Thoughts, opinions, observations . . .
Yep, I recall --- like jade said --- that Roy WAS told that he was over-thinking things. And he WAS. Roy --- IMHO --- was coming from the: "Big, Bigger, BIGGEST! Nobody's EVER seen THIS, before!" fabrication/makeup school of thought.
And, at times, he didn't do himself any favors with THAT mindset, either.
However, UNLIKE Our Hero Daran, Roy NEVER came across/read to me as: "I don't DO _________________, so I'ma throw whatever I can piece together out there, and y'all can DEAL with it!"
THAT was/is the BIG difference between the two of them, I think.
Roy had a GOOD one, in that he at least TRIED, EVERY time. Daran, OTOH, DIDN'T.
Like, Flo, I DO think that Niko is WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY past his expiration date. He IS a decent-enough artist. But I also agree with her that Niko has gotten on my LAST good nerve ALWAYS seeming to need SOME kind of assistance with his projects, MOST --- if not ALL! --- of the time. THAT'S what drove me so crazy with Miranda in S5, and WHY I wasn't mad at Roy when he told Tate to stop helping out.
And I'm all FOR the guys and gals helping each other out, actually.
Just NOT basically carrying/babying each other through pretty much EVERY challenge.
Matter of fact, THIS season, in terms of covering behinds and having each other's backs, if Rashaad hadn't had Niko's back, covered his behind and warned him about the glued-together (?) joints on that construction worker, it could very well've been NIKO going home.
And we'd've been stuck with Daran's arrogant ass for yet another week.
And even though he didn't owe Niko ANYTHING, and didn't HAVE to do it, I ain't mad at Rashaad for pulling Niko's coat about gluing those joints together (?), either. I LIKED seeing him help Niko like that.
If he HADN'T, they might well've wound up doing an out-of-the blue, DOUBLE elim.
But it DOES seem to me that Niko has been carried/helped an AWFUL lot by his castmates, this season, too.
George's? Overall, I liked it. I, too, wished he'd done a robotic bottom, instead of a skirt. But, then again, this WAS a female hairdresser, so a skirt, technically, WASN'T out of place, or out of the realm of possibility for her to've had on. And, perhaps, maybe it was just too much for George's back to've tried to take it that far in constructing a robotic bottom, feet and legs for her.
At LEAST he had the sense to listen to Mr. Westmore and 86 the double-boobie hairdryers!
Tyler's? Generally and overall, I liked IT, too! But I DO agree with srgeman that it didn't IMMEDIATELY read "surgeon" to me.
Still, he deserved to stay.
Yeah, Niko's was wonky. But, there WAS a certain cuteness about it, truth be told. And he DEFINITELY deserved to stay, over Daran.
And --- Thank GOODNESS! --- that's ultimately what wound up happening!