Daniel, Chloe, and Santino are Project Runway’s final three as the show plays with editing

Kara Janx was eliminated on the penultimate episode of Project Runway 2, leaving Daniel Vosovic, Chloe Dao, and Santino Rice as the final three designers. After being eliminated, Kara spoke about not appearing at Fashion Week, but we know that she did, in fact, present a collection there, one that seemed to combine snow gear with vintage clothes.

Next week, the designers reunite (the reunion has already been taped, and the preview shows Tim saying one of them is spewing “bullshit”). The finale airs over the following two weeks, March 1 and 8.

Meanwhile, this episode included more sneaky reality TV editing tricks, which seem to become more prevelant and more apparent every week. At one point, Tim asked Santino, “Do you have a timeline?”, and the camera showed the clock, which said the time was 11:48 a.m.. But as their conversation continued, the clock in the background was visible in multiple shots, and clearly showed that the real time was about 8:50 a.m. Was it that necessary to lie to us about three hours?

Additionally, when Daniel talked about Nick’s elimination, Daniel’s sentence broke apart at least two, perhaps three times, clearly being assembled from different audio. Hopefully it was representative of what he actually said, and not frankenbyting gone awry. Similarly, Heidi Klum’s voice-overs are almost getting as laughable as Donald Trump’s. Do producers really think we don’t notice that she says “Models, this also is a competition for you as well” the exact same way every week, all while never seeing her face? Never mind that the Nixon tapes were better recordings than her lectures on the runway last week.

Is the show so scared of its own success that it has to resort to this? I’m guessing there will be a Project Runway 3, and I’m hoping it won’t turn into a show that has to manufacture its drama, because we love it for not being that. Stop this shit now.

Project Runway: episode 11 [Bravo]

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