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. We took a little break last week, cause holiday, so this week, expect even MORE feels. Because, 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 our picks:
Badass Female Character of the Week
Raquel: Felicity from Arrow and Jane from Blindspot. These two strong women are able to kick asses of the bad guys each in their own way. In the case of Jane, she has always been a born fighter, she was trained for it and every week she shows it to us. Awesome.
As for Felicity, she has no training in fighting as such but manages to kick the asses of the bad guys through her technological skills. And, from time to time, she does it on the field as we have seen this week. And it’s amazing!.
Jade: Maze on Lucifer. I’m concerned about the potential love triangle between Maze, Amanadiel, and Linda. I love the friendship between all the women on the show, and I don’t want them to be in conflict. However, not every woman would lock the devil in a box to force him to listen and take her seriously. Maze has never been afraid of standing up to him, however, and making him take her seriously. So while she wasn’t badass in the usual sense, she’s still my pick of the week. Plus, I’ve just really, really missed her.
Lizzie: The woman of The Gifted, all of them. From Lauren Strucker, who might be young but is not, by any stretch of the imagination, weak, to Clarice and Sonia, who sacrificed themselves to keep the kids safe – without forgetting Catilin Strucker, who doesn’t have powers but isn’t sitting on the sidelines, and of course, especially my love, Lorna, who shows every episode that vulnerability doesn’t make you any less of a badass.
OTP of the Week
Lori: Midge (aka Miriam) and Susie of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) is an impeccably put-together housewife from the Upper West Side and Susie (Alex Borstein) is an oddball who works at a comedy club in the Village. They don’t sound like they’d be a perfect pair but underneath their vastly different surfaces lies 2 bleeding hearts both yearning for something more than their lives currently offer. Midge, an amateur comic who discovered her talent for stand-up comedy after her husband abruptly left, has found the perfect cohort in Susie who has a knack for recognizing true talent. A perfect friendship, and business partnership, forms and the quips and puns start flying in true Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) fashion.
Raquel: Olicity. This couple celebrated their wedding in style with all their friends and family. As a fan, I had been waiting to see this for 6 years and as a couple they have been through a lot, have overcome so many things … and each found in the other what they always wanted: a home and a family. They belong together. As René said in his speech, what they have is true love. And we could feel it in all their gestures, their smiles, their looks, their words … everything shouted LOVE, in capital letters. It couldn’t be more perfect, precious and magical.
Lyra: Olicity on Arrow getting married and coming together for a ceremony, felt like a dream come true. We’ve been waiting for this moment for 6 years and I’m so ready for them to work together as a team, family, and partners in life. Donna came back, Thea & William were there, and they even hinted at the return of Roy. I especially loved how understanding Felicity and Oliver were about the circumstances they were in and how their wedding wasn’t perfect. They kept rolling with things and worked together as a team.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Kayla: The moment at the end of the Supergirl mid season finale where they bring an unconscious Kara in to the DEO med bay after her fight with Reign and Mon-El comes in and sees her unconscious, bleeding, and in process of dying. To me, this scene proves that he still loves Kara very much and that the last thing he ever wants is to see her hurt in any way. He’s also never seen her bleed, but once and it was under a red sun, so to see her in such bad shape after this under a yellow sun scares him to death. Seeing her like that hurts me too, and Mon-El’s face is pretty much me. I wonder if it has him rethinking not revealing his whole plan to Kara (cause I speculate he has one and he’s lying about a lot of it right now). Seeing this may just be his wake up call.
Raquel: Olicity wedding reception. Six long years waiting for something like that. Six long years of waiting for them to be married and finally be together forever. That they will find the way to each other in a definitive way. And it was very emotional and beautiful. We had everything. The cake, the first dance – they owed us from season 2 – rings, Felicity throwing the bouquet, toasts, speeches … Everything was amazing and impressive. The writers showed us that they love this couple as much as we are, and they knew how to give it what the characters and their fans deserved. I couldn’t help crying during the whole time that this moment lasted. There are so many years waiting for something like that and now seeing it and being so fantastic and full of magical details moved me.
Jade: Barry deciding not to run at the end of the midseason finale, after being framed for murder. He was obviously tempted, and he knows what staying will mean. But then he saw the picture of himself and Iris, and he realized he had to stay. For her. Because if he started running, he’d never stop. But his acting from the moment that he saw the body (a terrible reminder of both of his parents’ deaths) to the moment he was arrested…? He blows it out of the water. Every time.
Quote of the Week
Raquel: “He (Rich) said he wants to find my happy ending but I’ve already found it.” – Jane to Kurt. For Jane to tell Weller that he is her happy ending has brought tears to my eyes. She has suffered so much throughout her life … and next to Kurt she found someone who completes her and makes her happy in a way she never imagined. Jeller for life !.
Jade: “You hide behind your glasses, but know this When I find out what someone truly desires, I find out their greatest weakness. And that’s not a parlor trick, Sinnerman. It’s power.” – Lucifer Morningstar on Lucifer, reminding us of why you don’t mess with the devil and setting up a hell of a showdown with Sinnerman in the future. No pun intended.
Lyra: “It is I, Beebo, risen from the dead.” – Ray Palm as Beebo, Legends of Tomorrow
WTF Moment of the Week
Raquel: Iris and Barry’s ungrateful and bitter behavior. It’s not just unfair, it made no sense. And, with that, they have “stained” Iris’s character. I really like Iris and I love Westallen and that’s why it bothers me so much what they have done in this scene.
They have made the characters behave out of character – especially Iris – simply because the writers didn’t like the idea of a double wedding.
They had other options to “fix” that issue if they didn’t like it. For example, showing us their honeymoon or a celebration of marriage but, instead of doing something like that, they decided to cut the only scene there was of the Westallen honeymoon and make Iris behave in such a bitter way against another couple from another show.
Apart from this, as I mentioned before, the complaint itself doesn’t make sense. Olicity didn’t interrupt anything. Their official wedding was interrupted by Nazis, nothing to do with Olicity. And I haven’t seen them complain about that, which was the real problem.
In addition, it was Felicity who remembered Diggle and gave the idea that he married them. If it weren’t for her, they wouldn’t have married.
Felicity only intervenes when Diggle was going to declare husband and wife, they had already said their vows. Everything was ready, they were married, it was only necessary to say a phrase but they were already basically married. It was at that moment when Felicity speaks. The interruption would have been real if she had spoken in the middle of the vows and she didn’t.
True friends, as Iris seemed to be, would simply rejoice at the happiness of her friends.
But this isn’t the only thing that is wrong in that scene. Iris makes a strange face when Barry announces that Oliver and Felicity’s gift is a coffee maker and says it isn’t in the registry. And I think, what’s the difference? It’s a gift from close friends who appreciate them very much, I think it doesn’t matter if it is in a registry or not. What matters is the detail. Because it was also a very well thought out detail, Iris was a waitress and they met her making coffee where she worked.
The fact that Barry is going to return the gift is the height of contempt. Returning a gift is a very ugly gesture, especially when that gift is from friends who they both supposedly appreciate and much more for a reason as foolish as “was not in the registry.”
Candice doesn’t deserve this. Iris doesn’t deserve this. Westallen doesn’t deserve this. The Flash writers have made a friendship as solid and beautiful as the one we saw in the crossover between Felicity and Iris crack and break.
In a matter of 20 seconds they have devastated everything. NEW FLASH: TWO WOMEN CAN BE FRIENDS IN A CLEAN, HEALTHY AND BEAUTIFUL WAY. FEMALE FRIENDSHIP IS A REALITY. The Flash writers should take note.
Jade: Yeah…I’m gonna disagree with everything Raquel said. Except for the fact that women can be friends. That I agree with. But I definitely think Iris’s reaction made sense. I don’t think it ruined the Iris/Felicity friendship. I think anyone in that situation would be a bit upset at the very least. I know from experience that you can be angry at a friend for stepping on a once-in-a-lifetime moment that you can never get back – even unintentionally – and yet still remain friends. And I think Iris was entitled to that reaction. (Though I wouldn’t be adverse to a wedding that was actually focused on Barry and Iris and wasn’t interrupted by absolutely anybody. This constant interruption of Westallen moments is no longer cute or funny, and they need to stop doing it.) I just have a WTF that if the show runners realized that what they were doing was a problem…why didn’t they fight to tweak that scene?
My WTF moment of the week isn’t so much a clearly defined moment as it is a sense of what is coming. The Dibney/Caitlin scene at the party felt so much like the Julian/Caitlin scene in the Christmas episode last year. I actually let out a scream of outrage when I saw it because I can’t help but feel they’re going to take this story in the same direction.
Do not do that to Caitlin, show. DO NOT. Because it’s also possible to have a male character redeemed – or not – without throwing a woman under the romantic bus of convenience to do it.
Lyra: Iris’ bitter behavior on The Flash. You can be mad at friends, let’s clarify that first of all. But this still feels OOC considering the build up they did on the Iris/Felicity relationship during the crossover. Considering DCTV’s lack of female friendships, Iris and Felicity spending time together and fighting Nazis (you know, the actual people who crashed the Westallen wedding) felt like a miracle! Having Iris turn around and acting bitter doesn’t work because it’s OOC and The Flash will never address it again or have them talk it out. It just will float away into the ether, never to be seen again.
Also, Jughead and Archie thinking they have a say in the way that Betty or Veronica lead their lives is a huge WTF this week. Veronica doesn’t owe Archie anything and doesn’t have to return his feelings just because he said, “I love you.” People don’t fall in love at the same time and you have to respect that if you really care for them. And Jughead can’t keep pushing Betty away because he wants to protect her. There’s such a thing as working together as a team and trusting each other. For right now I’m ok with both ships taking a break.
Agree? Disagree? Have another moment you think we missed? Share with us in the comments below!