Previously on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Milk decided to apply the learnings of the memoir slash movie How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, explaining to Kennedy that she rather than Thorgy should have gone home after the Music Herstory performance. Sadly for Milk, this set off a feud with Kennedy who went on to slay the improv challenge and finished up lip syncing – obviously – against BenDeLaCreme, taking out victory and kicking her to the kerb quicker than you could touch the fashion.
The remaining queens returned to the werkroom to discover that Milk followed Thorgy’s footsteps, leaving a shady message on the mirror. The use of the word bogus didn’t sit well with Kennedy, who felt that Milk had consistently been the worst … however spent more time talking about feeling no personal connection to her. Once again, DeLa would have chosen to eliminate Chi Chi who herself agreed had done the worst. This made Trixie exceedingly more nervous, worried that she could be eliminated simply for not talking to someone enough.
The next day, Ru dropped by to announce the challenge we’ve all been waiting for – SNATCH GAME! The queens got to work prepping their looks, with Trixie excited to finally compete in Snatch Game as RuPaul which she was confident would finally give her a win. Chi Chi was doing Maya Angelou, frontrunner DeLa was doing Paul Lynde … and “what’s this?” asked Shangie, putting a halt to finding out the characters and rolling out another feud as she found a note front Thorgy bashing her, hung on Trixie’s walls.
She was eliminated two weeks, and Thorgy is still causing drama. And I love the messy bitch.
Trixie and Shangela went back and forth about the note, Kennedy obviously got herself riled up … and Ru arrived with Milk’s mate Marc Jacobs to distract from the drama and continue finding out the characters. BeBe was doing Grace Jones, Shangie was – emphasis on was – going to play Miss Cleo, before switching to her actual friend Jennifer Lewis instead due to Shangie’s Irish Jamaican accent and Kennedy was playing my dear friend and Queen of Shade, Shadera Parks.
Trixie pulled Shangie aside to try and clear the air ahead of Snatch Game, offering a genuine apology and looking like she is really starting to get in her head which can’t bode well for her Ru. While Shangie accepted the apology, she was concerned that she wouldn’t be able to trust her moving forward.
But let’s halt the drama – it’s SNATCH GAME TIME!
Michelle and Carson were finally getting a chance to participate, as Trixie got off to a strong start, Kennedy quickly proved she wouldn’t be the first queen to win two Snatch Games, though Ben sure looks like she will with the strength of Paul Lynde. Chi Chi – bless – went with Mya Angelou, instead of Maya and couldn’t commit to the character. Shangie and Aja – who was doing Crystal LaBeija – both came to play, BeBe was surprisingly strong – given Grace is wild and BeBe so composed at all times – though kicked off Trixie’s downfall before we were gagged with Kristin Chenoweth joining the panel to slay as herself. BenDeLaCreme and Shangela dominated the entire challenge, pulling out joke after joke while poor Trixie got worse and worse each round. That being said, she still wasn’t as bad as Kennedy and Chi Chi who just never landed a joke or seemed to find their characters, let alone get into them.
The girls returned to the werkroom to prepare for the runway, where Chi Chi wasn’t feeling good about her failure. Nor was Trixie, who was definitely in her own head. Meanwhile our inevitable Snatch Game champs, DeLa and Shangie spoke about their killer performances and overall track records thus far. DeLa felt that she took Trixie’s victory last week – which was probs more Milk’s fault than hers, but anyway – which Shangela was not buying, instead believing she was trying to downplay the fact she has literally taken out every damn challenge this season. Every. Damn. One.
The keens bloomed from Snatch Game to a flower power runway, which all the queens kinda nailed. Though as expected, Shangie – dressed as my girl Bey’s twins announcement – and Ben won the challenge. Aja received universally praise for her runway and Snatch Game performance, as was BeBe. On the flipside, Kennedy and Chi Chi’s performances were read for filth, though Chi Chi arguably looked the best on the runway. Then poor Trixie broke my heart, as she started to cry about freezing during Snatch Game and feeling the pressure of the competition. She then got a pep talk from Kristin ma’ fuckin’ Chenoweth though, so that dulled the fact she landed in the bottom with Cheech and Kennedy.
Backstage Trixie was still hurting, worried that she was letting her fans down due to her fears. Meanwhile Chi Chi told DeLa that she wants her to do the right thing, which I assume, was a plea for a mercy kill, to avoid becoming the second coming of Roxxxy Andrews. Trixie then spoke to Shangie, while the latter tried to figure out whether she was her Jon Snow or her Cersei Lannister. Shangela brought up the note drama, concerned that if the tables were turned Trixie would eliminate her while the others wouldn’t. Kennedy seemed to be sniffing some of Milk’s delusion, believing she didn’t deserve to be in the bottom with the others. I beg to differ, but whatever.
Shangie and DeLa killed the lip sync – to I Kissed a Girl, FYI – with Shangie pulling out liberated librarian realness, while DeLa went from sweet girl next door to agressive sex pest. By the time Shangie was stripping off and DeLa was trying to eat her out while Shangela tossed Altoids at her, there was no splitting them … with Ru rightfully handing them both the win, and the power to eliminate the queen of their choice.
DeLa quickly put Chi Chi out of her misery, as per her request before Shangela sounded more and more like she was going to take out Trixie … before plot-twist, she also elected to eliminate Chi Chi. Chi Chi, bless her heart, was more than ok to be euthanized from the competition, so didn’t even take issue with the fact I barely made her a commiseration snack – Shangie made it sound like Trixie was going, ya’ll – and threw together the leftover Chimichi Chi DeVayne form the Thorgy Choripán.
Though I wouldn’t be offended if someone just offered me up a glass of chimichurri, because it truly is delicious. Hot and spicy, with a hella zing, this is the second best thing to pop on your meat.
Chimichi Chi DeVayne
Makes: Half a cup.
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp water
3 garlic cloves, minced
3-4 sprigs oregano, roughly chopped
1 tbsp hot smoked paprika
small handful parsley, roughly chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
Combine everything in a bowl.
Slather on meat, or down.
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