On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, Emma high on mushrooms is a delight on Vida and the Station 19 season 3 finale makes up for its previous cruel #Marina episode.
- Station 19 – Season 3 Episode 16 “Louder Than a Bomb” [Live]
Y’all, I was stressed going into the Station 19 season 3 finale. I haven’t let myself get this emotionally invested in a ship since Sanvers (and we all know how that turned out). I was so worried Maya and Carina wouldn’t have any screen time or if they did it would be about them being over. It didn’t help when this was literally the first lines of dialogue.
At this point, I was 100% preparing myself for disappointment. After watching decades worth of Shonda shows I thought, “Shonda’s telling me they broke up. Listen to Shonda.”
After that it was a lot of Andy, and I get it, she’s the central character (and I do love the fact there was a lot of Grey’s crossover), but I gave up on any #Marina content until Maya’s dad showed up at the Station and then trolled her on a site while she was dealing with an emergency bomb situation.
This is a really inappropriate time and place to yell at your kid, but here we are. I’m glad they fit in Maya finally accepting the truth about her dad, but it felt odd being shoehorned into an emergency scene. Whatever, I’ll take it.
Maya’s team’s lives are on the line and her dad won’t leave her alone. She orders him to leave the scene and he pulls her back by her ponytail.
That was the confirmation she needed to finally realize her dad is an abusive asshole.
Back at the Station, Maya is looking intensely at herself in the mirror and about to do something transformative. She cuts off her ponytail.
Wow, that was an intense scene and Danielle Savre had just one chance to get it right. Also, I was wondering if the ponytail pulling was a thing? Did Maya’s dad do that before in her backstory episode? Someone remind me if I missed it.
When Maya told Jack, “I ruined the best relationship I ever had because of him.” I felt a glimmer of hope — were we going to get a Grand Romantic Gesture/Take me Back scene? But after telling Maya “I’m sorry” can go a long way, she said “I’m sorry” to him. I panicked thinking he was the best relationship she was referring to. But when she turned down his invite to Dean’s houseboat gathering and left the station with a determined look in her eye, I allowed my hopes to get up again.
The last scene we see Maya in she is marching on Grey Sloan (looking super cute in her hew haircut and hoodie) and I couldn’t believe it was happening!
I loved so many things about this Station 19 season 3 finale scene:
- The Grey’s 19-verse has enough bisexual characters to make this an all bi character scene (Shonda with the bi rep FTW).
- I already mentioned how cute Maya looked
- Teddy’s presence made me feel more confident Carina would take her back. After learning Teddy had lost her secret girlfriend (AKA the love of her life) she was a good person to be a cheerleader for love.
- I love a queer grand romantic gesture so much.
- I’ve been waiting for Maya to visit Grey’s all season!
- We got “I love yous!”
- We got to keep a ship for once.
I’m a very forgiving person, and just like Carina forgave Maya, I forgive Station 19 for the mean episode before this one. Sometimes I get frustrated with myself for getting so emotionally invested in fictitious queer characters, but it’s who I am and sometimes we win.
- Vida – Season 3 Episode 4 “Love You Like a Sister” [Live]
This episode of Vida had a lot going on, but the thing that brought me so much delight was seeing Emma high on mushrooms. Emma is so intense all the time and it must have been fun for Mishel to act like tripping Emma.
Here is a little High Emma Gif collection.
I won’t lie, that punch bowl stressed me out.
Emma looks so not herself in a good way.
Uh, oh, trippin’ Emma found Nico and brought her to the roof.
High Emma also made out with Nico and did…other stuff.
I can’t wait to see what the fallout from this is going to be!
This week: I swear I’m going to get to recapping Hightown, y’all! The pandemic has put me so far behind on my TV watching schedule, but I will definitely be tuning in live for the Motherland: Fort Salem season one finale this week.