“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 14 Episode 4 arrives this week with a whole new challenge for the queens. In their first-ever challenge of the kind, the queens will compete in an acting challenge. The challenge will involve making an extended trailer for the show, wherein the queens will act out a supertease. The format of the show remains the same except for the new surprising changes that RuPaul introduced the last time around. At the end of the lip-sync challenges from now on, a contestant’s status will only be determined after the opening of the chocolate bar.
Apart from the golden ticket within the chocolate bar, another major twist the show threw our side was the return of the two queens that faced elimination in the first two episodes. Meanwhile, June Jambalaya faced elimination in the third episode and became the first queen to go home. This brings the total number of remaining contestants up to 13.
Let’s now delve into all that episode 4 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 14 will entail. Spoilers ahead!
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ S14 E03 Recap
Episode 3 saw some of the major changes being made to the format of the show. RuPaul arrived and gave the queens some big surprises regarding the changes. Apart from that, season 3 also has some new twists. Not to mention, two familiar faces return in a shocking comeback. The episode kicks off with both of the groups of queens meeting each other. Shortly thereafter, RuPaul comes in with the big surprise announcements. The announcements entail the return of two queens that have just left the competition — Orion Story and Daya Betty. Story faced elimination in the premiere episode of season 3 while Betty did in the second one. RuPaul announces that the two queens will be making a comeback on the show.
The Golden Ticket Twist
However, that’s not the end of the announcement, RuPaul goes on to reveal that the season has a major twist. The twist involves each queen choosing a RuPaul chocolate bar. This chocolate bar may change the outcome of a queen’s evaluation. A chocolate bar may contain within itself a golden ticket. The significance of this golden ticket will follow after a loss. If a queen loses a “Lip Sync for Your Life,” they might still have a chance at shielding themselves from elimination. This all depends on their chocolate bar. If it contains the golden ticket, they remain in the competition. If there’s no golden ticket, well, then tough luck, and they’ll have to leave the show.
The Main Challenges
RuPaul then gives the deets on the main challenges. The main challenge for group 1 entails a “Hide and Chic Ball”. Meanwhile, the second group of queens will compete in a “Red, White, and Blue Ball” main challenge. The Runway themes for group 1 are Zebra Print Resort, Leopard Eveningwear, and Animal Print Bridal Couture. Group 2’s runway themes are Red Hot Resort, and Evening Wear of “All in White and Red” as well as “Blue Bridal Couture”. The runway showdown commences, and Willow Pill steals the show, winning the challenge.
Winners & Tough-Luckers
Angeria Paris VanMichaels and Jorgeous also receive compliments from the judges. Meanwhile, Maddy Morphosis, June Jambalaya, and Orion Story fail to impress. Maddy Morphosis and June Jambalaya face off in the lip sync, with Orion Story being safe. Lip syncing to Kylie Minogue’s “I Love It,” Maddy Morphosis manages to bag the win. June Jambalaya loses the challenge, but it’s not the time to walk away just yet. The twist of the show — the chocolate bar — remains to be seen. She opens the bar, but sadly, there’s no golden ticket inside. This makes Jambalaya the first queen of the season to go home.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 14 Episode 4 Release Date & Preview
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 14 Episode 4 will release on January 28, 2022. According to the official synopsis, the upcoming episode will see the queens put their acting abilities to the test in their first acting challenge. The challenge involves creating iconic moments for a Drag Race Supertease extended trailer. Comedian and host Loni Love from “Soul Plane” will serve as a guest judge. Justin Harder, Nick Murray, and Ian Stevenson share the directorial credits. Meanwhile, the chocolate bar will come into play once again. It’ll be interesting to see if a golden ticket manages to show up and save someone from elimination.
Watch ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 14 Episode 4 Online — Streaming Details
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 14 episode 4 will air on VH1 this Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Apart from the cable airing, you have a variety of online options to watch the show on. You can watch ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 14 online via VH1’s official website and apps. For viewers outside the U.S., WOW Presents Plus streaming service makes the show available to stream on a weekly schedule.