Fangirlish’s FEELS of the Week: March 4th to March 10th

Welcome to another Sunday of talking about the shows that made us laugh, cry, go awwwand, of course, look around and wonder what in the world was happening. If it made us feel things, whether they were good, or bad, then this is where we talk about it. This is where you tell us if you agree. This is where we let it all out.

So, without further ado, here are these week’s picks:

Badass Female Character of the Week

Kayla: Mina Okafor from The Resident. This woman not only gave herself stitches without a painkiller – but stopped a guy from mugging her and then treated him for the injuries she gave him in the ER! I love her so much for this one moment, and it cements my new found love for this character. She has no filter and tells it as it is. One amazing, badass surgical resident, who has limitless compassion for her patients. I’m all for it.

Lariel: I’m going truly bad – Poison Ivy v3 in Gotham. As she told Jim Gordon, she’s no longer the little girl whose dad was killed by the GCPD. And she’s no longer a slightly slow sidekick. Now she’s probably the most lethal lady Gotham has ever seen, and I can’t wait to see what additional chaos she creates.

Naomi: Jesse Quick from The Flash. Jesse came up with the idea to throw lightning at the nuclear bomb to neutralize its power.

OTP of the Week

Kayla: WestAllen, The Flash – end of story! Not only did Barry go to her for comfort but she gave him the answer to his problem. Iris truly is Barry’s lightning rod. Between the kiss and then the cuddling – I had the feels for this amazing couple this week.

Man – can I have more than one?? Cause I do!!! I have THREE!

FitzSimmons from Agents of SHIELD are MARRIED! Yes! After all the hell they’ve been through – AOS comes through in their 100th episode and marries a couple I’ve shipped for five years!! This is definitely a couple that deserves and has earned their endgame.

And last but not least –

Theroy from Arrow! Seeing Roy again makes me so happy – but seeing him with Thea makes me happier!! And then Oliver telling Thea to go be happy with Roy like he is with Felicity – just yes – Oliver they do deserve that!

Lariel: Gosh, everything that Kayla said! I have always adored Thea and Roy, always (liked them before I liked Olicity, frankly), and I am eager to see them ride off into the sunset together. (Arrow writers, screw that up and you will have crowds with torches and pitchforks outside your offices!) I always thought FitzSimmons was adorable and so happy to see them married at last. But let me say this: WestAllen was never a ship that made me swoon until this week. I always liked it but “Enter Flashpoint” took it to a whole new level.

Jade: Westallen. Not only was Enter Flashtime one of the best episodes of the season (maybe of the series) but their scene in Flashtime absolutely destroyed me. In a cast that has so many strong actors, they absolutely stole the show. Barry’s defeat and desperation was gutting to watch, and Iris’s love and encouragement as she held him brought tears to my eyes. These two. I swear.

Naomi: What can I say that the other ladies haven’t? Barry and Iris absolutely obliterated all other ships this week.

Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS

Lariel: Barry pulling Iris into Flashtime to tell her he can’t save them. He’s so broken by his failure, and she is loving and understanding and encouraging – and then she comes up with the solution. Proof that they are The Flash.

Jade: Everything Lariel just said. That entire scene was just so fantastic. The way he was so reluctant to touch her at first because he knew it would be to say goodbye. The way he collapsed against her, and she lovingly told him every moment with him has been nice. His mention that she’s his lightning rod (FINALLY!) triggering her memory to help find a solution. Her asking him to come back to her. And that final kiss he lays on her at the end. I was a mess, and every gifset I’ve seen of that scene this week has wrecked me all over again.

Naomi: Barry and Iris in S.T.A.R. Labs of course! But even before Barry got to Iris, my emotional meltdown began when Barry contemplated whether or not to bring Joe into Flashtime. His father figure and now father-in law has been the one other sure thing in his life; that he could not say goodbye to him was a punch in the gut. Now for my complete demise this week: The entire sequence of Barry and Iris was acted and directed beautifully. When Barry first touches Iris, she is jolted awake and enveloped in Flashtime. Iris fights back her own fears as she tries to reassure Barry that everything will be okay because they are together- it was so hard to watch!  Iris’s love and steadiness calm Barry just enough to make him say the right words. Once he does, you could see Iris’s wheels turning as the memory of the most powerful lightning bolts she has ever seen returns. (How could she EVER forget the lightning storm that took Barry away from her??) She tells him what she remembers. Barry gives Iris that “Damn baby, I love you” look before kissing her and racing off to execute their idea. The lightning that flickers in her eyes as he runs off brought the scene home. Grant and Candice did that! They are the King and Queen of DCTV- yeah I said it!

 

 

Superhero of the Week

Danielle: I have to give it up for Callie Adams Foster on this week’s The Fosters! Not only did she manage to not get into ridiculous amount of trouble legally, but her helping out her new friend Ximena in her immigration case fight for her parents made her decide to change her college major from art to law! Even when Ximena lost her case, that still lit a fire and a passion and drive in Callie to want to help people like Ximena. It’s amazing how Callie went from a shy, angry, violent kid in the foster system to a compassionate, understanding, empathetic young lady. I’m so proud of her (this week! Anything can happen on next week’s 100th episode/spring finale.)

Lariel: This may be an unconventional choice, because he wasn’t the one who saved the day, but my pick this week is Jay Garrick of The Flash. Partly because I simply adore John Wesley Shipp, but also because I love the way they wrote his character this week. He tries so hard, but even speedsters age, and it’s all catching up to him, making him the first of the speedsters to fall out of Flashtime. When the crisis is resolved, Jay makes the difficult choice that faces all heroes who live long enough – whether to keep going until an inevitable loss, or to hang up the super suit and pass the mantle on to another. Jay makes the latter choice. I look forward to meeting the female speedster he’s going to train, and I do hope we will see him again as an advisor to Team Flash.

Jade: I’m going to have to give it to all three speedsters on The Flash. Barry was the center of this episode, and Grant Gustin did an absolutely phenomenal job. This is the hero we all know Barry is, can be and should be. But I also loved seeing John Wesley Shipp on screen again, as the more grizzled speedster. His acting when he collapsed made me scream out loud. But I also have to tip my hat to Jesse this week. She’s a character I’ve always struggled to like. I know she’s young, but they have sometimes showed an immaturity with her character that I have a hard time thinking someone in her position would display. But there was lovely growth and, yes, maturity from her in this episode. Not just when she worked with Barry and Jay to try to defuse the bomb, but particularly in that final scene with Harry. I loved her acceptance that he has to heal and move on from the loss of his wife on his own terms and in his own time, if ever. Their moment of bonding at the end was absolutely beautiful.

Quote of the Week

Lyra: “Jess, you up?”

“No.”

“You alone?”

“I don’t know.”

– Jessica and Malcolm, Jessica Jones

Danielle: “I understand what it’s like to feel powerless. When someone isn’t treated with dignity, I believe it affects all of us.” – Callie, The Fosters

Kayla: “I have been thinking about what to say. It’s just…words don’t really seem enough. I don’t deserve you, Jemma. I don’t. I don’t deserve you. And I’m well aware that I’m the luckiest man on any planet.”, Leopold Fitz’s marriage vow to Jemma Simmons on Agents of SHIELD

Jade: “This suit is going to be state of the art, Lynn. It’ll keep Anissa safe.”

“I just hope you’re not making my baby a casket.” – Jefferson and Lynn, talking about their daughter, Black Lightning

WTF Moment of the Week

Lizzie: Hey, The X-Files, you shouldn’t strive to be in this category every week! This week it’s because of course women are evil and witches, Mulder is defending sex offenders and oh, yes, this was a boring AF episode.

Kayla: Regina’s new love interest on Once Upon A Time. Seriously makes no sense to me! Regina and Dr. Facilier?? Explain this to me writers?? Cause right now it’s out of left field – and to be honest just downright disturbing to me. I knew she had one coming – but I’m rather disappointed with the choice. It’s just an odd one. This was the one plot out of a pretty interesting episode that I’m questioning you on.

Jade: Lucifer deciding to abandon his promise to Pierce/Cain on Lucifer because it…put Chloe in danger? I understand the justification leading to the action, but nothing in this particular episode led me to understand why he suddenly decided his actions put Chloe in danger. I’m pretty sure her level of danger had nothing to do with him, or Cain, or even Abel’s presence on the scene. Why now and not at any point before when he has actually contributed to the dangerous situation? It seemed more contrived than I’m used to Lucifer being. Definitely made me roll my eyes and ask WTF.

Agree? Disagree? Have another moment you think we missed? Share with us in the comments below!

Lyra enjoys loud mouthed, damaged characters, with a penchant for rescuing people and drinking their sorrows away. When she isn’t splurging on Netflix shows she’s not so quietly ranting about Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, and Supernatural!