Welcome to another Sunday of talking about the shows that made us laugh, cry, go awwwand, 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
Danielle: Lena from The Fosters showing her kids up the morning after she’d found out about Brandon and Grace’s senior prank. They turned Anchor Beach Charter into a beach by planting beach sand all over the opening school hallway. Initially when Lena had found out, she was pissed because it was her first day as principal of the school. However, Stef told her to lighten up, and lighten up she did! Lena flipped the script on her kids in secret, telling them that if she found one grain of sand leftover at the end of the day, she’d put a beach in all of their beds! Classic!
Lariel: Anissa in Black Lightning. She’s discovering her power and it’s pretty amazing.
Erin: For me this one is always a hard one. But this week it’s all the wives on SEAL Team. This week, the show examined what it is like when they all come together. My heart broke. I cried, I got angry, and I wanted to protect them all, as well as the SEAL Team. I can’t imagine what they go through. But they are my heroes.
Lyra: Rowena from Supernatural. Not even Lucifer can keep this witch down! Yes, she came in the nick of time to save the Winchesters because her plans had gone awry. (And she was wearing these amazing boots that made all heart eyed!) Yes, she was the bad guy in this scenario. But she also was the victim, the one still hurting and plagued by nightmares of what was done to her. I’m not even mad that Sam gave Rowena the pages to unbind her powers. I’d do anything to never feel powerless and Sam understood Rowena’s pain.
OTP of the Week
Lariel: Again turning to Black Lightning, Jeff and Lynn. And it’s not even the romantic notes that get me; it’s the joint parenting these two are doing even though they’re divorced. Their in-synch reactions to daughter Jennifer’s announcement that she’s ready to have sex were perfect.
Erin: I know people will hate me saying this, but it’s Karamel. Even though they aren’t together right now, when I see their interactions, I get feels. I get lots and lots of feels. Look, regardless of what you think of Karamel, I love the chemistry that Chris Wood and Melissa Benoist have on the screen. It makes me feel happy. So I love them and I am holding out for forever.
Lizzie: Mulder and Scully, The X-Files. How many more chances will I have to say this? So I will keep saying it. Through ups and downs, despite their creator, despite twenty five years having passed, these two are the definition of OTP. They made shipping what it is today. And they’ll always be one of our favorite couples.
Lyra: Penelope and Schneider from One Day at a Time are my friendship OTP of the week with romantic options definitely on the horizon. This is the kind of relationship that is grounded in friendship, trust, and loyalty. And it took Penelope a while to admit it but they’re best friends. They know that they can go to each other and appreciate how much the other is there for them. I’m on this ship for the long haul! Whos’ with me!?
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Lizzie:I’m still not over that last shot of The X-Files, with Mulder and Scully looking at their son for the first time, the son they thought was dead, the son they’d never even gotten a real look at as an almost-adult. I’M NEVER GOING TO OVER THAT. It’s everything I’ve wanted for so many years and despite everything that has sucked about this season, that I will always treasure, and not just because Gillian Anderson’s face is everything, but mostly because Gillian Anderson’s face is everything, I’m not gonna lie.
Kayla: On The Resident, Nicolette dished it out to a lady the hospital hired to control the budget about a patient that she was about to hurt because all she saw was money and didn’t check the patient’s medical file. I literally had a, “You go girl” kind of moment.
Lacey: Preach; The Brave – My poor Preach. I’m still reeling from how things were left with him in this week’s finale. He sacrificed and threw himself into the direct line of fire in order to save Campbell and it was both courageous and heartbreaking all at once. He is the heart of this team, this show and to see him hurt rips my heart out. I’m getting emotional just thinking about it because he just means so much to the team and the fans. Still holding out for a season renewal so we’ll be able to see what happens to this amazing man!
Erin: I don’t even know what didn’t make me cry this week. TV has gotten so emotional, but I love that. I didn’t get through much TV this week, but what I did get a chance to watch was The Resident, and the way that these doctors are willing to sacrifice everything… well I am about it. I love the show. Sure it may not always be the most realistic, but I am here for it.
Lyra: Penelope dealing with her mental health issues on One Day at a Time gave me all the feels. Girl…I’ve never felt something so raw, real, and spot on when it comes to the issues this mom was facing. I implore you to watch One Day at a Time if you haven’t. I also implore every single awards circuit to GIVE JUSTINA MACHADO ALL THE AWARDSSSSS BECAUSE SHE KILLED EVERY SINGLE SCENE AND KILLED ME AT THE SAME TIME! *deep breath* Basically, give her all the nominations and awards. She deserves them.
Superhero of the Week
Lacey: The DIA Special Ops Team; The Brave – This season finale saw this amazing team kicking ass and taking names, like they always do. Every week they shine working as one cohesive unit and watching them take out Hoffman’s team was like watching a choreographed routine. They all knew their marks and didn’t hesitate to act when the time came. I have loved watching them shine but there was something so beautiful about this week. And what’s even more beautiful is that they represent the true superheroes in our world, the armed forces. Bravo to this once again brave team!
Erin: Ummm, this week it would be the members of SEAL Team for me. Why? I have always loved military shows and movies, but I am absolutely in love with this show. The way that these men and women started their deployment early in the face of adversity. What the military does for us, guys – they deserve to be celebrated always. I am thankful.
Lizzie: Anissa Pierce, on Black Lightning. The journey into Thunder is beautiful and the fact that Anissa is not the kind of superhero that sort of stumbles into powers and has to figure out what to do, but an activist who has a pretty good idea of what needs to be fixed is perfectly 2018.
Quote of the Week
Did that hit you?” – Mon-El to Lillian Luthor, Supergirl
“I’ve got your back, I promise.” – Mon-El to Kara during their fight with Lillian Luthor, Supergirl
Danielle: “You probably see things, and hear things that are really not there. You’re brain is ill, and this place, this place, did that to you.” – Nate to his father in jail, How to Get Away with Murder
Lacey: “Why are you still thinking about Bulbasaurs?” – Cecille / “He’s the cutest one of all!” – Cicso, The Flash
Lizzie: Elena: “No, it’s my turn. You know, I’ve thought a lot about what happened and I’ll spare you the details about the anger and the crying and the weight loss and the empty space on my wall where your picture used to be. Because I’ve decided that there’s no point in focusing on the negatives. I’d rather think about the good things that came from this like … you thaught me a really valuable lesson. Just because I’m gay, people will hate me without knowing anything else about me. I always knew that was part of the deal. I just, I never expected it from my own father. But now I know not to expect the best from anyone. So thanks, I guess. Oh and one more thing, I’ve learned some really cool stuff about myself. Like I’m tough, I’m really tough. And when I do stumble, I have the most amazing mom whose always right there to pick me up. So whatever dude, I’m moving on with my life. I’m going to be fine. I’m just really bummed out for you. You’re going to miss a lot of stuff and that sucks. Because I’m pretty great.” One Day At A Time
Lyra: Dean: “Oh yeah, getting beat up by a girl, that’s a story I want to tell someone.”
Sam: “Girls beat us up all the time.”
Dean: “True.” –Supernatural
WTF Moment of the Week
Kayla: I’m probably gonna use this until the plot is resolved – but the stupid, useless, unrealistic, unnecessary love triangle on Supergirl between Kara/Mon-El/Imra.
Kara’s miserable, Mon-El knows it. All he tells her is “I know it’s tough.” Stop with the crazy redundant lines, Supergirl!
Stop dragging out the plot and give it resolution. Kara’s miserable, Mon-El is miserable, and quite frankly I can’t tell with Imra (I can’t read her). However, we know the endgame here – Karamel, and the longer this is dragged out, the more the fans will get frustrated.
So, please I beg you for movement on this useless plot line and stop dragging it out. You are wasting the chemistry of Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood like no tomorrow. There, I said it.
I’ll continue to make it my WTF until this is resolved. Because seriously, there were other ways to cause drama without a love triangle. It seems it’s all you know how to do is relationship drama. Sad.
Lizzie: Anything and everything relating to the William storyline has always been a big WTF and hey, things haven’t changed in all these years! And, of course, The X-Files couldn’t deliver anything remotely resembling closure, even so close to the end, because Chris Carter just loves pain, I guess. *rolls eyes*
Danielle: On How to Get Away with Murder, the K4 spent all that time gathering research, evidence, they dragged Issac out of his lonely therapist office, to try to come up with reasons why Laurel should get custody of her son from her evil father. But after all of that, the judge still granted custody to Laurel’s dad?! WTF!!! How could the judge not see that Laurel’s dad is manipulating everyone to cover up the fact that he set Dominic up to kill Wes? At least Laurel can have visitation hours, but that’s her child. Not Laurel’s dad’s.
Erin: Supergirl. You’ve just gotten a little lazy with your storyline. Get your shit together and stop with filler episodes. That being said I still love you.
Agree? Disagree? Have another moment you think we missed? Share with us in the comments below!