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
Mimi: Lucy Preston of Timeless featuring the paperclip handoff to her lover.
Lariel: Does it have to be a character? Because I want to salute the new female badass who’s taking over showrunner duties at Arrow! I look forward to what she will accomplish when she takes the reins for S7. Beth Schwartz, we need you to fix this mess that Arrow has become. We’re trusting you.
Erin: Since everyone else is going to do Timeless, cause you know – it is what it is – I am going to go with something else. Who? Caroline Forbes. I am a huge fan of The Originals and am so happy for their return. And I am so happy for Caroline being on the show for the final season, I can’t see straight. She’s bad ass…
Lizzie: I’m gonna echo Mimi’s pick, but not for the same reason. Lucy Preston is a badass because she’s selfless, because she put someone else before herself, because she’s kind and noble and just good. She’s a role model, and I wish she’d learn that she doesn’t always have to be self-sacrificing, but at the same time, boy, do I admire the person she is.
OTP of the Week
Mimi: AGAIN, I’m going with #Lyatt here. Because they are IT for me right now. I will go down with this OTP. #thisshipsailsitself #lyattgifs
Danielle: Malec is usually one of the main OTPs of Shadowhunters, but the way they handled the whole box of souls situation was really lovely. Magnus had this box of trinkets to keep for each committed relationship he was in before Alec, the ones who had died and he outlived. You could tell Alec was kind of jealous, but he listened to Magnus and how he needed this box. I love their communication this season; I love how they don’t let things sit for too long and talk it out more.
Erin: KLAROLINE! Klaus and Caroline and back on the same show and my heart couldn’t be happier.
Lizzie: I think if I’m gonna choose Lyatt, and I AM, it’s not because they clearly love each other (which they do) or because I believe they’re endgame (which I do), but because I really and truly feel like this is a journey of pain, yes, but one that makes sense. So kudos to the Timeless writers, because I usually hate angst, and right now, I’m here defending the angst. Who knew?
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Mimi: Timeless takes the cake this week, and vanilla bean ice cream. ALL THE FEELS. Please don’t walk away from each other!!
Lariel: Learning that M’yrnn J’onnz, J’onn’s father on Supergirl, is suffering dementia. I have been loving Carl Lumbly’s stranger-in-a-strange-land portrayal of M’yrnn. It has been so delightfully childlike yet wise,and I know I’m going to fall apart through this season as we watch M’yrnn’s decline.
Erin: At the end of The Originals, when Klaus was calling Hayley and Hope answered. I burst into tears. LIKE OMG – THE FEELS. And then when she said DAD – I lost my shit. I can’t wait for him to come back to her. I can’t wait to see how they make it through. I can’t wait for it all.
Lyra: Rowena breaking down and telling Billie, the new Death, that she didn’t know what she was doing on Supernatural. This woman has always been a powerhouse of strength and deviousness. To see her like this, broken open, was shocking and heartbreaking. She’s done with the woman she was before and is ready to set down a new path. But this moment of pain and utter desperation, she needed it to realize how she had changed.
Superhero of the Week
Mimi: Meredith Grey, for dealing with everyone’s screw ups this week like the CHAMP she is. Homegirl needs a medal. Between the marijuana laced cookies, learning about Jackson’s grandfather being a sexual predator at the hospital, and her mom being a victim AND Bailey slamming her hand in the door before a surgery; she kept it together and maintained her composure to help everyone come out on the other side. Get her cape, STAT.
Erin: Kara Danvers. Why? Because the strength that it takes to be able to be around the one person that you love, the person that you can’t be with, the only person you want to be with… that’s strength. And so… ya. I am holding out for Karamel, but I am cheering her ass on as she makes her way through. Kara is a bad ass.
Lyra: The women of Timeless were all superheroes this week and the week before and before. I couldn’t simply pick one when all of them were brave, resilient, smirking geniuses who survived the day and kept fighting no matter what came their way. I love that this show has given me so many women to cheer on and admire. Keep it coming in season three, Timeless!
Quote of the Week
Lizzie: “Tom Kirkman has given everything to this country, even his wife. And now he’s been torn apart because he’s self-aware enough to seek help. Judge him if you want to, history will judge you.” – Seth, Designated Survivor.
Mimi: “I’ll end you, I burned one house down, I’ll happily burn down another.”-Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale.
Lyra: “Sometimes life is unfair. And sometimes we lose things. And sometimes we make mistakes. And some of these things can never be fixed, no matter how powerful you become. Somethings just are, and everyone has to live with that.” – Billie to Rowena, Supernatural
WTF Moment of the Week
Danielle: The way Ithuriel died so abruptly in this week’s Shadowhunters! I’m not one for gore or horror especially in my favorite shows. But why did they spend so much time building up Clary’s summoning of her Angel friend, just for him to literally die with his heart ripped out of his chest by Lilith’s dragon form? Why didn’t Clary hear her coming? Was the conversation really that deep that she couldn’t see Lillith coming at all? And she’s supposed to be this badass Shadowhunter?! SMH.
Mimi: I’m going to give this one to Riverdale and the killing of Midge and the Black Hoods return, who I still think is Betty’s dad. Midge is aptly murdered on stage in front of everyone! The audience is watching Carrie’s mom (really Betty’s mom) sing about coming out of the closet to Betty/Midge, when the spotlight is directed at Midge, who is nailed against the wall/table much like in the Carrie movie with the words “ I am back from the dead, all who escaped me before will die- B.C.” Oh the irony… Am i right?
Lariel: Once again, it goes to Arrow. For the WHOLE DAMNED EPISODE. Well, except for a couple of minutes.
It’s one thing to have an “off” episode, and I usually expect to have a bit of a “meh” episode after a really good one (see my Gotham review for this week to see what I mean). But “The Dragon” wasn’t just meh. It was a mess.
There’s a big conversation to be had, I think, about how the Arrowverse has been trying to focus on plot over character. This episode is an example of it.
Erin: See what Lariel wrote. Cause SAME.
Lizzie: A big old yes to the Arrow thing. Oh yes.
Lyra: Rick letting Negan live on The Walking Dead. In the grand scheme of things I understand why he did it. He was trying to do good by Carl and work on that future his son saw for him. But then I think of Maggie. I think of the pain and heartache she went through because of Negan. The nightmares she must still have because of Negan. And the husband and father that will be absent from her life and that of her childs because of Negan. Because of that I wanted him dead. I wanted it all to be over with. Plus, this grand decision, to leave Negan alive, was done without consulting Maggie, Daryl, or the rest of the gang. It was underhanded and the beginning of the civil war other TV shows wish they could only have.
Agree? Disagree? Have another moment you think we missed? Share with us in the comments below!