04/03/2013 10:40 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Ep. 9 Extra Lap Recap: 'Drama Queens' (VIDEO)


Drag Queens Without Borders? RuPaul's queens served up some Spanish-flavored drama in this week's telenovela challenge!

This week's RuPaul's Drag Race episode was the source of a lot of tears, my dears! And I'm not even talking about the big weepy "Crying Game" mini-challenge that kicked things off (and saw Alaska digging in and giving us a classic Tennessee Williams / Liz Taylor homage)! I'm talking about the sobs that went up across the land as one of this season's most uniquely striking queens left the competition. But enough!!! Watch and you'll learn...

And you'll also get a few tips from me on what I want to see in forthcoming Drag Race queens (timely, since auditions are now being submitted for Season 6. Already!). And of course, you'll get dish about the big "telenovela" challenge and Jinkx Monsoon's south-of-the-border death glam on the runway!!!! Ay carumba! Me gusta mucho!!!

Still need to watch this week's episode? Then cha-cha right over to to see it in its "Escandalo" entirety!


(Pssst. If you're intrigued by the notion of auditioning for Season 6 yourself, has all the info you need. But hurry!! The April 9 deadline looms.)

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