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
Lizzie: I’d apologize for making this all about Timeless, but I’ve got no fucks left in me, everything is Timeless and nothing hurts. So my badass female character of the week is, OF COURSE, Abigail Spencer’s Lucy Preston, because she picked herself back up after losing absolutely everything (or, at least, that’s what she thought) and positioned herself as the only person who could, potentially, bring Rittenhouse down, from the inside.And she did all of this despite the fact that she was hurting, despite the fact that she had to do unspeakable things, things that will haunt her forever. I’m in awe of Lucy right now, and in awe of Abigail’s performance.
Alyssa: Iris West-Allen, The Flash. Iris continued to prove that superpowers don’t make a hero. A hero is about what’s within. There have been many a powered metahuman that has proven to be nothing more than a wannabe (ala Ralph Dibney.) Heroism is about the choices you make, the sacrifices you make, and fighting for what you believe in. All things that Iris has been doing in four seasons on this show. And while Iris got to kick some major ass with superspeed, she learned what we’ve already known since the beginning of this series: Iris has always been a superhero, and she doesn’t need powers or a suit to prove it. You do you, baby girl. We’ve got your back!
Kayla: I’m with Alyssa! Iris West-Allen was bad ass this week on The Flash! She proved she doesn’t need powers to be a hero. That she can use her words for that. That she can be back at STAR Labs and helping them from there. Candice Patton was fantastic this week!!
OTP of the Week
Lizzie: There’s only one ship in my life these days, and that’s Lyatt, from Timeless. How can you NOT ship them? The way Wyatt just absolutely lost it when Lucy was missing, the way she was willing to sacrifice herself when she thought he was dead, the way they came together in that hug, and then the way she confided in him, at the end. Add to that his reassurances that she hasn’t lost him, and I’m just drowning in these feels, I’m not sure I can ever get out. What is air?
Alyssa: It’s all about Lyatt. Nothing else matters. Lucy and Wyatt are the only OTP that I seem to think about these days. They’re always on my mind, and this Timeless season premiere is why. Angsty Wyatt. Relieved Wyatt. Loving Wyatt. All of my favorite Wyatts were on display — and they were all because of Lucy. Wyatt’s insistence to bring Lucy home and the way he comforted her when she was breaking in front of him, that was enough for me to survive for the next five years. Lucy willing to sacrifice herself and kill Rittenhouse because she thought Wyatt was dead? DEAD. FROM. FEELS. That is how you OTP.
Charles: I’ll go outside the Timeless box (Sorry everyone) and pick WestAllen. Having them switch roles only served to highlighted how well this couple works. Each was supportive of the other and who didn’t love hearing Barry say “Run, Iris, Run.”
Kayla: I’ll go outside Timeless too – and go with Conic on The Resident. In the episode, Conrad not only defends Nic against a sexual harasser – but tells his terminally ill patient that if he were in his shoes that he would want to spend his last moments with Nic. HE WANTS TO SPEND HIS LAST MOMENTS WITH NIC!! Every week – I fall deeper down the hole of feels with this couple – that aren’t actually back fully together yet. Seriously – if this doesn’t scream OTP – IDK what does. Besides, everyone else is very aware of their feelings for each other – from their patient’s wife to Conrad and Nic’s friend Jude – who Nic has been spending a lot of time with lately.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Alyssa 1A: Easily it was Wyatt comforting Lucy in the bunker and his whole “You haven’t lost me” assurance. There was a sense of simplicity to the moment that was more significant given the circumstances. It was so beautifully acted and conveyed every emotion going through these characters. Lucy let herself fall, and Wyatt was there to catch her. At her lowest moment, when she believed she had lost everything, Wyatt reminded her that she hadn’t lost him. Then there was the almost kiss. A moment I’ve rewatched too many times to count. But again, it was the portrayal of this scene and these characters that really made it a significant moment. Bravo, Abigail Spencer and Matt Lanter!
Alyssa 1B: Because the moment was just too good and I cried way too much for me not to mention Jack’s speech to a young Kate as she was walking down the aisle to marry Toby in This Is Us’s season finale. The father-daughter dynamic on this show is one that I’ve connected with and most always brings me to tears. But the way this scene was edited — Jack telling his daughter, a daughter that looked at him like he was the sun, moon, and stars, that she would one day find the man she was supposed to marry as she walked down the aisle — I just sobbed the entire time. Both during the scene and as I wrote about it in my review.
Charles: FItzSimmons calling each other “husband” and “wife”on Agents of SHIELD. That will never ever get old.
Superhero of the Week
Alyssa: Oh it was definitely Rufus Carlin from Timeless, who was the voice of the fandom in calling Wyatt Logan out for his blatant and passionate love for one Lucy Preston. “Lucy. You idiot. You’re in love with Lucy.” I swear we’ve been yelling this at Wyatt since last season! And Wyatt’s silence? Speaks louder than words. We know you love her.
Kayla: This week’s episode of The Resident touched on the #MeToo movement and they did it perfectly! The way they showed how NOT to handle it in the form of Dr. Bell – to how to handle to with Conrad defending Nic’s rights – to Nic confronting her harasser herself – it was just epic. The writers of that episode did a fantastic job! So the writers of the episode – plus Nic and Conrad for standing up to this guy who thought he could get away with it because he was a famous baseball player. As Nic so kindly put it, “Do you think women are turned on by this?” Thanks for speaking for every woman who has ever been harassed and showing how it’s handled properly.
Lyra: Jessica Jones on Jessica Jones. I’ve been holding myself back when it comest to spoilers but that time is up! JJ is a hot mess with trouble coming at her from every corner and an alcohol and anger problem that makes her into a rude jerk. But you know what the most important part of her is? She’s a goddamn hero who understands pain and will do anything to protect her family and friends. She’s a survivor, a fighter, an inspiration, and someone I’d aspire to be like one day. Because she’s not just trying to right her life, even if it’s hard to see that she’s doing it and her improvement comes in small increments. Jessica is actively ‘doing.’ And I can’t wait to see what she does next or where her journey takes her.
Quote of the Week
Lizzie: “Lucy. You’re in love with Lucy, you idiot.” – Rufus Carlin, Timeless
Alyssa: “You haven’t lost me.” -Wyatt Logan to Lucy Preston, Timeless
Charles: “Court Martial Me.” – Wyatt Logan giving no fucks in his quest to rescue and save Lucy , Timeless
Lyra: “It didn’t have to be you. I look at you now and all I see is the person who killed my mother.” Jessica Jones, Jessica Jones
WTF Moment of the Week
Alyssa: Those flashforwards on This Is Us’s season 2 finale.
Lizzie: I would rename this category The X-Files, but the show is going off the air and I just want to forget it exists. But yeah, this whole episode of The X-Files was a big WTF, starting with the fact that we can see gore and blood but Mulder and Scully should NEVER EVER TOUCH, and continuing with the idea of religion that this show tries to sell every once in a while, only when it’s convenient. Yeah, no, I’m glad this is ending. I just want to move on.
Lyra: Trish Walker on Jessica Jones was my WTF continuous moment for season two. Let’s be clear on one thing, drug addiction is a nasty monster that takes years or even a lifetime to get through. And I understand that a lot of what Trish did in season two was because of her addiction. But a lot of it was done because Trish Walker is a selfish, self-centered, and attention seeking person who resents Jessica for her powers. I will never forget the way she looked at Jessica or the words that spilled from her mouth when she woke up in the morgue. Jessica is not the coward. You are Trish. Those words were what you meant, don’t deny it. It’s like when someone is drunk and the truth is released from them. You did ALL OF THIS and MADE ALL THIS TROUBLE for you. Sure, a part of it was to protect Jessica because you grew up with her. But more than half of it is because you can’t get over not being in the spotlight and being the one to rescue people. That’s why you killed Jessica’s mom and had that risky journey.
Also, at the end I was ready to give Trish a chance, even after she pissed me off by hitting Malcolm and tying him in a trunk. Again, drug use can change a person. Then she caught her phone in the elevator and had that little damn grin. That, RIGHT FUCKING THERE, told me that she doesn’t regret what she did. It got her what she wanted and why wait around for Jessica to let her join in on the action when she can go out there and get into trouble herself? As of now I’m done with Trish and selfish nature. Jessica is my girl and you or your possible future as Hellcat are not needed.
Agree? Disagree? Have another moment you think we missed? Share with us in the comments below!