The queens makeover their family members in RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2016 week 7. For a refresher on what happened last week when Alaska eliminated Tatianna, read my recap of episode 6.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2016 week 7 opens in the work room right after Tatianna’s elimination. Alaska acknowledges that she knows it appears she’s in an alliance with Roxxxy Andrews and possibly Detox. She brings up that Tatianna hadn’t been in the competition the whole time.
The next day, RuPaul Charles tells the queens that they’ll be making over their family members. She introduces one family member for each contestant and they share emotional reunions.
Alyssa Edwards‘ conversation with her sister Tabatha is especially emotional. She explains in her interview that she’s been avoiding facing her family since her mother passed away because she wasn’t equipped to deal with her death.
Katya introduces herself to Roxxxy’s grandmother Sonia and asks why Roxxxy calls her mom. Roxxxy explains that although she’s legally her grandmother, she’s taken care of her since she was three and is the only mom she’s ever known.
RuPaul tells the group that they’re all going to get a brow tutorial from Anastasia Soare. He also says that tomorrow each family unit needs to do a special performance in addition to their makeovers.
Katya says in her interview, “We’re all happy to have a family member here, but it’s still a competition and it’s the best of the best. So, any little mistakes could put you in the bottom.”
They all talk as the queens do their mothers’ make up. Alyssa and Tabatha are still emotional because it’s the one year anniversary of their mother’s passing. They talk about how they shouldn’t be sad today and should “show up” for their mother.
RuPaul introduces the judges: Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Todrick Hall and guest judge Aubrey Plaza. The queens and their family members kick things off with a little dance before doing a runway walk to show off their makeovers.
Aubrey tells Alyssa and her sister that she loved their vogue. Michelle tells Alaska that her work was a bit lazy and she expected more. Todrick tells Detox and her sister that they had “the most cohesive performance of the night.” Michelle tells Katya she could tell that she didn’t love vogue-ing but that the storyline of her runway was great. Aubrey tells Roxxxy and her grandmother that their suits were hot.
RuPaul declares Detox and Katya the top two. Rupaul says that everyone who’s not in the top is up for elimination, which means it could be Alyssa, Alaska or Roxxxy.
Katya says it’s tough because she could see a case for sending anyone home. Detox says that she feels like a dick no matter what she chooses, but that all she can do is follow her heart.
The song for the lip sync is “Step It Up” by RuPaul. Detox pulls out all the stops, with a tear-away outfit that shows part of her ass. RuPaul declares Detox the winner.
Detox starts crying as she reveals that she chose Alyssa. She tells her how sorry she is. Alyssa hugs her and tells her, “Don’t be sorry.” Detox sobs as she says that she hates this.
Backstage, Tabatha tells Alyssa, “They did what anyone else would’ve done: they eliminated their biggest competition.” Alyssa laughs happily and high-fives Tabatha.
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