It is very interesting to see how from challenge to challenge the work of the contestants left in the race evolves, but also how the dynamics in the group change the more the competition advances. While I was marveling at the great spirit between the contestants after my van ride with them in the previous episode, watching this one, some tensions that I had been unaware of became apparent. Lola and Michelle were clearly having a lot of fun creating mischief and seemed quite detached, nonchalant and not particularly fixated on winning the challenge and the prize money of $30,000. It was a dangerous attitude to have, but they were lucky that the Sucklord and Sarah produced the weakest entry of the four teams.
The Sucklord was unable to extend his extraordinary streak of luck and was the casualty of this challenge. He went out with his head high and you could feel that all his opponents were actually sad to see him leave. I will miss him in the forthcoming episodes, and I could imagine that even some of the viewers who initially might have been irritated by him will miss him too. The verdict of the judges is naturally solely based on artistic merits. The dry humor and personality of the Sucklord has been one of the revelations of the first six episodes. He will now be able to return to producing the kind of art that made him successful in the particular segment of the art world that he had chosen for himself. I am sure he will benefit from his time on Work of Art.