Many have complained that this season of RuPaul's Drag Race has been the nicest in herstory, but at last night's reunion (Ru-union), the claws were finally out, making a normally incidental affair the best episode of the season.
The true MVPs of the reunion were Trinity Taylor, Aja and Shea Coulee. Trinity had no problem calling out her fellow competitors, Shea called out bullshit where she sees it, and Aja's facial expressions were priceless. Aja maybe be part of the show, but she reacts like an audience member watching the show--she knew how to milk every last moment she was on TV.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of the drama centered around the season's shocking exits. First, Charlie Hides tried to excuse her lackluster lip sync, claiming that she'd cracked a rib during the cheerleading challenge and simply couldn't move. The other queens were quick to call her out for her conflicting stories--did she crack a rib or had she just given up?
Of course, Valentina's exit (Mask Gate) was the central drama of the reunion, and the queens let her have it. They seemed especially salty that the "fan favorite" hadn't told her vocal fanbase to stop attacking the other queens on social media.
Honestly, if the whole season had this kind of drama, it would have been one of the best in Drag Race herstory.