The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week โ€“ October 21, 2019

Queerest Things - Edie and Amanda

On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, Abby and Pilar are still hanging out on The Deuce and Edie, and Amanda continues to kill me (in a good way) on Almost Family.

This is going to be a quick one, folks! By the time this publishes, I’ll be in a plane headed back from a weekend in Boston for a wedding!

Warning: This post contains spoilers!
The Deuce – Season 3 Episode 6 “This Trust Thing” [Live]

We didn’t see Pilar in the last episode, so I thought maybe she and Abby weren’t hanging out anymore. I was wrong!

The Deuce - He okay

Vince is a mess since his twin brother was shot dead, and he is feeling neglected by Abby.

Abby finds a gun under their bed and confronts Vince about it. She’s okay with his illegalish shenanigans but draws the line at being in danger of mob retaliation. They get in a big fight, and Abby packs up and leaves.

By the end of the episode, Vince says he’ll get rid of the gun and begs her to come back. She does, but we’ll see he wins back her trust

Almost Family – Season 1 Episode 3 “Notorious AF” [Live]

I have a feeling I haven’t had in a long time — being excited for a day of the week to arrive because of a TV ship. A few years ago, it was Mondays for Sanvers then Fridays for Petramos and now Wednesday for Edie and Amanda. I am absolutely smitten with them.

After another battle in the Judge’s chambers, Edie and Amanda take a moment in the hall to talk about their situation. Edie is in the “We have to stop” phase of the traditional coming out story arc.

The look Edie gives Amanda when she’s trying not to be gay with her KILLS me. It’s so cute.

Later, Julia meets with Edie to tell her she saw her and the DA making out at the courthouse. She’s mad this may jeopardize her father’s case. Edie says the usual things a character says in the We Have to Stopโ„ข phase like, “It was a mistake.” and “It’s over.” Julia presses her, though.

Almost Family Edie and Amanda - I was literally whispering

Edie tells her to mind her business and storms out, but you can tell she is shaken by the conversation.

80% of the show goes on with no Edie and Amanda, and I fall into Lesbian TV Fan No-Trust Syndromeโ„ข. I’m worried they won’t get any more screen time, or this will be the end of their story altogether. We’re only three episodes in, so this show has not earned what little trust I give any TV shows.

Then Julie goes to Edie’s office to apologize for calling her out in the diner and asks her how she’s doing.

Almost Family Edie and Amanda - How are you

Edie is working hard to push Amanda feelings down with her We Have to Stopโ„ข talking points.

Julia tells her she’s available if she ever wants to talk. As she leaves, I’m waiting for Edie to call her back to spill all her bi feelings for Amanda. She does call after her, but it’s to thank her. That was sweet, but I was bummed thinking it was so close to the end of the episode we probably weren’t going to get any more queer plot.

Then, much to my surprise, Edie pays a “We’re Done” visit to Amanda’s office.

I will sum up my feelings with this Tweet reply:

This show is doing an almost too perfect job with this ship. There has to be someone in the writers’ room who knows what queer women love to see. I want to relax and enjoy it, but as a long-time TV watcher, I’m always bracing myself for it all to come to an end.

I’m going to try to just chill and enjoy it because it’s so good.

This week I will be playing a lot of catch up from being away, but I will be back next week to report what I’ve seen.

About Tracy Levesque

America's favorite biracial, TV obsessed lesbian. Tracy will watch almost any show with queer female characters and has a lot to say about it. She is happy to have joined queer WordPress superpowers with Mika to build this site. She lives with her wife and kid in Philly.
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