On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, Sara personally delivered Ava’s birthday present on Legends of Tomorrow, and Tess came out to Randall and Beth on This is Us.
- Legends of Tomorrow – Season 4 Episode 6 “Tender Is the Nate” [Live]
Last week the Legends took Nate’s dad to 1920s Paris to catch a monster and save time bla bla bla. To be honest, I didn’t watch past the beginning of the show when it aired live because this happened:
Oh. My. Goodness!
There is so much to say about this scene, so I am going to make a list.
- The scene was 2 minutes and 20 seconds long. That may not seem like a long amount of time, but in TV time it’s huge. I record a lot of queer TV scenes, and they’re usually less than a minute and sometimes only a few seconds in duration. The fact that we got a scene that was as long as a straight one, is a big deal.
- It looked it was pulled from the pages of Avalance fanfiction. I’m not a fanfiction person, but I imagine a lot of it going down (heh) exactly like this scene. The Legends writers are in tune with what our community wants, and they are giving it to us.
- It did not tone down queer sexuality. I’ve always complained that queer female couples are not shown to be as physically passionate as opposite sex couples, and this scene went against that.
- Sara is trying to help Ava reclaim her birthday. This is the thing I loved the most about this scene. Ava must have been given a fake birth date to go along with her fake childhood, and now that she knows the truth, she doesn’t want to celebrate it. Sara, being a great girlfriend, tries to fix this by making her celebrate her birthday with a grandiose sexy gesture.
- It’s peak Serious/Fun Avalance. Sara surprising Ava with that outfit and a very special “birthday present,” at work — the place where Ava is most serious — was perfection. Ava’s, “Oh, sweet God” and “Are we really doing this?” was just so entertaining. I loved it.
- It was filled with comedy gold. Not only was the scene enjoyable in a Avalance way, it was also hilarious. Frank Heywood steps in and interrupts them, and Sara has to Ninja around Ava’s office; it is so funny. This was my favorite comedy moment:
I’m so not used to having a scene like this for one of our ships, that it’s overwhelming! All I want is fair and equal representation, and the show gave us exactly that. Is this what straight people feel like every day?
I want to send the Legends writers a gift basket or something to show how much I appreciate this show!
- Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 7 “The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange” [Live]
This was the second of an intense two episodes where Jefferson and Anissa had to save a baby from a creepy racist cult.
The episode was pretty serious, so I didn’t know how it was going to go from that to the domestic Thundergrace promo pics the show released before the episode.
However, near the end, we saw Anissa and Grace watching Blackish on the couch. Even though they looked cute, Grace was obviously having another one of her outbreaks.
Grace goes to the bathroom and, again, her skin starts to erupt into a pattern, and she takes medicine to make it go away.
Grace, you can’t hide whatever is happening to you from Anissa for much longer. Also, I want you to both know about each other’s super powers already!
- This is Us – Season 3 Episode 9 “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning” [Live]
I was hoping Tess would come out to her parents last week, and she did!
This was very sweet, and I think pretty realistic for two straight parents who are obviously not homophobic, but didn’t have their own daughter being not straight on their radar.
Beth and Randall didn’t talk much about it after that except for, “I didn’t see that coming,” because they are dealing with their own issues related to Randall’s campaign. Also, the flash forward to the future where Tess is an adult is staying very vague. I’m looking forward to seeing where all of this goes.
- Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 8 “Bunker Hill” [Live]
This episode we finally got some insight into Nia’s super power — she can see the future in her dreams. We also learned Brainy already fully knows the extent of her powers, but he can’t tell anyone because it’ll mess up time. Brainy does tell Kara and Alex that Nia can help them find current bad guy Agent Liberty
Brainy and Kara take Nia on their mission to find Agent Liberty and Brainy has to coach Nia into using her powers without explicitly telling her what they are.
I absolutely love Brainy and Nia and enjoyed seeing them finally work together to catch bad guys.
I was happy to finally get some progress on Nia’s superheroness, but when are we going to see her in the suit? I’m too impatient; I want to see full-on superhero Nia now.
This week, I will be in Nashville with Mika! If you are in the Nashville area, come to our night one of the Elseworlds crossover watch party! It’ll be this Sunday, December 9, 7:00PM at Bar Tenn at Holston House Nashville.