The sixth episode of this Face Off season saw catty judging, design chaos, and the most shocking elimination to date. At this point, the "Best Season Yet" topic needs to be discussed. Our Foundation Challenge to reinvent a classic female storybook character with a twist (make them bad girls) actually could have been a solid Spotlight Challenge. The Elimination Challenge this week was to make a creature based on microscopic images taken from a bug. If this sounds complicated, it was. Tensions were high, morale was low. Let's get to the action.
At Stake This Season
2013 Fiat 500
Guest lecturer stint in New York and Paris
What You Missed
The Foundation Challenge was so filled with product placement that even American Idol producers were offended. However, if you did not break out Uncle Visa to order Make Up For Ever products after watching this ep, then I assume you hate capitalism.
Not sure if someone poo'd in their cereal, but the judges were extra cranky this week. Not only did they get rid of Alam (which we will get into below), but they were generally cold to all projects. Actual quotes: "This makes me want to die," "Psychedelic vomit," and "I don't like this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle texture." The latter somehow implies that there is something wrong with the heroes in a half shell.
Golden Boy Anthony had a major fall from grace, never really coming together on his Ant creature. While everyone seemed a bit screwed building an insect, ANThony was well aware of his sticky situation. He said his creature needed more "oomph," but it really needed a bit of everything. Still very sad to see the love affair between him and the judges die so suddenly. Anyone still watching The Office will tell you it's a bummer watching Jim and Pam fall out of love, and this break up is no different. He promises to woo them back next week, and I hope these kids can make it.
House Sleeves Update – FULL STEAM
House took our advice from last week to stop playing with fire. No close calls this episode, maintaining his streak of six hours of television without wearing any sleeves.
1. Eric Fox (Last Week - #1) The self-proclaimed "broke-ass artist” took home the Foundation Challenge with his badass Little Red Riding Hood creation. In the Spotlight Challenge, Eric pulled a spider as his task, and like most of us on earth has "always wanted to make a hybrid spider character," so he was a happy camper. He maintains #1 through addition by subtraction. His rival, Anthony, did so poorly this week that Eric F has to be considered the clear favourite going forward.
2. Kris Kobinza (Last Week - NR) Proving his win two weeks ago was no fluke, Kris won his second Spotlight Challenge. The two sweetest words in the English language are ‘de’ and ‘fault,’ and after Wayne failed to include his original elements, Kris' second place finish was bumped to the top. With the fall of Anthony potentially in full swing, Kris could be on deck to be a major force in the weeks ahead.
3. Wayne Anderson (Last Week - NR) Wayne nearly pulled out his first challenge win, but failed to implement all aspects. Have to think the judges will keep this in mind at a future challenge, so expect Wayne to get a break in the near future.
Losers Lounge – Alam!?!?!?!?
A mainstay in our power ranking, the young Alam was shockingly booted this week, presumably for the vile hatred from the judges for her use of silicone. Not fair, but life can be full of bummers. Perennial bottom look dweller Meghan survives to presumably just get kicked off next week. This was a bad call, but proves that anyone can go at any time. The once untouchable Anthony is no longer immune, so one more bad finish could be his last.
If you missed this episode (or want to catch up on the entire season so far), you can watch it right here at spacecast.com.
Coming up next week (Tuesday 9E/6P)
The artists must create planet-inspired alien werewolves in "Howl at the Moon."