Mika and I were both at a conference last week, but I am happy to say I was able to get this Queerest Things I Watched Last Week done in time before my flight home today.
- Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 8 “Crisis on Earth-X Part 1” [Live]
Although I think they could have skipped the whole concentration camp scene, I thoroughly enjoyed all of the “Crisis on Earth-X” Supergirl/Arrow/Flash/Legends of Tomorrow crossover and watched it three times. I thought they were going to have Alex and Sara be flirty through the first 3 episodes and then have them hook up for half a second at the end of episode 4.
But, no! We got a drunk, wedding dinner, post-sappy toast make out session.
And a morning after sneak out of bed. Alex’s facial expressions here are priceless.
And we learn Sara and Alex did not once, not twice, but three times!
Throughout the rest of the episodes, Alex processes her angst over having a one-night stand for the first time and questions her decision to break up with Maggie.
Sara and Alex alternate between awkward interactions and kicking ass together which was totally hot.
When Alex wants to go off and save Kara herself, Sara tells her she can’t do it without the team. Alex blames herself for Kara and thinks she could have done more if she “weren’t so distracted.” Sara then tells her she understands that feeling of guilt because she lost her sister Laurel. After saying she just wants to save Kara and go back home to Maggie, Sara tells she should trust her instincts believe in her decision to break up with her.
In the end, Alex agrees with Sara and says there’s someone out there for both of them for more than just one night. They hug good bye and Sara walks off with Mick and he says one of my favorite lines from the crossover.
There’s so much I loved about the crossover. I feel like it was therapy for grieving Sanvers fans because we got to see Alex have a fun hookup, but also work through her missing Maggie throughout all 4 episodes. Seeing Alex make a new queer friend who had the shared experience of caring about a sister and losing a love of her life was really great. Unlike in real life where queer people have queer friends, out characters on TV are usually the only one with no other queer people to talk to about family and relationships.
I also loved the Leo and Ray relationship. I have always wondered why none of the out gay actors in the Arrowverse have ever played queer characters. This time we had 2 and they were so cute.
The funny one-liners throughout the series were hilarious. Like Arrow’s “super speed, I don’t have it” and Kara saying “gross” when finding out evil doppleganger Dark Arrow and Overgirl were married.
Good job, Arrowverse!
- Shameless – Season 8 Episode 4 “F… Paying it Forward” [Catch up]
Fiona and Nessa did some day drinking while discussing Fiona’s ex Sean coming back into town.
I can’t stand Sean, so I was glad when they did a Mon El and had him get married while he was away. Let all the exes dragging strong women down get married and stay married to other people!
Did you notice that Nessa was hanging out with the Gallaghers at the end?
I love that she’s becoming one of the gang.
That’s it for last week. What will this week bring in Queer TV…we shall see.