It seemed for a while there that this season of Drag Race was splitting neatly between the contenders (Bianca, Ben de la Creme, Courtney Act) and the pretenders (Trinity, Laganja, Joslyn Fox). We've either entered the misdirection-plagued middle section of a reality TV season, where the producers try very hard to convince you that your favorites might get shockingly eliminated, or else this talented crop of queens is shaking up the pecking order a little bit. Early on, Milk seemed like just the kind of avant-garde queen who would ride the "uniqueness" part of RuPaul's show motto all the way to the finale. Now, she's sashayed away, losing a lip-synch battle to an on-point Trinity K. Bonet.
Meanwhile, Courtney Act might be slipping (another bikini in lieu of actual drag?), Darienne Lake is letting the bitch jump out, and Joslyn Fox might be our second- or third-favorite queen. What a world. The same kinda world that subjects viewers to drag queens rapping in a "'90s style hip-hop" video, we suppose.
Adore Delano: After making great leaps forward last week, Adore burrowed even further into our hearts this week, once again showing great charm as the resident busted-but-trying queen, and every time the competition brushes up against something she actually is good at, she shines all the brighter. We don't know what goes on in Azusa, but Adore picked up enough hip-hop style to fake her way through that music video. And her unique little runway walk -- we'll call it Epileptic Catwoman -- helped her snag the win, despite Michelle Visage once again harping on those mid-length dresses.