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. 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
Lariel: Marlize DeVoe in The Flash. Although I question her judgment in going back to Clifford after reading his manifesto, I cheered at her exit line. He is nothing without her.
Mimi: Lucy Preston, Timeless. Lucy checked several people this week and several egos as well. The episode took us to the suffragette movement where she made an impassioned plea to her fellow counterparts to continue to fight for women’s rights including the right to vote. There was one character in particular, who did a complete 180 after Lucy served her some sass and a good dose of the truth. It’s important as women to remember that when one of us is a success or has achieved some type of status in a “mans world” to help our fellow sisters and support each other. If we turn our backs on each other we will never get ahead. I love Lucy and she was a badass this week for not only this speech but her timely one to Wyatt as well. We have all been in relationships where the other person has the power and its not equal. In this case it’s Wyatt who has it, though he doesn’t know it. He is also confused and his heart aches for Lucy whom he loves and she him. However, his dead wife is back and Lucy has to put aside all of that and say “ We could have never had it all, we had to hit a wall, so this is inevitable withdrawal. Even if I stop wanting you, and perspective pushes through, I’ll be some next man’s other woman soon.” Love HURTS. Lucy is a BADASS for pushing through and saving the world, yet again.
Naomi: I have to go with Lariel- Marlize DeVoe from The Flash. Wielding the katana and of course the baddest burn of the week to her soon to be ex- “Oh Clifford, you are nothing without me.”
Lyra: Rowena from Supernatural. Not only did she face the man who killed her, aka Lucifer, she flirted with Gabriel and got it on. She took initiative, batted her eyes (showing off her amazing makeup at the same time), and took what she wanted. No one shamed her or made her feel bad for what she’d done with the angel. They kept moving along. And honestly, if the Winchesters made a peep about it she’d probably give them a tongue lashing and put them in their place. Not that kind of tongue lashing.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Lariel: Happened off screen – the news that Paul Blackthorne is officially leaving Arrow. One of the things I loved about the show was the sense of family. Paul’s portrayal of Quentin Lance was a BIG part of that for me. We watched his character grow and change, and I truly loved him. Things started going sour, though, in S5, and stayed that way. The writers used the character poorly, as they did with Willa Holland’s Thea Queen (and the Queens’ sibling relationship was something else I truly adored). I can hope that they will let him retire rather than kill him as they so often do with exiting characters, but the hope is slim. (Warning to the writers of The Flash: You touch Joe West and we’re gonna have words of the four-letter variety!)
Naomi: The break-up of Cisco and Cynthia on The Flash. Why?????????
Mimi: Timeless, Lucy and Wyatt’s “Where does this leave us?” Convo. I can’t even with those two and if they don’t make up soon and have babies and get trapped in the past, I will burn down NBC.
Lyra: Elijah saying goodbye to his past and literally burning it all away in this week’s The Originals. TV has fooled me into thinking that the character who lost his memory will always come back, especially if it’s because of the family pleading. That didn’t happen here. The one who’d lost his memory did research, found out who he was, and decided to leave that life behind for something better. And the family member, who I expected to raise hell and force Elijah back home, gave in to his brothers wishes and left him alone. Feels everywhere, people. For Elijah. For Klaus. For always and forever.
Moment that gave you Hope
Danielle: In Shadowhunters, when Alec found out about Clary bringing Jace back to life, I thought he was going to exile Clary, the way the Clave did with his mother. But he didn’t, he just gave Clary a hug and said, “I would have done the same thing.” That was so sweet and kinda unlike Alec to do. Alec and Clary have had a pretty uneasy, awkward relationship and it’s nice to see that Alec could have at least related to Clary’s situation.
Mimi: Greys Anatomy– Alex and Jo, are a super couple, they have been through so much, they give me hope that if they can make it everybody can.
Lyra: Lucy laying it all out for Wyatt and herself on Timeless. Our historian chose herself and let her voice be heard. She took those feelings that had been warring and fighting inside of her, and she set them free. This is progress for her as a character and progress for whatever the hell comes next for Lyatt. They’re not just going to fall into a relationship again. That’s lazy writing. They’re going to work on it step by step. Lucy expressing herself and drawing her line in the sand is that first step. Or a step in the right direction.
Superhero of the Week
Lizzie: The women of Timeless, not just the ones we see week in and week out, but the historical figures we got to meet this week, the ones that reminded us that the battle for equality is still ongoing but that, sometimes, we should look back and celebrate what we have and what others had to do to get us where we are.
Hillary: Van Lathan, who is the producer from TMZ who called Kanye out after his interview. Preach sir!
Mimi: I’m going to co-sign with Lizzie on this one. But a major shout out goes to Lucy, who continues to amaze me and has me rooting for her each week.
Lyra: The ladies kicked ass in this week’s episode of Timeless. I mean…they usually do every week but this one was extra special with the addition of the suffragettes. Like…I know that many women have suffered to get to where I am today, but I never imagined it to be like this. Thanks to this episode I’m even more invested in learning about the women that came before me and how I can help the women that come long after me.
Quote of the Week
Hillary: Van Lathan – “But there is fact, and real-world, real-life consequence behind everything that you just said. And while you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you’ve earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said, for our people, was a choice.”
Lizzie: “I have been in love with Oliver for six years. Trust me, [the wedding] felt anything but rushed.” – Arrow
Lyra: Rowena & Gabriel, Supernatural
Rowena: We were just….
Gabriel: reading! Books. Here in the uh – LIbrary! Which is the room we’re in. Right now.
WTF Moment of the Week
Hillary: Kanye. Hands down. Enough said. Go home sir. I’m calling you Kim Kardashian’s husband from now on.
Danielle: Same here Hillary! I’ve stopped giving any sort or amount of a damn about Kanye West since his whole “Yezzus/I am Jesus” rant a few years ago. But since he’s been claimed “such a genius” by his peers and fans, I’ve given him the benefit of the doubt time and time again. But this “slavery was a choice”, siding with the deflated sweet potato Donald Trump himself, I can’t sit still anymore. How can he as a black man with his mighty privilege and money and fame walk and say that his people chose to be in bondage, whips and chains? He’s clearly not the College Dropout or even 808s and Heartbreaks Kanye anymore, and I’m over him and people giving him what he wants: attention his family never gave him.
Mimi: Co-sign to Hillary and Danielle. WTF? Kanye! He’s off his meds and he seriously needs an intervention. Iyanla Vanzant where you at?
Lizzie: We all agree on Kanye. I thought I was beyond being surprised by his shit. I guess I was wrong. So, like Hillary, I’m just gonna call you Kim Kardashian’s husband. That’s all you get.
Naomi: Kanye goes without saying, but for entertainment purposes, Caitlin “Selfish” Snow and her bullshit ass plan to get The Thinker to scare her into getting Killer Frost back, on The Flash. What the actual ‘f’ Flash writers. C’mon and give the girl a storyline or let her go!
Lyra: Sam *spoiler* dying again on this week’s Supernatural. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Dean had to watch his brother be torn apart and dragged away from him. That’s the kind of image that never leaves you. Dean didn’t deserve to see that and Sam didn’t deserve to go through that. HELL, I DIDN’T DESERVE TO SEE THAT!
Agree? Disagree? Have another moment you think we missed? Share with us in the comments below!