Spoilers ahead for the RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 4, Episode 4. Three queens have already sashayed away from their chance at becoming the next reigning all-star, and as the stakes grow even higher, the remaining girls are quickly realizing that who wins RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4 could be entirely based on who they’re friends with. Unlike standard operations on Drag Race, the judges don’t choose who goes home on All Stars. The episode’s challenge winner does. Only three episodes in, that power has already created some serious tension when it comes to elimination, and on the Jan. 4, it all came to a head.
After an improv challenge themed “Jersey Justice,” a spoof of Judge Judy with a Jersey Shore twist, sisters Monét X Change and the legendary Latrice Royal found themselves in the bottom two. It shouldn’t be surprising that everyone who ends up in the bottom on All Stars are still phenomenal queens, considering it’s a competition between established, talented people, but that conclusion didn’t make this week’s lineup any easier to accept.
When Farrah Moan found herself in the bottom on Episode 1, she remained safe because she was saved by her friend, victor Trinity the Tuck. Manila Luzon finally sent her home the next week in favor of Monique Heart. But when Manila and Monique both found themselves in the top this week, they became wrought with sadness. Someone dear to them would have to go home no matter what, and one of them was going to have to decide who.