Another week of social distancing down, another new episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race! This one was a crazy one, so let’s just jump into it.
Back in the workroom after Brita‘s elimination, Jan was really struggling. Between her friend going home and not winning the musical theatre challenge, she was going through it. Meanwhile, Gigi Goode celebrated her third challenge win.
New day, new mini-challenge. We actually got a mini-challenge this week! The queens were paired together by RuPaul to curate a Fab Fit Fun box. Gigi and Jackie Cox, Jaida Essence Hall and Crystal Methyd, Widow Von’Du and Sherry Pie, and Jan and Heidi N Closet were paired together for a kiki. Gigi and Jackie kiki’d with Crystal and Jaida, which was pretty hilarious. That means Heidi and Jan kiki’d with Widow and Sherry, which was also pretty good. In the end, Jackie and Gigi were the winners.
For the maxi challenge, the queens had to make their own lifestyle products for the useless brand Droop. They had to create a silly product and make an infomercial to sell it. As Ru made her rounds, it seemed like Jackie had the riskiest but well-planned idea, which was a magic carpet merkin, inspired by Barbara Eden.
Bob Harper joined the queens to coach them through their performance. Jackie was up first to film her commercial. Inspired by 1960’s television, she did a lot of stopping and starting the camera, which was funny. Gigi’s fragrance that doubled as a sleeping aid was a bit flat. Then came Jan, who was incredibly energized. Jaida kept hitting her mic, which was hilarious. Heidi started off a little bland but had Bob crying from laughter by the end. Widow was in her head so badly it got in the way of her ability to memorize her lines. Crystal was hilarious running around the set and talking like Cher.
The runway theme for this week was black wedding. Crystal warned us she was doing something unique, and we saw a glimpse as she did a full face of dark makeup. While they were getting ready, everyone did their best Jan impression, which was great. Jackie came back into the workroom and when asked if she could do an impression of any of her sisters, gave us the best Crystal voice.
Ru was joined by Michelle Visage, Ross Matthews, and Chaka Khan on the mainstage. Everyone’s runway looks were great, I thought. Jan, Jackie, Jaida, and Gigi really stood out to me. I also enjoyed the chance Crystal took on the runway. As for the infomercials, Jackie, Jaida, Crystal, and Heidi really shined. Their performances were solid and funny. Gigi fell a bit flat, while Jan was a little too much. Widow’s was probably the worst. I want to talk about Chaka Khan’s judging but I really don’t know where to start.
Here came that special moment. Ru asked the girls who should go home. Jackie, Jan, Jaida, Gigi, Sherry, Crystal, and Heidi all said Widow. Widow said Jan. As you could have guessed, Widow and Jan were the bottom two. As for the winner, Heidi took home the victory. Jaida, Crystal, Jackie, and Gigi were all safe.
Jan and Widow faced off to Chaka Khan’s This Is My Night. Finally, we got a good lip sync! It was definitely tight competition, but Widow stayed. Anyone else completely shocked to see Jan go home?
Next week, the queens will be debating to become the first drag president, with guest Jeff Goldblum! This is sure to be hilarious!