There is not a more iconic Drag Race challenge than "Snatch Game," the celebrity parody game show that has been one of the only consistent and most crucially important parts of each season. The make-it-or-break-it episode is famous for separating the real frontrunners from the pack, and it always gives fans a treasure trove of memes, reaction GIFs, and unforgettable quotes. The highly anticipated episode is next up for Season 13, fans will have to wait, because there's no new RuPaul's Drag Race airing on Feb. 26, 2021. But don't worry, you'll still get your drag fix.
For the first time ever, Drag Race will take a brief break from airing its competitive episodes in order to give fans a documentary special about how the Season 13 queens and Drag Race production team were able to bring the show back amid the coronavirus pandemic. The new season, which was filmed in August 2020, has implemented transparent dividers between each judge as well as face masks the queens wear when they step outside the studio, but there's a lot more that went on behind the scenes to make this season happen. A brief trailer for RuPaul's Drag Race: Corona Can't Keep A Good Queen Down confirmed the special episode will premiere during Drag Race's usual airtime on Friday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. ET on VH1 in lieu of a new competitive episode.
It looks like this special will mirror the similar coronavirus special that aired as a part of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2 in early February, which chronicled how each contestant spent their time preparing to return to the show while in quarantine.
Instead, the "Snatch Game" episode will air on Friday, March 5, a week after the documentary special's debut. The decision to include yet another non-elimination episode in Season 13 is pretty surprising to many fans, considering this season has only seen four queens go home over the span of eight episodes. Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen pointed out Season 13 will have gone five whole weeks without an elimination given its multiple-premiere structure, a recent double-shantay, and this doc.
With a shocking nine queens still in the competition by Episode 9, it's already looking like Season 13 could snatch the title of becoming the longest-running season in Drag Race herstory. To get all the behind-the-scenes tea on how this season was made, tune in to RuPaul's Drag Race: Corona Can't Keep A Good Queen Down on Friday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. ET on VH1. Then, get ready for "Snatch Game" to shake up the competition on Friday, March 5.