Welcome to another Sunday of talking about the shows that made us laugh, cry, go awww and, 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
Charles: Kara Danvers on Supergirl. Kara did what was right in this week’s episode. She stood by her friend as everyone was telling her not too. She was rewarded with her trust and saved/cleared Lena Luthor from jail. Badass and a pretty good friend to boot.
April: Betty Cooper of Riverdale. She used her super sleuthing powers – courtesy of every girl’s childhood heroine, Nancy Drew – to research a disgusting child predator who was clearly lying about why she changed her identity (c’mon, Jennifer Gibbons, like I bought that sob story. It’s too bad Archie’s so gullible.) And then, like the best friend she is, she was able to plant a seed of doubt in Archie’s mind about Geraldine Grundy, or Jennifer Gibbons. Thanks to her “meticulous diary,” Grundy-Gibbons was run out of town, and hopefully won’t return anytime soon.
Nora: Erin Lindsay will always be my favorite badass and this week was no exception. The case on Chicago P.D was a particularly gruesome one, but when the culprits are finally caught Lindsay is the one to bring her A-game. She interrogates the perpetrator and sends the fear of God down this woman’s spine when she dares threaten her. Sophia Bush is just a badass in general, so seeing Lindsay harness that this week was amazing.
Lizzie: For all that I think the show could be better – way better, Emily Locke did kind of save the day on Powerless, and she is, without a doubt, the best thing about an uneven show that’s still finding it’s way.
OTP of the Week
Nora: A couple that slays zombies together, stays together. Rick and Michonne were a total badass OTP this week. In one of the biggest zombie takedowns in The Walking Dead history, Rick and Michonne each get in a car and basically zip-line down and entire walker heard. If this isn’t an OTP moment for the ages, I don’t know what is. Richonne is stronger than ever and I’m here for it!
Charles: Bellamy and Clarke on The 100. The scene where Clarke watches Bellamy sleep and puts him on the 100 list was emotional. But then it was topped when Bellamy saw him name on the list and said that Clarke has to be on the list too if he is. He doesn’t want to be alive without Clarke. That is love right there my friends.
April: Rufus and Jiya of Timeless. He slipped her a burner phone so he could still communicate with her while on the run, and then she hacked into the system to keep him from being found. He also believes in her wholeheartedly and is confident that she can take care of herself.
Lizzie: Linstead, on Chicago PD. Even in the little things these two are perfect. Did you all see how proud Jay was at Lindsay’s shooting range prowess? And it’s a kind of proud that has no machismo behind it, he’s proud because she’s awesome, not because he had any hand in making her awesome in this regard. They’re so supportive and mature and cute. I wish all OTPs were like these two.
Lyra: I’m gonna hop on The Walking Dead train with Nora, and say that Richonne had the most epic walker takedown ever! They are a lean, mean, walker killing machine, that work well together. They ground each other and know that the other is capable and willing to take the chances needed in the apocalypse. They’re endgame, and no one can tell me otherwise.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Nora: I haven’t a good cry during This Is Us in a while and I think I jinxed myself. The moment that had me in tears this week is when Kevin runs from the opening of his play to go and console Randall. Kevin is doing what he think Jack would do and takes off to help his brother. It’s one of the first genuine moments they’ve had together and I LOST IT! The scene of Kevin holding Randall in his office juxtaposed with young Kevin walking past a young Randall crying and breaking down really had me crying. I was just a puddle of feels over This Is Us altogether.
Beata: Jace and Simon’s conversation at the Hunter’s Moon in Shadowhunters. It made me think of their book counterparts, and gave me all the City of Fallen Angels feels. The snark, the sass, the narcissism, the banter, it was all there and I loved it. I love those book characters so much.
April: Miguel, who I feel is getting a lot of unfounded hate (it doesn’t help that he’s married to Jack’s Rebecca,) telling Kevin how much like his dad he is on This Is Us. When he told Kev that being around him was like having his best friend back, I completely lost it. Rebecca lost her husband, the Big Three lost their father, but Miguel lost someone too – his person. And then, when Kev is about to go on stage to what could be the most important step of his career, he says he’s going to do what his father would do and goes to Randall’s office to take care of him like an amazing big brother. Miguel comparing Kevin to Jack resulted in this incredible, beautiful scene between Kev and his little brother, and I thank Miguel for it.
Terri: Kevin going to comfort his brother Randall on This Is Us. The moment we see Randall break down and Kevin go to hold him absolutely broke my heart. This show is so raw and emotional, it’s one of the few shows on tv with the power to make me cry.
Charles: Have to agree with Nora and Terri and pick Kevin and Randall’s moment on This is Us. It was such a emotional moment and I was in tears by the end of the scene. One of Kevin’s best moments as a brother and showed us the brotherly bond goes beyond being the same blood.
Lizzie: Just about everything that happened in this week’s Chicago Med, but especially the scene when that poor woman had to decide who would get the only blood left in the blood bank – her son or her nephew. How can someone be expected to make that decision?
Superhero of the Week
Lizzie: Rufus Carlin, on Timeless. He got shot and then he was all like: Get me back to the lifeboat and I’ll get us home. Because yes, piloting a time machine is as easy as pushing a button. But that’s not the only thing that makes Rufus a superhero, he’s a superhero because he’s there in the first place, because at great personal risk, he’s trying to stop Rittenhouse, to stop Flynn. He’s a hero because he’s putting the mission above what he desperately wants – Jiya, his family’s safety. He’s a hero because he does not give up. And heroes like that don’t die, can’t die. You hear me Timeless? Don’t you dare.
Nora: Laurel on How to Get Away with Murder is my superhero this week. After losing Wes, she’s now doing everything in her power to find out what got him killed. From hiring her own private investigator to going toe-to-toe with Annalise, Laurel is the superhero How to Get Away with Murder needs right now. With Annalise dealing with her own issues, Laurel is surely going to be the one to find out what happened to Wes. Karla Souza has really risen since the beginning of the show and I can’t wait to see Laurel’s path for justice continue.
Danielle: Michaela is another How to Get Away with Murder character that can be appreciated this week. While Annalise was off dealing with Nate and other inner issues, Michaela stepped up and took the lead to figure out who (or what) killed Wes. It was surprising but not surprising, since Michaela has been painted as Annalise’s mini-me for awhile now. But at least now the other characters are taking notice.
April: Jiya on Timeless. She put her own safety and job on the line to help her boyfriend and his friends stop an incredibly dangerous organization, without even knowing what was truly going on. Also, that was a wicked shutdown of the entire system.
Quote of the Week
Nora: Alaric: “Care to explain why Twitter just notified me that CobraKai1972 is tweeting for the first time in 4 years?”
Damon: “Better question, why are you still following him?” –The Vampire Diaries
Charles : “We are having a romance of the mind” – David, Legion
Terri: “I think I’m on the waitlist to heaven but they’re not returning any of my calls” – Kai, The Vampire Diaries
Ivette: “People talk Ollie, and uh, some people vomit a little.” – Thea, Arrow
April: “You know what happens to a snake when a Louboutin heel steps on it? Shut the hell up, or you’ll find out.” – Veronica, Riverdale
Lizzie: “You never speak of your mother. Did you drive her to suicide with these stories?” – Van, Powerless
Lyra: “No, you listen to me. Thank you. Thank you! Knowing you, it’s been the best part of my life. And the things that we’ve shared together, they have changed me. You’re my family. I love you. I love all of you.” – Castiel, Supernatural
WTF Moment of the Week
Nora: When Chief Anderson reassigns several members of Firehouse 51 on Chicago Fire this week. 51 can never catch a break, but this is probably the worst punishment they’ve ever gotten. When Chief Anderson butts heads with Chief Boden, he decides to dismantle 51, but reassigning several key members of the team. Like honestly, WTF man? All Boden was doing was helping you at a call and your fragile little ego can’t take it. Firehouse 51, it’s time to hit back!
Beata: Alec pressuring Magnus into having sex when Magnus had already said he wasn’t comfortable with it, on Shadowhunters. Just… why would the writers do that? Alec would never, ever do that kind of thing. This show has a young audience and a responsibility to portray healthy relationships, which they were doing, up until that one massive misstep. While I can kind of understand what Shadowhunters was trying to do with that scene, the execution was really uncomfortable and made it look like sexual assault.
Lizzie: The entirety of that episode of Arrow. Not only is a show that glorifies violence not the place to get preachy about gun violence, Oliver telling the shooter that ending his life is not his call to make is the HEIGHT OF HYPOCRISY when Oliver is effectively judge, jury and executioner every night on the streets as the Green Arrow. And that’s not even going into the magical solution that we never got to hear. What a mess, Arrow. What a mess.
Charles : Rufus getting shot on Timeless. You know that danger is always around the corner for the Time Team but damn I didn’t expect Rufus to get shot. And to be honest, I have no clue if he’ll make it.
April: Agent Neville of Timeless telling the Time Team to go back and kill Flynn’s mother when she’s a teenager. I don’t think so.
Ivette: In this week’s Quantico, when Carly was revealed to be a part of the AIC (not really that, ‘cause they hate the name) AND Sebastian’s wife. She shoots him and he shoots her! It all came out of nowhere in under two minutes (I checked). She’s dead, but I’m still holding out for Sebastian. *fingers crossed*
Terri: I have two this week. One, I fully agree with what Lizzie says above about her assessment of this week’s Arrow. A show filled with fighting and vigilante justice devotes a full episode to gun control? Right on, guys. Secondly, the announcement of the new bachelorette BEFORE the current season of The Bachelor ends. Rachel is still a (very viable) contestant on this season, so I don’t understand why they couldn’t wait a week or two before they made the announcement.
Lyra: Mary Winchester not handing over the Colt when Castiel’s life was on the line on Supernatural, grated my nerves to no end! Castiel was willing to break a sacred blood oath to save her because she was already part of his family. In turn, she puts his life at risk? WTF! And I know she told the BMoL that she almost “lost one of her boys.” But who says she’s talking about Castiel? Actions speak louder than words and his life wasn’t important enough to hand over the Colt. Mary is hiding secrets and I don’t like this turn that she’s taking. I thought she was going to join the fold and teach her son’s new ways to hunt. Instead she’s lying and it’s going to blow up in her face if she doesn’t fess up soon.
Agree? Disagree? Have another moment you think we missed? Share with us in the comments below!