Face Off Season 9 episode 11 is Syfy’s cross-promotion with their new show The Expanse, coming in December. The focus challenge is show a human that has survived a selected catastrophic event & evolved from that. Apparently The Expanse is about humans that have evolved with less gravity, so we’ve elongated & gotten bigger heads or something.
Time to pick our disasters!
This week it’s Nora’s turn to have a freak out. She has a moment where she just can’t sculpt. Normally in this situation, she’d just rip the clay off her face & start over. For some reason this time she doesn’t feel like she has time to do that. Until she has to do it. So off the clay goes!
Ben’s volcano disaster-evolved survivor has ash as a part of their skin. He puts some metallic colors in his paint to reflect the light, and because there’s some ore in the ash. It’s been like a couple hundred years since the disaster, so I’m not sure where or why we’d get ash as a protective armor and how that would be a part of our evolution. So many questions.
Scott’s nuclear fallout evolution goes really insect. Cockroaches will survive the nuclear winter. As the sculpt is supposed to be human, this worries Dad Westmore. It worries him so much that he & McKenzie come back into the workroom to further emphasize that Scott needs to be sculpting a human.
After the workroom drama, Nora & Scott end up in the mediocre middle, which is just fine with both of them.
This week’s worst are Stevie and Ben. Ve doesn’t get Stevie’s color palette of human skin tones with fishy structure and Neville doesn’t think Ben’s makeup looks like the result of evolution. Plus, Ben, she’s still got hair. We’ve evolved to use ash as an armor but we’ve still got hair?
This week’s best are Jordan and Evan. So much work & details… I’m not entirely sure what Evan’s folds do on his face, but it looks cool. Jordan went with a lot of hair & heat-trapping skin folds.
Evan continues his rise through the ranks as he wins this week’s challenge. And it’s time to say goodbye to Stevie. Not sure if I agree with that – she’s gotten kinda screwed this season (remember the Gauntlet?) Ben’s great, but I think he’s been a little more inconsistent than Stevie.
What did you guys think? Was it Stevie’s time, or was Ben’s too much of a hot mess? We’re getting down to the wire on season 9 of Face Off!