So we’re down to 2 RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars teams – Team Rujubee and Team Shad. Chad Michaels knows that it’s now do or die time. I don’t know when this show hasn’t been do or die, but apparently Chad is feeling the pressure now. Shannel is also feeling the pressure & acknowledges that it’s no time to relax. No kidding Shannel – this is the week that determines which team is in the finale.
Today’s mini-challenge features more daytime drag, um, eeeewwww, and a game of FISH. Chad agrees on the eeeewwww – his two favorite things, daytime drag and sports all in one challenge. Skirts vs skins. It’s the same as the basketball grade school game of HORSE, only the drag queens are spelling FISH. First team to FISH loses. It’s one of the rare instances where being fishy is not a good thing. Team Shad is the most fishy – Team Rujubee kicks some basketball booty. They win the chance to phone home. Jujubee will be calling her boyfriend; Raven is calling mom.
In the main challenge the teams need to become super sheroes and super villains – one of each flavor for each team. They must include this week’s corporate sponsor in their outfit. Something about legs. Shannel is the villain; Chad is the shero. In Team Rujubee has villain Raven and superhero Jujubee.
Team Shad goes into a tangent about a naughty superhero strength and Shannel’s equally naughty power over Chad. Watch the episode if you want to know more. It involves many female body parts. RuPaul advises that they might want to make their backstory a little more family-friendly. Team Rujubee has a convoluted story about being from a different planet and something about the power of a tanning gun. I’m not too sure of what’s going on, and neither is RuPaul. They’ll be working on their backstory as well.
To no surprise to anyone the team in the bottom 2 will be lip-synching against each other to determine the final 3. Surprise! The final 4 also needs to choreograph a number together for the final runway. So let’s go to the runway!
Naturally, Shannel decides to choreograph the whole thing. Raven and Jujubee throw all sorts of shade, but it’s pretty understandable since Shannel is writhing all over.
The final runway starts off with the choreographed number Good vs. Evil. Ru declares it good by releasing the Kracken. After the group number, each dragtestant comes out first as their everyday appearance and then they spin into their alter-ego. Team Shad doesn’t really tone down the sass. Team Rujubee simplifies their story. A little bit.
Again, the judging is mixed for both teams, but both Elvira and Wendi McLendon-Covey add interesting insights. Elvira knows a thing or two about creating super characters. Wendi offers Jujubee the feedback that if her character is bringing bronze to the world then maybe her character should show more skin. This is one of the things I like about Drag Race. With some exceptions, RuPaul brings in guest judges that actually have opinions & express them in a useful fashion. That seems to be something most reality shows have gotten away from.
Ru has made some decisions. Team Shad is the winning team — they receive custom gowns and their superhero story will be made into a comic book. So Team Rujubee is going head-to-head to determine which one of them is going home. They’re both crying hysterically by the time the song is over. Jujubee starts to hyperventilate. What’s with people lip-synching against Raven that make them go hysterical? It happened to Tyra Sanchez too. Of course, that’s when she won the whole competition.
Ru can’t do it. It’s going to be a top 4 All Stars finale. No more teams now bitches – it’s every queen for herself.
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