It’s the fabulous 5 left on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The girls give a final ‘wha-wa’ and boob salute to Joslyn. Sweet, sweet Joslyn and her Ru-zy-Qs. I shall miss the Ru-zy-Qs. I will also miss her sometimes unexpected insights on Untucked. Girl knew what was going on, even if she couldn’t articulate it in the work room or on the runway.
Darienne feels like she should’ve been above Courtney in last week’s challenge. BenDeLa is thinking that Bianca is getting too comfortable. The last time BenDeLa was comfortable, she ended up in the bottom 2. Now Bianca in the bottom two would be a surprise. It would also be a small surprise if there was a double elimination this week. We shouldn’t be surprised if Darienne goes this week but she might be safe. I guess we’ll see what happens.
OMG! Bob Mackie is a guest judge! Oh yeah, and Khloe Kardashian too. Again. Meh. She’s actually an ok guest judge. Better than some relatives of pop royalty…
But I digress because it’s time for some puppet therapy. Why puppets? Because EVERYONE LOVES PUPPETS! The girls have to put their hand in the glory hole and pick out a puppet to drag out. Adore gets puppet BenDeLa. Bianca gets puppet Adore. Darienne gets puppet Courtney Act. BenDeLa gets puppet Bianca. Courtney gets puppet Darienne. They’re hilarious, first with the shady prep time then with the actual puppets.
Want more Logo! BenDeLaCreme’s conversation with puppet Bianca wins the mini-challenge. Baloney!
The main challenge is a glitter ball. The queens must create outfits in the following 3 categories:
- Banjee Girl Bling
- Platinum Card Executive Realness
- Dripping in Jewels Eleganza
One of the outfits must be from scratch and the others can be from one’s current drag wardrobe. (Cue Adore meltdown.)
That mini-challenge win doesn’t get Ben much – he gets to pick the jewel tone for each of the queens 3rd look. Whateves. We don’t even get to see her assign the jewels it’s so lame.
Most of the girls are freaking out, except for Bianca but Bianca is a seamstress. BenDeLa admits to giving Adore diamonds because she thought that would be the easiest color. Darienne wonders why BenDeLa didn’t give Adore something harder and throw her under the bus. So we talk about Darienne’s shadiness again, which Darienne doesn’t see as being shady. It’s kind of shady.
In Ru’s walk-around he makes Adore cry by giving her The Trinity Note: channel your strengths into the stuff you’re not good at. He asks Darienne why she hasn’t won more challenges which she never really answers. BenDeLa is trying to figure out how to beat Bianca at her own game.
And the Ru tells them about this week’s twist. They have to open the runway show with a choreographed dance. And lucky BenDeLaCreme – since she won the mini-challenge, she gets to choreograph it! Isn’t that a great prize?
Wisely, BenDeLaCreme asks if any of the girls are choreographically inclined. Courtney Act volunteers but then everyone else chimes in their opinions. There’s only so much time to put together a routine and make all the outfits.
Darienne decides to start over on her dress because it isn’t bejeweled enough. I’m not sure why she couldn’t just add the jewels to the dress she made, but ok. Adore is determined, but if you can’t execute creating clothing, you can’t execute creating clothing. This isn’t RuPaul’s Sewing Class for Girls. Bianca tries to help but we’re left to think Adore is headed for the bottom 2, along with probably Darienne. I don’t think Ru would be so obvious, but you never know.
So the little choreographed bit is ok. Not necessary, but ok. It was like Ru had this great idea for a song & dance number and she was running out of time, so let’s shove it in here!
The Banjee category is also ok. Some of the girls, like everyone but Adore, give an interesting take on banjee. Bianca says she’s giving Mary J Blige realness, but Ru wonders when Lucy Ricardo went banjee. In the executive realness category, BenDeLaCreme gives more costume again. Adore goes sexy lesbian. Darienne decides she’s a music exec so she wouldn’t wear a suit. That rarely works for drag queens, Darienne. And then everyone comes out in their jewel tone as chosen by BenDeLaCreme, as seen in the images on this blog.
Man, I wonder how long it took to film this runway. Did they get to redo their makeup for every look? I hope the judging panel got breaks to stretch their legs & stop their butts from falling asleep.
And then Ru asks the “who should go home this week” question. BenDeLaCreme says Darienne. Adore says Darienne. Bianca says Darienne. Darienne says Darienne or whoever doesn’t lip synch for their life. Huh? Courtney says before tonight she would’ve said Adore, but after the judges’ critiques she says Darienne.
Bianca gets read by Bob Mackie for her sapphire dress. Harsh! That had to be so disappointing for her. Everyone reads Darienne for her sad shlumpy dress & overall bad looks. Adore gets praise all around. BenDeLaCreme and Courtney Act get a resounding ‘seen it!’
The girls come back on the runway. Bianca Del Rio is safe. Adore Delano is the winner of this week’s challenge and she wins an awesome dress. It’s very Mackie-esque. Darienne and her droopy dress are up for elimination along with BenDeLaCreme. Courtney Act is safe.
It’s the rematch of the season – Darienne vs BenDeLaCreme, this time lip synching to Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger. They’re both doing well but neither one of them does anything amazing like we’ve seen in recent weeks. Surprisingly, and I say this just based on her outfits in the glitter ball, Darienne is safe. And BenDeLaCreme is sent to sashay away and write a book in lipstick on the workroom mirror. Would someone on Wikipedia transcribe that, cause ain’t nobody got time to do that!
I think this is the first time we’ve had 4 queens going into the final music video challenge. Or will they? Will there be a surprise mini-challenge elimination bringing us to a final 3 or will the music video just be another challenge that determines the final 3? We’ll have to wait until next week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race! Speculate wildly below!