Last week on Face Off, the artists were tasked with creating a cyborg from parts found at a junkyard.
Nicole won for trusting her instincts.
Sarah was the only one in the bottom, due to her inability to settle on a concept.
The four remaining contestants are brought to a forest, or, to be more precise, to some fake crime scenes.
McKenzie Westmore and Grimm actor Silas Weir Mitchell
introduce the Spotlight Challenge (again no Foundation Challenge, huh?)
which is TV Show Grim related:
Designers, er, artists, you are to choose one of the four
'crime scenes' and figure out what Grimm human/other creature
has caused the damage. The challenge is explained
well enough where no one really needs to have
seen the show to 'get' the challenge, or do well.
The have 30 minutes to choose a scene, gather evidence,
take notes and pictures.
Good challenge? You bet! So, why am I so pissed off? Because they already are giving us the winner and loser edits to Roy and Laura, and, while I don't know which is which, I'm bummed, because those are my two favorite contestants. Roy has pushed himself the hardest throughout, and Laura has been the most consistently good. Derek has been all over the place, and Nicole was eliminated and brought back. To be fair, Nicole has been on fire since coming back, so, in my mind, Nicole, Laura and Roy should be in the finale.
Without seeing their work on this particular challenge, I want Derek to be eliminated. He has been near the bottom way more than anyone else. Some have NEVER been near the bottom. However, that's not how it works. Let's see how they do. We already know from the edits that Laura wins and Roy goes home, or the other way around. Nicole and Derek will be in the middle either way.
Let's see how it plays out:
Derek chooses the biker with
slash marks and claw marks.
He wants to do a wolf-type character.
After he claims the number to make it his,
he sees a left-behind claw, and feathers.
He doesn't want to do another bird.
Can he do something different?
Nicole finds a picnic scene where an adult female
has been slashed, and there's a baby shoe and
gray tufts of hair. The body has lots of slash marks.
Nicole claims it, convinced it should be a werewolf.
When she sits down to sketch she realizes that
she has to come up with something FRESH.
Laura finds someone killed by venom/injection
and thinks "snake!" and runs away to
see if she can get something else instead.
... so she goes over to the last crime scene,
where she finds Roy, but grabs the yellow tag
before he does, nabbing the scene as her own.
It's not a snake, so she is happy.
Upon inspection, she sees many spiderwebs,
a bite mark on her arm, and some sort of
allergic reaction, but is especially interesting
is that she was collecting samples, something
from some sort of insect creature.
So, Roy get stuck with the snake,
being that there are fang marks in
the body, and an empty egg nearby.
Roy's concept is of the mother snake.
shifted part way from human to wolf.
the sculpting mistakes ... where have we heard that before?
by concentrating on the make up this time around.
a Barney agrees she is on the right track.
Didn't you worry for Nicole when she took eliminated contestant Sarah's old model, only to have the SAME PROBLEM she had had — namely, working with her upper frontals, because, for some reason, the cast they have in the work room is not accurate.
the artists having difficulties placing things all around ... well ... you know.
You could take it off.
Take it off!
What did the judges think?
that he loves how Derek simplifies his design for the FIRST TIME?
or that the wig was coming through and ruining the side portions
of the make up. It probably didn't help that he COVERED most
of the make up with the clothing and hair, which wasn't
necessary to tell the story, to sell the idea.
to wolf mid-stream, and some thought the clothing was pathetic.
the competition, until this challenge. You'll be missed.
You did great work earlier in the season, mister!
So, did your top three of the season make it to the finale? Two of mine did, so I am happy.
Even though we had all of the episode to get used to the idea that someone good was leaving, it was still hard to see Roy go. But, then, the clouds parted, and we had the most wondrous thing happen.
TUNA BOLOGNA !!!!
Well, no, his name is Tudor Boloni, and he was a contestant on the following program, Hot Set. Still, for one brief moment, I was able to laugh through the tears. Who the hell would name their kid Tuna Bologna? Or, who would willingly answer to such a thing?
Yeah, I know, Tudor Boloni is pretty funny, too. If only he were on HGTV.