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Seeing an opening, Ru asks if any of the other queens have something to say to the top three and raw-nerve Jiggly admits that Phi Phi’s sabotage hurt because she thought they were friends, she had Phi Phi stay with her, and then to learn how she got played hurts. Phi Phi, for her part, offers the classic non-apology apology and says it was just the game. Man, she may be even worse than we saw.
Phi Phi’s response to Jiggly’s tears. Willam pipes up to tell us that she may be an egomaniac, but Phi Phi needs to be studied because she’s almost sociopathic in the way she can say it was a character for the show and still sign autographs taking cheap shots at Willam and Sharon. Then she says that while she didn’t retaliate at the time because she didn’t care and “indifference is worse than hate,” she’s not going to RuPaulogize for anything she’s saying now. And by the way RuPaul laughs and tells her she’s going to steal that word and name her next album RuPaulogize, I think we’ve found Ru’s heir.
Time to talk to the top three queens one last time before crowning the winner.
Chad’s thrilled to have been there, and is ready to win the crown but first, she brought her lovely partner Adam who made her gown for the evening. Ru says she wants one in every color, then asks Chad what winning would mean. Chad, true to her classy form, says it would be a final validation of her 20 years of hard work and an honor to represent Ru and the show. Ru thanks Chad for elevating the competition by being such a class act.
Sharon says she wanted to show the underground/outsider art side of drag…and win $100K doing it…but is surprised at how many people she’s touched along the way. Sharon introduces Alaska and her mother Joan who is completely at ease with her spooky son. When asked what winning would mean to Sharon, she gets emotional and says it would be an honor and that she wants to represent for the weirdos and the kids who get picked on so they know “when in doubt, freak ‘em out.” That boos are just applause from ghosts, and the audience boos…affectionately.
Finally, Phi Phi. She sidesteps what an awful person she was and just says she wants to be a role model for other kids who’ve been through an abusive childhood. Yeah, maybe as a role the kids won’t want to emulate. But Phi Phi finally shows some genuine emotion when she talks about how her father hates her being on the show, but as long as she’s happy and loves herself, fuck what anyone else thinks. Then she says her mother’s there to support her and Phi Phi’s mom is very sweet and, like I said in the minicap, proves a mother’s love is unconditional, even if she thought Phi Phi applied her makeup with a trowel. Phi Phi says winning would prove that the ends justify the means and basic human decency doesn’t mean shit as long as you get what you want. At least that’s what I heard.