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: All the women from One Chicago. Always.
Shana: I’m not going to give it away as much as I usually do after the Friday streaming drop, but a certain someone will very much be missed. And that certain someone was a total badass right until the end.
Ashley T.: I have to give it to Ted Lasso in Ted Lasso this week. There is nothing more intimidating to tell your parents that they need to own the ways they hurt you, whether intentionally or not. That was scary, and man, was it satisfying to watch. Good for you, Ted.
OTP of the Week
Raquel: I haven’t been up to date with One Chicago shows for a while but seeing Manstead having their happy ending was one of the best surprises I could have been given! I’m happy Will and Natalie got a proper sacking.
And I’m also happy for Brettsey! Chicago Fire episode was the definitive one to know the future of the ship… and what is to come cannot be brighter! Just knowing that Matt is ready to start a family with Sylvie has the romantic in me jumping.
Shana: I was going to be a big ol’ troll and say EO again, even though they’re on a hiatus of unknown length? But um…Check out Manstead getting their happy ending, while every other relationship in the One Chicago universe is. Well.
Ashley W.: In Superman & Lois, the titular couple’s relationship continues to be tested as Lois’s cancer remains a central storyline. But it also acts as an opportunity to show their strength and how they’ve grown since their days as young reporters to now as a married couple with kids. And the unconditional love and support that Clark shows Lois in episode 3×09: “The Dress” is everything you’d want from an OTP.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Shana: Back to the whole Yellowjackets finale of it all: I thought it was going to be Travis’ broken reaction to Javi, especially that barely-audible “sorry” bit. But nope. When Radiohead’s playing, and the present-day timeline has its reactions to…that. I’m going to need about a lifetime to get over it.
Rachel: I don’t know about a puddle of feels but I did get excited when we got the release date and first stills from The Wheel of Time season 2. I’m rarely into fantasy but I am DEFINITELY looking forward to seeing the Lan/Nynaeve ship on my screen again.
Ashley W.: As someone who has never been particularly interested in Clark Kent and Lois Lane as a couple, getting oh so emotional about them on Superman & Lois is a (welcomed) change of pace. When Clark took Lois on a serene evening flight — and in the red sequin gown she’d been adamant on getting rid of — I just about lost it. They deserve to have all the soft moments in the midst of their chaotic lives.
Ashley T.: I’m not prepared to say that I ship them, but man, seeing Spock and Chapel together in the new Star Trek: Strange New Worlds trailer all close and then this really desperate kiss?! I mean, we already know the canon situation here, but man, they are really gonna put me through the ringer with this, aren’t they?
Quote of the Week
Shana: “We need you to the the prickiest prick you’ve ever been in your little prick life.” – Roy Kent (who else?), Ted Lasso.
Ashley W.: “And where do buses sleep at night? And this isn’t a Thomas the Tank Engine scenario where the buses are alive and have faces.” – Rollie, Primo episode 1×08: What?.
WTF Moment of the Week
Raquel: Chicago P.D. removing that Burzek scene! What the hell?! And I’m also not happy with the way we were left praying for Adam when a few episodes ago we were praying for Kim. I said what I said.
Shana: “We want you to come back to Richmond.” I’m like…whatnow?! The whole team, out of the blue, totally unearned and without actual screen time taken for real amends? Nah. Keep it, Ted Lasso. Keep. It.
Rachel: Well, Citadel did it again. This show is basically a soap opera wrapped in spy spectacle at this point, and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Without spoiling, I will say that the reveal about not only who the actual mole was but also who they are related to set up good potential character developments for season 2. We can’t know now if the writing will take advantage of that but I want to find out.
Ashley T.: Okay, so wait. You’re telling me that Roy and Keeley AREN’T back together? What? WHAT?! I need Ted Lasso to stick this landing next week, please and thank you.