This week TV gave us a serious ticking clock on The Last Ship, the series finale of Mistresses, a haunting season finale for Tyrant, and more. Here are my choices for the 10 best LGBT-inclusive TV episodes of the week.
10. Hollywood Today Live: “Wed, September 6, 2016”
This episode featured interviews with the handsome and charming Chris Geere and the handsome and charming Lance Bass.
Best Moment: When the hosts brought up their surprise that NSYNC expressed condolences when their crooked manager died and Lance Bass had to explain sympathy to them.
9. Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood: “Mama Beef”
The focus of this episode was the friction between A1 and Lyrica’s moms, which was entertaining, but the truly wonderful storyline was the love triangle between Nicki Minaj’s ex Safaree Samuels, Nikki Mudarris, and Rosa Acosta.
Best Moment: Nikki and Rosa’s snuggle session.
8. @midnight with Chris Hardwick: “Wed, Sep 7, 2016”
This episode featured Adam Goldberg, Mary Lynn Rajskub and James Davis competing. Their dramatic reading of the Twitter feud between Patton Oswalt and Martin Shkelli was pretty incredible.
Best Moment: Mary Lynn Rajskub’s exit.
7. RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: “HERstory of the World”
In this episode, the queens performed a lip sync number inspired by women throughout history.
Best Moment: Detox’s incredible runway outfit.
6. Mistresses: “The Show Must Go On”
This episode packed in a lot of big soap-y reveals, including a bizarre cliffhanger which we’ll all just have to wonder about forever because this ended up being the series finale.
Best Moment: Dante’s speech about finding yourself.
5. Tyrant: “Two Graves”
This powerful finale brought Barry Al-Fayeed’s hypocrisy to the forefront, ending any chance of him being a hero. It wasn’t intended as a series finale, but serves as a strong ending for the show.
Best Moment: Sammy Al-Fayeed’s anger at the family dinner.
4. The Last Ship: “Resistance”
This season has been doing an incredible job of ramping up the action every episode. This episode solidified the group of vigilantes out to get justice against the corrupt government and presented an impending attack on the Nathan James.
Best Moment: Alisha Granderson leading the group searching for coded messages.
3. Masters of Sex: “Freefall”
This premiere did a great job setting up the season by showing us where William Masters and Virginia Johnson are emotionally and professionally.
Best Moment: The montage of Betty DiMello running the office.
2. Halt and Catch Fire: “Rules of Honorable Play”
In this episode, tensions were high between Donna Clark and Cameron Howe as they adjusted to the acquisition. Meanwhile, Gordon Clark was just excited about laser tag. The understated ending was absolutely perfect.
Best Moment: Joe MacMillan’s anger during his meeting with the client.
1. Steven Universe: “Last One Out of Beach City”
Pearl on a quest to prove she’s cool and talk to a pretty girl is a winning episode formula.
Best Moment: Pearl showing Amethyst and Steven that she got the girl’s number.