On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, Jane the Virgin gives queer fans the JR and Petra content they want, Arizona and the orgasm scientist get back together, and The Fosters has a zero sad sponge episode.
- Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 13 “Both Sides Now” [Live]
On another post-Sanvers episode of Supergirl, I’m not into it, but still watching.
While Alex is interrogating Purity, one of the World Killers, Purity digs deep into the Maggie-sized hole in Alex’s life.
At the end of the episode Alex and Kara are talking about their feelings over wings.
I’m glad the show hasn’t forgotten Maggie entirely, but ugh, it’s still painful. It’s not that I want her to be over it, but it’s such a bummer for her to go from one of the best, most ass-kicking queer characters on TV to sad and lost with not much plot. At least we now have other shows running with queer characters to compensate for the time being.
- The Fosters – Season 5 Episode 14 “Scars” [Live]
On this episode we had some Stef having a panic attack at the supermarket and processing with her therapist over Tess, but nothing interesting enough to make a GIF over.
The one good thing happening on this show is Elliot Fletcher and the performance he brings to this and every show he’s on.
Aaron tells Callie he’s willing to “come out” by allowing Callie to include his scars in a drawing she made of him.
This statement is what Elliot and other out transgender actors are doing every day. They are putting real faces and stories behind these characters and educating millions of viewers nuanced concepts around transphobia.
Otherwise, this week I wondered why I even bother with the Stef and Lena Passion Index.
It was a zero Sad Sponge episode.
- Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 4 “Black Jesus” [Live]
On this episode of Black Lightning, Anissa beats up bad guys and Grace says the B word!
Yes! More bi rep with a character who isn’t afraid to say the word out loud.
- Grey’s Anatomy – Season 14 Episode 12 “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” [Live]
This episode starts with April posting the rules for a research funding contest. Twenty-five proposals will be picked to get $100K in seed funding; in phase two five projects will get a 1 million dollar grant; and one final winner will get 5 million dollars. Of course, everyone is scurrying around to draft these proposals in 3 days.
Jackson wants to do spray-on skin, and he’s acting pretty annoying and arrogant about it. Jackson’s mom, Catherine Avery, introduces him to Dr. Michelle Velez (played by Candis Cayne), one of the country’s best plastic surgeons. She says they can greatly improve gender affirmation surgery for transgender women with a new technique using tissue from the peritoneum, and they want to enter the contest with this project. Jackson doesn’t know why they need him when the two of them can enter the contest themselves. Dr. Michelle says they can’t because she herself is going to be the patient.
Jackson would rather do his spray-on skin so his mom spends the rest of the episode trying to talk him into it.
Spoiler alert, she’s successful.
Meanwhile, Arizona is horrified by the infant morality rate in the US vs. Italy, birthplace of Carina the hot Italian Orgasm Scientist. Arizona asks Carina if she would like to be her partner on the study.
Carina asks “Your partner?”
Arizona answers, “Yeah, on the study.”
Carina replies, “Only on the study?”
Then this happens.
Yay! I was feeling confident these two would get back together, but I glad it finally happened. Please, Shonda, let this relationship be fun and last longer than half a season.
- Jane the (Rafael) Virgin – Season 4 Episode 10 “Chapter Seventy-Four” [Live]
First, congratulations to Gina Rodriguez on her directorial debut this episode. She is a rock star!
On this episode, JR tells Petra investigators found two loose screws on her sister’s balcony, and it doesn’t look good for her. Petra talks to the hotel maintenance guy. He says the screws need a special tool to loosen them, and Petra’s mom checked that tool out. Petra gets really upset when she learns her mother was with the twins when she did it.
Petra breaks down in front of JR who is now convinced she’s on the wrong side.
She texts the mystery person she’s working for and tells them Petra is not guilty. Mystery person texts back and says guilty or not, they had a deal. JR then throws the burner phone on the floor and stomps on it ending the deal.
Later, JR accompanies Petra while she’s questioned by investigators. JR tells her hopefully they’ll drop her as a person of interest and then she and her will go their separate ways to which the narrator says, “Hmmm. It looks like someone’s having trouble letting go (referring to Petra).”
When JR gets in her car she discovers a new burner phone.
Eek! It looks like whomever JR was working for has scandalous information about her. Will they be able to pressure her into changing her mind? I think the mystery person is Petra’s mom.
At the end of the show, it appears that JR has showed up at Petra’s door to give her some good news.
OMG. This is amazing. JR and Petra are happening! I feel like the writers have given us a gift. I absolutely can not wait to see more. And when will we find out who planted the two missing screws?
Tonight Legends of Tomorrow is back, and I can’t wait! I feel like the hiatus has taken forever. I hope to be able to report on some Avalance action next week.