This week television gave us Ray Holt snuggling an adorable corgi, Stef Foster learning about emotional intelligence, more of the relationship between Annalise Keating and Eve Rothlow and much more. Here are my choices for the 10 best LGBT-inclusive TV episodes of the week.
10. Pretty Little Liars: “Burn This”
The mysteries and twists continued on this week’s episode. There were also some great genuinely emotional scenes in Spencer’s plotline.
Best Moment: Not sure what Emily’s up to, but her getting aggressive with Mona was pretty exciting.
9. The Fosters: “EQ”
Stef’s plotline this week was truly moving and satisfying. It was the kind of character-driven story that this show doesn’t do enough, but it’s always great when they do. It was also nice seeing Callie reconcile with Rita.
Best Moment: Stef admitting that she’s been handling things poorly lately to her class was a great moment for her character.
8. Girls: “Good Man”
This was an interesting episode that developed Hannah’s relationship with her father in a really interesting way and also gave us the gem of her mentioning that the major question of Goodbye Columbus is whether she would hook up with Philip Roth.
Best Moment: The sheer awkwardness of Hannah trying to get her dad’s wallet back from his one night-stand was pretty amazing.
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Cheddar”
Aside from all the cute corgi shots, this episode also gave us the bizarre romance between Rosa and Adrian and a very nice scene between Jake and Ray.
Best Moment: Ray telling Cheddar that he’s not the only one who misses Kevin was just so sweet.
6. Legends of Tomorrow: “Marooned”
First off, goddamn do I love Mick Rory. Second, this was an exciting episode that fully embraced what a silly sci-fi show this is. The word “time pirates” was not only used, but used as a dramatic act out. You do you, Legends of Tomorrow.
Best Moment: Sara and Snart just hanging out playing cards was great and I wish we got more moments of downtime on this show.
5. The 100: “Thirteen”
Obviously, I’m very upset about one major event in this episode, but what makes that event extra frustrating is that everything leading up to it is great. This actually is a very strong episode despite the major plot point that was just a bad, bad idea.
Best Moment: Clarke and Lexa happy in bed together in the morning was just about perfect.
4. How to Get Away with Murder: “Something Bad Happened”
This episode delivered on everything I watch this show for: shocking reveals and Asher being adorable.
Best Moment: Eve putting aside her complex feelings towards Annalise to assure her that she’ll be a good mom was great.
3. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: “The Gang Goes to Hell”
This episode had Mac finally– finally– actually declare that he’s gay and the execution was perfect. Rather than focus on that, the episode itself was high-concept and full of surreal moments that gave everyone in the gang their time to shine. It was definitely a stand out from what has been an overall very exciting season.
Best Moment: After all this time, the “5 Minutes Later” gag was just perfect in its simplicity.
2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “Josh and I Go to Los Angeles!”
Despite the fact that this episode committed the horrible sin of forcing me to watch musical theater people rap, there’s enough great stuff here that I’m willing to forgive it. Trent was surprising and fantastic and of course Darryl/White Josh continues to be my everything.
Best Moment: “Shut up, he looks like Tom Selleck.”
1. Broad City: “Game Over”
This fantastic episode showed Ilana and Abbi at their worst (and funniest) before they realized the important lesson that they should just ignore all their flaws. The surprise musical number and Whoopi Goldberg cameo leap out, but they’re just icing on the cake of a great episode.
Best Moment: Ilana realizing she’s wearing a hoodie meant for a dog.