Face Off Review: Dangerous Beauty (2.05)
Waa waa waa, all the way home. That was the mood presented at the start of the latest episode of Face Off, in response to Brea’s being sent home. Is anyone else amused by how upset contestants get when they make friends on these competition shows and slowly but surely their friends are eliminated? It’s a competition folks—you’re there to WIN!! I don’t understand the tears from the players still there. I mean really, get their phone number, email, Facebook profile link, and keep it moving—some of you still have a prize to strive for…
Now moving on as far away from weepy land as you can get; the first spotlight challenge in this episode was werewolf themed. The 90min timed event was explained by none other than SyFy Original’s own Being Human‘s Sam Huntington.The idea was to showcase a werewolf attack and subsequent animal transformation.
I couldn’t agree more with the comment made by one of the players, “You have to understand the underlying anatomy.” As obvious as that truth may sound, that fact still slipped a certain someone’s mind as they presented a well crafted over the eye and cheek scratch, while forgetting to indicate that there was ever an eye there in the first place!
Torn up faces and torsos oh my! Except for Jerry…I don’t really know what he was thinking…perhaps his victim was attacked by the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast—when he wasn’t in that bad of a mood—because his presented assault scars were barely visible! (Seriously, was this the result of an altercation with a werewolf puppy??) Fail. This immunity winning round went to Beki, who practically dunked her model in blood like a strawberry on fondue night. But realistically speaking that seemed like the most accurate amount of blood to be dripping from one’s skin following a claw involved rendezvous.
Now on to the elimination round challenge…another team event, this time to be coordinated around a dangerous animal and a beautiful plant. Right from the get go Sue wigs out because she’s partnered with Beki. The entire time their working together all Sue has to talk about is how she’s scared Beki won’t bring her A game because she knows she can’t go home, and how that will affect her. She’s in tears every other minute hoping not to be thrown under the bus. Their communication was so off, I don’t think Sue ever realized the fact that Beki was trying to be as helpful as she could—because she has immunity—as she intentionally lets Sue hold the reigns on their joined project. Even when she’s clearly uncomfortable with choices (like the additional texturing) Sue is making and seeking input and direction from other make up artists not her partner; still Beki follows her lead.
Those supportive measures resulted in a make up look that Beki herself called, “a Disney character spider”. (An unfortunately accurate description) The judges didn’t like it, and Sue’s worse fears came true…she was thrown under the bus… (But it was her fault!!) One of the judges describes their Spider / Bird of Paradise monster as, “Shameful…” Waa waa waa…more crying. (It’s like I’ve been transported back to the first five minutes of the show; enough with the tears!)
Now about the other artists and their final works of art: Heather and Rayce had a great facial construction on their snake like water monitor lizard / firestick creature, but they forgot about the plant aspect.
Athena and Tara’s model did this odd underwear dance in his such-bright-colors-you-have look, that somehow, somewhere was suppose to represent a tree boa constrictor / stargazer lily.
Matt and Jerry had me at hello in their white leopard / yellow iris lady, but that quickly turned into goodbye right at the neck because what was that fake, wooden, shawl like leopard toy around the model’s neck? So confused…I get that they wanted to go the pretty, non-mutant route, but seriously what was that neck/shoulder thing about??!
I’ll miss my Britney Spears lookalike Athena…body painter down.
Another home run of an episode!!
Why Vivica A. Fox was tapped to guess judge I haven’t the slightest idea. (She’s kind of a judge junkie if you ask me….(Starlet in ’05, Glam God in ’08, Miss America in ’10, even on Cake Boss in ’09…to name a few)
Photo Credit: SyFy Network and multipleverses.com