The Skin and Bones Assignment
Dave Navarro made a surprise, and slightly inexplicable, rock star appearance to help the budding talents shoot a campaign for Vaseline, with the mission to show "what is amazing about skin." Jason, predictably "amped" for the assignment, came up with an abstract concept centered around Vaseline's three product purposes -- protection, healing, and hydration. John wanted to abandon the concept halfway through the shoot but Jason pushed through his overwrought thesis, even showing the brand manager a folded-up storyboard with scribbles that might as well have been Homer in hieroglyphics. Jason even managed to uncenter Dave Navarro ("And I'll tell you this, to freak me out is saying something") with a pose that James described as reminiscent of Guantanamo Bay and that Italo Gregorio thought looked fit to grace the cover of The Diary of Anne Frank. The other team, Dean and Maria, kept it simple and skinful, winning the exemption for the round. After the shoot, Jason and John fought it out, with Jason spouting delusions to a John in disbelief. John's only response was two words, one of which was the f-bomb, and Jason stomped off.