The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week – February 3, 2020

Queerest Things - Work In Progress Season one finale

On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, Team LezWatch recovers from the Work in Progress season one finale, Thundergrace is reunited on Black Lightning and Debbie ends her season on Shameless running from the cops.

Warning: This post contains spoilers!
Shameless – Season 10 Episode 12 “Gallavich!” [Catch Up]

So, how did everything end up for Debbie on the Shameless Season 10 finale?

Debbie wakes up with Sandy in her bed the next morning and they’re pretty casual about it.

Shameless - Uh so about last night

Their morning chill time is interrupted by the news that Ian and Mickey’s wedding venue is on fire.

Backstory: Ian is Debbie’s brother and Mickey is Sandy’s cousin. They have been in an intense on-again/off-again relationship since season one (they’re also my favorite gay male ship on TV) and today is their wedding day. It was a long journey to get here and Gallivich shippers were getting the special day they deserve. Mickey’s dad Terry, on the other hand, threatened to kill Mickey if he got gay married and he’s working hard to sabotage the wedding.

While the Gallaghers and Milkoviches try to figure out an alternative venue for the wedding, Julia shows up on Debbie’s front door. She says her mom kicked her out. Debbie tells her to go home and leaves to secure a place for the wedding. Julia asks Sandy who she is and she says, “I’m Debbie’s girlfriend.” Hmmm, okay.

After a series of ups and downs and twists and turns, the Gallivich wedding finally happens.

I absolutely loved it!

Sandy and Debbie dance at the reception.

Shameless - Come on

They are very cute dancing alongside Ian and Mickey.

Julia winds up hooking up with Carl (appropriate) and everything seems fine until detectives show up at the Gallagher’s front door the next day.

Work in Progress season one finale - I have an arrest warrant for Deborah Gallagher

It was a very Shameless ending for Debbie and her three women this season. We’ll see if the detectives caught up to Debbie when the next and final season airs in November.

Black Lightning – Season 3 Episode 11 “The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two” [Live]

Thundergrace reunited this episode and it was super cute!

I’m really happy Grace got the help she needed while away from Freeland. Can they please be regular girlfriends now and on their way to becoming crime-fighting superhero girlfriends in the future?

Good Trouble – Season 2 Episode 13 “Daylight” [Live]

Alice is trying hard to keep Lindsey (her comedy mentor) and Sumi (her ex-girlfriend) from dating, I guess because it’s just too weird for her? I think she should stay out of it. Sumi and Lindsay are adults and can date whomever they want. But instead, Alice is doing trigonometry-level meddling to keep them apart.

First, she makes sure Sumi overhears her telling her mom that she and Lindsay are going to be at their regular bar hang that night. Then she sets a meetup with Sumi’s ex, Meera, at the bar instead.

Work in Progress season one finale - I had no idea you'd be here tonight

I totally miss Alice/Sumi/Meera drama, but I think it’s shitty of Alice to use Meera like this. It’s also not cool to orchestrate two people running into each other who probably DO NOT want to. Remember, Sumi left Meera at the altar, they may never want to see each other again.

The whole point of this scheme is to show Sumi it’s weird for your exes to hang out and thus it is also weird to date your exes friends.

Work in Progress season one finale - I guess it could be weird

You know how else Alice could have shown Sumi this? WITH WORDS. Use your words, Alice!

Work in Progress – Season 1 Episode 8 “180 Almonds” [Catch Up]

When we watched the original L Word back in the day after an episode finished the Tivo would switch to HBO to tape Curb Your Enthusiasm. It was a shocking pivot of subject matter. Now after The L Word: Generation Q, Work in Progress comes on and Abby is like a lesbian Larry David. Times have certainly changed!

Work in Progress is such a unique series with gender presentation representation we don’t see on other shows. It is brutally sad and honest while also being hilariously funny. As a Gen-X lesbian who started adulthood in the 90s, I relate to Abby and her friends. I am also in love with Chris. He is the sweetest, most patient and understanding person on the planet and a perfect opposite-personality companion to Abby.

The Work in Progress Season One finale was so heartbreaking. It sat with the members of Team LezWatch who watched it for the rest of the week.

I’m going to let LezWatchTV Editor Melanie, recap it.

I didn’t see The Work in Progress Season One finale as sad. It definitely wasn’t a happy ending, and it was sad Abby didn’t end up with Chris (also sad Abby dealt with it by lashing out at Chris), but as far as Abby’s story goes…she’s not dead. She got to the end of her almonds and she’s still here. Not for lack of (half-heartedly) trying, but still. I felt like the bonus almond Chris gave her was a hopeful note to end on.

Here is a behind the scenes video where Abby talks about how the show came to be.

If you haven’t watched it yet, please do! The folks at LezWatch who saw season one thought it was so well done we gave it the coveted Show We Love designation. Fortunately for all of us, the show got renewed for a second season.

This week: Legends of Tomorrow is back (again), Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back and the new Series Tommy starts on Thursday!

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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