We watch a lot of TV! In case all the reviews, interviews, news, and features didn’t give you a clue (wink, wink), we’ve decided to come together once a week to highlight all those great moments that our favorite shows give us throughout the week. On these Fangirlish Feels of the Week, there are five categories and many thoughts! Ready?
Here we go!
Badass Character of the Week
Raquel: Jordan in The Good Doctor. She’s not afraid to tell Jared the things as they are, even if it means facing a doctor who, a priori, has more experience than her…and for that reason, he thinks he knows everything.
Rebecca: I gotta go with Felisha Terrell’s Daphne Finch in The Company You Keep. Every week it’s like she grows in confidence just as her demands on the Nicoletti family grow, and while she’s certainly a character many hate, there’s something utterly alluring and so appealing about seeing someone so self-assured and determined on screen every week. I for one would love even a fraction of her confidence, self-esteem and ability to be an absolute badass (but not a considerable bitch, it must be said) to get whatever she wants.
Erin: Nina from FBI. The Global Crossover Event was this week on CBS and it was a good one. A REALLY GOOD one. Nina, played by Shantel VanSanten, went to Rome with Jubel to help the FBI team, but ended up getting shot. Now, while I don’t like her getting shot and cussed out the screen, what makes her badass is that Nina is willing to be strong and vulnerable at the same time. She comes through all of the time and she doesn’t have to. But Nina isn’t afraid of being strong and vulnerable and a badass who can do everything. LOVE HER.
Shana: I’m going to go with Shauna from Yellowjackets because the way she got that gun off the guy trying to steal their van, then gave a (very disturbing) description of some of her knowledge from the wilderness…kinda badass. (I mean, yeah. And also unhealthy AF…but still. If Jeff hadn’t gotten in the way with the van theft thing, she totally could’ve saved their asses — if nothing else.)
OTP of the Week
Raquel: Burzek family in Chicago P.D.!! It was so cute to see them enjoy the day together. My heart melted.
Rebecca: While not an ‘official’ couple per se, I’m guessing I’m not the only one who can see and ‘feel’ the chemistry between Charlie and Daphne in The Company You Keep. I adore #Hilletti and really want them to work, but I thought that the closing scene between Charlie and Daphne was sizzling and simmering with electricity. #Charne anyone?
Erin: After seeing the FBI Global Crossover Event, the one thing I know is that Scola and Nina are my forever OTP on FBI.
Jade: Even though the writers flirted with undoing their entire history, you can pry Quantum Leap’s Ben and Addison out of my cold, dead hands. And I don’t just say that because we got to see their…kinda first kiss? Time travel, man.
Shana: Should I go with Misty and Walter from Yellowjackets? I…weirdly think I should.
Rachel: I’m agreeing with Jade on this one. Seeing early Ben and Addison on Quantum Leap was cute and it was swoony to hear Ben tell her that there is no timeline where they don’t end up together.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Raquel: The moment Shaun calls Glassy “dad” in the last episode of The Good Doctor. Glassy was always Shaun’s father. He didn’t understand Shaun, but he did care about getting to him and understanding his way of seeing the world. And Shaun is afraid of losing him just when he feels him closer than ever.
Rebecca: The kitchen scene between Birdie and Ollie in The Company You Keep is still replaying in my mind. When Ollie asks why she can’t tell her the truth, Birdie’s vulnerability when she replies to her daughter, in ASL, “Maybe I didn’t want you to be disappointed in me” nearly broke me – as did the hug between the pair moments later. So often we need and use words to express how we feel, as well as our wants and desires, but seeing those things shared without a single word being uttered is and was absolutely incredible. I applaud Sarah Wayne Callies and Shaylee Mansfield for delivering what is, for me anyway, the scene of the series so far.
Ashley T.: Data’s compassion and empathy towards his evil brother, Lore in Star Trek: Picard 3×08 “Surrender” had me tearing up this week. Brent Spiner has never been better, portraying both characters to perfection.
Shana: Ayanna and Elliot’s conversation, complete with comic relief at the end, after the case was over. Between Bell’s huge level of emotion, and just how soft and measured Stabler was about responding, it’s just…a lot. Law & Order: Organized Crime just keeps delivering on the best partnership on TV, and pretty much every time Danielle Moné Truitt and Chris Meloni have those personal scenes, it’s puddle of feels hours.
Sarah M.: There are a lot of flail-worth moments in From Me To You: Kimi no Todoke, but the first moment that had me melting with feels was the moment in Episode 5 when Sawako and Kazehaya are on the bridge New Year’s Eve, and she closes her eyes and leans forward. It almost reads as if maybe, just maybe, these two high schoolers will finally have that moment of realizing that they both like each other. For fans of the original manga and anime, it’s an arrow to the heart.
Erin: When Scola goes to Rome and he tells Nina he loves her.
Jade: The end of the Quantum Leap finale, when everyone’s staring at the accelerator with hopeful expressions. And you know the writers are going to hurt you when next season starts.
Quote of the Week
Raquel: “I can’t lose my father when I’m about to become one.” Shaun to Glassy, The Good Doctor.
Rebecca: “Make some friends. Make some memories. Make some mistakes.” – Grigori Abramov in The Company You Keep. I am seriously considering making this my new life motto.
Ashley T.: “I have had everything, while you have had nothing.” – Data to Lore in Star Trek: Picard episode 3×08 “Surrender.”
Ashley W.: “Would you say hi to Sutton Foster in The Music Man because you recognized her from Thoroughly Modern Millie?” – Melissa Gimble, Schmigadoon episode 2×01: “Welcome to Schmicago.”
Shana: It’s a long one, but…here it is: “Ironically, while working this case, I realized…I haven’t. You know, early on, when I came out, I was so scared about something going wrong. I watched everything I said — everything I did. I already had the pressure of being a Black woman on the job. And I figured, you know, I can’t tone this down. So. Tone down the gay…The problem was, I just got comfortable living like that.” – Ayanna Bell, Law & Order: Organized Crime.
WTF Moment of the Week
Raquel: *That* scene between Jordan and Jared in the latest The Good Doctor. I mean, I didn’t expect it and it was like WHAT??!.
Ashley T.: My biggest WTF moment this week in Star Trek: Picard 3×08 “Surrender” is that we still don’t have a clue about what this mysterious Close Encounters of the Third Kind/Stranger Things stuff that Jack Crusher is experiencing and we only have 2 episodes left! What gives, dudes? They better not handwave everything into place like they did last season. The Star Trek fandom deserves better than that, especially with this crew.
Shana: SVU had a lot to choose from, so it’s a tie between the opening sequence actually showing the beginning of the attack (wtf) and…”Mommy” in bed with Martin (also wtf — and Liv’s face most definitely said it all).
Sarah M.: Slasher: Ripper is just starting out, but Sabrina Grdevich’s Venetia Botticelli comes out on top here with how she chooses to discipline her half-sister, Verdi Botticelli, after a major miscommunication. This is one of a few moments in the first two episodes that lets you know that the Botticelli sisters are a little…concerning.
Erin: Well, if you watch reality TV or WWHL, you know all about Scandoval. And Tom Schwartz on WWHL, his whole fucking talk was a WTF.
Rachel: You know what? I think I gotta go with all those cameos on this week’s episode of The Mandalorian.