Ubbe just doesn't come off as ruthless enough to kill his brothers, and that's most likely what would have to happen. There's no way Ivar is going to let anyone else get in his way if his side wins the war.
We're back after Jade's elimination. Yay, Ivy won! While Jinkx had her fingers crossed for two challenge wins in a row, nobody begrudges Ivy her win. Alaska, meanwhile, is doing the math: she and Coco are the only two who haven't won challenges yet. She reminds the room that Sharon won four challenges (a record that won't be matched this season), and you can see that she's picked Chekov's gun off the make-up counter where she left it during last episode's cold open. (Throwback!)
Unlike prior seasons, we're unfortunately not shown the whole down-the-line, but from what we see, the girls bring it. Watch the bonus clip for the rest of the reads: Roxxxy had at least three rhyming reads prepared, for chrissakes. Everybody has clearly done their reading homework. I'm suitably impressed by the entire group; at Season Five, there's no reason to flub this mini-challenge, and everybody landed a couple good reads. My two favorites:
The queens have a come-to-Jesus with Coco and Alyssa about the goddamn pageant. In the end, everybody scores diplomacy points, as all seven make a pact to not bring up the pageant and shut down anybody who does. Take that, story producers!
Time to talk bottom two. Alyssa gets her first genuine room-full-of-laughter when she exclaims, \"They read me the house down, underneath the cement!\" It's revealed that they actually turned Alyssa's microphone off during her performance, which everybody noticed but her. Oh, Alyssa, baby girl, I'm going to miss you.
Back to the runway! Coco pulls out her first win. 10% T, 90% shade: I think RuPaul doesn't want somebody to win four challenges again this year. She's spreading out the wins. Jinkx and Alaska were both funnier than Coco, and from Michelle's reactions, Jinkx's runway beat Alaska. Jinkx should have won. No shade to Detox, but Jinkx also should have won the Draggle Rock episode with her pink-fairy hostess character and her Marie Antoinette snuffbox runway. But that would put her at three wins already, with another five competitive episodes to go. RuPaul is spreading out the wins because, as Roxxxy said, this competition has \"a motherfucking contender for this title.\"
(I did NOT see that non-elimination coming! So here's the T: like I said, we have five competition episodes left. With this non-elimination, we no longer have enough episodes remaining to bring back an eliminated girl, a la Carmen and Kenya; it gives us one too many girls for the rest of the season. I don't think anybody's coming back this year, or if they do, we're going to have some other wackiness happen, like another double-elimination, or a top-five ball challenge and top-four music-video challenge. But Occam's razor says: everybody this season is sashaying away permanently.)
Love these recaps so much - all week I anticipate the shows and then once the shows are done, I anticipate the recap. Now the cycle begins again!Really like how you have kind of put the whole picture from Roxxxy's perspective together. I'm not a huge fan of Roxxxy but when you put everything into context, the breakdown makes complete sense. And, adding in the tiredness from the long shooting days, it's really no wonder. I think people who say she was faking it are being a tad too cynical. None of the other girls in the competition seemed to think it was fake and surely they are the ones with the greatest licence to be cynical, no It's one thing to criticise the show for being emotionally manipulative but it's another thing to say the people (real people!) in it were faking it.That said, as soon as it was Alyssa and Roxxxy in the bottom two I had a feeling it was going to be a non-elimination. No idea why. And, like Detox and Alaska, I feel a bit frustrated by that!I think Untucked was edited really strangely. Probably because, as you say, they had the D&M moment re: Jinkx & Roxxxy earlier on and then went to the 'I can't understand the irony of me criticising someone for being insecure' moment re: Jinkx afterwards. I wonder if they really happened in that order. It seemed odd to me. I really wish we could have heard more of what Ivy/Detox/Alaska said to Jinkx too, they just showed us glances and confessional footage.Totally agree re: Coco. It was amusing but I didn't find it anywhere near as funny as RuPaul seemed to find it and it really did scream 'sharing the wins' to me. I just don't see why the win couldn't have been shared with Alaska. Their criticism of her seems ad hoc to me - isn't going first BRAVE and, as you said, smartOh, and love the pic re: Moran. He's so... arrrggghhhhhh!
As always, a stellar recap, and totally worth the wait! And I agree with you - Jinkx was robbed of another win. I like your theory that to avoid another \"Sharon winning 4 challenges\" scenario that maybe RuPaul is spreading the wealth with the wins. But that makes it pretty unfair to JInkx not to have won the others that were due to her. Which also makes it unfair to Alaska, since she was clearly the only threat Jinkx had in this challenge. But Coco I mean, it wasn't a bad performance, but she was outshone by two other queens.
Brokers Sabrina Kleier-Morgenstern and Daniel Kerin are en route to seller Kristen Mulvoy William's apartment at 150 East 93rd Street. Kristen's had three kids in a whopping 13 monthsan adopted daughter, followed by twins in pregnancy. Someone get this woman a spa treatment and a plate of nachos, stat.
While the kinder play with baubles, Sab and Dan tell Kristen there was a lot of interest in her apartment but nada offers. Kristen, happy with how it's all going, tells the broker duo that she referred her selling neighbor to them. The update reveals that a month later, Kristen accepted a $650k offer on her pad. And my research reveals that the sponsor unit sold too. Everybody wins...except the duplex.
Dean and Bobby do the ritual, but nothing happens. Patrick reveals to Sam that the toothpick he took wasn't the one he had been using and begins to telekinetically choke Sam. Lia stops him though, and confesses that she gave Sam the spell. Patrick is stunned, but he and Sam return to the game. Sam wins on a poor hand by bluffing. but then Patrick acknowledges his skill, but then vindictively reveals that Dean is going to die within the next few minutes. Sam tries to leave, but Patrick again grabs him telekinetically and tells him that the game isn't over until he says it is. Bobby and Dean have headed back to Patrick's apartment in search of DNA for the spell and Dean goes inside. He calls Bobby on his cell when he has trouble finding anything suitable for the ritual. Finally, he spots a used wine glass that would work, but collapses before he can reach it.
Patrick and Lia are alone and she opens the locket, showing two pictures, one of an infant and one of an elderly woman, saying that both are of her deceased daughter and that she misses her family and can't go on, although she does love Patrick. He reluctantly plays her for all her chips and he wins with the king and queen of hearts. Patrick begins to weep as he watches Lia age before his eyes.
Russell addresses the assembled vampires at the ceremony. He disavows his previous statements and says that he loves Lilith. Nora talks about the view that vampires have evolved from humans. She announces that everybody present will drink from Lilith's blood that night, gesturing to the vial on the dais. Chancellor Dieter protests that this is blasphemy. He says he has been part of the Authority since Roman founded it and that he will not go along with any of this. Before Dieter can finish, Russell decapitates him. Russell apologizes to Lilith. Everyone is silent. Bill asks Eric if they're really going along with it, and Eric agrees saying they'll go with the flow.
It follows a quirkless boy Izuku Midoriya and how he backed the greatest Hero alive. Midoriya, a boy who has been admiring heroes and their ventures since the day he was born, came into this world without a quirk, where almost everybody is born with one.
With these words, Gus sets in motion the ill-fated assassination attempt of Hank. The move marks the beginning of the end for the killer twins, as well as the first sign that he's ready to cut ties with the cartel, as the attempt goes against the expressed wishes of Juan Bolsa, who dies soon after at the hands of Mexican federales (also a Gus move).
Jorah and Tyrion are experiencing the wins and losses of life as merchandise, as despite Danaerys' best intentions, it appears the fighting pits are still happily using slaves for entertainment. Put up for a quick sale, Jorah's cashed-up new owner agrees to shell out a few sheckels for Tyrion as well, because he's funny and does a passable job beating up on a fellow slave in chains.
There's a sweet exchange between the pair about the trials of age (\"My knees, you\" \"My hips\"), before the Queen of Thorns presses the High Sparrow to confess his true motivation for getting all righteous on everybody. Olenna's a canny lady with a lot of credible cards to play but even she doesn't know how best to deal with someone who is a genuine loopy loony fanatic. Big Bird has a sack to wear and gruel to eat, so he's fine. He doesn't want Olenna's gold, he just wants to serve the Seven in much the same way Kevin Spacey did back in the 90s.
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