There's nothing sadder than when Tim Gunn gets choked up on "Project Runway," is there? Oh, yeah, yeah, there's sad stuff like tragic deaths and outbreaks of cholera and those commercials for the ASPCA and the Children's Fund. Those are also sad. But, I guess, Tim Gunn getting choked up is sad in a way that's a little less depressing.

On this week's episode of "Project Runway" (Thurs. at 9:00 p.m. ET on Lifetime), we get to see a bit of what some of the designers are working on (or mangling, as the case may be). It's also the last episode before the final group of three heads to New York Fashion Week. Tensions are high. No one wants to get this far and be sent packing -- and clearly, Tim Gunn doesn't want to have to send anyone to pack their things. So, watch this clip. If you can.

Will you be watching the penultimate episode of "Project Runway"?


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