You didn’t believe that little Handmaid’s Tale– themed RuVenge plot was the end-all gag of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3, did you? No? Simply in between us squirrel good friends, neither did we.
Whether it’s the earnestness with which RuPaul teased exactly what wound up being a requirement Drag Race twist throughout the very first half of the season (one queen left, a previous gotten rid of participant returned) or the blink-and-you’ll- miss-them ideas concealing in the trailer for the approaching season ending, something informs us Mother has another curveball tucked up in her sequined sleeve which all her intentionally deceptive(?) handmaidening from the beginning hasn’t been for naught.
Thursday night’s penultimate episode of the spin-off competitors series’ 3rd edition closed with a revealing preview at the season better. After the obstacle was revealed as an extensive song-and-dance endeavor for which the queens will need to compose and tape their own lyrics, Ru said exactly what has actually ended up being the most happily puzzling expression in Drag Race herstory, “Oh, and one last thing.”
Judging by the video that follows, that thing seems a day of reckoning decorated in wigs and provided atop male legs in pantyhose. A fast shot exposes the 6 formerly gotten rid of women– dressed up in their finest eleganza — being in front of an only, empty chair. Aja’s frowning behind Thorgy, who’s wiggling her foot (in agitation?!?) as she rests on the very same sofa as a grimacing Milk. And after that there’s BenDeLaChrist (née Creme) robbing with the air of being “my kind of winner” (however actually a sixth-place finisher) from behind.
As far as we can inform, there are 3 situations where this setup makes good sense:
1) The creamy, uninhabited throne is booked for RuPaul, who will sit with the remaining women of All Stars 3 and consult them prior to choosing the winner.
2) Remember that whacky fan theory that recommended BeBe Zahara Benet, who won Drag Race‘s launching season, is in fact an All Stars spy feeding intel on the other ladies to RuPaul and the rest of the judges? She is, after all, a victor currently. Which empty chair looks suitable for a ruling queen, not a simple mortal in patterned leggings. Might the season 1 champ be the fortunate woman who gets face time with the All Stars 3 casualties? Possibly she’ll provide a decision to RuPaul after hearing exactly what the others need to state.
3) Each of the staying candidates (Benet, Shangela, Trixie Mattel, Kennedy Davenport) will take turns going “on trial” in front of the queenly court. They’ll each make their case for winning to their left siblings, who will then vote to remove one queen to whittle the leading 4 to the leading 3. Or, rather of identifying who leaves, the gotten rid of queens might be voting to figure out the All Stars 3 winner.
The last alternative would include a never-before-seen vibrant to the program’s removal format, which sees the power of ousting shift hands in between every week’s top-performing queen on All Stars while it’s the judges who choose who gets the slice back on the primary series. At different points throughout the series, nevertheless, RuPaul has actually asked the ladies to provide their viewpoint on which gal ought to be axed from the competitors, though an agreement from the other queens does not constantly indicate their desired target is sent out packaging.
Still, that exchange typically takes place in between Ru and the queens still in the running for the crown. Asking the jilted females of All Stars 3 who to send out house is basically ripping open the old, open injuries that have actually mostly specified this season’s remarkable arc and slathering them in salt. If that’s the case, Shangela– presently the frontrunner for an area in the Drag Race Hall of Fame– currently has a set of daggers pointed her method after booting both Thorgy Thor and Morgan McMichaels. Her 3rd victim, Chi Chi DeVayne, plainly felt her removal was warranted (and virtually begged Ben not to bring her back as an outcome), so her vote is up in the air. Milk might likewise look for vengeance on Kennedy Davenport for her unjustified, personally inspired removal, and Aja may lastly have the chance to obtain back at Benet for cannot provide her correct credit for helping with her challenge-winning couture.
If a weighted vote amongst the gotten rid of queens does figure out the next removal, Trixie Mattel is the only survivor who does not have much to stress over, as she’s the only rival who’s yet to pull a lipstick this year.
Cheers to the gag of the season, whatever it might be!
See how all of it plays out on the last episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on VH1. RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 premieres precisely one week later on in the very same slot.Related youtube video: (not from post)