On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, I am continuing to enjoy the Raylla content on Motherland: Fort Salem and completely surprised by the Teddy and Allison queer drama from the past on Grey’s Anatomy.
- Motherland: Fort Salem – Season 1 Episode 2 “My Witches” [Live]
I’m still shocked (in a good way) when a show’s opening scene features the queer couple. I’m so used to waiting an entire episode for a few seconds of screentime.
They were cute, but for some reason, Raelle got all pissy when Scylla changed the subject when it came to talking about her parents. You just met each other and you are already mad about not wanting to process family stuff?
That night, Raelle is put on night guard duty as punishment for being late to inspection. While guarding, she meets Lieutenant Helen Graves. She is a Necro just like Scylla and Raelle asks her a bunch of questions. I guess it’s because the “special Necro in her life” is not a sharer of feelings.
Helen tells her Necros are spooky and secretive on a good day, and word on the street is the Army killed Scylla’s parents. She lets Raelle off guard duty and gives her some words of advice.
After she walks away, Helen does the light yourself on fire shapeshifting thing and turns into Scylla.
I don’t understand the fire shapeshifting yet. Is Scylla really one of the Spree and infiltrating the Witch Army as a cadet? Can all the Necros do this shifting thing and there’s something else going on? I don’t know, and I imagine whatever it is it’s bad news for Raelle, but I’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
The cadets get to go off base to attend a Salem Witch Trials reenactment and Raelle’s core Witch posse meets her Necro girlfriend.
Scylla and Abigale are off to a great start.
Raelle and Scylla walk into the woods and Raelle talks about meeting the other Necro.
If Helen was actually Scylla she knew all of this already. Maybe shapeshifting into another person was her way of talking without having to talk as herself?
Scylla finds a dead bird and performs a spell on it to illustrate the fact that life and death are cyclical. She also apologizes for not opening up the other day.
I know there is trouble ahead for these two, but they are so cute for now.
Also, it’s very hard to take Scylla talking to an evil balloon seriously which is how the episode ended.
- Twenties – Season 1 Episode 5 “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” [Live]
It’s challenging to keep our database up with all of the women Hattie (and Lorraine) are hooking up with.
Again on this episode, Hattie and Ida B’s professional relationship was very blurry. Ida B. sent Hattie to her house to put all of her old scripts on a thumb drive. When Ida came home they watched a documentary together and had inappropriate conversations for a professional relationship.
Hattie seems to be on board though.
I’m with Marie. Don’t do it, Hattie! She probably will though.
- Station 19 – Season 3 Episode 10 “Something About What Happens When We Talk” [Live]
Here’s my #Marina Station 19 report from last week’s episode: 30 seconds of screentime.
Going on vacation with Carina and Maya sounds like a lot of screentime, right? I’m sure they will be vacation blocked by work-related drama, so I don’t have my hopes up.
- Grey’s Anatomy – Season 16 Episode 19 “Love of my Life” [Live]
Last week on Grey’s a few Grey Sloan doctors went to a medical conference. The theme of the episode was “Love of my Life” so I expected typical Shondaland run-ins and flashbacks. I was NOT prepared for the queer drama that lay ahead.
Teddy is hanging out at the hotel bar and runs into someone from her past named Claire. Suddenly we’re in a September 11th flashback and it’s revealed someone they both knew died in the Twin Towers.
Back in the present, Teddy tells Claire she had a baby. When Clarie asks her what the baby’s name is Teddy tells her “Allison” which is also the name of the person they knew in common.
Flashback again to 2001 New York City. Teddy is living with Claire and Allison (played by Sherri Saum AKA Lena from The Fosters) who are girlfriends.
At this point, I’m like, “Cool, Teddy had lesbian roommates back in the day.” Neat.
Allison says she has to go to bed early because she has a layout meeting at work the next morning. Just then Clarie gets a page and she has to go into the hospital. After she leaves, Allison invites Teddy to go to fancy breakfast with her at Windows on the World (to remind us she worked in the Twin Towers). When Teddy’s like, “don’t you have a meeting?” Allison says she made it up so she could invite her to breakfast.
Then this happens.
O M G. I did NOT see that coming!
Back in the present Clarie says she knew and how iconic was it when Allison first told her she found them a roommate she was thankful she was not a lesbian.
In another flashback, you get Allison and Teddy’s meet-cute story and all the “we can’t keep lying to Claire” angst.
What Teddy did was really shitty. Can you imagine sneaking around with your roommate’s girlfriend while living in the same small NYC apartment together? To be fair, I’m sure many of us found ourselves in similar situations as young adults, but still!
Claire said she found out after she got Allison’s phone records from the day she died. The only person she called before she died was Teddy. She put 2 and 2 together after that.
Damn, Teddy! You had a secret girlfriend 20+ years ago you loved so much you named your daughter after her!
The next day, Teddy approached Claire one last time to apologize. She does owe her a big apology.
Claire was very forgiving and she’s happy now with her wife Clara in North Carolina anyway. Also, Teddy revealing she only loved Owen half as much as Allison — WOW!
Damn, y’all, that was a queer drama rollercoaster I didn’t see coming.
This week: What the world needs now is an entire episode of Maya and Carina on a happy vacation together. We’ll see what we actually get.