SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about the episode 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
It feels like things are about to get messy. As Kahanna says, “Bitch, ain’t nobody safe!”
Another All-Stars lip sync has sent a queen home. Mrs. Kasha Davis has left the Werk Room and Jessica is on cloud nine for winning the aforementioned lip sync against assassin Ra’Jah O’Hara. She also won a smooth $30K.
Darienne, who was in the bottom with Kasha, tallies the lip sticks to see how the voting panned – and it was a close one. 5 queens voted for Kasha while 4 voted for Darienne. One of those votes for Darienne was Kasha but who were the other 3?
Jaymes, Heidi, and Jimbo raise their hands immediately and for the most part they are judging off track record and this puts a fire underneath Darrienne’s ass. “I feel like a fat kid on a wicker couch,” she admits.
Based on last week’s Untucked we saw some resentment start to bubble up as a lot of queens seemed to be a little sour about Jessica winning. And let’s not forget that at one point Heidi said she wanted to go home. Jessica straight up asks the other queens if they were mad about her winning the challenge.
Jaymes and Kahanna admit they were shocked she won but she deserved it. Heidi is upset because she still hasn’t won a challenge and it puts some weight on her congratulatory greetings towards Jessica, who is hot off a strong win and is “in fight mode”.
After Heidi confuses “hymen” with “Heisman” (as in trophy), a pimped-out RuPaul pops in to give the queens their maxi-challenge: they must create a trailers for a scripted series for “Must She TV”. To choose teams, they use the good ol’ poppin’ balloons against the Pit Crew’s privates method. The teams are as follows:
- LaLa, Heidi, Kahanna
- Kandy, Jimbo, Jessica
- Darienne, Jaymes, Alexis
During their meeting, Darienne, Jaymes, and Alexis decide on a Lost-esque premise where three women are shipwrecked on a deserted island which turns out to be a world where dead celebrities exist. It sounds convoluted and even Alexis voices this, but it seems like Darienne and Jaymes are confident they can pull this off. Alexis is still uneasy, but puts her trust in her teammates.
LaLa, Heidi, and Kahanna are going for a series about Kahanna’s character getting kidnapped by two bumbling idiots played by her teammates. Then Kahanna says something about smelling tucking panties and it doesn’t land and leaves everyone confused.
Over at Team K.J.J. (Kandy, Jimbo and Jessica), they are concocting a high school horror series that’s giving Ryan Murphy-meets-Carrie tea.
My money is on Darienne, Jaymes and Alex for this maxi-challenge with Kandy, Jimbo and Jessica in a close second. However, Kandy is very confident about her team until she and Jimbo start butting heads on when it comes to the direction of the series. They might be in danger, but also they may have an upper hand because they are openly communicating their strong opinions to each other.
It’s time to shoot their trailers under the direction of Michelle Visage. Team K.J.J. gets a little too naughty for audiences – even Michelle was like, “Tone it down.” Overall, it feels like Team K.J.J. is gonna deliver the goods with Jimbo as the MVP.
LaLa , Heidi, and Kahanna are funny in their series. LaLa and Heidi are delivering some strong comedic moments. Kahanna, who admits she needs to redeem herself after her bland RPDR Live! performance, struggles a bit but seems to find her footing.
Like Alexis, Michelle doesn’t seem confident about her, Darriene and Jaymes’s concept. And it’s a struggle to watch them put together. It’s a little rocky. Michelle’s reactions seemed agnostic and now I feel like their group is in danger, girl.
The next day, the queens come back to create their key art for their TV shows and prepare for the runway show. As LaLa reveals, the runway category this week is “ASS THE WORLD TURNS”. If you don’t understand that you better ass somebody.
Alexis is nervous about being in the bottom even though Darienne and Jaymes feel like they did well. On the outside it looks like they are confident but there is an inflection in their voices that make me think otherwise.
And now, here comes a drama-stirring moment.
Kandy tells Jimbo that the other queens know that she is huge competition and that the moment they have the chance to vote him home, they will. Kandy and Jessica feel the same way about her place. They agree to protect each other if they are in the bottom.
“I don’t think I can show the girls, I can influence the girls,” Kandy admits in her confessional.
Uh-oh. Miss Kandy is up to something.
As Kandy talks to Alexis in the Werk Room, and gets her to admit that Jaymes was the weakest link in their group and has been coasting by.
“I plant seeds here and there to keep everybody’s eyes off of me,” she admits again in confessional with a scheming smile.
This brings us to Kandy approaching Heidi about her “I’m going home” moment during Untucked. Heidi doesn’t seem like she wants to talk about it but admits that it was a moment of severe frustration.
In Heidi’s confessional, she is pissed at Kandy for bringing up her struggles in front of everyone because they are supposed to be in an alliance. She thinks that puts a target on her back.
“Just because I had a moment of being upset doesn’t mean it takes away from anything I can bring to the table, “ Heidi tells LaLa in the Werk Room. She says that she is a very nice person as opposed to other queens who try to make others look bad.
This was clearly directed at Kandy because we learn that Heidi has some secrets to spill about her – and based on context, it is some delicious tea. “I have tea that will burn this competition down!” Heidi declares in a confessional.
Heidi is making us thirsty, and I feel like our thirst will be quenched later this season.
It’s runway time and Ru is looking sculpturally spectacular in a gown and windblown punk rock hair that is absolutely sickening. She welcomes resident judges Michelle Visage and Ts Madison as well as guest judge Maude Apatow.
The queens sashayed on to the runway in their “Ass The World Turns” lewks and this is how they fared:
- Jaymes: Loved this ass spectacular. If we are judging solely on padding, Jaymes is the winner. Also love how she’s leaning into her Mexican and indigenous roots.
- Darienne: This is probably the best I have ever seen Darienne. A gorgeous Barberella-esque bronze lewk with red hair and gorgeous curves and swerves.
- Alexis: I love an ass out bridal moment. And Alexis’s face is B.E.A.T.
- Kandy: The inflatable hair is reminding me of Yvie’s lewk from All-Stars the all-winners season – and I’m lovin’ it. I’m so here for a slutty anime moment with a bubble but
- Jessica: She puts ASS in CLASSY. The most glamorous ass lewk of the night.
- Jimbo: All hail the alien titty ass queen.
- Heidi: It’s giving Cardi B-yore. Extra points for taking the category to inappropriate levels of Winnie the Pooh skankiness.
- Kahanna: It’s a slutty latex nurse outfit with a huge syringe. That’s not too impressive but her actual ass is.
- LaLa: I appreciate this “business in the front, slutty in the back” outfit but not totally sold on it.
We watch the television trailers and as expected, Darienne, Alexis and Jaymes’s trailer for Get Off Island and, although funny, it’s kind of flat — and it just feels long. Very long. Each girl has their moment, but unfortunately compared to the other teams’ trailers and the comments they received, it’s clear they are should be ready to be in the bottom.
From the jump, Team K.J.J.’s trailer is killing it. The judges are laughing and Kandy, Jessica, and Jimbo are finding a good rhythm with their Carrie-esque series. As expected, Jimbo is clearly the standout.
I hold my breath as I watch LaLa, Heidi, and Kahanna’s trailer in fear that it will be an utter disaster – but it’s not. It’s pretty decent. Heidi and LaLa work well together and Kahanna sees some improvement from her RPDR Live! days. The trailer is a little odd but it works – and it’s better than Get Off Island.
Mama Ru says they judged them as groups and have made some decisions. LaLa, Heidi, and Heidi are safe. Darienne, Alexis, and Jaymes are in the bottom which makes Kandy, Jimbo, and Jessica the winning team.
Jaymes is getting some bad critiques for her performance. Michelle essentially said she wasn’t funny in the trailer – but the panel loves that ass. Meanwhile, Darienne gets some good reviews for her performance and outfit. She feels safe, but this would be the third time in the bottom if she was in the bottom. Finally, Alexis gets praised for her assless wedding gown – and then she starts talking after Ru calls their trailer “pleasant”.
Alexis apologizes for the confusing concept of Get Off Island and wastes no time in pointing the finger at Darienne as the person responsible for it. She doesn’t say it, but it feels like Darienne is being attacked and no one has her back. Alexis just threw her under that bus, but Darienne defends herself and says that she wanted to something unexpected and took a risk. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that risk is paying off.
The judges are gushing over every single performance from Team K.J.J. in the Mean Girls meets Carrie horror series. They LOVED it and rightfully so. It was focused, funny and it worked well. They loved all of them and their lewks. Kandy, Jimbo and Jessica are the stars of this week’s episode.
Jimbo and his dick-filled titty butt end up winning. Jaymes, Darienne, and Jaymes are all up for elimination.
After the lip stick vote takes place, Jimbo takes the stage to go up against this week’s Lip Sync Assassin: Shannel from season 1!
The two lip sync to the tune of Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” and it feels like veteran Shannel is commanding the stage but there’s something about Jimbo – and I think it’s her boobs.
Ru names Shannel the winner of the lip sync!
Shannel pulls the lip stick of the queen who the group decided to send home: Darienne.