This week Lena Adams and Stef Foster went for a swim, things got even worse for Clarke Griffin, and Captain Ray Holt’s love of the oboe got in the way of his detective abilities. All this and more on this week’s round-up of the best LGBT-inclusive TV episodes of the week.
10. Pretty Little Liars: “Where Somebody Waits for Me”
This week’s episode of Pretty Little Liars was more of the same with everyone trying to figure out who’s texting them this time and being very suspicious of Sara Harvey. Sara probably stole the eggs that Emily donated, which is a real weird, creepy move.
Best moment: There was some nice raw vulnerability when Emily talked to Aria where it felt like there was some real emotion in the middle of this weird-ass plot.
9. Shameless: “NSFW”
Things were bad for everyone this week, maybe even more than usual. Carl and Fiona were both extremely shaken up by the end and Debbie’s situation with her boss is seriously troubling.
Best moment: Ian got to kiss a hunk.
8. Arrow: “Code of Silence”
This week Oliver worked on campaign strategy and successfully won a debate. I still don’t know why he didn’t win the mayor title at any point while he was running unopposed, but good for him all the same.
Best moment: I both love and hate that Curtis made a cure for paralysis in like two weeks in his spare time. Like, I’m proud of my dude, but what is this show doing?
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “House Mouses”
This was one of Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s weaker episodes, mostly due to a mediocre a-plot. Hitchcock and Scully are definitely better in small doses. That said, the subplot with Charles and Ray was much stronger. The third plot with the female characters felt a little broad, but gave the actresses a chance to do some great physical comedy. Also, Jake’s pun-based roller coaster of emotions was relatable as hell.
Best moment: When the Nine-Nine ate all of the candies in the gift basket Kevin sent Ray, they covered their tracks by filling the gift basket with office supplies. Instead of being suspicious, Ray saw the brand new office supplies and happily declared that Kevin really knows him.
6. The 100: “Hakeldama”
The 100 season 3 definitely isn’t slowing down and this episode was an exciting, big leap forward in hurling the characters towards a major war.
Best moment: Clarke’s confrontation with Bellamy was tense and dramatic from start to finish.
5. How to Get Away with Murder: “She Hates Us”
This week’s episode gave us more of Annalise’s brutal mental health problems, Laurel standing up to Frank, and the dynamic between Connor and Asher that I love so much.
Best moment: I really did love Connor trying to explain the extent to which he cares about Asher.
4. Love: “Party in the Hills”
This episode captured parties beautifully. Sometimes you arrive early and stand around awkward, but then end up jamming out with new friends. Other times you run into all of your exes and get drunk and make bad decisions.
Best moment: When a character (who, tragically, is only a one episode character) played by Joe Mande hit on Bertie, another guy tried to sabotage him by bringing up the fact that they’d slept together. Bertie earnestly said that she didn’t mind. It was a refreshing change-up from the usual jokes on bisexual guys in sitcoms. The dynamic between these three should’ve been the center of the show instead of a one-off, honestly.
3. The Fosters: “Under Water”
Stef and Lena finally got to be romantic this episode, after several episodes of nothing but tension. Things are hardly solved between them, but it was nice seeing a moment of real happiness between the two. Meanwhile, it was great seeing Callie almost immediately put aside Jack’s catfishing her to focus on the more important issue of making sure he’s safe. That’s my Super Callie.
Best moment: I still cannot believe that Lena said, “Last one in is on top tonight!” as she and Stef ran into the pool.
2. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: “Fail-Safe”
This show had a slow pilot, but really hit its stride in episode 5, showing strong dynamics between all of the characters. Ray and Mick’s plot this episode was a dang treasure. Plus, it opened with a Cisco Ramon cameo!
Best moment: Sara deciding that she can’t kill Stein even if it would save the future was great.
1. Broad City: “Two Chainz”
It feels good to have Broad City back. This episode started with an incredible opening sequence and kept up the energy from there. Season 3 premiered with an episode that found the exact limit of how stressful and cringe-y a comedy can be while still being fun.
Best moment: Ilana’s insistence that Abbi helping her get her bike chain off was a sexual experience and that the fact that she ended up bleeding supported this.