Vicki Vivacious may have left last week, but her mirror message allowed her to stir the pot once more leaving a shady little message of “I love you all, well most of you.”
Straight from the jump feeling attacked Cara Melle proceeds to think it’s directed at her, now you know the saying…. If the shoe fits. Admitting she is loud and proud, to which the others agree on the noise she omits, it’s a fun chat amongst the queens who also praise Dedelicious on her jaw-dropping lipsync.
Pushing hard for that badge, Kate Butch is set out on winning her first badge this week, it almost feels like a campaign – get Kate her badge week, relishing in Kate’s pain the others jeer and count their wins and badges. However this could be admonition that could spur her for the win, and her redemption narrative begins. Now the mini challenge is an iconic staple in the arc of RuPaul’s Drag Race, yet I think this season may have ruined puppet shows for the future. Because what? Everybody loves puppets and this cast is tasked with dragging out the corresponding puppets to their peers. The redeeming savior of this segment is Ginger Johnson, who exclaims that she puts on regular puppet shows, there’s nothing this woman can’t do!
Beginning the puppet show is Cara Melle who is tasked with reading Ginger Johnson, it’s so painful to watch as the crickets ring loud, and the grimace of Rupaul watches on. Luckily Kate Butch and Ginger rectify the duds of the group pulling the comedy back and igniting the loud chuckle from Ru. The winner of the challenge goes to – surprise Ginger Johnson. With the win she gets to choose her partner for this week’s challenge, in pairs, the queens are to reinvent popular UK TV shows. Doing the correct thing, Ginger joins forces with Kate Butch, a comedy duo that will no doubt succeed. Leaving Michael Marouli with Cara Melle, and Dedelicious with Tomara Thomas, season 5 is such a strong cast that there is no weak pairing. Casting for said TV shows goes underway, and the learning of scripts begins. Striving for excellence in the Holedark is Ginger and Kate who no doubt are strong in their capabilities which is evident in the final product. Michael and Cara play flirty WAGS in Footballer’s WAGS, and down the other end struggling with Yorkshire accents but having a camp old time for Femmerdale are Tomara and Dede.
Recording and rehearsing with Michelle Visage results in some mixed scenes of good, bad and ugly each group has its strengths and weaknesses. Yet little is given away in how well these will turn out, I am intrigued by what international viewers think of not only the accents but also what kind of TV we watch in the UK. Tomara and Dede without a doubt are set up to look as if they struggled the most, however, it was fun and chaotic!
Joining the panel this week is the very handsome, and charismatic TV host Joel Dommet looking drag race-ready in a stunning pink suit. Beginning with the runway theme ‘Pajama-Rama,’ there were some really interesting takes on the theme, starting with Michael who portrayed a party girl who slept in.’ A stark contrast to Kate who died on the runway – literally, with a knife in her back, a murdered ghostly countess. A really strong look for her, another notable look was Tomara and her teddy bear construction. Yes, the reality was a two-piece with teddy’s attached, but she can turn anything into a fashion piece that wouldn’t look out of place on the catwalk.
Watching the TV skits it was clear everyone did a great job, there were laughable moments in each, of course, Kate and Gingers went down favorably. It was camp, stupid and they both worked together well, so well Alan Carr is pushing for them to work together in the future. I can see a pantomime or a fun theatrical tour that would be a success with this comedic duo.
The winner of the week….. Sound the alarms, get the banners out KATE WON HER BADGE, rightly so as she shone bright this week. As stated countless times now, this cast is very strong and I wouldn’t know who the bottom two would be this week. From here on, I do think each elimination could be a shock, as this week’s bottom is Cara Melle and Michael Marouli. It is splitting hairs, but perhaps was a shock to the bottom two, lip-synching to Touch Me (I Want Your Body) by Samantha Fox. If we were to go off statistics with two lip-syncs against her it was unfortunate but time to say bye to the iconic Cara Melle. A fantastic queen, confident, loud, and proud to the end. So we have our top five everyone. Did we love this week’s TV show, are you confused by UK TV? Let us know in the comments below!