We start the episode with a parting reminder of a Queen who has already left. Someone with so much talent, grace, and charisma, that this will definitely not be the last we hear from her.
The Queens return to the work room, having just said goodbye to Tatianna.
Roxxxy thanks Alaska for saving her ass. Again.
Of course, Alaska is starting to look suspicious given that she let Roxxxy survive for the fourth time.
“I know that it… appears that I saved Roxxxy because she’s my friend.”
No, of course not, Alaska. After all, she lent you that top you won in. You know, somehow Roxxxy, the “thick and juicy” Queen, had a shirt that perfectly fit you, the thinnest Queen of the season. I’m sure that’s what happened.
At least Alaska won’t further distance herself from the non-Rolaskatox Queens.
“So, Adore Delano, who were you going to eliminate?”
Both mine and Katya’s face.
Katya reveals that had she won, she would have eliminated Roxxxy.
Pictured: the only person shocked that someone would want Roxxxy out.
Katya points out the obvious: Roxxxy Andrews has been in the bottom now four times. Tatianna might not have been here the whole time, but even if she was at the bottom of the two weeks she missed, it would still tie her with Roxxxy.
To Roxxxy’s credit, she admits that she’s been incredibly lucky, and that she understands why people would want her out already.
And by people, I mean the Drag Race viewing audience.
To counter this surprising bit of humbleness, Alaska starts getting complacent. She talks about how the other Queens don’t want her around because she’s been dominating so far, and is a favorite to win.
Let’s see how much that statement is true at the end.
After this, we move on to the next day in the workroom.
“Oh god, if RuPaul comes in sayin-“
“Hello, Hello, Hello!”
“God damn my life…”
RuPaul comes down to explain the challenge to the Queens.
“Guys, I invited your loved ones to the show, but not one of them said yes.”
“They all did!”
Oh, RuPaul, you cruel dick.
Yes, it’s time for the makeover challenge, and it involves their loved ones.
First is Alyssa’s sister, Tabatha, who looks almost unnaturally normal compared to Alyssa.
After her is Alaska’s mom, Pam.
“Look, it’s RuPaul!”
Actual shock, or kissing the host’s ass. You decide!
Next is Detox’s sister, Heather.
They keep saying that Heather looks so much like Detox. Which honestly is way more insulting than anything I can come up with.
We also learn from Detox that it’s the anniversary of the death of her father.
Trust me, this isn’t the last time someone brings up a sad story about their family.
Then we get Katya’s mom, Pat.
Katya, how do you feel?
“My mom! I fucking hate that cunt!”
Finally is Roxxxy’s grandmother, Sonia. They explain that she made that shirt herself, which is good, because I honestly suspected Roxxxy made her come with that on.
RuPaul explains the challenge, where the Queens will make over their loved ones to look like members of their drag family.
USING A SICKENING SUPPLY OF ANASATSIA BEVERLY HILLS.
The Queens break apart and start planning the looks for the challenge.
“So, I was thinking a slutty, Russian mail-order bride, and her peasant mom.”
“And who am I?”
I already love Pat.
Sadly, most of the rest of the getting ready scenes are the Queens dealing with their complicated lives back home.
Alyssa and her sister talk about the anniversary of their mom’s funeral.
Much of the time is spent talking about both Alyssa’s mother and Detox’s father being gone, and how Sonia had to raise Roxxxy after their mom abandoned her and her sister at a bus stop.
The show handles this surprisingly perfectly, and does nothing inappropriate. Just, I don’t want to be a dick, and would rather make fun of stuff like the Black Pee-wee Herman that we have as a host.
Speaking of which.
“Hello, Hello, Hello!”
RuPaul comes back to talk to the Queens and their loved ones about their makeovers, starting with Katya and Pat.
“Wow, Pat, the lace front looks like your real hair!”
Pat is killing it this episode!
RuPaul also points out that Katya is the only one left not from Season 5.
“Yeah, I noticed that. Maybe don’t make half the cast of an All Star season from one season.”
“If I’m in the bottom, it could easily become RuPaul’s Best Friend Race, and that means I go home.”
After that little slice of awkwardness, RuPaul moves on to Detox and Heather.
“Heather, you look so much like Detox!”
After RuPaul talks to the girls, and leaving the stage, the producers realized that the episode is running short on time.
So they drag out Anasatsia herself (who I did not know until now was a real person) to give all the loved ones make up tips.
And by all the loved ones, I mean two.
Whether or not she gave some to Heather, Sonia, and Pam isn’t said.
Really, I just wonder why the producers put this scene in. On the one hand, the fans will see it as the waste of five minutes that it is. On the other, the segment is so short that you might have accidentally pissed off the sponsor.
Drag Race has always relied on workroom banter to fill time, why not do it now?
Speaking of which.
Elimination day comes, and it’s time for all the Queens and their loved ones to get ready.
Alaska and her mom laugh about the fact that Alaska will still sometimes cry when things don’t go her way.
And just before we get to the main stage, we get this awesome moment of shade.
“I can’t believe I look just like Katya.”
“I just looked in the mirror, and there she was!”
Of course the shadiest comment of the episode came from Roxxxy’s grandmother.
MAIN STAGE TIME!
RuPaul comes out in her dress and wig that she pulled straight out of the wood chipper.
Come on, RuPaul, you can do so much better. We expect more!
Michelle, meanwhile, is in her typical “I’m going to bed after this panel” clothing.
She also shows off her tattoo under her breasts.
Honestly, I can say I didn’t expect more.
Thankfully Carson is wearing a normal suit this episode, as oppose to the other weeks where he’d show up in a sport coat he got from JC Penny.
Well, Todrick, I have to say. Teal animal print vest and matching tie. That is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
Guest judge Aubrey Plaza looks amazing, pulling off a much better look than the rest of the panel.
And you can tell she’s excited to be here.
“This is the best day of my life. Tomorrow I’m going to kill myself.”
Aubrey has taken Sonia’s claim for shadiest comment of the episode.
Before the runway challenge, the Queens are tasked to do a vogueing dance number.
Naturally, being the cheap ass show that it is, they go for a generic club song over the dance, and not, you know, Vogue.
There’s really only one highlight.
Yes, Alaska crawled under her mom’s skirt, and emerged with a horse head on.
Todrick is still questioning what the hell this show even is.
After that… event, we get the proper runway looks.
First are Alysssa and Ava Edwards, after using an entire case of Aqua Net on their hair.
The two actually pull of their looks incredibly well, and unlike past contestants, Alyssa dressed her sister to go with her, instead of being an exact match.
Alaska and Hawaii come out, Hawaii looking positively thrilled to be here.
Alaska made the same mistake she did last time with Nebraska, and dressed her mom up to look exactly like her, just with opposite colors.
That’s a true, loving mom who would let you use her to promote your dumb catchphrases.
Next are Detox and D-Rama. Like with Hawaii, D-Rama looks ecstatic to be doing this.
Like with Alyssa, the looks look good together, but don’t match.
And I do have to say, Heather does look like Detox.
Up next are Katya and…
The two are perfect together, with Katya playing a pushing woman trying to look sexy, while dragging her mom everywhere.
It’s honestly the best runway look of the season.
Roxxxy and Raquel come out, and do the same mistake as Alaska and her mom: the exact same look, only they reverse the black and leopard placements. Roxxxy and her mom at least pull it off better, both because it’s not monochromatic, and simply because Roxxxy can better dress herself, but the look is still a low note compared to the two that came immediately before.
After this, we learn that the top two are Detox…
Sadly, everyone else is put into the bottom. Meaning that despite having an awesome look, Alyssa and her sister are in the bottom.
The five Queens go back to the workroom, and talk about what happened.
“I sucked today.”
“Look, we’ve all done good in this challenge, and…”
“No I was awful!”
Alaska is throwing a huge pity party for herself, and is pouting about how this is the first time she has been in the bottom.
Wanting to step away from Alaska’s pity party, Detox speaks to Roxxxy and Alyssa, where we get this moment.
Alyssa: “Roxxxy, you’ve been in the bottom five out of seven times.”
If nothing else, this is the shadiest episode of the entire season. And speaking of shade.
“Katya, I deserve to be here! More than anyone, I deserve this.”
Inside Katya’s mind: “So Adore, who did you pick?”
Pissed at getting her just desserts, Alaska goes over to the corner to pout more.
“It’s not fair! I did so well, and I faulted this one time!”
Alaska goes back with her clique where she can be a baby and not be made to feel bad about it.
Meanwhile, at the other side of the room.
“Are you fucking serious?”
Alaska even offers to pay Detox, via PayPal, ten thousand dollars to keep her around. It’s a joke, but because of her delivery and candor at being in the bottom so far, all it does is alienate herself even more.
The Queens go back to the main stage, and…
No, no, no!
We only have to listen to RuPaul songs during the final lip sync, you can’t just spring this on us!
The Queens both try their best to the terrible song choice, but you can easily tell Detox will win. The editors are heavily favoring her, and we see almost none of Katya.
And why does she win?
Once again, this show’s host won an Emmy.
Detox’s sister put it best.
After the lip sync, and Detox is declared the winner, the bottom three join her on the main stage.
Faced with eliminating either Alyssa, Alaska, or Roxxxy, Detox reveals her decision.
“This was a very hard choice, and-“
“Shut the hell up, we know you eliminated Alyssa.”
Yep, once again Roxxxy is saved, and Alyssa is sent home.
Alyssa leaves the competition with her head held high, and doesn’t say anything about the girls left.
Tabatha: “You’re a winner to me.”
Alyssa: “And baby, that’s all that matters.”
Alyssa handles herself incredibly well. Unlike her first time, she never made excuses for herself, didn’t say she couldn’t do certain challenges, and went out in a much more optimistic and honestly heart warming way.
Thank you, Alyssa Edwards. We will miss you.
But now it’s time for the final four. Which team are you on?
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Next time on RuPaul’s Best Friend Race All Stars 2:
Rolaskatox will piss off more fans!
Alaska will pout in a corner!
Katya will stumble into a win!
All this, and more, next time!