At the very first "grab whatever you can and impress us" challenge, Joe set warning bells off with me, when, after Sean told him he was NOT impressed with his results, Joe said, in a PI, something to the effect of: "Well, this is the kind of thing I've learned to expect, because people don't understand it when you do original art."
Again, that is paraphrasing exactly what he said.
Bottom line, what he did in that challenge, compared to everyone else's, was hideous. And he was so much of a cock-of-the-walk, so SURE that he was The Next Great Hollywood Makeup Artist that mere, unwashed mortals would NEVER be able to understand or appreciate his "work".
Also, I picked up bullying tendencies from him, in the way he seemed to steamroll Tommy during the brainstorming session and construction of the pieces.
Then, of ALL things, he shows that not only is he a bully, he is a TRUE COWARD, as well, because he turns tail and runs when he realizes that he's not going to be able to take the heat in the Face Off kitchen.
Well, good riddance to bad rubbish.
I sure do wish Tommy could've held it together during Q&A and let the judges do their job to ask questions and find out exactly WHO was majorly responsible for that mess. That's what they're paid for, and that is what they do. Now, if he's got anything on the ball at all, Tommy's going to have to work like a Trojan to turn around the general negative feeling that exists about him on the judging panel.
I LOVED Rod and Roy's creation, and I love both of them, too. Those guys are really talented, and it was a pleasure to see them work together and knock it out of the park like they did.
The girls' runner-up (haven't got all the names and people down, just yet) offering was spectacular, too. Much as Glenn is a take-no-prisoners sort, I noted how he made it a point to address the ladies and let them know that the Rs edged them out solely based on the consideration of how much excellent work they'd produced in so short a time. And it was good to see that the ladies understood that and were over the moon to have done as well as they had.
And I'd never heard of Neville, but I think he'll do well. His commentary was thoughtful and dead on target, because he obviously knew what the heck he was talking about.
I'm SO looking forward to this show each week!