This week TV gave us Nikki Mudarris in the middle of a love triangle, Sonny Kiriakis and Paul Narita making serious heart eyes at each other, a dramatic new installment of Major Crimes, and much more. Here are my choices for the best LGBT-inclusive TV episodes of the week.
10. Days of Our Lives: “#12919”
In this episode, Theresa and Brady’s wedding turned into a hostage situation because why not? Paul bravely protected Eve by telling Orpheus to take him as his hostage instead.
Best Moment: Sonny looking ready to throw himself at Paul during their conversation afterwards. Same, man.
9. Days of Our Lives: “#12918”
This episode had everyone preparing for the wedding, while also dealing with the knowledge that Xander and Clyde Weston escaped from prison.
Best Moment: Paul and Sonny’s conversation outside the wedding.
8. Days of Our Lives: “#12917”
In this episode, Belle and Shawn discussed a job offer for Belle to work in Hong Kong.
Best Moment: The way Paul smiled when asked about Sonny.
7. Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood: “Now or Never”
This episode focused on Nikki juggling Safaree Samuels and Rosa Decosta. Nikki was 100% determined to act like lying to two people was an inconvenient hassle and determined to ignore anyone who pointed out that it’s also kind of a dick move.
Best Moment: When Nikki’s friends tried to gently ask if it bothered Rosa that she’s seeing other people and she straightforwardly said, “I did not tell her the truth.”
6. Major Crimes: “White Lies: Part 2”
This episode continued the intense storyline about Sharon Raydor shooting a murderer. The episode was framed with her going to a confessional and admitting that she feels no guilt.
Best Moment: The medical exam scene.
5. Mary + Jane: “Girl on Gurl”
In this episode, Paige dealt with an old rival while Jordan started to worry that the couple she’s dating wants a more serious relationship.
Best Moment: Paige’s sex dream about Susan B. Anthony.
4. The Last Ship: “Don’t Look Back”
After a season that did a great job of building intensity, this finale delivered perfect pay offs all around. The group had their final face off with Allison Shaw and personal relationships were reunited.
Best Moment: The intercut sequence of the Nathan James crew waiting for the team on land to save them and secure the White House.
3. RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: “Drag Movie Shequels”
In this week’s challenge, the group made parody sequels to RuPaul Charles’ favorite movies. Meanwhile, Phi Phi O’Hara waged a passive-aggressive battle against Alyssa Edwards.
Best Moment: Alaska revealing her Lil Poundcake outfit.
2. Fear the Walking Dead: “Pablo & Jessica”
In this episode, Nick Clark grew closer to Alejandro, seemingly earning his trust. Meanwhile, Madison Clark, Alicia Clark and Victor Strand tried to clear the hotel of walkers.
Best Moment: Strand getting emotional as he convinced Oscar to let him take out the walker his wife had turned into.
1. Halt and Catch Fire: “Yerba Buena”
This stand out episode showed Cameron Howe dealing with things as best she can, taking off and eventually admitting to Donna Clark that she realizes she’s difficult to deal with, while assuring her that she appreciates her. Meanwhile, Joe MacMillan nervously waited for the results of an HIV test.
Best Moment: Joe’s balcony scene.