What a whirlwind those final minutes of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars were!
First, Ru announced that Manila and Monet had won the Lady Bunny roast, and they would be lip syncing for their legacies. That seemed normal and like the correct decision based on their performances, but then Ru dropped the first (non-roast) bomb of the night: All four remaining queens were in the bottom, and could be sent home.
Manila and Monet were left to agonize over that decision while Naomi, Monique, Trinity, and Valentina were left to panic, and then both Monet and Manila killed it in the lip sync. Manila was announced as the winner…but then Monet was also the winner. That made everyone panic that two people could possibly be going home, until Ru announced that no one would be going home, the rules of All Stars were over, and all the queens were to go back to the work room to await further instructions.
There, they found a lipstick message from Ru that seemed to say they were about to have to lip sync for their lives now instead of their legacies, and suddenly Lady Bunny appeared and told them to turn around…where all the eliminated queens were waiting.
And that’s it! That’s where we’re at until next week, when we’ll find out what the heck is going on. Could all those eliminated queens be back for revenge on the girls who sent them home? Will they get a second chance to lip sync themselves back into the game?
We’re shook! And we even almost forgot about how truly embarrassing some of those roasts were! Because we were so shook!!
(But really, Trinity! Valentina! Naomi! What were you doing??)
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on VH1.