This week TV gave us the season finale of Pretty Little Liars, Ilana Wexler meeting her hero, more of Caitlyn Jenner’s controversial opinions and more. Here are my choices for the 10 best LGBT-inclusive TV episodes of the week.
10. Bob’s Burgers: “Lice Things Are Lice”
Episodes that play up Louise’s vulnerability are always great and this one hit her where she lives with the threat of hats being destroyed.
Best Moment: Marshmallow’s cameo
9. Girls: “Old Loves”
This episode had some strong scenes, in particular Hannah’s conversation with Marnie about how Fran is only a seemingly nice guy and the heart-wrenching conversation between Hannah and Jessa at the rice pudding place.
Best Moment: Elijah’s date with Dill was pretty adorable.
8. Broad City: “2016”
Ilana’s search to find a job led her to working for the Clinton campaign, not catching that it was purely a volunteer position. Her raw enthusiasm was real fun to watch. Meanwhile, we also got a great scene between Abbi and her chiropractor. Honestly, I ship it.
Best Moment: Ilana’s conversation with her brother on the subway was great. (“You not listening to me about this is homophobic” “It is?” “No, but get a job”).
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Terry Kitties”
An adorable team up between Jake and Terry that heavily involves kittens and Amy, Rosa and Ray getting competitive during a bomb diffusing class? Throw in Boyle “beta-ing” Gina into protecting him and you’ve got a delightful episode.
Best Moment: Post-vacation Ray telling Gina “give it a whirl, girl.”
6. Pretty Little Liars: “Hush, Hush, Sweet Liars”
Not that it’s a high bar, but this season finale was better than the midseason finale by leaps and bounds. They at least had some genuine emotional moments.
Best Moment: Emily and Alison saying “I love you” to each other.
5. Faking It: “It’s All Good”
This episode set up how tense the relationships will be this season, with both Amy and Karma refusing to back down on their feelings about Amy leaving.
Best Moment: Amy and Lauren’s relationship is always the best part of this show and their hug at the end of this episode was great.
4. The Fosters: “Rehearsal”
This episode finally acknowledged Courtney’s age, with Lena and Stef stepping in to talk to Brandon about it. It also continued developing Gabe’s relationship with Mariana and Jesus in an interesting way.
Best Moment: Absolutely Stef revealing her new haircut to Lena and their conversation about it.
3. Shameless: “A Yurt of One’s Own”
The proposal scene in this episode was the obvious stand out, but there was also plenty of other great stuff like Lip and Ian’s quiet reaction to their brother getting laid, Kevin laying down a rule that neither he or his wife is allowed to marry anyone else from now on and Frank’s general disapproval of anything that’s not opium.
Best Moment: The “just because we’re born like this doesn’t mean we end up like this” conversation was fantastic.
2. How to Get Away with Murder: “Anna Mae”
This season finale was emotional and had the appropriate amount of reveals and a bonkers ending.
Best Moment: Annalise dancing with her family in the midst of an emotionally raw moment.
1. I Am Cait: “Woman of the Year?”
I continue feeling happy disbelief every week that there’s actually a show that’s just a group of trans women discussing things that are important to them and their different perspectives. This week’s conversation between Jenny Boylan and Kate Bornstein about the t-slur was very interesting and Jenny’s “I hope you know you’re asking a lot” summed things up very well.
Best Moment: Zackary and the other people in the group standing up to Caitlyn and explaining the importance of listening to others to her was great.