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:
Bad-ass Female Character of the Week
April: Betty of Riverdale for her continuous sleuthing taken straight out of a page of Nancy Drew, courage to visit her sister Polly and find out the truth for herself, and strength to stand up to her awful parents. Betty Cooper is a gift.
Nora: April Sexton on Chicago Med is my badass female character this week. This was a tough couple of episodes for all the Chicago shows, but what April did this week was beyond extraordinary. After finding out her unborn child has no heartbeat, instead of sinking into her emotions, she returns to the ER and helps a patient she’s bonded with get through a really tough time. April has always been incredibly strong, but this week she’s a bonafide badass.
Alyssa: I’m going to have to agree with April and say Betty from Riverdale. Her continued dedication and determination to discovering the truth about what really happened between her sister Polly and Jason is refreshing in a world where her storyline could’ve been all about pining after Archie. Not only did Betty get up the courage to defy her parents and visit Polly, but she also stood up to her parents and didn’t let them belittle her or push her down with insinuating she was going crazy too.
Erin: Bonnie on TVD. Look, I am all about The Vampire Diaries right now, because of its ending. I am finding it hard to let go. But we left off not knowing if Bonnie was alive or dead and that kills me. But I think she’s gone and that’s how Elena wakes up. So I am looking at Bonnie as a badass, because she again has sacrificed everything for everyone around her. Doesn’t come more legit than that.
OTP of the Week
Lyra: Karamel on Supergirl. Week after week this ship hooks me. Both of these characters are still growing and changing, but they’re doing it together. They’re putting the effort into discovering what kind of people and superheroes they want to be in National City while taking into account the others wants and needs. And sure it isn’t perfect, sure they have some setbacks before they push forward once more, but that’s what makes it real. That’s what makes it relatable. That’s what makes me want to see more.
Charles: Archie and Veronica on Riverdale. We got to see them at their best and sorta worse this week but both ended up supporting the other at the end. Archie figured out he shouldn’t have replace Veronica for his musical performance and Veronica realized that it was wrong to lash out at Archie for her and her mom’s relationship problem. In the end, they supported each other with some lovely flirting thrown in there and a kiss at the end.
Lizzie: I’m still on the Karamel train. At this point, it feels like I’m one of the drivers. I’ll defend these two against anyone. Need a champion? Come find me. And it’s not because they’re perfect – they’re far from. It’s not because they’re goals – not yet. It’s because they’re on a journey, and it’s a believable, relatable one. Kara’s a strong woman that needs to learn that she can depend on others every once in a while and Mon-El is a man used to being in charge that needs to understand that Kara doesn’t need a protector, but a partner. They’re not there yet – but they’re trying, and they’re being adorable puppies while they try, so yeah. Karamel flag has been planted. I’m a proud shipper.
Nora: Karamel does have my heart as well, but in order to give us some different OTP’s this week, I’ve got to talk about Severide and Anna on Chicago Fire. Severide is that one character that always does stupid stuff, but I still want to protect him. This week, Severide goes to Chicago Med looking into an opening in pediatrics and finds out its been filled. Then at the end of the episode, Anna comes to see Severide and tells him she took the opening in order to be with him. I have never liked any of Severide’s significant others, but man I am falling for Severide and Anna. I hope this ship lasts longer than a few episodes. I continually pray that Chicago Fire won’t pull a Grey’s Anatomy Denny Duquette scenario. I also loved Charlotte Sullivan on Rookie Blue, so I’m glad I can love her on this show now too.
April: The super sleuths of Riverdale, Betty and Jughead. After he smiled at her in the diner, I’ve been slowly falling for them, and I was blessed with a huge dose of them this week! Whether it was being super cute at lunch, Jughead going with her to visit Polly, or tracking down the car Jason stashed away, every moment they had together was adorable. On top of that, I got Jughead coming over for breakfast AND a kiss (which resulted in a very happy smile from Betty!) He even climbed up to her window, and tried to reach for her past the guards when she had to say goodbye to Polly. Also, they wore blue and gold at breakfast, just like the newspaper they work for. These two are just so perfect, and I am unabashedly in love.
Alyssa: It’s gotta be Karamel for me, as well. I find myself continually impressed by how Supergirl has been writing their relationship. I love how Supergirl shows us that these are two characters that are far from perfect as they begin a relationship that is not going to be perfect. That’s not realistic. I feel like one of the reasons that Karamel has been one of my favorite OTPs at the moment isn’t just because of the sizzling chemistry between Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood, but also because of how realistic they are. Relationships are all about growth, and we’re seeing how both Kara and Mon-El are growing as individuals as they work on growing their relationships. That final scene where Mon-El was just there for Kara — and we know there in the morning when she woke up, because she asked — was enough to make my heart melt.
Erin: Karamel. Like I can’t even look at another OTP and think they fucking compare. Karamel is life right now. Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood electrify the screen every week and I am there for it.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Lyra: Kara and Mon-El hug at the end of Supergirl. Mon-El came to Kara to talk about their relationship or possibly tell her his secret. That flew out the window when he saw the devastation in her eyes. I love that he remembered Winn’s advice and asked her what she needed. He was there for whatever she asked of him without a hint of hesitation. When they cuddled up together you could see the weight of the world on Kara’s shoulders, fade away for just a couple seconds. This moment is a definite shift in their relationship. They’re starting to understand that it’s ok to ask for what you need and that this is more than a romantic fling. This is a partnership.
Lizzie: Every second Elias Koteas was on screen during the One Chicago crossover. Every. Single. Second. He played Al like a broken man who sometimes seem resigned to his grief and at others could barely get a handle on his temper and it was so real and relatable and raw that he broke my heart not once, but multiple times. It just wasn’t okay. It still isn’t.
Nora: I’m with Lizzie on this one. Elias Koteas had me collapsing into a puddle of feels during the One Chicago crossover this week. From the moment he came running to the fire in the Chicago Fire episode looking for Lexi, I was a blubbering mess. He’s one character that is often the stoic one, so to see him break down really caused me to lose it. He broke my heart in every single minute of this crossover event. I’m still crying. Beautiful performance from Elias and every single cast member on Chicago P.D. this week. Erin Lindsay moving Lexie’s photo off the victim’s board was heartbreaking as well.
Charles: Stefan and Caroline’s vows on Vampire Diaries. It was a pretty beautiful moment and even though I don’t watch it as often as others do, I still had tears at these vows. Such a wonderful moment.
Lexi: The WestAllen proposal was so perfect. Barry and Iris have been through a lot together and deserve happiness. Though the episode ended on a cliffhanger, I know (or maybe just desperately hope) Iris will say yes, and marry her best friend.
April: Betty and Polly being forced apart on Riverdale while Betty promises she’ll get her sister out of the Sisters of Mercy institution. Lili Reinhart was absolutely brilliant.
Alyssa: It was definitely that final scene between Kara and Mon-El on Supergirl. The entire episode was a learning experience for them both, and I feel like this was a moment that — yes, it set my shipper heart of fire because of the cuddling — but also a moment that showed the steady progress that both Kara and Mon-El are making in this relationship that is still new. Mon-El finally learned to listen and was able to just be there for Kara, and Kara was able to just let Mon-El be there for her. It was a beautiful end to a wonderful episode.
Erin: Just take the last 30 minutes of The Vampire Diaries and I was crying the whole entire time. I FELL APART. I will be a mess next Friday.
Superhero of the Week
Lizzie: Peter Stone, on Chicago Justice. Rarely do the lawyers get to be the heroes, and in the end, what Peter Stone did by getting the man who killed 39 people convicted can’t bring them back, can’t take away the pain. It can, however, provide a fitting end to a One Chicago crossover that pulled at every heartstring we have and left us feeling raw and incredibly lucky that we get to go home and hug our family goodnight.
April: Val and Josie on Riverdale. Val for taking a chance on Archie and leaving the Pussycats to make sure her sound was heard, but then ultimately choosing her best friend and returning to the band, and Josie for finishing her song while her heart was breaking because of her fastidious father, who didn’t even stay until the end of her performance. How rude.
Alyssa: Hank Voight on Chicago P.D. While Voight’s methods might sometimes be unorthodox — or bordering on the line of morality — there’s no denying that he gets results. Voight has this chilly calmness about him that is part of his swagger, and when he gets angry that’s when you need to worry. Not cause great harm is about to come to you — although you’d be right — but because you’re about to get taken down.
Erin: Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries. She has been everything to everyone on this show and she has always sacrificed everything for everyone. She helped save Caroline’s kids this week – costing her the connection she has with Enzo. That woman is selfless. She deserves everything. And FYI – if she’s dead, I am gonna fall apart. Elena won’t be able to handle that.
Quote of the Week
Lyra: “So let’s talk about now. We went out looking for your little failed project for a few hours. Just around the perimeter. Tit to taint, as it were.” – Negan from The Walking Dead
“Caroline, you’ve been my friend, my conscience, my sounding board. You saw light when all I saw was darkness. You saved me from despair. You told me once that I would fall back in love without realizing it and that’s what happened. Day by day, bit by bit, year by year…with you.” – Stefan Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries
Charles: “Be the Jey to my Bey?” – Veronica to Archie on Riverdale
“Iris West, will you marry me?” – Barry Allen on The Flash
Nora: “To a Mystic Falls mom who started out by hating me and became one of my closest friends. She was strong, she was loving, and not only did she protect this town, but she raised an incredible daughter that I now get to call family. To Liz Forbes, gone but never forgotten.” -Damon, The Vampire Diaries
April: Veronica: “If you freeze out there, Red Troubadour, just focus on someone that makes you feel safe.” *Archie gets up on stage, freezes, looks at his dad and starts to sing*
Alyssa: “Put him in The Cage.” The five words you never want to hear from Chicago P.D.’s Hank Voight.
Erin: “Caroline, you’ve been my friend, my conscience, my sounding board. You saw light in me when all I saw was darkness. You saved me from despair. You told me once that I would fall madly in love without realizing it, and that’s what happened. Day by day, bit by bit, year by year, with you.” – Stefan’s vows
WTF Moment of the Week
Charles: The entire episode of Legion. I mean all of it. It is a show that feels like if David Lynch dropped some acid and then read a ton of X-Men comic books. It’s wild, wacky, edge of your seat and I love it. From David’s mind astral plane to body-swaps, this week’s episode felt like the tip of a insane iceberg.
Lizzie: Arrow, Arrow, Arrow. Did I mention I’m keeping this spot open for Arrow every week? The whole episode belongs here, but I’m going to focus on the decision to kidnap Susan WIlliams at the end of the episode. Sure, on paper, this makes sense, she’s Oliver’s love interest and a little manpain for our hero and concerned fans is good for the ratings. Except there are NO concerned fans. Because NO ONE CARES ABOUT SUSAN WILLIAMS. Absolutely no one. And the fact that the show keeps trying to shove her down our throats just makes it worse.
April: Polly being locked up in the Sisters of Mercy because she’s pregnant. I’m so confused about what time period Riverdale is supposed to be set in.
Alyssa: Can it be the entire episode of Arrow (minus the Felicity and Diggle parts?) Because Arrow was a mess. But I’m going to focus on the moment Oliver came to Felicity and asked her for advice on how to repair his relationship. If my ears didn’t betray me, he basically told Felicity she needed to find a way to fix his relationship with Susan. As if it’s her fault. As if she owes him anything. Newsflash, Oliver Douchebag Queen, Felicity owes you nothing. You, on the other hand, owe her quite a lot. Have you forgotten your lies that ended your relationship with Felicity? Or have you forgotten that you killed her boyfriend? Check yourself, Oliver. Check yourself, Arrow.
Erin: Read what Lizze and Alyssa wrote.That’s what I would have written here.
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