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
Lyra: Felicity Smoak on Legends of Tomorrow. Despite the fact that Felicity was a masked vigilante for 2.5 seconds she was the last one standing. After everyone in her team was taken down, she kept fighting to keep Star City safe from those that would cause it harm. It takes a lot of heart and strength to do what she did and I’ve got to believe that in this alternate reality, she made it back to them, somehow, someway, in death.
Danielle: Callie from The Fosters was, for once in this season, so badass sticking up for her friend Aaron against his unaccepting family. Aaron is a transgender male, and he brought Callie over to meet his family for his father’s birthday. I knew that when Aaron froze after his mother deadnamed him as Allison, Callie would do everything in her power to make her friend feel better. Aaron’s family was not only disrespectful to him as a transgender but rude to assume that Callie was a lesbian because she was friends with him!! The best part was when Aaron’s dad said “Haven’t you mutilated yourself enough?” And that was when Callie stepped up and said, “He is your son!” I rooted for her this entire episode.
Lizzie: Regina Mills on this week’s Once Upon A Time did one of the hardest things a person – a character – can do, and finally forgave herself. And in forgiving herself, in seeing the good, in learning to love herself, Regina not only took a huge step forward in her redemption arc, she also helped the Evil Queen get a happy ending. A win all around! (Even if sending her to the wish-realm, where everyone hated her and wanted to kill her, was a tad …confusing. But hey, she’s got Robin on her side!)
April: During the last seven episodes of Riverdale, I never expected my choice would be Alice Cooper in the eighth. But, she surprised me this week. Instead of being the wretched, manipulative, controlling woman we’ve come to know, Alice finally got some much-needed layers. This week, when it all came down to it, she was just a mother and wife who will fight to put her family back together. Although she doesn’t agree with Polly’s decision to keep her baby, Alice decided she still wanted to be part of her daughter’s life. Most importantly, when she learned that her husband made an appointment for Polly to have an abortion, she kicked him out. Finally Betty isn’t the only person to put her atrocious father in his place.
OTP of the Week
Lizzie: Densi on NCIS: LA. These two have gone through a lot this season, and to see them on the mend is delightful, but to see them being a team, talking about the stuff regular couples talk about – including whether Kensi was ready to have sex after a debilitating injury – is a joy to watch. This is an adult, mature relationship, one based on trust and it’s so rare on TV that I feel like buying NCIS: LA DVDs by the bulk and sending them to a few (most) show-runners in Hollywood.
My other OTP this week was Sanvers on Supergirl – because wow, how adult was that? So often we see drama for the sake of drama or couples not communicating, not trusting each other, jumping to conclusions, etc, and this show has so far avoided all those pitfalls when it comes to this relationship.
Lyra: Bughead on Riverdale. Instead of having Betty breakup with Jughead after finding out the truth about his father, they kept them together. Riverdale said goodbye to that cliche, not talking and trying to solve/explain the misunderstanding or lie by omission, and in the process made them stronger as a couple. It’s refreshing to see a show like this treat a teen romance with respect.
Nora: Shocking I know, but Karamel on Supergirl is my OTP of the week. I don’t know how I’m going to last a whole month without them, but this episode gave me a lot of adorable moments to hopefully get me through it. From Mon-El making breakfast to Kara rallying the team go save Mon-El because he’s now family was adorable. Karamel is one of my favorite new OTP’s to emerge this TV season. Kara and Mon-El are adorable in every which way. Also this week, watching Mon-El sacrifice himself and going with his parents to save Kara was just a lot of feels for one episode. I can’t wait to see where Karamel goes for the rest of the season.
April: Riverdale’s resident super sleuths, Betty and Jughead. They support each other, through all the bad (and there’s a lot of bad.) It’s a beautiful thing. He also willingly attended a baby shower because of her, and that’s not a thing most guys would do for their girl.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Lizzie: Emma gives Killian back the ring on Once Upon A Time. I know it’s a temporary roadblock, I know these two will get back together, I know we’ll probably get another proposal and a happy ending for this couple …but boy, did this hurt. The acting was on point – Jennifer Morrison perfectly portrayed Emma’s disbelief at the fact that Hook could doubt her, doubt their love and Colin O’Donoghue perfectly played a man so at war with himself that he couldn’t see what he had in front of him because he didn’t feel worthy of it. It was perfect, beautiful angst, and it broke my heart.
Lyra: J’onn on Supergirl telling Mon-El’s father that they’re there to keep their family together as well. For some reason that made my heart ache with all the feels. Mon-El isn’t just Kara’s boyfriend or some easily replaceable face. He’s a part of this family with connections to J’onn, Alex, Winn, and James. His stories just begun.
Danielle: When Jesus on The Fosters FINALLY learned how to read again!! I squealed so hard when he fully read the side effects of those pills he was taking. Everybody — his mom’s Lena and Stef, sisters Mariana and Callie, brother Brandon — was shocked when Jesus read the pill bottle out loud, with those cute Clark Kent glasses. After being tormented by his own demons and insecurities, it was so nice to see Jesus finally get some hope towards him.
Nora: I have two moments that made me collapse into a blubbering mess this week. First, was Grey’s Anatomy and watching Maggie desperately try to save her mother even though she knew she wasn’t going to bounce back from the cancer treatments. It was heartbreaking. Grey’s never fails to make me sob with these storylines and this one was particularly gut-wrenching. Also it being directed by Ellen Pompeo gave it that little extra that had me using a whole box of tissues and sobbing for 10 minutes after the episode aired. Second, was watching Cisco, Julian and H.R. desperately try to save Caitlin when she begins to seize was a moment of pure feels for me. Between Julian saying he can’t live without her to Cisco breaking down into tears was so emotional and something I definitely wasn’t expecting from The Flash this week. Adding to this emotional rollercoaster, after Caitlin seemingly dies, Julian rips off the device suppressing her powers and now she’s gone full on Killer Frost. It was a lot to process, but mostly seeing Cisco, Julian and H.R. mourning Caitlin’s loss and trying to save her was heartbreaking.
April: Polly chooses to move in with the Blossoms instead of coming home on Riverdale. Mädchen Amick gave a stunning performance of Alice breaking down in her youngest daughter’s arms when she realizes her oldest girl isn’t coming home. I really think Polly made a terrible decision, but it’s difficult to trust that Penelope Blossom understands the word “genuine.”
Superhero of the Week
Lyra: Felicity Smoak on Legends of Tomorrow. Look, before you say, “You had her as the badass female character of the week” let me explain. Felicity deserves both these mentions and more. For a character that was only suppose to be on Arrow for one episode, look how far she’s come? Felicity Smoak is a fighter, a survivor, a legacy, no matter what universe/reality she appears in.
Danielle: When Grace bashed in Uncle Mac’s Jeep with a baseball bat on Greenleaf! That was so funny and gave me Beyonce vibes, when she bashed in all of those cars with a baseball bat in the “Hold Up” video. Granted, I know Grace’s bound to get into a whole lot of trouble in next week’s episode, but for this week, it was totally worth it.
Nora:Felicity Smoak is also my superhero of the week. Even though she was barely in two minutes of the Legends of Tomorrow episode, she was a superhero in all the best ways. First of all, the fact that Felicity continued to fight after Damien killed every other superhero in this alternate reality was a lot to handle. Felicity Smoak, whether she has a mask or not, will always be one of the best superheroes, but Legends of Tomorrow really let her shine this week. Seeing her kick some butt and go toe to toe with Sara and Amaya was awesome. She uses everyone’s legacy to continue the fight and if that’s not the mark of a superhero, I don’t know what is.
Lizzie: Here to jump on the Felicity Smoak on Legends of Tomorrow train. Felicity, for me, is a superhero every week, without the mask, and what makes her one on this episode isn’t necessarily the mask, but the fact that she didn’t give up, that she kept fighting, even when the fight was lost.
April: Fred Andrews on Riverdale is just a good guy who’s trying to give his son a good life. Even with financial trouble and lots of struggling, he’s raising one son as a single parent and has taken in another boy without hesitation, which makes him a superhero. (Although it is really weird to see Dylan McKay have a breakdown over something that’s not drug-related.)
Quote of the Week
Lyra: “Okay, that’s very sweet. But there’s no way you’re getting in the way of me and BACON!” – Kara, Supergirl
Danielle: “Bullies always win and I’m tired of being a loser.” – Jude to Noah, The Fosters
“What makes you a loser is stooping to his level.” – Noah to Jude, The Fosters
Nora: “Star City is my home and I will never stop fighting.” -Felicity Smoak, Legends of Tomorrow
“We dumped her [Ellis’] ashes down a scrub sink in O.R. two.” -Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
Lizzie: “Love can save even the darkest souls. You just have to believe in it.” – Snow White, Once Upon A Time
April: “What, and you think I’m responsible? That I’ve been, what, waiting all these years for a chance to get back at your old man? No, kid, life’s too short.” – Forsythe Jones, Riverdale
WTF Moment of the Week
Lyra: Rick & Co. helping Oceanside destroy all those walkers…that they invited IN THE FIRST PLACE on The Walking Dead. I understanding that killing the undead unites people. I really do. It establishes the otherness of the dead and reaffirms who still fights to survive. I truly get that. What I don’t understand is how Oceanside, or even Rick & Co., could think that this was a bonding moment, solidifying Oceanside’s agreement to hand over their guns? This is what I imagine the Oceanside people though: “Ummm, thanks for killing all those walkers that were totally your fault. You can take our weapons cuz it’s a *skeptical look followed by a shrug* fair trade? Either way, we’ll be keeping an eye on you!” Hot mess.
Lizzie: Arrow was good this week, not mind-blowingly great, but good, and that’s why they earn this stop – because it’s been EIGHTEEN EPISODES. Why couldn’t they start the season like this? Why did I have to waste eighteen seventeen hours of my life? Next year, you can be sure, if I’m still watching, I’m not watching live. Because they certainly don’t seem to care about making every episode a good one.
April: Alice tearing into Hal for making an appointment for Polly like he did with her on Riverdale. Um, what???
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