9:05pm – Tuesday, April 24 on ABC2
With the US Nationals over, the American bearding season is in full swing, with championships in Ohio and New York City.
The competition is getting serious between contenders Jack Passion, who has returned to the bearding circuit and the newly-crowned national champ Aarne Bielefeldt, who is looking to cement his reputation.
Contestants are not judged only on their beard’s length, but also on its density and natural pattern.
The Texan beardsmen, the Austin Facial Hair Club, are struggling to raise money they’ll need to get to Norway for the world championships, so they make guest appearances at a Dickens festival in Galveston.
In Brooklyn, Myk O’Connor plans a special surprise for his long-time girlfriend and beard coach Karolina.