The Snatch Game episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race is like Christmas. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Even though it’s been a consistent feature of the show since season 2, it’s always fresh & new. So let’s talk about RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2 Snatch Game. #SnatchGameAllStars
If there’s a mini-challenge, no one cares because we don’t see it. So here’s who the queens say they’re going to impersonate. Those in bold need to prove themselves from the last time they played the game.
Phi Phi = Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium
Katya = Björk
Alaska = Mae West
Detox = Nancy Grace (did she see Acid Betty’s version?)
Alyssa Edwards = Joan Crawford
Tatianna = Arianna Grande
Roxxxy = Sofia Vergara
Adore = Jan Crouch
Ginger = Tammy Faye
In the midst of the getting ready for Snatch Game drama, we get the fallout from Adore’s last critique on the runway. She’s clearly still upset and Ru goes all Eckhart Tolle on her. Again, it’s one of the reasons I love this show – it’s an actual discussion about what critiques mean and what quitting means, both to Adore and to her fans. Plus Ru asks her why she’s crying in the most Vulcan way possible. “Adore, why are your eyes all red?” Followed by an impassive, no blinking stare.
Ru wants Adore to talk to Michelle before making her final decision. She does, and the conversation revolves around how Michelle & Adore’s relationship is one way when they work together on the road. But on the mainstage, their relationship is different and Adore’s not liking it.
Adore also wonders if she stays if Michelle will go easy on her & things will get even weirder.
So the rumored Adore quitting happens. The producers do a decent job of stringing out Adore’s decision, but ultimately she does decide to leave. Which you knew was going to happen if you saw any rumors online. Or if you saw the video she posted the day after the first episode aired:
Well played Adore. Well played. Maybe she was Willam this whole time…
Let’s Play Snatch Game!
YAY! Jujubee & Raven are going to be the celebrity contestants on Snatch Game. So now Ru’s getting into Tatianna’s head. Remember the Tatianna/Raven showdown in their reunion episode? If I could find the video, I would link it here, but it was pretty epic. Back when the reunion shows were less, um, glitzy.
And Phi Phi is stirring the shit by telling Alyssa that her Joan Crawford is too Alyssa. She tells Roxxxy that her accent isn’t right. Roxxxy’s so rattled she switches her character over to Alaska. Girl, last minute switches for Snatch Game never work out.
In redemption land, Alyssa handily redeems herself with Joan Crawford. She’s clearly done her research. Detox is better, but that’s not saying much. Phi Phi’s Long Island Medium also does pretty well.
Some of the best lines/moments:
Tammy Faye: “As it says in the Book. Before thoueth puteth oneth a thongith, thou must pray.” Wrong answer, but she cries. Tammy Faye cries a lot. Poor Tammy Faye.
Mae West: “When I’m good, I’m good. But when I’m bad I get a serious venereal disease.” Actually I can’t say her best line here. It was so, so good.
Björk: “I love your suit. It reminds me of the lining of my small intestine.” “Sometimes I don’t understand anything about science.” “I’d like to eat her hair. It looks like pastrami.” OMG I love her.
Ariana Grande, when asked what she loves about America: “Oh, the people, the places, the things. Nouns.”
Joan Crawford: “This ain’t my first time.” Ru: “At what?” Joan: “At the Snatch Game.” So perfect. Unlike Mariah’s.
Tatianna & Roxxxy, who both did well the first time they played the game, bomb. Tatianna’s sometimes funny, but Roxxxy is just a flat Alaska, and nobody likes a flat Alaska.
I’m going to say it – overall, best Snatch Game ever. I wish Adore had been a part of it. I can’t wait for the extended version. They better give one up.
And then Jujubee turns into Shangela when Ru announces the “winner.” Because why not?
Getting ready for the Mainstage
Normally, there’s not much to mention as the queens get ready for the mainstage. They kiki and bring up subjects that 2 people who’ve just met don’t normally talk about for some reason. But this episode is different. This episode has this.
OMG Alyssa. Why don’t you have your own show yet? Seriously. You know Ru is asking the same damn question.
Time for the Mainstage – Latex extravaganza
YAY! Ross Matthews is this week’s guest judge. I love Ru’s pink look, but again, I wish she would do the runway theme the girls do.
All I can think about is how much funk these queens are brewing up, dressed all in latex. So, so much funk.
Alyssa & Ginger are safe. Michelle doesn’t like her runway look, but otherwise Phi Phi is on top. All Stars 2 is no place for a simple bathing suit. Roxxxy is on the bottom. Katya is on the top. Tatianna is on the bottom and now she’s the queen crying on the runway because SOMEBODY has to. Alaska is on the top. Detox’s look is on the top, but her snatch game is somewhere in the middle.
Ru declares Katya & Alaska the top 2, so we’ll be seeing them lip sync. On the chopping block is Roxxxy Andrews, Tatianna and Detox.
Detox? Really? I mean, many queens were funnier than her Nancy Grace, but really?
Oohhh – Alaska has the power to send one of her RolAskaTox sisters home. Dun, dun, DUN! Katya decides to change her outfit into a color-coordinated body suit since she can’t move at all in her dress while Alaska talks to each of the girls in the bottom 3. Roxxxy tells Alaska to win the lip sync.
Katya also meets with the girls & relishes the power trip. Thank you for admitting it, Katya.
FYI, they do manage to fit Tatianna’s name on the lipstick. Well done WOW.
During the lip sync, the queens in the background all become backup singers to Freak Out, which is fabulous. It’s a great lip sync, with Alaska taking it. She also couldn’t move in her dress, so she just ripped it off with a TSA-unapproved little multitool.
Alaska selects Tatianna to go home. As it is written, so it has been done. She also gets the revenge message from Mama Ru.
What did you guys think of this week’s elimination? Should Tatianna have gotten the chop? Sound off below!