Another week of social distancing down, guys! You know what that means, a new episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. After Rock M Sakura‘s departure, the queens were pretty shaken. Brita thought she shouldn’t have been in the bottom while the other girls were quick to criticize Aiden Zhane‘s lack of work on her outfits during the challenge.
It was a new day in the workroom. Everyone was discussing who would be trade and Hedi N Closet said Jan would be trade if she wore her boy brows. Heidi, an angel and unintentional comedian amongst us. RuPaul jumped right in after the ‘ooh girl’ sounded. The queens had to choose a bottle with pills inside to determine who would cast the roles. There were two pink pills and whoever pulled them got to do the casting. Gigi Goode and Nicky Doll were the lucky ones in charge of casting.
There was a lot of democracy when it came to deciding roles. Everyone gave their preferences for the role they wanted and while Nicky and Gigi had the final say, they were fair about it. Aiden was given a Mae West-inspired role. She wasn’t too familiar with Mae and I really related to Jackie Cox’s response, “She doesn’t know Mae West? Call my lawyers.” Widow Von’Du and Nicky Doll found themselves working together again after a less than stellar performance together last week. Speaking of bad duos, Brita and Aiden found themselves working together after constantly arguing last week.
Ru made his rounds to chat with the girls while they were prepping for the challenge. Jackie shared that not only does she have acting experience, she also has medical experience. Her mom wanted her to be a doctor while she was growing up and as an attempt to get Jackie’s foot in the door, she got her a job collecting stool samples. Only on RuPaul’s Drag Race will you find such diverse talents!
Carson Kressley joined the girl on set as they filmed the ridiculous show, Gay’s Anatomy. Jaida Essence Hall was up first and her part was tricky. She stumbled over the words, but could you blame her? Those rhyming words?! Heidi and Crystal Methyd did their scene well. Sherry Pie had the role Widow wanted, but Widow nailed her part. Nicky as the baby, however, was rough. She didn’t improv will. As for Aiden’s Mae West… No comment.
It was elimination day. As the queens were getting in drag, Jackie opened up about the struggle she faces with her mom. Her mom doesn’t even know she does drag. It’s always hard to watch a queen open up about their pain, especially regarding family. We weren’t done with the heartaches, however. Widow lost her mom when she was a teenager. She doesn’t have a relationship with her family. No one knows that she’s married or competing on the show. It was a tear-jerker! There is always a heartwarming response from the other queens, however, that makes those moments feel warm in the end.
The queens hit the mainstage in front of judges pannel that Ru, Carson, Michelle Visage featured Normani. The category was planet of the capes, which was fun. As always, Gigi was my favorite look of the night. I also really liked Jaida and Crytal’s looks. Sherry took home the victory this week, while Jaida, Brita, Heidi (N Seeky), Crystal, and Nicky fell short. Everyone else was safe. The queens left on the stage were asked who should go home because Ru is that girl. Let’s recap everyone’s votes: Jaida said Heidi, Brita said Nicky, Heidi said Nicky, Crystal said Nicky, and Nicky said… herself? Ru was not impressed with the self-criticism and made her say someone else because like I mentioned, she’s that girl.
In the end, Hedi and Nicky fell into the bottom two. Heidi brought much more energy to the performance. It was pretty clear Heidi was going to win. So, Nicky, sashayed away.
Next week, join me as we embark on the Snatch Game! Our favorite episode!