Tommy is still feeling down about being in the bottom last week and even says that he should have gone home instead of Nicole. That's sweet, but no matter how feminine Tommy's hair looks, he wouldn't count as a woman winner if he were to take it all.
The artists meet McKenzie at the entrance to the Batcave on the original Batman series. BAM! POW! She tells them their challenge is to work in teams of two to create a superhero and sidekick duo. Not only that, but there are all sorts of cool cars for the artists to pick from that their characters would be seen rollin' in.
Derek and Sarah are paired up and they choose the AJS motorcycle and sidecar. They want to create a female superhero who they describe as an Indiana Jone type. Rayce suggests they focus on making the makeup dirty and worn as a result of traveling on a motorcycle.
Jason and Rod choose the Tatra T87 tank thing and create a duo of brains and brawn with matching headpieces.
Alana and Roy are working as a team and their vehicle is the Dodge Charger (or "Chajah" as Alana calls it in her East Coast accent). They're creating the daughter of the devil and an imp that helps keep her out of trouble. Alana will be the "fire" part of the team while Roy will focus on the "chaos" part (although Alana would seem suitable for both: fire because of her crazy hair and chaos for all of her self-inflicted injuries).
Tommy and Laura have the Humber Pig Tank. Tommy is creating a military-type character with burns on his face and Laura has a more svelte female character, but also in the military vein.
In the workshop, Alana decides she is not happy with her face sculpt so after working on it for the whole first day she decides to scrap it and start over. She makes her partner nervous, but Roy feels better after Alana convinces him she is more confident with her new sculpt.
Tommy and Laura are working well as a team, though it seems clear that Laura is a more talented makeup artist. Anything is better for Tommy than working with Joe from week one, which we all know was a freaking disaster.
McKenzie comes in with Ve to assess how the contestants are doing. She tells Sarah to make their hero sexy and is encouraged by Alana and Roy's design. But mostly she is worried about Rod's face sculpt, which she says looks exactly like every other face sculpt he's done on the show.
She is so worried in fact that she actually re-enters the studio while Rod is in the process of re-sculpting to make sure he is heeding her advice. No matter that he has already started on a new sculpt, it's not enough dammit! No form of a "droopy round-faced guy" will be tolerated by her highness Queen Ve Neill.
After Ve finally leaves for real, something happens that has never happened on Face Off before (and by "never" of course we mean something that happens every week). A MOLD HAS BROKEN. Does it even matter at this point whose mold has broken? A mold ALWAYS breaks. This time it's Roy's mold, and he manages to work around the broken mold, as EVERYONE usually does.
Speaking of Roy, we finally see him without his cowboy hat and brother is quite bald. What's even more disconcerting is that with his bald head, no glasses and gas mask on, he looks exactly like Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. Things just got really meta up here on Face Off.
Derek is really worried about the jawline on his face sculpt. And he's right. The jaw/chin area is a mess that is sticking about six inches away from his model's face.
Kevin Smith is here to guest judge. And in case you missed him, he's the one in the XXXXXL hockey jersey cracking plenty of wise on the far side of the judging table. And apparently he's a superhero expert. Or at least a comic book expert. Or an expert of making mediocre but cult-loved movies. Or whatever.
Tommy and Laura's team is the first up. Laura's female character has a really unique greenish paint job but Tommy's dynamite burned guy looks plastic and fake. Kevin appreciates the details on Laura's makeup, especially her fingernails and Glen likes that she looks like a mutant from the X-Men. Ve says Tommy's creation looks like a "football player put through a meat grinder." That Ve really knows how to cook up a good visualization, huh?
Jason and Rod's creations are basically dreadful. The paint job on Jason's brawny character is way too dark and the color of skin doesn't match his chest. And his chest piece, is awful too with noticeable applications. Ve gets on Rod for creating the same face that she warned him not to make. The judges basically hate everything about these two makeups.
Sarah and Derek have a steam punk duo, but Sarah's is really minimal and Derek is right about the large jaw and chin. Neville has been known to criticize a "baked in" expression, and that's what he accuses Derek's makeup of. Kevin likes the insignia and thinks this looks like a superhero duo. They like Sarah's makeup, but they don't see the work and Derek's chin piece literally keeps slipping further and further down which is not cute to say the least.
Alana and Roy's presentation really stands out from the rest of their fellow competitors. Alana's red and orange paint job matches the "Chajah's" paint job exactly and the colors just really pop. Roy's imp is really interesting as well, and the actor is really selling, well, the impishness. Glen says this is the only team that represents superheroes as portrayed in the comics.
So the winning team is Alana and Roy. Glen compliments the duo as being two complete characters that fit really well with the car which was the essence of the challenge. Alana is named the overall winner, which is a debatable choice, considering Roy's imp was the most creative thing on the stage tonight. Maybe they just didn't want to give him back-to-back wins and make it look like he was running away with the competition.
And Jason is sent packing. You could probably make the argument for either Jason or Rod to go home this week considering they were both awful. But it's been pretty clear since the beginning that Jason's been coasting and might have even gone home last week if he hadn't had immunity. But Kevin Smith did say he would hire him. I guess that's consolation...