TV Recap: 'Face Off' Episode 611 - 'Freaks of Nature'


Face Off Episode 611
“Freaks of Nature”
Original Airdate: 25 March 2014

In This Episode…

The contestants each select a strand of mutated DNA. After they choose, they find out what their mutation is (think X-Men) and work with a digital artist to make their sketches. Makeup artist Valli O’Reilly is the guest judge.

The Creations

Niko had magnetism, so he creates a mutant made of coils that generate the magnetism. The coils took him forever to create, but they came out really nice. Ve liked the character and loved the metallic paint job. Neville thought it was more of a costume than a makeup, but he still loved it. Valli was impressed with the meticulous amount of work he put in, especially for the time he had.

Tyler had wall crawler. He wanted to make a fly-like creature mid-mutation. It looked quite scary. Neville thought the sculpt was beautiful, especially around the nose and the mouth. Glenn thought it was superb. He can see the backstory instantly, and thought he nailed the quintessence of mutation. Ve was impressed with the subtle, nuanced paint job.

Daran had panoramic vision. He had weird white blobs all over his model which was supposed to represent the whites of an eye. LED lights were initially intended to shine beneath, but they got yanked out before going on stage. Valli didn’t get it. Ve didn’t get it. Glenn didn’t get it - and thought the anatomy was wonky.

Graham had tunneling - kind of a weak mutation. So he made a mole man - kind of a weak premise. Neville was disappointed that he went with such an obvious choice. Ve thought that it wasn’t well done. Valli didn’t realize it was a mole at first.

The Verdict?

Tyler wins. Graham goes home for his lack of originality.

Dig It or Bury It?

This episode just didn’t spark anything in me. It wasn’t bad; it wasn’t particularly engrossing. Part of the problem may have been the largely average makeups. The other problem may have been George, yet again, whining that he hurt. This time it was his shoulder. Suck it up, dude. No one cares.


Next week, it’s an industrial revolution.