Spoiler alert: The following synopsis reveals which queen was sent packed into Episode 4 of Rupaul’s Drag Race UK vs. the World. Go on at your own risk and prepare to be shortlisted.
The first Jimbo came home and now this? I officially petition to change the title of this show to RuPaul’s Gag Racebecause here comes another turning point that no one could have predicted…
Let’s start by addressing Jimbo’s mind-removal, which the queens are still dealing with at the beginning of Episode 4. Pangina Heals stated that she chose Jimbo’s lipstick because Jujubee “did it better” in Rusical, exceeded her personal expectations – it was all crap. Pangina sees Jimbo as competition, simple and straightforward. And that’s okay! She should just admit it! I would have more respect for Pangina if she honestly wanted to win, than if she was trying to convince us that Jujubee has contributed anything meaningful to the competition so far.
Pangina’s absurdity becomes especially awkward when Janey Jacké reveals that she chose Jujubee’s lipstick. “The judges kept saying they didn’t feel you were there and didn’t see the Juju they knew,” she explained. And even Jujubee admits, “That’s fair.” (BIG. FAT. EYE. ROLL.)
Continue… RuPaul announced that this week’s max challenge will split the queens into teams of two for Robbery Game: Family Edition, led by Michelle Visage and special guest Katie Price. (Side note: Why Drag racing emphasis on messing with perfection? Just give us the classic Robbery game. This family format is slightly better than love robbery game, but not a lot of better.)
Okay, it’s time to get the facts about these performances:
Baga Chipz as MiserableAnnie Wilkes’s | Dark Confession: I’ve Never Seen Miserable. That said, I’m relatively familiar with the character Baga will take on, and I feel like she’s nailed it. The look is there, even without the accent, and the strong stance is consistent. I also appreciate an arc in Robbery game, so I love that she finished the book to the end and completely turned on Ru. I’m not obsessed with this performance, but I appreciate it.
Blu Hydrangea as Austin Powers/Dr. Evil | Mojo is strong with this one. Blu saw everything clearly Austin’s Power movies over and over, because she already has those catchphrases. It was so good I didn’t even care when she broke the fourth wall to reveal that she wasn’t the “real” Mike Myers. And the late game transformation into Dr. Evil? It would be awesome, if only for the joke about Janey needing a time machine to get all of her goofy situations back.
Janey Jacké as James Charles | Speaking of Janey…that’s great. Sure, the interface is there, but some jokes would be nice too. Like, even just one. Unfortunately, there’s a chuckle to be found in this performance – just clumsy replies. (Seriously, what was her reaction to “more followers” to “What’s the essence of English?”)
Jujubee as Cher | We all know that Ru enjoys a “dumb” performance, and this certainly is. Instead of trying to make a real impression of Cher, Juju said she actually knows very little about the icon’s career. However, somehow it… works? For example, it’s odd that Juju doesn’t know that “Cher” stands for “Cherilyn,” but it’s also a genius for her to assume that her stage name is just an abbreviation for “Cher-cuterie.” It’s not great, but given how poorly Juju has performed so far, I consider this a step forward.
Mo Heart as Billy Porter | This is fine. Nothing great, nothing terrible. She’s really just playing an enhanced version of herself, which is probably why Ru suggested the character in the first place.
Pangina heals as Mariah Carey | Visually, no one plays this role like Pangina. If you blur your vision a little, she To be Careful. And that’s a good thing, because jokes simply aren’t there. She gave us a “I don’t know her,” which was fun, but for the most part it was a non-laughing performance. (Unless you’re Ru, who laughs – hey, howls – at pretty much anything. Seriously, what are they feeding her?)
On the runway, the category was “Lucky to be a Lady”. Blu kicks things off with a high-fashion elf look; Janey is equipped with an entire roulette wheel; Juju broke from her norm in a tight, shiny dress that served as a “solar-powered lucky cat”; Mo beamed in a flamingo-inspired outfit that literally lit up the runway; Baga tries to create a basic Irish look, where Michelle is exactly like Chucky; and Pangina gives everyone a little luck in their actual coin-splitting slot machine outfits.
Take out theirs Robbery game It’s no surprise that Blu and Baga were announced as this week’s top two queens. Everything after that, however? Big surprise. Big. For starters, the rules have changed: If you’re not at the top, you’re at the bottom, meaning anyone can be taken home. That chopping power is eventually bestowed upon Blu after she defeats Baga to the tune of Alexandra Burke’s song “Let It Go”. And she makes a choiceLadies and Gentlemen.
“It was that moment in the competition where any mistake could send you home,” Blu said. “I have loved and followed this person’s career for many years, and they have inspired me to this day. But tonight I will go home… Pangina. ”
That’s right. PANGINA HEALS. The Queen is shocked, Ru is shocked, everyone is shocked. Worse still, Pangina began apologizing to the Thai people, sobbing as she stepped onto the runway. In fact, you can still hear her sobs from the rehearsal room when the performance is shockingly over.
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