This week on Face Off the All-Stars create families of mutants. But there are two twists this time. Teams are combined and individual eliminations begin. Results ahead.
The four remaining teams arrive in the middle of nowhere to be greeted by McKenzie Westmore. She informs them that for this week’s challenge they will be combining teams to make two teams of four. Cig & George team up with Ben & Evan while Emily & Tyler team up with Logan & Adam. McKenzie also informs the contestants that from here on out there is no more immunity and individuals will be eliminated each week. Each super team selects a map to a setting to inspire the family of three mutant characters each team must make.
This week the guest judge is Marcus Nispel, who directed Pathfinder and rebooted versions of Friday the 13th, Conan the Barbarian, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The super team of Cig, George, Ben, and Evan have a circus theme. They create a human-simian organ grinder father, strongwoman mother and hydrocephalic child. The four work well together and the judges are impressed by all three characters. Ben picks up the win for this challenge for his realistic work on the hydrocephalic child.
The super team of Emily, Tyler, Logan, and Adam gets off to a rockier start. When Emily wants to pick one map, Adam steps forward and grabs the other one. Instead of a circus, their inspiration is an abandoned military test site. The team makes a family that has been poisoned by radiation. Adam in particular doesn’t feel very inspired by what the team is doing. He makes a good suggestion to put their tall male model in the girl’s dress and make the smaller female model the father. The judges like the big “little girl” but aren’t as impressed with the father. But because the father make-up was mostly Adam’s work, he is eliminated.
I figured the show would get to individual eliminations at some point even if it was just the finale. But I was caught off guard as much as the contestants when McKenzie announced the change. We’ll see how this affects the dynamics between the three remaining intact pairings now that their fates aren’t tied together as teams.
As always, you can see galleries of this week’s designs, the contestants’ previous work and previous seasons here. Images in this post via screencap, the Syfy website and McKenzie Westmore’s Instagram account.