior. It certainly was the room I would prefer to eat in.
Casey - She is gorgeous. Agree with the judges there. Her personality does not seem to stand out well on camera though. She wouldn't be the first attractive woman with no personality on TV, however. Her ottoman was horrific, frankly, and didn't go with the room at all.
Courtland - He finished their table and set up their key wall. In other words, he was mostly responsible for he and Casey having the better room. He also had the best host video, except for his inexplicable butchering of the Chef. If judged as a team, he and Casey would have advanced. With him being judged as an individual, the judges were just looking for a reason to axe him. He had been in front of them too many times.