Face Off Season 8 Premiere Recap: Return of the Champions

By Kathleen Villaruben | 3 years ago
Face Off Season 8 Premiere Recap: Return of the Champions

It is a bundle of twists in the new episode of “Face Off” Season 8 Premiere “Return of the Champions,” which aired last Jan. 13, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on Syfy.

The episode kicks off explaining to the contestants that champions are returning, and at the same time, they must be chosen by a coach to be trained further in the competition. Rayce Bird from Season 2, Anthony Kosar from Season 4 and Laura Tyler from Season 5 are the coaches.

The 15 contestants must create something inspired by a popular creation of a champion from previous seasons for two hours. Darla is chosen by judge Ve Neill as the winner because of her neat details. She wins immunity for the next challenge.

After the first challenge, the coaches choose their members. Laura picks Darla, Julian, Emily, Gregory and Stephanie. Rayce chooses Adam, Anthony, Rob, Logan and Regina. Lastly, Anthony decides to go with Kelly, Alan, Ben, Daniel and Jamie.

The coaches also have their own competition. The winner will be considered as the first “two-time winner” of “Face Off” when one of their members becomes the champion.

Makeup legend Rick Baker arrives as the guest judge for the elimination challenge. The contestants are starstruck. The team challenge is to make a pair of aliens. Throughout the creation process inside the “lab,” the contestants are pressured with the time limit and Michael Westmore’s blunt comments.

The stressful journey of the contestants in the second challenge just gets more difficult.  Host McKenzie Westmore announces that everybody must make an additional creature, a total of three creatures for every team. The additional challenge is cohesive with the given one because the creature must be a primate living in the planet where the two aliens landed. Everybody is shocked.

Will the teams survive their tougher challenge? Catch the next episode on Jan. 20, 2015.

There you have it for the recap on “Face Off” Season 8 Premiere “Return of the Champions,” which aired last Jan. 13, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on Syfy. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).

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