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
Lariel: Young Alex Danvers on Supergirl. No training yet, but that girl had guts – and absolute faith that her sister would save her. I hope we get more Midvale adventures in the future – though hopefully not more murders.
Lyra: Carol Peletier on The Walking Dead used her skills and timid looking nature to destroy everyone in her path. And at first it felt like the same ol’ Carol, badass extraordinaire who hides in ceilings and kills her enemies with stealth versus force. But there came a moment where she had to choose between the kill and saving her people, a moment where we were sure she was going to leave the people of The Kingdom for her kill. It was growth that she chose Ezekiel over stopping the Saviors. She’s found balance in her life and I couldn’t be prouder.
Lizzie: Kensi Blye, on NCIS: Los Angeles. She saved the world from nuclear war, and she basically did it all by herself. Not only that, she did it by facing her fears and just basically kicking ass the way we know she’s capable of, but we rarely get to see women on TV get a chance to show.
OTP of the Week
Kayla: Glass Believer on Once Upon A Time. This episode gives serious feels and explains why they can’t break the curse. If they do, they die because the Witch poisoned their hearts. Which is so heartbreaking. I bawled my eyes out. However, we also see their first kiss and it had me feel so many things. I love this ship. One of my top OTP’s right now. Give me more Henry and Ella…and pray that Regina figures out how to let them break the curse without them dying.
Lizzie: Densi, on NCIS: Los Angeles. It was a hard episode for Kensi and Deeks, an episode where Deeks was allowed to be vulnerable, an episode where Kensi was allowed to choose something other than the stereotypical female pursuits, and an episode that brought up an issue for this couple, allowed them to talk about it and then …didn’t just magically solve it! Because that’s real life, sometimes you don’t find the answers right away. Sometimes it takes a while. But, when you have an OTP like this …you know they’re gonna figure it out.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Lariel: On The Good Doctor – Jared holding his patient’s hand as he lets the man die of heart failure. All through the episode, he’d been trying to convince the patient, Glen, to take the pacemaker that would give him a few more months of life, but in the end he gave in to Glen’s wishes. The Good Doctor has become my weekly catharsis show, but this episode topped everything I’ve seen so far.
Kayla: The promo for next week’s Supergirl. I bawled my eyes out the first time I watched it. My baby boy is coming back. Changed, but he’s back. You have no idea how much I’ve missed Mon-El of Daxam. Chris Wood’s face on my TV screen is a very welcome sight to my eyes. Welcome back Mon-El.
Danielle: The whole How to Get Away with Murder winter finale put me into a trace of shock, awe, and tears. But the most dramatic part for me was when Annalise had to give Laurel’s baby boy CPR with just two fingers, saying “Live. Live. Live.” And I was sobbing in my living room floor, praying for this new fictional character baby to keep on living!! And then I’d heard the baby cry and I yelled, “He Lives!!” Thank GOD, because I wouldn’t have made it through Annalise losing yet another baby on her watch.
Hannah: The Mindy Project ending. I’ve had my ups and downs with the show but it was a big part of my life for a while and I’m sad to see it go. In saying that, I’m still undecided as to my overall opinion on the finale. The fact that I was more emotional during the dance sequence instead of the big reunion might be a hint, but then I always have been weak for any kind of choreographed dance sequence. And it’s cool that Mindy got to end the show on her own terms.
Superhero of the Week
Lariel: Zari on Legends of Tomorrow. Instead of bringing Helen of Troy back to a miserable existence in Troy, she made the unilateral decision to bring her to Themiscyra and the Amazons. Some rewriting of history for the better, and one hell of a cool Easter egg.
Hannah: Rebecca from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She struggled so hard with accepting her diagnosis, but I’m so proud that she is taking the steps towards getting the help that she needs. And it is so important for things like this to be discussed on TV.
Quote of the Week
Danielle: “Nate? How did you get over her?” “I’ll tell you when I do.” – Bonnie and Nate, How to Get Away with Murder winter finale
Lyra: “And I know that if I stay, I’m going to hurt you. All of you. And I can’t. You’re all I have. I have to go, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.” – Jack Kline, Supernatural
WTF Moment of the Week
Jade: In the very same week Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg was suspended for sexual harassment, The Flash’s Ralph Dibney used Caitlin’s measurements in lieu of her name. It was absolutely disgusting and totally killed any chance of me liking the character ever. Just change his name to Objectification Man and write him off already. If they even THINK about putting him in a romantic plot, I will scream. Barry…honey…Ralph doesn’t have the makings of a hero. He has the makings of a lawsuit. He needs to go.
Lariel: First, I want to comment on what Jade said, because while I agree that Ralph was disgusting with those comments, I’d like to see more of Caitlin and Iris handling the problem and putting him in his place. (I’d say knocking him upside the head but… he’d just bounce back.)
One thing we need to see is women and MEN who aren’t pigs responding to this situation. Model those responses, because the truth is that Objectification Man is REAL and too many of us – myself included (and it even happened to me today) – don’t really know what to do when he spouts off.
(Actually, I will be talking with my boss about it; while it wasn’t anything directed at me or a staffer, it was a serious case of Foot In Mouth Up To The Hip that could have gotten really ugly if certain staffers had been present.)
OK, all that said: My WTF moment was in Gotham, when Penguin committed one of the more gruesome murders I’ve seen on the show. They’ve really been pushing the envelope for an 8PM show, and when this one happened, my husband loudly declared himself DONE with these “violent cartoons.” I have a little more rope than he does, but they’re dancing awfully close to the line for me.
Kayla: Once Upon A Time writers, you need to learn what consent means. How many characters have been raped now on this show? At least 5 now that I know of. And the characters that are raped never actually address that they are raped. On a show about fairy tales you wouldn’t think they would go there, but they do. In the light of the changing waves in Hollywood, it makes me question what goes on in that writer’s room. Where are their heads to think that this ok to show on tv? Especially a show that airs at 8 PM.
This episode also proves a point that this issue goes both ways. Men can be raped too. And, boy, was Wish Hook raped by the Witch. He didn’t even confront her about it. Even after there was a baby that came of it, all Wish Hook did was accept that he has a child now, not that he was violated. Don’t let there be next time, OUAT. I would love to see Wish Hook confront the Witch once his memories return about this whole situation. That might, and that’s a very low possibility, make this situation redeemed.
If Wish Hook could get the confrontation he needs about the situation he was placed in about the rape and not being able to even touch his daughter because she poisoned their hearts, then I “might” could handle it. We’ll have to see how they do it. But rape is never ok, ever. And he’s a victim that needs to confront this demon head on and get the redemption from this situation he deserves. If that happens, I’ll love Wish Hook even more than I already do.
And I echo Jade and Lariel about Objectification Man on The Flash. I’d love to see Iris and Caitlin nail him to the wall and let him have it over his disgusting behavior. Especially if Caitlin was Killer Frost. I could see an epic moment there, cause Killer Frost doesn’t play around.
Lyra: Bringing Catania back just to kill her to teach a lesson to Bandon about love on The Shannara Chronicles. Ever since we found out that they didn’t find her body I was hoping that Catania was alive. When they showed that Bandon had taken her body I was overjoyed because II connected with her from day one and was really looking forward to what would happen next in her story. (I have no illusions about who Bandon is and I do not ship Bandon and Catania. All I cared for was the latter.) In a brutal twist of events Catania was brought back and transformed into a demonic shadow of herself that was the complete opposite of the brave young woman we knew. It felt like a waste to snuff out Catania’s light, twice by men she had trusted once.
Lizzie: I wrote a whole piece about consent in Once Upon A Time. I didn’t think I’d have to update it so soon.
Agree? Disagree? Have another moment you think we missed? Share with us in the comments below!