This week TV gave us an exciting reveal on Quantico, Ray Holt attempting to make small talk, Caitlyn Jenner taking small steps towards reconciling with Scott Disick, and much more. Here are my picks for the 10 best LGBT-inclusive TV episodes of the week.
10. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta: “Of Kings and Queens”
I’d never seen this show before this season, but it’s a fun reality show with great casting and good one-liners. The scene where someone brings straw into a store for the sole purpose of making a bad egg pun is reality TV at its finest.
Best Moment: There was something endearingly straightforward about Mimi simply saying, “I never thought I’d fall in love with a woman, but that’s exactly what happened.”
9. The 100: “Fallen”
In another exciting episode, Kane and the rebellion made some big steps towards stopping Pike and truly becoming the 13th clan. I really miss Lincoln, though.
Best Moment: Clarke returning home to discover how much shit has hit the fan.
8. Quantico: “Clue”
It feels good to finally be able to call this an inclusive show again. This episode had everything I like, meaning Caleb and Will schemed together and Simon made inappropriately dry remarks the whole episode.
Best Moment: Hannah taking a firm not doing what the terrorist says stand was refreshing.
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Maximum Security”
The squad is still on an important mission to save Adrian Pimento. The mission sent Amy undercover to a prison, where Jake got overprotective of her. This episode had a ton of great Amy/Jake moments, stating with “I know you’re being sweet but don’t disparage Jeopardy.” Meanwhile, the rest of the squad put on a fake funeral for Adrian, creating the opportunity for a fantastic Rosa storyline.
6. Awkward: “Best Friends for Never”
Jenna got Tamara an internship at Idea Bin in this episode, which unsurprisingly made their friendship even more strained than it has been. But, what was great was seeing their friendship finally reconcile by the end.
Best Moment: Ethan complimenting everyone at Idea Bin and ending by saying Jenna is “here every day.”
5. Girls: “Hello Kitty”
This episode packed a nice emotional punch when Hannah realized that Adam and Jessa were together, causing her to make a stammered apology to Fran and stress how much she doesn’t want to be alone.
Best Moment: Dill’s refusal to really hear anything Elijah was asking during the party was viscerally frustrating in how realistic it was.
4. Faking It: “Jagged Little Heart”
Amy and Karma have ended their friendship so this episode was all about them trying to keep busy. Amy started making a documentary about Lauren, while Karma formed a band with Shane. There was tension and fighting all around.
Best Moment: Noah unapologetically telling Shane that he sabotaged him a little bit is what I’m talking about when I say that I want more transgender representation on TV.
3. Legends of Tomorrow: “Progeny”
I can’t stress enough how much this is for real an episode about everyone debating whether or not to kill a child. And Ray still managed to spiral out of control about a girl who ghosted him back in 2016. I love these human disasters so much.
Best Moment: Sara’s heart-to-heart with Snart. (“And what about your feelings?” “About you?”)
2. I Am Cait: “Great Scott!”
This episode focused on a visit from Scott Disick, who ended up spending more time with Caitlyn’s friends than with her.
Best Moment: Seeing Candis so happy on her date and then seeing the guy walk away from it was a real emotional roller coaster.
1. Broad City: “Burning Bridges”
This is definitely the most emotional an episode of Broad City has ever made me. Ilana’s heartbreak over Lincoln combined with Abbi’s accidental cruelty towards Trey was a total punch in the gut. But, this was also an incredibly funny episode full of more physical comedy and farce than a standard episode. It all worked so well.
Best Moment: Ilana’s emotional scene at the end as she told Abbi about Lincoln.