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: Lucy from The Rookie! She puts her life on the line in the most risky undercover job she had so far and her pulse didn’t tremble for a moment.
Shana: It’s a Stabler week, folks. In Organized Crime 3×19, Elliot juggles his mom’s declining health with protecting Madam Laghari and trying to get to the bottom of the car bombing. Even then, he makes time to show some support to Sergeant Bell, even if only a few words at the end of a phone call. And, aside from one (uncomfortably) hot moment that, quite frankly, the other person deserved, he doesn’t even lose his cool. He’s a rock for a lot of people, all at once, and that’s the type of badassery we need to support more often.
Lizzie: Let’s give it to Jamie Tartt on Ted Lasso. He didn’t dream of total football, but he cracked it — and he did so by doing the most anti-Jamie thing possible, which is …be selfless. It was the perfect character moment that felt totally earned, and it made perfect football sense, to boot!
OTP of the Week
Raquel: Chenford!!!! I wrote a lot in my The Rookie review about them and how important the vulnerability they showed is, as well as how it strengthens their relationship, so I refer to that. I just want to add three words: Chenford is endgame!
Rachel: I think I’ll pick Mason and Nadia from Citadel this week. Though the writing needs a bit of development in other areas, the connection between these two characters engaged me. I was sold on what they might have together. And the chemistry between Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas works very well. I’m in for this ship.
Lizzie: I won’t get to do this for many more weeks, so I’m going to say Densi, from NCIS: Los Angeles. The last episode was a showcase of why they work together, and why they have worked together for over a decade. It’s been great to see them as parents, but it was especially great to see them take the time to prioritize their relationship — because that’s the foundation, and that’s what has made people invest for so many years.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Raquel: The confrontation between Glassy and Shaun in The Good Doctor episode 6×21. Glassy was hurt and humiliated, disappointed that his son was embarrassing him in front of his colleagues. And Shaun has tears in his eyes because it hurts him to see that disappointed look in his father’s eyes. Yeah, my eyes also ended up flooded with tears.
Shana: Bernie and Elliot’s…everything, really, but especially that final scene.
Lizzie: Okay, so I watched other things than Ted Lasso this week, I promise, but nothing made me as emotional as the team coming together to help Sam fix up his restaurant. I mean, maybe Sam’s dad seeing the sign and realizing Sam had named the restaurant after him. Talk about a perfect scene.
Quote of the Week
Raquel: “I can’t lose you the way I lost her” – Tim Bradford, The Rookie.
Lyra: “I pursue, you flank. I don’t flank. I’m not a flanker.” “This is my mission. You flank, love.” – Nadia and Mason, Citadel
Lizzie: Trent: Ted, it’s going to work. Total Football. And I’ll tell you why: The Lasso Way. You haven’t switched tactics in a week. You’ve done this over three seasons by slowly but surely building a club-wide culture of trust and support through thousands of imperceptible moments all leading to their inevitable conclusion. Total Football. It’s gonna work. Doesn’t even matter what number four is.
Roy: What a f*cking dork.
Ted: Yeah, but he’s our dork, Ted Lasso.
WTF Moment of the Week
Raquel: A Santa suit is the least erotic thing for me so I was shocked when Asher asked Jerome to save the suit for later in The Good Doctor episode 6×21.
Shana: This week’s SVU had plenty to choose from, but I guess the big red flag on the entire episode was that wife showing up with a shotgun. “Lulz hysterical women, amirite” isn’t a good look on any show, especially not one like this. Just saying.