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: Veronica Lodge, Riverdale. Home girl drugged a date rapist, stole her parents money to save Archie from being beaten to death by said rapist and then DRUGGED his punk ass and held him for ransom. #metoo #loveit
Janelle: June on The Handmaid’s Tale. This woman cuts part of her ear off without any anesthetic while she watches the costume her torturers forced her to wear burn. EPIC.
Chloe: Veronica Lodge. Badass may as well be her middle name. I can’t put it any better than Mimi – V had a truly epic week on Riverdale.
Lyra: Lucy on Timeless. Why? Because that GIRL IS DOING THE BEST SHE CAN dealing with her feelings for Wyatt, the crazy situation that they’re dealing with in the bunker aka Jessica and the epic awkwardness, and saving the day at the same time. These every day things that she’s struggling with make her my badass of the week.
Erin: Freya on The Originals. Why? Because she once again gave up everything to make her family happy and put them first and I don’t think I could ever be that strong. She’s amazing.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Mimi: Timeless, Rufus giving Conner Mason a pep talk and probably saving his life just by believing in him. It was such a sweet moment between these two, who have been at odds since last season. Rufus telling Conner that he believed in him, when he was a freshman nobody and at his lowest. Rufus decided it was time for him to repay that same kindness to Conner. Conner accepted it and it was such a beautiful and graceful thing to watch his evolution of a character.
Janelle: On UnREAL when Quinn lets Rachel go by admitting that she is amazing in every way and had been selfishly keeping her for herself. It’s tender, loving and a testament to the lovability of every person.
Chloe: Alice Cooper’s big scene with FP on Riverdale, when she’s telling him everything we wanted to hear – that they did have a child together, and that it wasn’t evil Chic. It was such an emotional moment for so many reasons. Mädchen Amick was WORKING IT. You feel the heartbreak of losing real Charles all over again, and the bittersweet current state of Falice. Please, please let that ship sail.
Erin: When Hope and Marcel were talking on The Originals and she told him that she didn’t think her father loved her anymore. I lost my shit. And then at the end when Klaus told her he loved her, I lost it again. Truly moving television.
Moment that gave you Hope
Lariel: Oooh, a new category! And is *anyone* surprised that I will choose Leo Snart’s parting line from this week’s The Flash?
Barry: Don’t be a stranger.
Leo: Oh, you never know.
Me: (Flailing and squeeing!)
I’ve made it NO secret that I want Wentworth back on Legends of Tomorrow in particular. So yeah, seeing them put a variation of his “never say never” statement from Dortmund Comic-con into Arrowverse canon gives me so much hope!
Hillary: If you’ve stuck with Supergirl this long, then you’ll know how satisfying it was for Kara to finally realize she had rose-colored glasses on when remembering her relationship with Mon-El in this past week’s episode, saying that she gave her heart to a lying jackass. It was such a powerful moment to see this sort of revelation happen. Mon-El gets called out for taking over Kara’s story and for not trying to be a better person when they were together, all of this after the fact he wanted to teach Kara despite her being his mentor which resulted in Kara punching him across the room. Let’s be clear, the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one, and the show basically admitted it in these scenes.
Lizzie: Designated Survivor’s episode was a reminder of why this show was one of the best shows on TV last year, and why Tom Kirkman is the President we would all want. It had everything, intensity, ups and downs, some strong performances, not just from Kiefer Sutherland, but from the supporting cast, and yes, a hopeful end that’s totally accord with the message this show is trying to send. Now, can we do this every week?
Erin: Same as Lizzie. I was ready to give up on Designated Survivor, but after this weeks episode…
Mimi: Timeless, Wyatt trying to talk to Lucy post mission because he didn’t go with the team, and Lucy blowing him off because she needs space right now. The scene gave me hope because in that moment of Lucy brushing him aside, Wyatt realized he couldn’t lose her. The look on his face, was one of loss, sadness and confusion, all things Lucy has been feeling since Jess came back. In that moment Wyatt gave me hope because you could see the wheels of mind starting to churn and he started to realize maybe he made the wrong decision, in choosing to be with Jessica and not Lucy. #lyattlives
Danielle: When Isabelle was mistaken for Maia during her fight with Heidi in this week’s Shadowhunters! It was funny because clearly Izzy is not Maia, but the fact that she was mistaken for Simon’s girlfriend was interesting. Considering that Sizzy has not happened “yet” at all, there have been moments between them that have come up on the show in general. So I’m kinda hopeful for Sizzy to happen sometime. I have no expectations on when it’ll happen, because it seems like Simon and Maia are attached and happy together, which is nice.
Janelle: The 100 is back! That alone is hopeful for me. Specifically, seeing Raven fighting Echo to practice their battle skills gives me hope for Raven. She has built relationships with the “banished” women on the Arc and I have so much hope for her thriving at some point on the season.
Superhero of the Week
Mimi: My super hero of the week is Lucy Preston on Timeless. She finally asked for what she needed from Wyatt right now, which was some space. I also didn’t mind her being friends with Flynn and having some vodka shots, with him. Her heart is broken into a million pieces and she is a superhero for even handing all of this bullshit with grace and dignity, each week. I couldn’t do it.
Lizzie: Tom Kirkman, Designated Survivor. Just for being the noble, kind, honest man he’s always been.
Erin: Klaus Mikaelson. Ya, I am choking on that one, but he’s there for his daughter by not being around. And it’s breaking his heart. She made him a better person and now he’s a little lost – well a lot lost. But he’s living his life for his family. And he’s a hero cause he was able to walk away, even when it was the hardest thing to do.
Lyra: Connor Mason from Timeless is my superhero of the week. Yes, I’m just as surprised as you are. For the longest time he’s just been a means to an end that I really didn’t care about or want to know more about. This episode brought him to life and made me care and appreciate him. It also made me wonder if this is the first time we’re seeing the real Connor Mason. For as long as we’ve known him he’s been a brilliant mind under someone else’s thumb. Maybe this is his first break through that will enable him to shine even brighter! Because let’s be honest, if he was part of building a time machine, imagine what else he can do if he gets the gears in his mind moving once more?
Quote of the Week
Janelle: “That’s my yeah!”- Connor Mason on Timeless
Mimi: “And yeah, maybe you made a deal with the devil, maybe you didn’t. But this bad luck, that’s gonna keep chasing you, until you decide to stop, stand your ground and fight. To hell with oblivion” -Conner Mason, Timeless
Lyra: “And if we die, we’ll do that together too.” – Sam Winchester, Supernatural
Erin: “I know a few tricks too.” – Hope Mikaelson, The Originals
WTF Moment of the Week
Lariel: Mine goes to Arrow, AGAIN. I think we may need to come up with some kind of trophy for them on this. Rene’s observation that “Oliver drove everyone away” made me say “what the HELL?” This whole season they’ve tried to pin all the blame on Oliver, and none of it works. In the meantime, they neglected what honestly could have been a good story – whatever happened to that FBI agent? She was more interesting as a nemesis than Ricardo Diaz. Only a few episodes left in this season, so I’m just hanging on and am going to hope for better in S7 with the show’s new management.
Mimi: Siren, So all of a sudden, Xander knows all about mermaids and that Donna is a mermaid! Seriously? WTF? Has he been acting stupid for six episodes? Or did the writers give him the script everyone else gets? So many questions on how he suddenly knows what is up, also WTF Xander, share that knowledge with Ben and Maddie.
Janelle: THE joke on Timeless. I mean really, WTF.
Lizzie: What Janelle said. Bad, lazy storytelling shortcut, and a rare misstep for Timeless.
Erin: What Janelle and Lizzie said.
Chloe: Betty handing Chic over to the Black Hood on Riverdale, seemingly without a hint of remorse or second thoughts. Chic is (or should I say was?) certainly a bad guy – and letting law enforcement deal with him would have been problematic due to the whole “murder in the Cooper kitchen” thing – but this was a whole new level of Dark Betty. I’ll be interested to see what kind of fallout comes from her decision.
Agree? Disagree? Have another moment you think we missed? Share with us in the comments below!