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. In Fangirlish Feels of the Week, there are five categories and many thoughts! Ready?
Here we go!
Badass Character of the Week
Miah: Inej Ghafa from Shadow and Bone. Inej is a warrior. Every time she falls, she gets right back up. She also happens to be loyal to a fault. Like she was free, and she still came back to help her team. It was also really great to see her fighting for those in her past situation and hunting down the bad guys. Also, her fight sequences, DAMN. Inej is and looks absolutely badass.
Lizzie: Since Miah stole my number one pick (joking, let’s throw all the love at Inej), I’m going to pick another Shadow and Bone woman: Genya Safin. The world tried to break her, again and again. The people she trusted, the ones she thought would protect her, used her and then discarded her. The Darkling tried to make an example out of her. But Genya Safin is, like David said, “brave and unbreakable.” And she is more than the beauty she used as her armor for so many years. I was mesmerized by every second of her on our screens, and I really hope we get to follow more of her journey.
Erin: I feel like everything has been on break or it’s something I can’t talk about. I would have to say Kat Landry from The Way Home. The woman got tired of waiting around for everyone’s perfection and made sure to find her own perfection. And it’s a testament to how we should be as women – fierce and not waiting for someone else’s perfection, but rather, finding our own.
Raquel: What Miah and Lizzie said, word by word. I love Inej and Genya so much that I need scenes between them in Shadow and Bone season 3. Please and thank you.
Ashley: Ro Laren in Star Trek: Picard showed more courage in a one episode appearance than many main characters do in an entire series. She’s always been all or nothing, but her return to Star Trek: Picard was the perfect send off for her.
OTP of the Week
Miah: Kanej from Shadow and Bone. Just, beautiful. Not only did the show translate the intensity of the books but it also took some creative license that was oh-so-lovely. From the pining, to the bickering, to the loyalty and care for each other, even to the point where Kaz was fighting his fears to help her. Kanej is the epitome of heart-wrenching because it does it to audiences in every way imaginable.
Lizzie: Again, Miah has my number one, so I’ll go with my number two, and that’s Wesper, from Shadow and Bone. There was a lot I loved about their romance, but perhaps my favorite thing was the way the show treated their romance like it was just any other romance. Because it is. Well, that and the way that, in just eight episodes and despite the fact that so much was going on around them, they still managed to not just love each other, but make each other better.
Raquel: Miah and Lizzie stole Kanej and Wesper from me! LMAO but what they said. I add David and Genya from Shadow and Bone too. David always saw her while everyone else saw a beautiful face and a body to blemish. I love them and they must have their happy ending.
Erin: Elliot and Kat. Forever Elliot and Kat.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Raquel: Every Kanej scene in Shadow and Bone but especially the scene where Kaz faces his demons so he can touch Inej and heal her. And that last scene where Kaz, against all his instincts, is vulnerable and Inej is strong enough to accept that she needs more than he can give her at the moment. That scene hurts!
Rachel: Harrison Ford being the one to present the Oscar for Best Picture was a beautiful case of serendipity because when Everything Everywhere All At Once won, that meant we got a hug between Ford and Best Supporting Actor winner Ke Huy Quan. MY HEART! And Temple of Doom is not even my favorite Indiana Jones movie, y’all! But we got Indy and Short Round together again!
Miah: Jesper seeing his mom in the hallucination made me CRY. He was so happy to have almost been killed, because he finally got to talk to her about being Grisha and about all the challenges he was going through. We truly got to SEE Jesper because he was inspired by his mom.
Lizzie: I was emotionally compromised basically the entire The Last of Us finale. And look, I know Joel going on a rampage to try to save Ellie is objectively wrong, and he lied to her, to top it all off, but that’s his baby girl right there. He’d do anything to protect her. And I get it. I really do.
Erin: When Alice overheard Nick tell Elliott that he did remember Alice from his youth and that she was his first love. I cried my eyes out. Thank you for giving her closure. The Way Home gets me.
Ashley: When Picard and Ro finally understood one another after 30 years of mistrust, misunderstanding, and heartbreak in Star Trek: Picard. It was such a bittersweet moment.
Quote of the Week
Raquel: “I want…you.” Kaz Brekker, Shadow and Bone Season 2.
Rachel: “Ladies, don’t let anyone tell you that you are past your prime.”- Best Actress Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh.
Miah: “I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.” Inej Ghafa, Shadow and Bone Season 2.
Lizzie: Again, you know, Miah. So my runner-up would be: “Your beauty is your armor. It’s fragile stuff, all show, really. But what’s inside you, that’s steel. It’s brave and unbreakable. And it doesn’t need fixing. You don’t need fixing” – David Kostyk, Shadow and Bone.
Lyra: “So time heals all wounds, I guess?”; “It wasn’t time that did it.” – Ellie and Joel in The Last of Us, Episode 9.
Ashley: “I’m giving you what you gave me all those years ago—a fighting chance.” – Ro Laren, Star Trek: Picard.
WTF Moment of the Week
Miah: Because it’s a huge spoiler for Season 2 of Shadow and Bone, I’m just going to say the ending of the last episode. Like, what she did and how Mal lives? That SCREAMS Merzost to me.
Raquel: What Miah said, I was like…”SHE DID IT!!!!!!!” LMAO.
Lizzie: Marlene, girl …why didn’t you just shoot Joel? Why did you send him away with barely an escort? I thought you were supposed to be a military mastermind. You saw how upset he was and you thought, what …he was gonna be fine with you murdering Ellie for a maybe? Come ooon.
Lyra: A fungal infection like cordyceps cannot be treated or cured with medicine. So yes, Joel made the right decision and he’d do it again. No take backsies. They Fireflies would never let Ellie go and they would chase her down to the ends of the Earth. In fact, Joel should’ve killed everyone in that operating room in The Last of Us. Everyone.