Face Off: Foreign Bodies featured a Spotlight Challenge where the contestants could pick their own team-mate and the creation they were tasked with was a “chest-bursting” alien of their own. The show this week had a parasitic space theme and special guest (judge) Lance Henriksen.
McKenzie Westmore brought out the show’s guest, Lance. He explained what makes the alien so scary in films and urged the hopefuls to base their creations on the idea of suspense and their own experiences. The contestants then picked their team-mate and the parasite.
After choosing a random parasite each team began to create their storylines and characters. While sketching out ideas of how they want the client to burst out of its host, Lance and McKenzie came back into the room. At least one artist panicked a little when the horror icon returned.
Lance and McKenzie came back with a surprise for the competitors; their first Foundation Challenge. Henriksen explained that there was an addition to their “chest bursting” homage; slime (the most important part, Lance revealed). The challenge was to make slime for their alien. It had to pass muster by doing what the teams intend it to do and the stuff had to be created in two hours.
At the end of the time period, Henriksen and McKenzie checked to see how the slime looked and performed. Immunity was the prize to be won by the top team in this Foundation Challenge. As the five teams manufactured their slime, Lance and Ms. Westmore looked on.
Lance was the guest judge for the slime challenge and during the testing portion, the iconic performer did a “hands-on” inspection of each creation. Henriksen was amusing and clearly enjoyed the experience. After his touchy-feely testing of the slime, Lance crowned a winning team; Mel and Melissa took the challenge with their very colorful creation and as the winners earned immunity for this week’s spotlight challenge.
The teams moved into the sculpting phase with the alien bursting Focus Challenge. Michael Westmore and McKenzie arrived to give the teams feedback and immediately tell the winning team that they are “on their own.” Laughing, both Westmore’s return and explain that they are joking.
Ironically, the team with immunity for the Spotlight Challenge had major issues with their character. Mel had to restart her sculpt four times and complained that her hands “feel broken.”
The immune team were not the only hopefuls having issues. Team Johnny and Walter had major problems with their poly foam chest piece. They had to start over and re-create the bursting piece of their character. As the two artists went back to the drawing board, Rob got into a claustrophobic panic about time.
Yvonne and Anna changed their slime formula and Johnny and Walter appeared to have sorted the “bursting” problem. The models arrived with only four hours left till last looks. The second teaming of Robert and Katie has clearly not worked out well. While there are no major clashes this time, Katie’s sculpt of the cowl had a ridge that was far too prominent.
At the judging, all the series judges were on the same page with their likes and dislikes of the offerings in front of them. The top two characters were those created by Mel and Melissa as well as Rob and Kaleb. Ultimately, the latter team won, with Rob taking his second challenge win in a row.
Rob and Kaleb make a creature bursting out of the back of their model’s head. After being told that their character won, Glenn Hetrick made a play on words, or possibly a pun, when he congratulated Rob on his “back-to-back” win.
The two teams on the bottom were Robert and Katie along with Yvonne and Anna. After the judges gave the bottom two teams their feedback, they revealed that it was Katie’s work that was not up to scratch and the artist was sent home.
Like prior contestants, Ms. Kinney left with her head held high and Neville Page had words of praise for Katie’s earlier works. The guest stars on season 10 of Face Off have been exciting and excited. Paul Reubens (the Child’s Play challenge) and Lance Henriksen both got major reactions from the contestants and fans of the show.
Face Off airs Wednesdays on SyFy. Tune in for a mad dose of creativity and watch as some major talents make magic.