Twelfth episode, and I still have opinions! If you haven't already, read my review for episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four, episode five, episode six, episode seven, episode eight, episode nine, episode ten, and episode eleven.
As before I've already given you a spoiler warning in the title and the cover photo and here's a third. Consider yourself warned.
Not a very visual episode except for the final looks, so there aren't a lot of pictures.
1. Okay so now it's literally just the podcast and no more tic tacs?
I read something complaining that the tic tac was encouraging eating disorders. The intention is clearly to make fun of expectations of women, but I guess if not enough people get that maybe it's a good thing they cut it...
2. This moment with Aquaria is adorable. Do I stan her too hard?
She keeps getting more and more human every episode and I'm living for it.
3. I'm not into this look but Miranda was. So that's a thing.
4. Where did they shoot this? Why did they shoot this off the runway? Conspiracy?
I'm really not sure why they id what they did. My guess is because they had to reset each queen up with the dancers at the start of each verse, and I don't think that would have worked properly with a contiguous performance.
But it was weird.
Also lowkey they kept cutting away from Eureka during her performance. There was so much footage of just the dancers...
5. Icon. Icon. Icon.
I am going to wear eye jewelry to work now.
6. In any other situation I think this hair would look trashy but Kameron pulls - it - off.
7. This look is objectively poor.
The cut is boring, the silhouette is boring, gusset-like space under her arm is baggy which I would not expect from a custom gown bought with tour money. The stoning didn't translate through the screen. It took me until writing this to realize that those are light bulbs on her head. The Yuhua lower lashes seem to be telling a different story from the rest o the look. I don't get the hair.
It fails at camp and it fails at glamour, but we didn't get to hear negative critiques because the judges had a preconceived plan for a final four. This isn't even 'Eureka is getting a hyper good edit' conspiracy or anything. This is just 'they refuse to give negative critiques to justify pushing them all through.'
From what the editors could salvage, there wasn't a single critique complimenting anything about this look that actually pointed to an element. Both Carson and Todrick's comments
8. "Call Me Mother" is a great song but a terrible four-way lip sync song choice.
Like, especially if you're gonna go and edit testimonials over everything and cut so close to the queens that you can't really see what anyone is doing? Part of the excitement of this song is how fast you have to spit out the words, but we can't appreciate that when you're constantly superimposing diary room footage.
In Season 7 when the top four lip synced, there was dramatic tension because we knew someone was going home, and someone did, Kennedy, a talented queen that, had they started later season format earlier, definitely would have stayed.
In Season 8, dramatic tension with Chi Chi.
In Season 9, the edit was fairly transparent, but there was still a minor amount of tension because we didn't know yet.
This season they didn't even try.
Can't wait for a butterfly finale.