This week TV gave us Jude Adams-Foster’s attempts to play it cool while trying to buy pot, the season finale of Animal Kingdom, Jay getting his vicarious fairy tale romance on UnREAL, and much more. Here are my choices for the best LGBT-inclusive TV episodes of the week.
10. Pretty Little Liars: “Original G’A’ngsters”
This episode saw the return of Jason DiLaurentis, who I hope will steal Aria Montgomery away from Ezra Fitz.
Best Moment: Emily Fields celebrating Pam Fields’ birthday with her. It was so refreshing seeing her happy.
9. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta: “Exposed and Unfiltered: Part 2”
The final installment of this year’s reunion show was a reminder that I will miss this show so much while it’s gone.
Best Moment: Chris Gould’s perfectly articulated explanation of why you shouldn’t misgender someone regardless of their appearance, immediately followed by Ariane Davis saying, “I really do just have a vendetta against you personally.”
8. The Fosters: “Highs & Lows”
Things seem to just get worse and worse for The Adams-Fosters and this week, right afterr Stef Adams-Foster and Lena Adams-Foster told the kids they’d have to sell the house, the family found out that Jesus Adams-Foster had shot himself with a dang nail gun.
Best Moment: Stef and Lena’s conversation about their finances. What a bummer.
7. UnREAL: “Friendly Fire”
Things actually worked out for Darius Beck in the UnREAL season 2 finale, thanks to Rachel Goldberg and Jay pulling together to give him a happy ending. Meanwhile, Rachel’s problems were solved with straight up double homicide.
Best Moment: Jay tearing up as he watched Darius and Ruby Carter and realized he’d actually done something good for someone.
6. Roadies: “Carpet Season”
In this episode, Bill tried to figure out how to handle his relationship with Shelli. Turns out, women like it when you talk to them.
Best Moment: Halsey’s performance of “Ghost.”
5. Tyrant: “Truth and Dignity”
This episode had some very nice character-driven moments. Sammy Al-Fayeed really shined in this one.
Best Moment: Sammy’s conversation with his dad.
4. Animal Kingdom: “What Have You Done?”
In this season finale, everyone was yelling at everyone and Smurf really had to Smurf it up.
Best Moment: Deran Cody’s hatred of loud music.
3. Steven Universe: “Know Your Fusion”
In this episode, Sardonyx questions Smoky Quartz about their powers. Smoky is pretty upfront about the fact that their power is a yo-yo, but for some reason it really takes Sardonyx a while to get it.
Best Moment: Garnet getting so excited she picks Pearl up.
2. Mr. Robot: “m4ster_s1ave.aes”
I love a good gimmick and this episode had fun with its ’90s sitcom thing.
Best Moment: Gideon’s newspaper gag in the credits.
1. Scream: “Heavenly Creatures”
This week, Noah Foster mourned for Zoe Vaughn and the police made bad decisions.
Best Moment: Emma Duval telling Audrey Jensen not to turn in evidence that implicates her. I’m so glad they’re already cover up BFFs again.