We’ve been good boys and girls and waited all year for the only episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo, Monday 9/8c) anyone seems to care about; Snatch Game! And with all that pressure, it was either going to be a major hit or a major miss. I vote HIT!
As always, we start with the girls discussing last week’s elimination. Max offers up her lack of concern and regard for the judges’ comments about her gray hair, “I’m wearing one wig next week that isn’t gray and then I’m going back to gray.” Violet Chachki has words of wisdom (Is this the same Violet Chachki?) for Max and tells her that if she were given a specific direction she would take it.
Snatch Game is way too important to have its air time eaten up by a mini challenge, so the girls jump right in. Max tells Violet she is doing Sharon Needles which sounds like an amazing idea until she continues on to explain it will be a “Disney” version of Sharon Needles. Violet isn’t impressed and twice in one week we agree with Violet. Seriously, will the real Violet please stand up? We have to wonder, has Max ever seen ANYTHING Sharon Needles has done? Sharon Needles’ name alone isn’t Disney.
Violet proclaims she is doing Donatella Versace much to Miss Fame’s dismay as she planned on doing Donatella too. Drama!
Ru makes her rounds and lands upon Kennedy Davenport who explains how she will be impersonating Little Richard. She assures a confused RuPaul that it will be a dragged up Little Richard and the anticipation is killing us because no one has ever attempted a man before on Snatch Game.
We’ve had a fat Cher and a Latina Joan Crawford but NEVER have we had A MAN!!
Miss Fame explains she is doing the Long Island Medium, Teresa Caputo (which could be brilliant) but quickly explains the situation with Violet Chachki doing her original choice. Ru in her “stir the pot” glory flips Miss Fame upside down by exclaiming that in order to win you can’t be concerned with the other girls and should stick to her guns. Miss Fame goes back to Donatella Versace and Ru, knowing that there can’t very well be two Donatellas, talks Violet into doing her Alyssa Edwards impersonation which has us gagging.
And now the main event!
On top: Kennedy Davenport as Little Richard – complete with Hooo’s and Bea Arthur shoulder pads and and Pearl as Big Ang – goddess only knows how she was safe
And on the bottom: Max as Sharon Needles and Violet as Alyssa Edwards – tongue smacks, popping nails and all
And totally arbitrary second group, because we totally screenshot these:
On top: Jaidyn Dior Fierce as the heftier years of Raven Symone and Katya as Suze Orman, who totally knocked it out of the park, with the shakes and staccato speech pattern of Orman
And on the bottom: Miss Fame as Donatella Versace – the drugged out real life one, not the funny Maya Rudolph one, and Ginger Minj as Adele – with all the Kraft Services food in the world.
The only ones really missing the mark are Max and Miss Fame, everyone else either has shining moments or can b.s. their way through. Ginger Minj and Kennedy Davenport steal the show. Also fun fact: Tamar Braxton apparently “pees the coins.” Could she teach me how to do that, I have an electric bill I need to pay!
After the excellent Snatch Game, Katya has a breakdown moment as she struggles without contact from her support system as it pertains to her one year sobriety. The only person who she can talk to about it is 9 year sobriety holder, Miss Fame who also agrees its hard to count the days while in a competition like Drag Race. We see a real Katya and Miss Fame and we like it.
The runway is Leather and Lace and the looks that stand out are Kennedy Davenport, Pearl and Violet Chachki. The worst has to be…RuPaul.
I can’t even begin to understand what kind of terrible pleather she was wearing (If Ru ever reads this…I’m sorry…I love you…I’m not worthy). The unspeakable happens and Max goes into a “I’m going to faint” spell. Ru, being deeply concerned, halts production so Max can undo her corset and get some water. Everything seems fine until Max sits down on the stairs and starts singing…Ginger Minj and RuPaul are not having it.
Kennedy Davenport is announced the winner, it’s her second win and well deserved. In a surprise move, Ginger Minj is also declared the winner.
Jaidyn Dior Fierce and Max find themselves in the bottom two lipsyncing to No More Lies by Michel’le. Jaidyn Dior throws all of her body around pretty much declaring that she will not be going home against Max and she is correct. Cue the hark angels. Wait! Stop! Hold the phone! Ru drops a bombshell and tells the 7 remaining queens, who thought they had made it to the halfway mark, that one of the eliminated queens will be returning. If it isn’t Trixi Mattel (#JusticeForTrixi) we literally give up on drag humanity.
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