On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, Maya and Carina make their Station 19 season 4 debut as they navigate their relationship during the pandemic.
- Station 19 – Season 4 Episode 2 “Wild World” [Live]
I love Maya and Carina so much it scares me.
I enjoy being into a ship, but all my recent faves have gone away — Petra and JR (series ended), Edie and Amanda (cancelled), Dom and Darlene (series ended), Sanvers (I don’t want to talk about it)… I hate the pain of it so much I work hard to keep my emotions in check to prevent myself from falling for a new one. But the minute I saw Maya meet Carina in that bar last season I was a goner. Their chemistry trajectory flashed before my eyes and I knew no amount of emotional detachment could stop me from falling in love with them.
However, one thing I know from watching over 2 cumulative decades of Shondaland shows is Ms. Rhimes does not allow her couples be happy forever and that scares me. Historical evidence says this will not end well.
Well, there’s nothing I can do about it now but embrace it and enjoy the ride. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Since Maya and Carina are both essential workers, they’ve been following COVID social distancing protocols and have not seen each other in person for three weeks.
How can two people have this much chemistry over Facetime?
- The way Carina says “imposible.”
- Maya in her cute, short sleeve fire captain shirt.
Later, Bishop is in the Firehouse workout room with Jack hanging around and I got instantly scared. Why is she being so nice to him? Is the show making these two flirty because Maya and Carina can’t be together? Why is this show messing with me??
It was a false alarm.
I usually don’t like jealously, but yes, PLEASE LEAVE!
Later, while riding around with Dean searching for a tiger on the loose (someone wrote this episode after watching Tiger King), Maya talks about how much she misses Carina.
I didn’t see the possibility of a quarantine-induced queer U-haul plot coming, but I’ll take it!
Elsewhere on the usually very straight part of the show, Andy is reunited with her cousin, Michelle. She had been separated from her mom’s side of the family since she was a kid because her father led her to believe her mom was dead (instead of the truth that she abandoned them). While chatting, it’s revealed her cousin is not straight!
I hope Michelle is in more episodes.
Over at Grey Sloan, Carina has a breakdown in front of Ben, because she has had so many patients die alone from of COVID. She hates how so many people are forced to deal with this pandemic alone including herself.
Yes! “Stop quarantining alone” motivational speech number two. This means we will probably only have to live through one episode of Marina processing forced separation.
Later, after the Tiger was caught (of course in the firehouse — where else in all of Seattle would it go?), Maya is on the phone when she gets a surprise visitor.
I’m not gonna lie, I felt a moment of panic during the long pause after Maya asked Carina to move in with her. But her saying she was going to ask the same thing then revealing the Rapid COVID tests from behind her back was just perfect!
I was so worried we would spend multiple episodes of Carina and Maya not being able to see each other, but instead they’re moving in together! After that scene Danielle Savre tweeted out the best inside joke tweet ever:
It’s so good, y’all I can’t stand it. Will Marina break the Shonaland curse? Did I just jinx it by typing that out? We will just have to see the rest of Station 19 season 4 to find out.
This week: Since it’s Thanksgiving week here in the US with no new episodes, I’m going to do something I’ve been putting off for months — write about two shows I watched and didn’t like: Hightown and We Are Who We Are. Stay tuned.