On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, agent DiPierro gets some action, Grown-ish takes on biphobia, we get a Tig surprise, and Grey’s is back with a new queer character!
- Mr. Robot – Season 3 Episode 9 “Eps3.8stage3.torrent” [Binge Watch]
My wife and I finished our binge of Mr. Robot season 3 and I loved it. The show really got its groove back this season.
In this episode, Darlene makes a plan to seduce Dom and steal her badge so Elliott can gain access to the F.B.I. computer system and restore all of ECorp’s data. After meeting at their usual bar, Darlene goes home with her.
Rule-follower Dom was hesitant, but she winds up sleeping with Darlene.
After Dom falls asleep, Darlene tries to steal Dom’s badge from her safe, but Dom catches her. I’m not going to give it all away, but this leads to a world of hurt for Dom, Darlene and Elliott. In the finale Dom calls Darlene a terrible person and says all she deserves for the rest of her life is pure and utter agony.
I don’t know how to feel about Darlene. Was she 100% nefarious in her actions or does she actually care about Dom? My wife thinks Darlene took advantage of the lonely, socially awkward lesbian, and she deserves all of Dom’s hate. I think Darlene cares about Dom as a person, but not romantically and made this plan as a last-ditch effort to reverse the 5/9 hack.
Either way, I think Grace Gummer does a great job of playing agent DiPierro, and thankfully she didn’t die.
We’ll see what happens in Season 4!
- The Fosters – Season 5 Episode 11 “Invisible” [Live]
On this episode of The Fosters, the passion between Stef and Lena is so intense it jumps off the screen.
Ok, ok, I know Stef is having panic attacks and going through stuff, but even on a good day these two barely like each other. It’s the last season, can one of them have an affair or something else interesting?
- Grown-ish – Season 1 Episode 4 “Starboy” [Live]
On Grown-ish Nomi’s on a date with a girl at the school sports bar. After the girl finds out Nomi is bi, she accuses her of going through a phase.
Later Nomi is is dating a guy and she reacts poorly when she finds out he is bi, too.
I really love the way Grown-ish is taking on multi-levels of biphobia. I haven’t seen many shows do it in such a nuanced way. I really applaud the show for not sweeping it under the rug.
- Fresh Off the Boat – Season 4 Episode 13 “The Car Wash” [Live]
Tig Notoro made a guest appearance on this episode as Ms. Doris, a teacher Emery and Evan are trying to kiss up to.
Sigh, it’s sad to see a surprise Tig appearance the same week we got the bad news that Amazon Canceled One Mississippi. With that show gone and Take my Wife without a home, we have zero shows by lesbians with queer characters on a major outlet. Why can we never keep nice things?
- Grey’s Anatomy – Season 14 Episode 9 “1-800-799-7233” [Live]
We’re back at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital and the hack still has the hospital’s computer system down. While waiting in line to donate blood, Arizona is swiping left.
The Italian orgasm scientist doesn’t believe in online dating, but does she believe in dating Arizona again? I’m placing my bets on yes.
Later, new Intern Casey saves the day by hacking the hack and restoring Grey Sloan’s computer system.
Earlier, Casey told Miranda that he once hacked into the DMV.
I’m very Rosa Diaz, “talking about feelings is for losers,” when it comes to emotional TV moments. Usually it makes me cringe, but this scene really got to me. I loved it and I love Grey’s has a new transgender character played by out transgender actor Alex Blue Davis.
Next week will Carina and Arizona finally get back together? Will Nomi deal with her own internalized bi-phobia, and will Alex get any decent plot on Supergirl again? Tune in to find out.