Welcome to another Sunday of talking about the shows & movies 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
Lyra: Amae from Vagrant Queen was the badass of the week for me. She didn’t leave her team behind. If anything, she infiltrated the ranks of the bad guys and was key in them escaping. So what if they got captured again. It matters that she came back for them and that she chose to stay for them and also for herself. Because Amae is a helper through and through and Elida and Isaac need her help.
Lizzie: I’m gonna go with Zoey on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, mainly because the whole point of this show was that, when this started, Zoey was an emotionally closed off nerd who couldn’t connect to people to save her life, and therefore couldn’t truly form lasting bonds. And now she’s come sooo far that she’s literally got enough feelings to sing to basically everyone in her life. And yes, it was super embarrassing, but it was also growth.
Becky: Maddie Buckley from 9-1-1 gets my vote. She’s been through so much, and I’ve always loved watching her journey through her traumatic marriage, the kidnapping that ensued, and her road to healing after her ex-husband’s death. She’s a strong woman, but she still manages to be open and vulnerable with the people she loves, and the people she wants to help. She’s kind of a forever badass, to me – not just this week.
Jessica: Hailey Upton, FBI. Hailey didn’t miss a beat moving from Chicago PD to the FBI in New York. She definitely impressed OA, and the two worked well together. I wouldn’t mind it if she made more guest appearances on FBI.
OTP of the Week
Jade: Zoey and Max on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. The entire episode was a study in secondhand embarrassment as her powers glitched and she started singing her feelings out loud. To her boss. Her soulmate. Her dad. But if Max hadn’t owned my heart already, when she started singing Billy Joel’s “Pressure” in the middle of important meeting (complete with dancing on the table), he stole it all over again. Wanting to save her some measure of embarrassment, jumping in to pretend (badly) that it had all been planned ahead of time. Even knowing it could get him fired, he’s always there for her. Everyone needs a friend – and a soulmate – like Max. (Gif)
Becky: Chimney and Maddie from 9-1-1. They had such a beautiful episode. They’ve always been absolutely freaking adorable together, but there was just something about this week that hit different. Probably because Chim said I love you, and was so understanding when Maddie explained why she couldn’t use those three words to describe how she felt about him, despite feeling it. They just have such a wonderful, supportive relationship that I can’t with them. I can’t.
Lizzie: Since Jade said everything I wanted to say about Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, I’m gonna take a moment to give it out to Jamie and Claire on Outlander, who are still making us swoon 5 seasons later, and who still feel like the stuff OTP dreams are made of. That intimate scene. That goodbye. Those looks!
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Emily: The end of Steven Universe. This show has been airing for seven years, and (for me at least), they’ve been pretty dang pivotal years. So watching it all come to a close was beautiful and powerful.
Gillian: “I take it back! I do not release you from your oath.” Murtagh’s death on Outlander was such a gut punch. I knew it was coming, but damn. Jamie saying those words really messed me up.
Jade: Zoey singing “How Do I Live?” to her father on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. I can’t even think about it without tearing up. And when he was brought into the song towards the end brushes the tear off her cheek? Hold on…I have something in my eye.
Becky: Everything is 9-1-1 for me this week, folks, so this goes to Maddie Buckley saying, “I love you, Howie,” before ending their call when dispatch is taken hostage as a way to communicate to him that she is in immediate danger. She’s so freaking smart, it’s mind blowing. The Buckleys aren’t to be messed with, dude, and that was such an awesome callback to her earlier monologue about the awful memories she associates with, “I love you.”
Lizzie: Look, between Murtagh’s death and Roger’s hanging, this episode of Outlander was a complete assault on my emotions. But I think the worst moment, by far, was Jamie asking Claire to save Murtagh. She knew there was no saving him, and we knew there was no saving him, and our hearts broke for Jamie in that instant.
Naomi: I have to ditto Lizzie and Gillian’s moments. Roger has by far been one of my least favorite characters, but him being killed NEVER crossed my mind. And all because he was trying to warn Murtagh and save his kin.They didn’t show his face so just maybe there’s some hope, but UGH! With Murtagh’s death, I completely felt the foreboding the series had been building up, and it still broke my heart into bits. And yeah, Jamie’s inability to accept the death in those first moments was so sad. Sam Heughan absolutely acted his ass off.
Jasmine: Every single part of Isobel and Max’s moments in Roswell, New Mexico. She was going through some intense grief and I felt that. Being a twin myself I understand that bond and how you can feel lost without the other one. With Max being gone, Isobel has lost a part of herself and that was extremely palpable.
I’ve also lost a brother too. The moment when Isobel talks to Max about how much she misses him and how he’s in her mind all day everyday and when she thinks about calling him to tell him something but then remembers she can’t, I felt that in my soul.
Jessica: The series finale of Hawaii Five-O. Watching Steve and Danny have their final moment together and seeing the rest of the crew say goodbye to Steve was heart wrenching. I’ll miss this group. The show had a good run, but it’s always hard to say goodbye to a good show.
Quote of the Week
Naomi: “There shall come a day when you and I will part again, but it will not be today.”- Jamie to Claire in Outlander
Lizzie: “How do I get through one night without you? If I had to live without you. What kind of life would that be?” – Zoey, singing “How Do I Live?” to her father on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
JASMINE: “No. He’s just parking in my lot.” – Maria responding with a double entendre to Isobel when asked about her relationship with Michael on Roswell New, Mexico
WTF Moment of the Week
Jade: The kiss in this week’s episode of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Coming on the heels of a love song from Zoey to Max, Zoey’s heartsong to Simon and subsequent kiss came as a punch to the gut. Someone needs to remind Simon that he’s engaged, because he seems more than happy to forget that fact.
Lizzie: Everything about Jake’s dad and especially, his grandfather on Brooklyn 99. I remember when we thought his dad was bad. Little did we know there was someone worse.
Gillian: Finding out that Jaime Camil’s Broke is the first time in SEVENTY YEARS that CBS has had a Latino lead in a comedy series was a massive WTF for me. Like, yeah, CBS has a terrible track record when it comes to representation anyway, but SEVENTY YEARS?!?!?!
Jessica: I caught up on The Good Doctor because Claire and Melendez were finally going to be together. And then they killed off Melendez? WTF? Hasn’t Claire been through enough? Between Melendez dying and Park leaving, I don’t know if I’ll be tuning in next season.
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