There’s a lot to cover in this episode, my friends, including a puppet show, rhythmic gymnastics, and THREE different runway looks. Clearly, Ru wants Drag Race bloggers to put in some WORK this week!
Let’s get to it! We had a mini-challenge this week, and it was a fan favorite: Puppets! Because everybody loves puppets.
Peppermint created an Alexis Michelle puppet, which was highly forgettable, much like the queen she represents. Bless her heart.
Shea created a Peppermint puppet.
Trinity created a Shea puppet.
Sasha won for her puppet-portrayal of Trinity.
I guess Sasha was a fine choice, but truth be told, none of these girls were laugh-out-loud funny. There are no comedy queens in the top five, so that’s to be expected. I seriously can’t remember any of their jokes.
And finally, Alexis got the “loser edit” for her portrayal of Sasha.
None of her jokes landed, and that dead air was a clear indication that her time had come. But then, the writing was pretty much on the wall since last week…
After the puppet show, the queens had to choreograph a rhythmic gymnastics number that none of the judges referenced or talked about again. Because, why not?
On the runway, the three categories were:
I agreed with just about everything the judges said about Shea. Her rainbow look was fierce, but did nothing to conjure the rainbow flag. Her unicorn was basic. Her construction worker was fabulous.
Those are two sentences I never thought I’d put together…
Sasha told Ru that she was going to deconstruct the rainbow, and I guess that’s what she did. Though, I also have a hard time associating her look with the rainbow flag. Her unicorn look made me realize that she looks just like Gwen Stefani. She also made for one high-fashion cowgirl.
Trinity really BROUGHT IT this week, but almost more with her performance than anything else. I really liked her rainbow look. It’s a little S&M, but still very clearly represents the rainbow flag. I could see this on a pride float, but she isn’t being too literal (Alexis, I’m looking at you…). The unicorn was just okay, but she sold the shit out of it. And finally, her cop would stop traffic! That was amazing. Maybe the best of the Village People looks (though Shea is a really close second).
Wait, did Trinity win? Did anyone win this week? I sincerely don’t remember.
As for the bottom two…
Peppermint’s looks are all fierce. I have nothing bad to say about any one of them. But I guess when the competition gets this tight, somebody’s gotta lip-sync.
I pity the poor queen who has to lip-sync against Peppermint, though. That bitch is pure energy on that stage. She is a world-class performer when it comes to lip-syncing for her life. Poor Alexis didn’t stand a chance.
Girl, how do you come back from being criticized for a basic look last week with the most literal representation of a rainbow flag imaginable, and a tacky-ass Pocahontas costume? The unicorn was pretty, maybe even the prettiest unicorn on the runway, but it wasn’t pretty enough to save Alexis from elimination.
So now we have the top four. Apparently, lots of people are speculating that the season 9 winner will be either Trinity or Shea. Am I the only one who thinks Peppermint has a real shot at the crown? She might just be my front-runner. It’s hard to say, though. With Valentina gone, nobody stands out as the definitive winner.