The Queens spend a few seconds mourning Max’s departure while Jaidynn Diore Fierce cleans her farewell message off the mirror (Stay kind. Stay gracious. Stay humble. I love you, darlings. Xx Max). But before you can ask “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” all talk turns to the curveball RuPaul threw at them on the runway: one eliminated Queen will return to the competition. Ginger Minj wants Jasmine back but Miss Fame strongly disagrees. “She’s been gone for too long to come back now.” They bring up Kandy Ho and Katya snipes, “she can’t lip-sync 4 times.” In all truth, they don’t want anyone coming back. It just makes the competition harder. Ginger suggests they band together and go on strike. “We shall not, we shall not do drag.” They tried that in season 4 and it didn’t work, ladies. This is RuPaul’s show and if she wants to bring someone back, she will.
RuPaul’s “she done already done had herses” message is: “what goes around, comes around.” After the video plays, RuPaul sticks her head into the workroom. “Is everyone decent? Cuz we’ve got company…” All the girls seem super annoyed that Mama Ru is bringing someone back so quickly. They stare intently at the door and out walks Latrice Mothrf***ing Royale, in her Tuckahoe Prison outfit from season 4’s Queens Behind Bars episode. The girls scream in delight. Everyone loves Latrice! And how can you not? She’s an amazing performer and a truly lovely person. Sidebar: my most prized possession from the Drag Stars at Sea 2014 cruise is a jewel that fell off of Latrice’s gown at the performance of her life story, “Here’s To Life”. Sidebar #2: she has a very sweet, very young boyfriend with the cutest southern accent and you can tell he really adores her.
Sorry about the detour… Back to the show: This week’s mini-challenge is “Orange is the New Drag.” The Queens have 20 minutes to drag up prison uniforms using items from the commissary. “Plus any contraband you smuggled in,” RuPaul whispers. Latrice walks around the room, in character. And then it’s time for the Tuckahoe Fashion Show. Continue reading