This week, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars was back following Raja and The Vivienne winning the challenge, while Jaida Essence Hall got blocked for the first time all season. Raja chose to block her because, of course, she has the most stars. Oh, and Jaida decided to keep playing up the idea that there are secrets within the plunger. Raja was really buying it because she was the only person who hadn’t been blocked. Anyway, everyone had lost their minds during that opening scene.
RuPaul saved them from themselves by coming into the workroom to explain that this week’s challenge will put the queens to the test to create their own social media dance to one of Ru’s songs. No one seemed especially excited or upset about this challenge, so I guess that’s good. Since it was more about branding than actually dancing, some of the queens who are less talented with dancing found some comfort.
While Yvie Oddly was struggling with her concept, Jinkx Monsoon was shoving an entire peanut butter sandwich into her mouth for the sake of her dance. She said it was inspired by the cinnamon challenge, which was fun.
The queens then filmed their viral dance video and the editors of the show gave us the most chaotic montage of the process. For anyone watching, it was unclear how this was going to all come together in the end, but that made it fun. Sometimes, they show us too much of the filming process, this time, we were in the dark.
It was time for the queens to show off their viral dance videos on the main stage in front of Ru, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ben Platt. First, they had to show off many reveals on the runway. This category was fun. Jaida’s ever-changing gown was incredible, Jinkx’s look was fun, and Monet X Change’s homage to Black history was powerful!
As for the videos, Shea Couleé did a great job, Jinkx was completely in her element, Monet’s was so well done, and Trinity The Tuck nailed the branding aspect, but everyone really hit it out of the park with this challenge.
In the end, Jinkx and Monet were the winners. Instead of doing a traditional lip-sync, they performed a spoken-word monologue from Designing Women. It was really fun! They both did a great job, but in the end, Monet was the winner. She chose to block Raja, who will soon learn there are no hidden powers behind the plunger.