We watch a lot of TV, in case all the reviews, interviews, news, and features didn’t give you a clue (wink, wink), so we decided to come together once a week to highlight all those great moments that our favorite shows give us throughout the week. Welcome to Feels of the Week! There are five categories and many thoughts! Ready?
Here we go!
Badass Character of the Week
Raquel: Simone Clark in The Rookie: Feds. You have to have many ovaries to face the system at every step and raise your voice to change things.
Rachel: I have to go with Charlie Cale, the awesome crime-solver played by Natasha Lyonne in Rian Johnson’s Poker Face, a new mystery series on Peacock. She’s a human lie detector, and she’s also no-nonsense and knows what it’s like to have a hard life. What makes her badass has nothing to do with being physically intimidating- it’s her smarts. And she doesn’t give up.
Shana: Detective Jet Slootmaekers, Law & Order: Organized Crime. Absolutely everything about her undercover work, to how well she handled herself overall, to even the way she stood up for herself with Sergeant Bell, was utterly badass. And while things didn’t exactly end well, I have full confidence in her ability to save herself.
Lyra: Bill and Frank from The Last of Us allowed themselves to love, even at the end of the world. That’s badass, especially when you’ve never experienced something like that before. And for a masterpiece of an episode, they deserve all the love and recognition.
OTP of the Week
Raquel: We’re going back to Chenford this week! They’re a married couple and movie night dates melted me away. But what ended up leaving me hopelessly down is that Tamara talks to Lucy about weddings and babies and Lucy smile…she knows, she knows that it’s only a matter of time.
Miah: Bode and Gabriella from Fire Country. Their chemistry is undeniable, and their willingness to support each other as they work on themselves is beautiful. Besides, they’ve already fulfilled sooooo many tropes in the short span they’ve been on our screens.
Shana: Lyra already said all the things in her review, but Bill and Frank from The Last of Us.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Raquel: Lucy making it clear to Tamara that she is not going anywhere, that they are family, and that she will always have a home with her. Tamara never had anything and now she has a sister. Yes, I’M SOBBING!
Shana: What if every single answer is just The Last of Us? If I had to pick only one moment from this beautiful story that really kicked my puddle—ocean, to be honest—of feels into gear, it was the second “On the Nature of Daylight” kicked in. I mean, why not take people who are already emotional and add that last extra special something to totally destroy them, right?
Jade: From the previews for this week’s Quantum Leap, I knew that we’d see Ben trapped in a time loop this week. What I wasn’t prepared for, however, was seeing the reactions from the team after he “died” for the first time. I have to do a shout-out to the whole cast, because everyone played the moment so perfectly. But seeing Addison’s collapse and heart-wrenching scream? My heart shattered. And when you think about the fact that she had to watch the man she loved die over and over, even though she thought he’d come back? The show didn’t have to go so hard to emotionally destroy the fans, but it absolutely succeeded..
Quote of the Week
Raquel: “I’m proud of you” Cutty to Simone in The Rookie: Feds.
Shana: “I’m not alone. You’re here.” – Frank in The Last of Us.
Miah: “And there’s no one I’de rather have on my six than la adelita.” – Tim in The Rookie.
Lizzie: Sorry for the repetition (not sorry), but like “I was never afraid before you showed up.” – Bill in The Last of Us.
WTF Moment of the Week
Raquel: Wes acts as the prosecutor in a case where he has a clear conflict of interest… while no one is surprised that he does it or takes him away from the case. Yeah, this isn’t The Rookie‘s brightest moment.
Miah: Sidney talking to the bones of her dead brother in Alert: Missing Persons Unit. Sidney has been going to extreme lengths to prove that her brother is dead, and for some reason she has also managed to handle the guilt of her involvement strangely well. It just blew my mind that she actually said “little bro” to the dead corpse. *shivers*
Liv: I have two moments both from Love Island. The first being Zara leaving the Love Island villa. She was hands down the best contestant this season if not ever. I really hope it was a prank and she’s coming back because who’s going to cause drama without her. My second WTF moment is Shaq’s resonse to Tanya getting the highest score in the blind folded kissing challenge. We were all rooting for Shaq in Love Island. He was the voice of reason as he called out all the boys toxic behaviors but his response to Tanya getting the highest score was unnecessary and very toxic.
Shana: There’s a scene in the latest Criminal Minds: Evolution where the UnSub pulls out his phone and starts recording Rossi…It reads as making everyone in the real world who records law enforcement for accountability look like they’re actually criminals trying to hide something. WTF.
Rachel: My WTF moment this week came out of not so much surprise that it happened but out of disappointment and pain that it happened. When we had to watch as Eliza saw that William had begun courting another woman– and Eliza’s old school bully at that– on Miss Scarlet and the Duke, it was a kick in the chest. Obviously, TV writers do things like this all the time but this show has avoided anything too typically “TV formulaic” until now. I even wrote “WTF” in my notes when I watched the episode for the first time. A shame.