‘RuPaul’s Drag Race 5’ Episode 2: ‘Sit Down Little Boy’

I need to preface this by saying a few things. When I went to interview the producers of Drag Race a month ago, they told me that this was the best season of Drag Race. I have to say that already in Episode 2, this season SLAYS! The queens are SO good (except for Serena) and the challenges are already awesome. Tonight’s main challenge was FIERCE and so funny. Also, Miss COCO MONTRESE TURNED ME OUT this episode. I know I put her in my bottom girls last week and while I still don’t think she can win, she was giving me LIFE this week. She is SO funny and her shade is perfection. Ok, let’s get to it.

The episode started off completely differently this week. The first scene was when the queens walked back into the workroom after elimination. It was such a refreshing way to start the show. We got to see their feelings immediately after the elimination. So great.  Serena blah blah was safe and people were not having it, especially Detox who was already missing Penny. When they got back the next day it was time for a mini challenge, a lip sync challenge. They had to lip sync one of RuPaul’s songs behind a giant RuPaul face with only their lips showing. I KNEW Detox would be one of the winners her lip sync is always perfect. The other winners were Ivy Winters and Serena blah blah. Those three became captains and had to choose teams to compete in the lip sync main challenge: Recreating a famous scene from Untucked from the past seasons. Genius.

  • Detox’s Team: Coco, Monica & Alaska (recreating Phi Phi & Sharon, and Jiggly & Lashawn)
  • Ivy’s Team: Vivienne, Lineysha & Honey (recreating Morgan & Mystique, and Tyra & Tatianna)
  • Blah Blah’s Team: Jade, Jinkx, Alyssa & Roxxxy (recreating Raja & Delta and Shangella, Mimi & Mariah)

I really liked this challenge because it was something completely new, and something completely difficult. It is so hard to get a lip sync of someone talking much less people fighting, so it was really going to show who was talented enough to it, and who wasn’t.

The top team was TEAM IVY, and there were two standouts: Honey Mahogany & Lineysha. I personally thought Honey should’ve won, but the judges gave it to Lineysha (probably because she was so close last week & because they are obsessed with her) OH, I have to take a moment here and talk about the judges. Usually the guest judges are weiners, but this week with Juliette Lewis and the BRILLIANT Kristen Johnston I was in heaven. In fact, Kristen was SO GOOD I feel like she should be there all the time. It was nice to have someone who really didn’t go with the majority, but stuck to her guns as to who she likes. It was fantastic.

The bottom two this week were Monica and Serena blah blah. Monica had a very special moment this week when she revealed that she was in fact a trans woman. While it’s nothing new to have a trans contestant on Drag Race, it is an incredible thing to reveal something so personal to the whole world. Monica if you read this (which you might), I LIVE for a fierce tran, and you honey are a FIERCE TRAN! Onto the lipsync; the song was Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World” and Monica was smart. Her final look was VERY Rihanna. Smart smart girl. Naturally she took it home and Serena was sent home. Good riddance Serena!

The episode of Untucked was something VERY special, it was probably the best episode I have ever seen. These bitches CAME For Serena and it was totally deserved, especially Miss Coco Montrese. Honey she was throwing side eye and shade left right and center, and I love every minute of it. Can’t WAIT to see what she says next!

That’s it for this week, catch me on Twitter @TOMMYD and let’s dish some more. Comments below!

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  • JMC

    They really, REALLY went for Sierra (oh, Serena?) on Untucked and I think all their frustrations with her just boiled over in one high pressure moment. Part of me sympathized with her getting the verbal beatdown of a lifetime but girlfriend kept making it worse by saying foolish things and personally her impersonation of Raja was an insult to Queen Raja. Coco and Alyssa really tired me last week with the way they went on but this Untucked Coco’s scolding of Serena and the way Alyssa carried herself, especially when she tried to defuse the situation explaining that Serena had apologised, had them growing on me a lot. I thought Honey did a great Mystique but again Lynesha really turned it out as Tyra and I suspect this will be the first of many wins. Lastly Alaska’s Phi Phi was fab!

  • OdetoFear

    They seriously need to fire Michelle Visage and hire Kristen Johnston. She was an amazing judge.

  • Rebel

    Yes, Kristen needs to be given a permenant spot! She was harsh but unbiased. LOVED HER!

    Although, I hope Lynersha makes it to the finals. She’s been killing it for the past two weeks. Her Tyra was so damn funny!

  • Rebel

    Also, they did a really good in not spoiling the whole season on the previews. Can’t even tell who’s making it top 6. I remember the previews for All Stars basically spoiled the Top 4 in the first preview of UNTUCKED!

  • stephen

    It’s early in the season, but I’m betting Lynesha will take home the crown.

  • DW

    I LOVED CoCo last week. This week she was serving it up again! Her confessionals, her runway looks, her lipsynching…

    Last week top 4 was: CoCo/Ivy/Roxxxy/Jinkx, but tbh this top 12 is perfection (but I didn’t have much of a problem with our so far departed queens either). I think I’ll just wait till the Snatch Game (as always) and then say my favourites…

    I would have given the win to Honey tbh… she’s getting the loose change of camera time though so I’m guessing she’ll be gone in the next couple of weeks :-(.

    Prediction: Monica 12th, Honey 11th, Vivienne 10th, Lineysha 9th, Ivy 8th.

    From that point on, the top 7 are pretty much what the producers want imho.

    But seriously Ru – stop giving immunity! Ever since “Here Comes The Bride”/”Rocker Chicks” back in Season 2, I’ve resented it…

  • Andrew

    I’m very curious to see the rest of this season … I’m getting a good vibe. Not completely sure who I am rooting for – yet.