‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ episode 13 recap: Which queen ruled ‘Reunited’ and who do YOU want to win season 10? [UPDATING LIVE]

The June 21 episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” saw the 14 queens of season 10 come together once more to discuss the highs and lows of the competition, as well as to throw plenty of shade at one another before the grand finale on June 28. On “Reunited,” which was moderated by Emmy-winning series host RuPaul Charles, the girls were asked about some of the season’s most iconic moments and the group delves into some of their more personal journeys we saw play out on the show.

On the June 14 episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 10, Ru had decided that as all four remaining queens – Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Eureka and Kameron Michaels — deserved a place in the final, there would not be an elimination. And, to that end, there also was no winner.

Read our live recap of the reunion below and then vote in our finale poll that asks, “Who do you want to win Season 10?” Also be sure to update your predictions before the June 28 finale when Ru crowns America’s next drag superstar. You can keep changing your predictions until just before it airs on VH1. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and eternal bragging rights.

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8:00 p.m. – Vaaaaaaanjie! Can you believe we only saw her on the first episode of this season, but then heard her name on almost every episode since? We’ll be seeing her for the first time again tonight, along with all the other eliminated queens. I can’t wait to be gagged by all of their reunion looks. Let’s do this!
8:02 p.m. – Oh yes, we’re starting with the “viral sensation” of Miss Vanjie! Ru asks her “what were you thinking?” Vanessa Vanjie Mateo says that the fam reactions have been overwhelming, including DMs from fans of them having sex and saying “I’m getting Vanjied.” What?! Incredible! She also says that Lil Kim knew who she was and introduced herself to her, and now Vanjie wants to do a song with her. Yes yes yes yes omg yes.
8:05 p.m. – Preceding a montage of LSFYL’s from the season, Ru confirms what we’ve wondered about all season–next week’s Grand Finale will be a Lip Sync Smackdown between the final four. That is the same setup that happened in season 9 where the girls go two-by-two with one winner from each going head-to-head in a third lip sync for the crown. Speaking of lip syncs, Ru asks Monique Heart about not learning the words to her lip sync and being sent home because of it. Not gonna lie, Monique seems a little bothered to be talking about it, but admits that she could have done better and should have paid more attention to the song than constructing her runway outfit.
8:10 p.m. – While we’re at the first commercial break, my first impression of the looks that I was able to see is that Eureka looks amaaaaazing in a baby blue, poofy-sleeved goddess ensemble and Aquaria is pretty, but underwhelming in a cowgirl look with a short wig and some freckles painted on her face. Future of drag? Eh.
8:15 p.m. – Next on the hot seat is The Vixen, who Ru says “came to fight” during her time on the show. After a montage of her most confrontational moments, Vixen defends her fight with Miz Cracker by saying that Monet X Change and Aquaria had given her the impression that Cracker “faked her way” on to the show. It comes to nice moment when both Aquaria and Cracker acknowledge that there is a bit of tension (or at least there was), but that they agreed to not make their issues part of their stories during the season. I respect that, but the drama queen in me wants to know the real story about their history with one another.
8:20 p.m. – Vixen’s bigger issue this season was with Eureka though so of course Ru asks about that. Vixen says that watching her fight with Eureka back was very hard because she doesn’t remember ever seeing herself get like that. Eureka’s point of view is that early in the season she felt like she wasn’t being included by some of the other girls and so she felt defensive at the time. Vixen does not regret any of her actions in the fights with Eureka, but Eureka does regret some of what she did. I understand both sides actually and I respect that Eureka apologizes to Vixen, but it’s a little frustrating to see Vixen continue to be defensive and refuse to fix the problem between her and Eureka. It’s also frustrating for her because she stops the line of questioning, thanks her fans for continuing to support her and then storms off the stage!
8:31 p.m. – After the break, Ru tells us that Vixen storming off the stage is permanent and will not be rejoining for the remainder of the show. That’s really unfortunate because I was hoping that she would have come to reunion wanting to take responsibility for her own actions and also to attempt to mend broken fences with some of the girls. Asia speaks in defense of Vixen with tears in her eyes, saying that she thinks Vixen is crying out for help and deserves the girls supporting her in every way that they can. Ru, however, disagrees and thinks that at some point Vixen is going to have to own up to her behavior, learn from the disagreements she has with people, grow from her past traumas and move on. At that point, Ru and Asia both get very passionate, leading to a rare moment where we see Ru lose her cool and yell at the girls to drive home the point that though they all come from places of hurt that ultimately it is on them to learn from it and grow. I totally agree with what she’s saying, but I feel for both Asia and Vixen who aren’t quite in places in their lives where they’re ready to step away from that hurt so easily.
8:39 p.m. – From there Ru pivots to Dusty Ray Bottom‘s experience with conversion therapy, asking her if the “chosen family” she’s developed since parting ways with her biological family provides the love she needs. In an acute observation, Dusty says that as comforting and loving as support from her fans are, the feeling you get from a stranger telling you how much you mean to them is not quite the same as hearing that from someone you’re related to. I can’t remember so many serious topics being discussed on other seasons before, but I have to say that it’s really nice to see Ru delve into the humanity of each of these queens so that we can see what has inspired and influenced their drag over the years.
8:45 p.m. – We also return to the moment where Monique speaks about her strained relationship with her mother. During the filming of the show Monique was worried about her mom seeing the show and seeing her as the person (both gay and a drag queen) her mother doesn’t want her to be. Unfortunately Monique says that her mom was not happy with the show and so it made Monique feel very alone after, but she also tells the story of young gay black men coming up to her because of the show and feeling inspired to be out and proud for themselves, something that Monique struggled with in her own childhood. Ugh, the lessons we are being served tonight are all so powerful.
8:55 p.m.Blair St. Clair shares more about her story about being raped, admitting that alcohol in excess became a coping mechanism for her, but that after the show she has become sober, allowing her to grow into a more thoughtful and caring person. It sounds like the show helped her heal in a lot of ways!
8:58 p.m. – Monet’s experience after the show with her family is a bit more positive than some of the other girls. She says that her mother is at least able to talk about it, albeit in code (“that show you’re on” instead of “Drag Race”), but Monet is aware enough to understand where her mother is coming from. But honestly the best part of Monet’s moment is that she coins the phrase in attributing drag queens to “highest form of gay.” They really are though! LOL
9:01 p.m. – Having been born in China, Yuhua describes that in China drag is seen as something done by “crazy” people and so when she was first introduced to it she was scared of it, but when she finally tried it for herself it freed her. Like Monet she understands where her parents are coming from culturally in their reluctance to accept drag fully.
9:06 p.m. – Stepping away from the serious topics for a minute, the girls play “toot” or “boot” with some of the runway looks from the season. Monet’s sponge dress gets an overwhelming “boot” from everyone except Mayhem Miller who gives it a “toot.” And Monet even surprises Ru with a custom sponge dress of her own! Kameron and Cracker both get “toots” on a couple of their looks, but honestly I don’t even remember either of them! Bloop.
9:13 p.m. – The last bit of unsettled business from the show is Cracker’s hurt feelings when Asia told the judges panel she didn’t feel Cracker was a star. Cracker gets the chance to open up to Asia about how hurtful that was, admitting that as a queen from NYC she was constantly compared to Monet and Aquaria who had much bigger names than her already. Asia apologizes to Cracker and Cracker accepts the apology, thankfully. I don’t think I could handle another refusal to make amends!
9:16 p.m. – Ru opens the room up to questions of their own and Mayhem uses then opportunity to ask Aquaria and Asia about them saying that her drag “didn’t have a wow factor.” Aquaria tells her that she looks up to her, but that on the show she did feel like she didn’t push it far enough in the way that Aquaria wanted her to. Asia also owns up to her statement and says that because they weren’t close friends she didn’t feel right going up to her and criticizing her looks to her face.
9:18 p.m. – Monique steps up to ask Kameron is she’s as fake as she comes across now that she’s been so vocal on social media compared to how quiet and calculated she was while filming. Kameron says her being quiet was never strategy but instead that she was intimidated by the other girls and the show. Dusty also has a problem with Kameron, saying that at press events Kameron was rude and wouldn’t even acknowledge her, but on social media she has a lot more to say. Ultimately Kameron’s indifference to some of the girls makes them feel like she doesn’t care about them at all.
9:26 p.m. – Before we close the reunion out, Ru asks the group which of the final four they think deserves the crown. Mayhem says Aquaria for showing how strong of a competitor she is, Kalorie says Eureka because it’s time a big girl wins, Dusty picks Aquaria for the personal transformation she showed, Yuhua says Eureka as well, Monique says Asia for the example she would set as a black girl, Cracker says Eureka by process of elimination, Blair and Monet both say Asia and Vanjie calls Eureka a sister so picks her. Very interesting that not one girl said Kameron, though to be honest I agree with them! Who do YOU think should win? Let us know by voting in the poll.

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