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
Lyra: Wynonna Earp fought tooth and nail in the Season 2 finale despite the fact that she was heavily pregnant AND IN LABOR! (Not much of a surprise for Melanie Scrofano because she’s amazing and worked 18 hour days until a couple days before she gave birth in real life.) At one point Wynonna was on her back, mid-labor and in pain, while her sister held their demon ex-friend at gunpoint with a magical gun that only works for the Earp heir but somehow worked for Waverly. And guess what? She was still fighting! There was none of that ‘she’s so weak and fragile’ cliche that puts the pregnant lady down. Wynonna kept fighting, gave up her baby, and managed to put pants on to save the day AFTER PUSHING A HUMAN BEING OUT OF HER. If that doesn’t make you a badass female character then I don’t know what will.
Chloe: Can this go to anyone other than Daenerys Targaryen?! Setting her own personal safety aside, the Khaleesi did not hesitate to fly north of the Wall to come to the aid of Jon Snow and his squad. Daenerys brought the fire and blood – and though she lost one of her dragon children in the process (which is a whole other area of feels), it was a badass scene that set a new standard for Game of Thrones. I can only imagine how much of the budget was used for the dragons vs. White Walkers standoff, but it was worth every penny.
Lariel: Every time Daenerys shows up on Drogon, she’s going to win. Dragons + Dragon Queen = winner!
Erin: Daenerys, oh Daenerys, you are amazing. Like how can you not love her. She has like had enough of the bullshit and is like going to do things her way. She was badass, she didn’t think – she just did. She didn’t have to go North, but she did at great personal cost. The love I have for Game of Thrones has only been amplified lately with these bad ass fights and action. I am living for it. I am about it.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Brittany: “Okay, not Dany. How about my Queen?” OMG this moment between Jon and Daenerys. I know it’s incest you guys, I KNOW. But their chemistry is off the chain and I’m here for it.
Charles: The Log Lady’s farewell on Twin Peaks. It was heartbreaking and made me cry knowing this was the last time we would see the fan favorite. RIP Log Lady and more importantly RIP Catherine Coulson.
Chloe: I’ll second Brittany on this one, hands-down. Besides Viserion’s death and undead resurrection, this moment was the one that really hit me right in the feels. We’ve seen Jon and Dany grow to trust and respect each other over the course of this season, and this scene showed the extent of the understanding and care that has been built between them. There’s so much that is left unsaid, but the message comes across loud and clear.
Lori: Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in The Defenders. I know I should’ve been more interested in Daredevil and Elektra’s reenactment of The Vow but I realized I have a soft spot for Jessica and Luke. I wasn’t all that interested in their sexcapades in the first season of Jessica Jones and I totally love Luke and Claire together, but there was definitely some chemistry between them. Or… maybe I just liked seeing them kick ass together.
Erin: Echoing Chloe and Brittany on this one. Chloe took the words right out of my mouth.
Superhero of the Week
Brittany: Benjen Stark. The MVP and most useful character on Game of Thrones. I’ve said it before but Jon Snow is turning into the Harry Potter of the series because he is always getting saved by a Hermione. RIP Benjen (even though you were already half dead).
Chloe: Sutton on The Bold Type, for taking charge and kicking ass when her superior freaked out and bailed on one of the year’s most important photoshoots. She didn’t hesitate, she was decisive and creative, and she made it happen with rave reviews. Plus, she learned how to speak up for herself and own her successes. You go, girl.
Erin: Liza on Younger. Cause look, if Charles asked me to stay the night, my clothes would be off and I would be in his bed. Would not hesitate. How she said no I do not understand. Her vagina must have the strength that I could never imagine.
Quote of the Week
Lyra: “You look like an asshole.” “It’s your scarf.” – Jessica Jones & Matt Murdock, The Defenders
Lizzie: Arya Stark (about her father): “There was one arrow in the target. There was no one around, just like now. No one to stop me. So I started shooting. And every shot, I had to go up there and get my one arrow and walk back and shoot it again. I wasn’t very good. Finally, I hit the bull’s-eye. Could have been the 20th shot or the 50th. I don’t remember. But I hit the bull’s-eye, and I heard this. (clapping) I looked up, and he’s standing right here, smiling down at me. I knew what I was doing was against the rules. But he was smiling, so I knew it wasn’t wrong. The rules were wrong. I was doing what I was meant to be doing, and he knew it.” – Game of Thrones
Chloe: I’m just going to leave this here. Every second is PERFECTION.
Lariel: ^^^^ What Lizzie said! And actually, that qualifies for my “puddle of feels” moment too. I felt like the ghost of Ned Stark was watching his girls and smiling at that moment.
Lori: Everything that came out of Krysten Ritter’s mouth during the entirety of The Defenders first season was gold. My favorite though was when Matt took Jessica’s scarf and then this exchange happened: “You look like an asshole,” said Jessica. “It’s your scarf,” retorted Matt.
WTF Moment of the Week
Lizzie: I know I sound like a broken record, but what is up with Game of Thrones and this Sansa/Arya storyline? It was ridiculous before, now it’s borderline unwatchable with both of them basically threatening the other, Sansa confiding in Littlefinger, OF ALL PEOPLE, and sending Brienne away. Please, God, let this be a ploy to trick Littlefinger. Or, at the very least, let Sansa ask Bran about the fifty million things Littlefinger has done against the Starks. That’s all I ask.
Brittany: Agree with Lizzie. I am over this storyline and I am so confused by it. I hope it’s a ploy to take down Littlefinger. I’m sick of his shady ass.
Chloe: I also agree with Lizzie here. There are a few elements of these scenes that I liked and others that made me question what’s really going on, but I’m more than ready to get to the “Down with Littlefinger” part of this equation.
Lariel: I may be the only one not surprised by what’s happening with Arya and Sansa, but I recall that these two had little use for each other as children and I expected eventual problems when they reunited. Sisterly sunshine and light wasn’t going to happen in Game of Thrones, even if there were female writers in the room. Speaking as a female writer, I have personally seen the evil that sisters can do to each other; it’s what comes of growing up in a sprawling Italian family that makes the Sopranos look like the Von Trapps! My moment? The undead hauling Viserion’s carcass out of the frozen lake to be reanimated by the Night King.
Lori: The entirety of The Sinner. Every new episode leaves me more intrigued and more confused. Did Cora go on a bender with some frat bros on the night before the 4th of July, 2012 and she’s too embarrassed about it? Okay, probably not but the brothel-esque vibe from that Kubrickian house is all kinds of gross. Also, if those aren’t scarred over track marks on her arms then what are they? I have so many questions!
Erin: I am gonna echo Lizzie and Chloe here. I’m over this Arya/Sansa drama. It’s not okay. Let’s get rid of Littlefinger already.
Agree? Disagree? Have another moment you think we missed? Share with us in the comments below!