Station 19 Episode 610 Recap: Lasagna Love Story

IT’S MARCH MADNESS, BABY! Not simply ladies’s basketball but additionally AUTOSTRADDLE TROPE-Y WIVES! To this point, Natalie has unveiled our Enemies to Lovers area and our Forbidden Fruit area.

Shelli Nicole is protecting one other movie competition; this time it’s SXSW. She reviewed Cora Bora and interviewed Meg Statler!!! She reviewed Who I Am Not. She reviewed Bloody Hell. She reviewed Swarm. And he or she’s not finished but!

Extra motion pictures? Okay! Drew reviewed Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s new film, Shifting On. Valerie Anne reviewed Bella Ramsey’s horror brief, Requiem. And A.Tony reviewed Scream VI.

The Final of Us’ first season got here to a tear-jerking finish this week, and naturally Nic and Valerie Anne had been right here to recap all of it for you! Additionally right here to recap all of it? Drew, with a model new Drag Race rundown. Heather reviewed Perry Mason’s second season and launched our new TV Group sequence, I’ll Watch Something. Anya launched you to the queer ladies of Survivor’s latest season. We heard A League of Their Personal was coming again for 4 extra episodes. Then we heard it was nonetheless combating for #MoreThanFour. Riese reminded us of all of the sapphic reveals which were cancelled after one season. And Heather made an inventory of TV comedies the place lesbians are literally in on the jokes.

Notes from the TV Group:

+ This week on Match of Champions, two chefbians stepped as much as face the dreaded randomizer…although, fortunately, they didn’t need to face one another. Within the first contest, celebrated pastry chefbian Elizabeth Falkner confronted Joey Sasto in a battle that required: rooster thighs because the protein, rutabagas because the produce, steel skewers because the tools and buttery because the type. Falker provided a Turkish rooster thigh with rutabaga hummus, a dish so artistic that I used to be surpised Falkner didn’t take the victory. She misplaced by only one level.

In one other battle, James Beard award profitable chefbian Karen Akunowicz went head-to-head with Christian Petroni. The randomizer pressured the cooks to work with pancetta as a protein, arugula because the produce, a ricer because the tools and boozy because the type. Akunowicz was profitable at showcasing the protein and the type in a number of methods which helped her safe the win. There’s a rematch with the chef that defeated Akunowicz within the final version of TOC. Go gays! — Natalie

+ This week’s episode of NCIS: Hawai’i was an actual testomony to the expansion that Kate Whistler’s undergone over two seasons. She’s now not the DIA agent to felt like she needed to be in management always…right here, she’s admitting that there’s one thing she’s not instantly good at and permitting herself to be weak with each Lucy and Jane Tennant. — Natalie

Station 19 610: “Even Higher Than the Actual Factor”

Written by Carmen

Maya holds Carina softly on the bathroom floor on Station 19. Maya is in her uniform and Carina is tucked into a rust colored blanket.

It began with a lasagna.

In season three of Station 19, when Maya and Carina had been nonetheless within the verrrry early phases of their relationship, nicely, there was numerous intercourse. But additionally, there was lasagna. Lasagna baked by Carina and dropped at the firehouse to shock her girlfriend earlier than urgent her onerous up in opposition to bookcase. There was Maya telling Carina that she didn’t know learn how to have a girlfriend, as a result of she was fearful that she damaged. There was Carina telling Maya, “I’m not within the behavior of fixing damaged individuals.”

There was them, this lasagna was them.

And I consider that’s why this week, Maya baked Carina a lasagna. As a result of she was proper, she has been damaged, but additionally she is therapeutic and she or he desires to heal the damage she’s triggered Carina, too. So on her first day again at work, whereas the remainder of Station 19 is out on a name, she tells Jack that she’s going to skip over to Gray Sloane to win again her spouse with baked cheese and noodles.

Carina, who’s in a gathering with Bailey, doesn’t reply with the heat Maya hoped for. Carina’s been asking for house, you see, and Maya is attempting to respect these boundaries — however she additionally desires her spouse to know that she’s right here. She’s able to combat for his or her marriage. However Carina does let her within the workplace, which is a begin. And after Maya leaves, Carina does eat a number of the lasagna at Bailey’s suggestion. Her spouse made it for her, and she or he’s been having such a foul day.

That was a mistake, as a result of Maya — overeager, overzealous impatient pet of a lady Maya — she maaaaybe took the lasagna out a bit of bit early, in a rush to get it to Carina whereas it was nonetheless scorching.

(An apart from the house prepare dinner in me: All of the elements of lasagna are absolutely cooked earlier than they go into an oven, and taking it out early shouldn’t have triggered meals poisoning — if something, simply undercooked noodles. However don’t let me wreck a very good time!)

Right here is Carina, again within the resort room she’s been dwelling in, sweaty, and nursing a rest room bowl. Maya reveals up, having heard in regards to the unintentional ache she’s triggered, and at first Carina turns her away. However patiently, Maya stands by the toilet door. I’d say it was even romantic, if it weren’t for all of the vomiting. And wow, Station 19 certain did decide to the audio results of the vomiting.

Finally, when she’s finished yelling at Maya, Carina relents. Having gotten all of it out — her bodily guts, her sticky feelings, her damage, all of it — she slumps in opposition to the toilet wall. She’s chilly. Can Maya deliver her a blanket?

By no means have I seen a lady dash throughout a resort room to be useful as shortly as Maya Bishop to deliver her spouse a blanket, and if I didn’t already know she was a Gold medal profitable Olympian, there can be little doubt. In a flash, she’s by Carina’s aspect, wrapping her softly in a rust coloured throw from the mattress. Carina leans in opposition to Maya, she lets Maya maintain her softly, her cheek pressed in opposition to the sweat of Carina’s hair. They discuss nearly in whispers, a lot stated with out being stated.

Maya doesn’t need to go away. She’s afraid that if she will get up and walks out the door, she gained’t see Carina once more. However Carina guarantees this gained’t be their final time.

For one, she’ll name Maya in just a few hours in order that Maya is aware of that she’s OK. And for second, nicely Carina doesn’t say something about what comes subsequent. However I’ve a very good feeling about this.

Survivor Episode Three: “Sneaky Little Snake”

Written by Anya

Survivor season 44 contestant Frannie Marin looks at an unseen listener, appearing very stern and serious

Frannie coming into her villain period (I hope)

What occurred with our three gals this episode! Nicely, initially of the episode, we return to the Tika tribe, the place everyone seems to be attempting to get Sarah on their aspect. The principle take-away from our time with the Tika tribe is that Carolyn is prospering; she and Yam Yam have a very unimaginable rapport and friendship that I hope lasts the entire season lengthy (and past!).

On the Soka tribe, our lady Frannie remains to be apparently flirting it up with Matt, and everybody appears to agree that their showmance places a goal on each their backs (I agree), as a result of nobody likes to maintain individuals which can be so clearly loyal to one another round — it’s threatening!

Firefighter Danny appears to be the one particular person this season that found out precisely learn how to use the birdcage idol — he hid the pretend idol again within the birdcage, LITERALLY EATS THE NOTE SAYING IT WAS FAKE, after which Matt discovers the pretend idol with the notice saying it’s actual. Poor Matt! He could also be getting performed and duped on like, each degree!

None of our queer gals are on the purple tribe, so not a lot to share there, though we do be taught that Matthew made a pretend immunity idol and Jamie found it (when she wasn’t busy like, consuming each worm she might discover) (I imply that actually, she received actually into consuming worms???).

On the problem, Claire sits out once more, for the third time this season, Jeff is bound to level out. The Soka tribe loses the problem which implies they need to go to tribal. Again at camp, Danny rallies of us to vote out Claire, arguing that she hasn’t contributed in any respect in the course of the challenges (true).

However the half that REALLY stands out is when Frannie tells Claire who she desires to ship house, and the way they’ll make it occur. Her face fully shifts when she tells Claire that Matt is “predictable, and very malleable.” CLAIRE! Do these sound just like the phrases of a bit of lamb in love, or the phrases of the titular SNEAKY LITTLE SNAKE who will ultimately management this sport?!?

Sadly, Claire does find yourself getting voted out, and Frannie herself switches her vote to Claire — finally, I believe, a strategic transfer to remain aligned together with her tribe, when it grew to become clear that no one else with a vote (Matt misplaced his within the first episode) needed to maintain Claire round.

Sigh… after which there have been two. Let’s see what Carolyn and Frannie do subsequent week!

Written by Valerie Anne

Ellen from HIMYF smiling

Love a lady who loves a platonic sleepover.

This week’s episode is all about Rewardishment. Everybody within the group has one thing they’ve been laying aside, so they provide themselves 48 hours to do them. If everybody does their activity, all of them get a reward. Ellen picks Megabed Sleepover (I’ve finished this, 10/10 extremely suggest), and everybody agrees to it. If certainly one of them fails, all of them fail, they usually have to just accept a punishment: ingesting photographs of the bar’s drink mat drippings.

A few of these issues undoubtedly would take greater than 48 hours in the actual world however we’re in sitcom world so all of them get cracking. Ellen’s activity is to face as much as her coworker who sits subsequent to her in an open-plan workplace and places her naked toes on their desk which, for my part, is a conflict crime. Ellen practices standing as much as Rhonda to an empty chair however as soon as she’s confronted with Rhonda and her new “workplace snake”, she will be able to’t do it. So she takes her brother to the workplace to apply, however Rhonda interrupts. Her snake will get unfastened and bites Jesse, and Ellen snaps. Though she put up with months of abuse quietly, as quickly as Rhonda’s actions affected somebody she loves, Ellen stands as much as her.

All the buddies accomplish their objectives, although all of them make a journey to the ER for one cause or one other; however sadly Jesse doesn’t nail his hula hooping trick till 10 minutes previous the 48 hour mark. So all of them take their photographs and find yourself proper again to the ER. However all of them rage-loved one another into doing their duties, as a result of friendship, and a win’s a win.

Written by Valerie Anne

Ginny and Alex chat in the lobby

These individuals certain hand around in this haunted constructing quite a bit. The town is massive, go exterior!

This week, after telling her boyfriend that Ruby shouldn’t be the important thing to their fortune, however a child, and their plan is donezo, Elena heads to the Greybourne to finish her undercover journey. Whereas she’s packing, she will get a go to from Jocelyn, who begs her to not go, saying there’s extra to be taught.

This takes us to a flashback to 1944, when Jocelyn arrives on the Greybourne to use for a nanny place. Mrs. Iris Greybourne has two children, however can’t have any extra. After a fast chat, she will get the job, and senses a spark with Iris’s husband Alistair whereas she’s at it. Finally this results in a full-blown affair and a child; Jocelyn tries to give up, saying the infant daddy is a few rando, however Iris affords to take the infant in and make the toddler a Greybourne, defending them for all times. Finally taking part in nanny to her personal daughter takes its toll, and Jocelyn desires to run away with Ruby and Alistair. Alistair will get chilly toes, and Iris catches Joceyln stealing her child again, and in a wrestle for Ruby, Jocelyn bashes her head and falls unconscious. Iris calls her brother, a Winthrop, and though Jocelyn isn’t useless, he yeets her out the window. Then he goes all the way down to the key basement and kills his brother-in-law and pays the chief of police to say they’re each suicides.

Within the current day, Elena goes on an apology/goodbye tour, which ends together with her hooking up with Matthew. Which nonetheless feels icky though she give up however no matter.

Ginny and Alex meet up, Alex saying Kim virtually floated away after saying goodbye to Ginny. Ginny says she doesn’t need to mess issues up, however Alex reassures her that she will be able to’t. Alex says the rationale she got here is that one thing fishy occurred within the elevator; it appeared like Mrs. Ivy and James knew one another. They do some Nancy Drew-ing and discover out that James was fired from being a nanny months in the past, so he’s been mendacity to them for some time.

The final cease on Elena’s tour is Mrs. Ivy’s, the place she vouches for Matthew on the best way out, however then is distracted by the picture of Jocelyn, Iris, Alistair, and child Charlotte Ivy. She whispers a goodbye to Jocelyn, and we get one final pop into the flashback one final time and see Iris Greybourne change child Ruby’s title to Charlotte. After Elena leaves, Mrs. Ivy hears Jocelyn sobbing within the secret room, so she performs the piano to drown it out, which explains why she ignored Elena final night time.

On her approach out, Elena stops to inform Roman that the cash on this constructing is handed down by way of the Winthrop line, and Elena simply realized that Mrs. Ivy won’t be a Winthrop, so perhaps, simply perhaps, they’ll leverage this data and end their get-rich-not-so-quick scheme as soon as and for all.

Written by Valerie Anne

Duela, Harper, and Cullen from Gotham Knights

Gritty teenagers being gritty.

Regardless of CWDVTV seemingly going darkish, one present slinked out of the shadows: Gotham Knights. It’s a couple of bunch of youngsters who dwell in Gotham Metropolis, however particularly Bruce Wayne’s adopted son Turner, who begins off the present by attempting to get us to really feel unhealthy for him as a result of he “doesn’t slot in” with all the opposite wealthy children at his wealthy child college, though he doesn’t appear to have bother getting half the college to indicate as much as Wayne Manor on a dime for a celebration. Poor little wealthy boy.

Different teenagers of curiosity are: Turner’s finest buddy, the tech-savvy Stephanie; a lady named Carrie who seems to be Batman’s Robin; Duela, who’s The Joker’s daughter; a bisexual lady named Harper who’s a genius however dropped out of college as a result of her father was abusive, and her trans brother Cullen, who doesn’t need his sister to maintain combating his battles for him.

The premise of the present is that Batman is useless, and Turner, Duela, Harper and Cullen are being framed for his homicide. Turner is being accused of eager to inherit Bruce Wayne’s cash sooner, and the troublemaking trio is who the GCPD are accusing of being the employed hitmen. Nicely, hit-teens. DC common Harvey Dent is seemingly the one non-corrupt cop amongst a sea of corrupt cops, however the A in ACAB doesn’t stand for “just a few.” So.

So, the reality is: I’m bitter that the CW selected this model of Gotham as a substitute of Ryan Wilder’s Gotham. In order that is perhaps tainting my opinion. And pilots are onerous. However regardless of this present being up my alley on paper, I discovered it a bit…boring. “The cops are corrupt” shouldn’t be new or thrilling, and buying and selling a present a couple of crew of badass and hilarious individuals lead by a Black lesbian for a crew of dramatic teenagers lead by a straight, cis, white boy appears like a downgrade.

Issues I did like about this episode: Clearly love {that a} bi and trans character had been launched proper off the bat. I additionally like that they’re siblings as a result of multiple child in a household being LGBTQ+ is extra widespread than TV thinks. And I additionally appreciated that Robin is a younger Black lady. And I do suppose Duela is fairly humorous. Finish of checklist.

Possibly there’s an alternate universe the place Javicia Leslie’s Batwoman by no means existed and Gotham Knights excited me extra. However I’m uninterested in Batman tales for a cause, and I’ve a sense a Son of Batman story isn’t going to stray too far sufficient from that to be my jam. However I’ll hold you up to date!

Written by Natalie

A Million Little Things: After Greta accepts her marriage proposal, she and Katherine share a kiss. Katherine has her back to the audience; she is wearing an olive green jacket with a hood and a multicolored scarf. Greta is wearing a dark blue pea coat.

It’s Greta’s birthday! To kick-off their celebration, Katherine surprises her girlfriend with breakfast in mattress after which invitations Greta to find out what the remainder of their celebration will deliver utilizing an origami fortune teller…which Katherine calls a “cootie catcher” and, truthfully, that revelation is essentially the most stunning factor about this episode (do you know that’s what these things were called?!). The cootie catcher reveals that the couple will probably be celebrating Greta’s birthday weekend at Martha’s Winery.

The fortune teller is only one a part of the nostalgic weekend that Katherine has deliberate, although: they drive to catch the ferry within the actual automotive that Greta drove in highschool. On the radio? Donna Lewis’ 1996 pop earworm, “I Love You All the time Eternally.” Greta wonders if their journey down reminiscence lane implies that Katherine will lastly return the hypercolor slap bracelet she borrowed and by no means returned. They commerce jokes in regards to the bracelet and every thing goes swimmingly till the VW Bug sputters out they usually’re left stranded on the aspect of the highway.

With an hour till the tow truck arrives and no probability of constructing the ferry, Katherine and Greta decide to take a stroll alongside a close-by seaside. They stroll alongside the seaside and occur upon a picnic with a rainbow slap bracelet within the champagne bucket. Greta seems round and realizes that they’re on the seaside the place she as soon as requested Katherine to Homecoming. Katherine acknowledges that it appeared like the most effective place to come back to proper her previous incorrect. She’s realized that issues over the previous few years that felt like setbacks had been really simply redirecting her path in direction of Greta.

After which Katherine will get down on one knee and proposes. The very factor she stated, three episodes in the past, she didn’t need to do. “By no means gonna occur,” she stated. A lot for that. Greta says sure and now they’re engayged. Yay…I assume.

Right here’s the factor: this storyline is fine. It’s positive now and, apart from the Greta’s tattoos, it will’ve been positive in 2004 when Massachusetts first legalized homosexual marriage. That isn’t a praise. If TV writers need to pen queer tales to indicate how dedicated they’re to equality, nice…however the best way to do it’s to afford these queer characters the identical complexity and depth afforded to each different character on-screen. AMLT hasn’t finished that with Katherine and Greta and it appears like an absolute waste of Grace Park and Cameron Esposito.

Good Bother 501: “Shot within the Darkish”

Written by Natalie

Good Trouble: A four picture collage: The central photo is Callie embracing her sister in their former loft at the Coterie. On the bottom right, Malika sits at the bar with Angelica and asks about getting back together. The center picture on the bottom row is Jazmin and her husband in Gael's loft, meeting their niece for the first time. The picture on the bottom left is Sumi draping her arm over Alice's left shoulder at the Coterie kitchen table.

Final season, within the wake of Maia Mitchell’s departure, Good Bother determined to strive one thing new. The present had at all times tackled critical points however solely simply sufficient for the viewers to really feel the emotion, to construct the empathy, to know a personality’s motivation, earlier than pivoting in direction of the character’s expertise and activism. It was about creating good and obligatory bother, to paraphrase the late John Lewis, and someplace, within the crafting of season 4, they forgot that. As an alternative, the present requested the viewers to have sympathy for characters they didn’t know (Joaquin’s sister’s cult) and to be moved by circumstances that the present wouldn’t title (Isabella’s psychological well being). Malika’s storyline however, the present grew to become a shell of its former self.

I tuned on this week hoping there’d be some indication that the writers understood their misstep and had been seeking to proper the ship. I didn’t get that affirmation. Possibly it’s too quickly to guage — you possibly can’t flip round a trainwreck of a season in a single episode, proper? — however they modified the theme tune to one thing much more ominious so I’m not optimistic. So what’s happening on the Coterie? Let’s see…

– Mariana’s secure, comparatively talking; it’s Evan whose physique we heard hit the bottom in final season’s finale. She returns to the Coterie, nonetheless caked in his blood, and experiences that he’s secure however in a medically induced coma. Mariana spends a lot of the episode by Evan’s aspect on the hospital, being interrogated by his ghost. Evan’s lawyer stops by to alert Mariana that Evan made her his proxy: she’s the performing interim CEO of Speckulate.

She’s surprised however doesn’t give into the emotional weight of any of it till she walks into her loft to search out her finest buddy/sister standing there. CALLIE’S BACK, Y’ALL!

– Malika returns to the Councilwoman Lucia Morales’ workplace and receives a hero’s welcome for stopping the sweep. She pitches an thought to Lucia: use her discretionary fund to handle the rapid housing wants of these dwelling on the encampment. Lucia’s curiosity is peaked and she or he rewards Malika with a job supply: deputy coverage director. I’m shocked, Lucia’s chief of employees is shocked and Malika wants a bit of time to think about the chance.

However now, all of a sudden, Malika has an work/life steadiness difficulty. I don’t thoughts that this is a matter — it’s an actual difficulty for lots of political staffers — I thoughts that it’s being introduced up when the circumstances of Malika’s life haven’t modified. She opts to take the job however establishes some agency boundaries in hopes of reaching a greater work/life steadiness.

– Apparently, somebody within the Good Bother writers’ room heard about Reboot’s cancellation so that they determined to take certainly one of their tales and provides it to Alice. Due to Sumi, she will get a possibility to affix the writers’ room — with three cantankerous, however humorous, outdated white males — on “America’s Funniest Ferrets & Mates.”

– Isabella and Gael have a ravishing child lady (Lyric) and Isabella insists on conserving her. She apologizes on to Jazmin and her husband and, although clearly heartbroken, they’re much more gracious about it than I might be. Gael’s nonetheless surprised by Isabella’s about face and hopes she’ll come to her senses as soon as the euphoria of recent parenthood wears off. Isabella overhears the confession and, the primary time they’re separated — Gael’s out shopping for diapers — she takes the infant and runs.

Reality Be Advised 309: “Solely Little Secrets and techniques”

Written by Natalie

Truth Be Told: Eva stares blankly at Poppy (not pictured) after hearing Poppy speculate about her having killed Andrew Finney. Eva is wearing a grey blazer with light checkerboard stitching on it and a black undershirt.

Stunning completely nobody, Eva’s a suspect within the homicide of Andrew Finney. Detective Aames shares that cameras caught Eva within the parking storage minutes earlier than the homicide and Poppy responds by telling Aames about Eva’s seemingly motive: she was as soon as certainly one of Finney’s trafficked ladies. Aames urges Poppy to steer clear of Eva now that she’s a suspect however, in fact, Poppy doesn’t pay attention. She reveals up at the highschool…to not warn Eva in regards to the police investigation however to look Eva’s workplace when the principal steps out. I strive to not hate Poppy on this second for being extra invested in fixing Finney’s homicide than serving to a buddy grapple the the trauma she pushed to unearth.

For her half, Eva’s consuming all of the information of Finney’s loss of life, as if she wants the reassurance that the monster that destroyed her life is lastly gone. She presses Poppy on investigating and bringing down extra of the johns and insists that this is how she’ll heal from her trauma. She joins Poppy at her house, watching the movies used to blackmail the johns. Amongst these movies? Certainly one of Andrew Finney with an underage lady. Eva watches the video and acknowledges the lady (Nadia) from her days within the trafficking ring. In the event that they monitor Nadia down, Eva surmises, they may be capable to deliver down the trafficking ring as soon as and for all. Poppy tries to reign Eva in however the principal refuses to be slow-walked. Eva places it to Poppy plainly: she is aware of Nadia’s final title and if Poppy desires to search out her, she’ll want Eva’s assist.

“Oh, yeah…ain’t no enjoyable when the rabbit received the gun, huh?” Eva asks mockingly (I chuckle impossibly onerous at this).

Someday later, Poppy stops by Eva’s workplace once more and finds her cellphone left unattended and unlocked on her desk. She picks it up and checks Eva’s Questeur DMs (her title is @Bottom2TopEnergy and, once more, I discover myself laughing out loud). This time, although, Poppy is caught snooping and Eva asks the podcaster what she actually desires. Poppy insists that she simply desires the reality and Eva invitations her to elucidate what the reality is, as she sees it. Poppy claims that Eva lied to her and simply used Poppy to get nearer to Finney…and when she couldn’t get justice, she went to see him. Realizing that Poppy thinks she killed Finney, Eva tells her what she advised the cops: she didn’t kill Finney however she needs she had.

“I want I might belief you,” Poppy admits.

“Did you ever?” Eva shoots again.

Seems Eva was telling the reality: a witness noticed a youthful lady choose up the automotive that killed Finney. To get again at Poppy for her lack of belief, Eva calls her podcast firm and shares the reality about Poppy withholding info. However, after a candid discuss with Trini, Eva acknowledges that she went too far and reaches out to Poppy to make amends. They go collectively to satisfy Nadia.

After Eva apologizes and recommits to creating amends, Nadia affords her forgiveness. However Eva quest to make amends could have died on the courthouse steps: she jumps in entrance of a gunman aiming for Trini and takes a bullet to the intestine

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