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Me oh my—Last night's episode of Bravo's The Rachel Zoe Project was kind of intense. Let's see—Rodger was a tyrannical nightmare at a gag video shoot with Rachel-impersonator Amy Phillips; Rachel played Passover hostess for the first time ever for both her fashion family and her real, actual family; and things got real serious in Babyville when Rachel confessed her pregnancy fears and Rodger commented that he may be forced to leave the relationship if the whole procreating issue isn't dealt with very, very soon. Do we smell a season finale along with that Passover turkey? We sure do—it's next week.
Elsewhere, Team Zoe styled an ad shoot for Molly Sims—if popping skimpy white shorts and a yoga tank can really be called styling; and the gang met with new client Beau Garrett who turned up malleable and attractive—a combination stylists can usually pretty easily run with.
And, with that, our top ten moments:
10.) Rachel on babies: "We're working on it. Delivery TBD." Rachel on carrying babies: "I just wish Rodger could carry it." She swore it's not the getting fat she's worried about, though. Which we'd believe if that wasn't exactly what we'd be afraid of—you know, if we had as uterus.
9.) Amy Phillips shows up in costume as Rachel and Rachel proceeds to style her—cinching waists, preening. The consummate stylist, and Amy was loving it.
8.) A.) Do not throw anything at Rachel that could damage what she's wearing—especially a pen or marker, especially while what's being worn is fur. B.) "Um—CEO [pointing at herself]. President [pointing at Rodger, who she'd already called "Serious Suzie" and "A Snarky Sort" during the videoshoot]." Burn.
7.) Sandro, the photographer shooting Molly Sims, was major yuck. He had this strange Midwestern meets mystery-European accent and used two syllables in pronouncing Brad. Later, he told Molly she was "very serene," that he can feel the "hum," and that "it's coming from [her] heart." Listen, Sandro, if you're not going to pass the dutchie then just get on out of here ?
6.) "Do they have recipes at Style.com?"
5.) Why can't more bosses be like this: "My approach to work is when you have moments when you can laugh about it—have fun with it."
4.) Oh, to have someone to relate to: "Our third person is my closet, it's needs it's own bedroom." But, killjoy Joey: "Clothes don't love you back." Rachel (and Racked) disagreed: "They kind of do—my clothes talk to me ? They don't hug me back but they definitely give me a lot of pleasure." We totally know.
3.) Rachel cooking: She wondered if turkeys have hair, got grossed out, and—walking away—said: "When the turkey is ready for me just let me know." She needed to send multiple people out for more serving options and forgotten groceries. She got her ready-made latkes and brisket from Whole Foods. "But, [She's] going to make the salad and it's going to be really good" with carrots "for a pop of color—a little accessory." Basically, she styled the food and later at the table told her guests to tell her "what you don't like and that's what I didn't do."
2.) Rachel grocery shopping for her holiday meal was episode-making: She was absolutely clueless. She required the help of Marisa—her director of operations, as well as Rodger (who was not of much help and took "the fun out of everything"). She wanted to buy challah bread—for Passover. She couldn't tell cheddar from Swiss. Just—seriously—could you imagine being in the store when this was happening? Rodger went so far as suggesting that Rachel hadn't even been in a grocery store in a decade. And when he said preparing this meal was "like landing a space shuttle," Rachel's response was that it was more like "building a space shuttle."
1.) "This time next year I'll be in delivery; just make sure that I'm wearing Chanel." Fifteen words encapsulating why we want to be bestfriends with Rachel Zoe. And she's so specific—she has a black, cashmere, vintage cape-robe she's been holding on to. Amazing, right? And how could Rodger not have been aware of this?