Vagrant Queen‘s “All Old Things Must Pass – Part 1” finally gave us the #Amida kiss we’ve been begging for and set the stage for more queer stories to come. It also saw Isaac being the best wing man ever and Lazaro actually…having feelings and a life that led him to this crazy point in Vagrant Queen history. So, without further ado, let’s dive into “All Old Things Must Pass – Part 1.”
First off, Isaac. I know, not what you expected from this review, but trust me. Isaac, I forgive you for every stupid and idiotic thing that you’ve ever done. I forgive you for betraying Elida and Amae. I forgive you for it all. Why? Because he’s the best kind of wingman. The one that you can only dream of having. And he is that for Elida and Amae.
I love that Isaac tried to shush the Rebellion leader. Elida and Amae were having a moment and there was no way in hell that he was going to let his best friend be interrupted when they were this close to smooching. I’m telling you, he’s the captain and leader of the #Amida fanclub. He’d wear shirts and everything. And I love that about him.
Now, Elida and Amae. I can’t stop smiling. Seriously, I was screaming at my computer, “Kiss her! Kiss her! Kiss her!” when they were saying their initial goodbyes. And then the music came on, the one that only plays during their scenes together. I swear to you, I swooned. Hard. And I regret nothing because Amida is endgame and no one can tell me any different!
When Elida walked away for a second…I knew what they were going to do. Well, I hoped they would do what I wanted to happen aka Amae running after Elida and smooching her. And it happened, people! Our two leading ladies, after a whole season of build up, have actually kissed and everything is right in the world. And the way that Elida said it was their first kiss is a promise that more is to come. SWOON ALERT!
Elida and Amae are meant for each other. They build each other up, have the others back, and compliment each others abilities, faults, and strengths. So, yes. Give us more of Vagrant Queen, Syfy. I want my space gaybies to be happy, together, and fighting the good fight at each other’s side. Throw Isaac into the mix as the ultimate wingman and you’ve got a hell of a show that I’ll watch over and over again.
Just to be clear, I did not like the thought of Amae dying. Seriously, as soon as she got shot I went, “No, no, no. No bury your gays! Be like Emily Andras and have the bae where a vest!” And then it happened and I thanked the gay gods that our space nugget was ok. Seriously, thank you for not killing her and making the queer community suffer like this when Pride is around the corner.
We, as queer people, deserve to have our stories told. And you’ve probably read something like this before from me, but it’s true and needs repeating until our queer stories are mainstream and not “the other.” Every one on Vagrant Queen is paving the way for change on TV. And I’m here for it. So, Syfy, get working on a season two where we can expand on the stories of these queer women. We need it now more than ever.
And finally, I wanted to talk about Lazaro. Never did I ever think I would feel an ounce of sympathy for this psychopath. The fact that I feel for him shows that the writing on Vagrant Queen is top notch and some of the best out there. Lazaro was a young man with dreams of freeing his people. Along the way he trusted the wrong kind of people; you know the ones, that prey on your ideals and pull you into their cause that turns out to be nothing like what you imagined.
The fact that all of this has led to this version of Lazaro is fascinating as hell. And I don’t want to be fascinated by him because of the things he’s done to my babes on Vagrant Queen. But I can’t stop thinking about how the Republic tricked him and then forced him to kill his own mother, the only person he probably ever loved. That broke him and changed him in unimaginable ways. Who wouldn’t spiral and think the world is a shit show that needs to be cleaned up after that?
For a penultimate episode, Vagrant Queen delivered on what they’ve been building up to all season long and then some. And honestly, I don’t know what’s going to happen next. That’s not a bad thing. That just means that the Vagrant Queen writers have done such a fantastic job at surprising me at every turn that I’m willing to have myself surprised again and again. So, here’s praying that everything turns out well in next week’s part 2 and season finale of Vagrant Queen!
Vagrant Queen season finale airs Thursday at 11/10 EST.