This week’s episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and The Vampire Diaries were great! They all had some “laugh out loud” moments, but mostly it was the drama, secrets, and confessions that really kept me engaged. And oddly enough, across all the TGiT TV shows, I found myself rooting for people that I normally don’t even like. So let’s talk about my favorite moments for the week *SPOILERS AHEAD*
1. Grey’s Anatomy–Drunk and sunny Big Sis
After the way last week’s episode ended with Maggie finally confessing to Mer about being her long-lost little sister, I was eager to se what Mer would do with the information. And being who she is, step 1 was to deny and lash out (check), step 2 was to confide in her person, Alex (check), and step 3 was to get drunk and dance it out (sorta check). Mer certainly hit the booze hard, but Alex wouldn’t let her feel sorry about herself for long. I don’t at all condone hacking into hospital records, but I liked that Mer was able to confirm the information. I also liked that she reached out to Richard. The moment between them where he’s so upset that Ellis took away his opportunity to be a father…goodness! Even from the grave, Ellis is still making Mer and Richard’s lives difficult. And no other characters have been more affected by Ellis’ poor decisions…except maybe Maggie. My favorite moment was when Mer encouraged Richard to reach out the Maggie, saying that she deserved to know the truth. Even though I’ve been annoyed with Mer, she was acting like a good big sister int hat moment. And I’m glad Richard finally confessed, even though Maggie was not pleased. But like I mentioned last week, here’s hoping that Maggie’s new friendship with Amelia can help her come to terms with this. I think Richard would be a great person for Maggie to have in her life and vice versa!
2. Scandal–Knife-wielding and Scotch-drinking
Papa Pope scares me. From the first moment we met him as “Command,” and even when we found out that he was Liv’s dad, the man has made me nervous. I think it’s because Papa Pope has NO boundaries. He’ll kill anyone and manipulate any situation to achieve his goals. But this week, I found myself rooting for him. The way they’ve set up this conflict between Papa Pope and Jake is particularly interesting. I should be excited about Jake exposing Rowan for having Fitz/Mellie’s son and Harrison murdered. But when Papa Pope slamed that knife down into the table between Jake’s fingers and insisted that he wasn’t going anywhere…I kind of cheered. He’s a badass and I respect him, even though I fear him. Mostly, I just think Jake is about to get himself killed too…
I also enjoyed seeing Fitz and Abby/Gabby have a good moment. Fitz has been very tough on Abby, so it was nice to see him acknowledge that she’s been helpful, especially with Mellie. But………..we knew that Fitz wouldn’t miss the opportunity to talk about Liv. So far this season, I’ve been annoyed with Abby trying to be as fierce as Liv, which can’t happen. However, I feel bad about the possibility of Fitz becoming friendly with Abby just to be close to Liv. It seems that next week Liv and Fitz will finally have it out about her hasty departure, so my Fitzlivia/Olitz shipping heart is all sorts of excited! Even if they’re angry and yelling, the passion will always be evident 🙂
3. How to Get Away with Murder–Frenemies
This week we focussed a lot of Michaela. Meeting her fiance, Aiden, was a little bit funny, even though I shouldn’t laugh at all. This is terrible, but watching Connor give Michael a hard time about sleeping with Aiden was really entertaining. Connor was so mean about it and you could clearly see Michaela getting more and more frustrated. To be honest, Connor was probably trying to get Michaela off her game so he would have a better chance at impressing Professor Keating.
Michaela was also pretty central to the flash-forward scenes. She and Rebecca were BOTH at Annalise’s home when Sam is killed, and Michaela was inconsolable! This is just a speculation, but I wonder if Sam tried to attack her? Maybe Michaela is the one who killed Sam with the Lady Justice statue in self-defense? In any event, Michaela was NOT happy to be involved, but like Connor said, she had no choice but to “smile or go to jail!” They might be going to jail anyway unless she can find her engagement ring…
Frankly, I still don’t trust anybody on this show!
4. The Vampire Diaries–What were you doing on May 10, 1994?
I was about a month away from my 10th birthday and getting ready to make a cross-country move with my family from Fargo, North Dakota to Washington D.C.
Like last week, the highlight for me in this week’s episode was Bamon. Even though they spend most of their time arguing, there are pancakes and crossword puzzles and teddy bears! Bonnie and Damon work together well. And they’ll definitely need all their whits to find out why they’re stuck in Mystic Falls on May 10, 1994…especially since they might not be alone…
Second, I despise Enzo. I think his arrogant, evil, and has no redeeming qualities. When we first met him, I didn’t like that Enzo was encouraging Damon to embrace the dark side. And I certainly didn’t like how he was competing with Stefan for Damon’s loyalty. I mean, Damon is pretty terrible, but he loves his brother. I can at least appreciate that about him. With that said, I’m SO glad Enzo kicked Stefan’s ass this week. Typically, Stefan is my favorite, but it’s like he’s lost his mind! He’s barricaded in some small town and given up on his old life. Fine, Stefan didn’t want to look for Damon anymore, whatever. But they way he treated Caroline, who’s only ever tried to be a good friend to him was uncalled for. So yes, I’m glad that Enzo attempted to slap some sense into Stefan. But as usual, Enzo took things way to far by killing Ivy. *sigh* We’ll see what happens when Stefan returns to Mystic Falls/Whitmore College. (Gif Set Source: boogentskyeward)
What were some of your favorite TV moments this week? Did you like any of the ones I mentioned?