About Last Night...GREY'S ANATOMY, SUPERNATURAL, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


October 18, 2019 by  


LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT — “The Burden of our Choices” Episode 21004 — Pictured: (l-r) Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins, Kira McLean as Evangeline Miller — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

Let’s talk about Thursday night’s TV!

GREY’S ANATOMY: Okay, look, I know traditionally if shows make two characters pregnant at the same time, it doesn’t end well for at least one of them. But they can’t do that to Amelia again, right? Right now, I just need her and Link to be okay and happy. (I get it’s TV and it won’t last forever. But give me this.)

I get why Bailey was irrational, but, come on, Meredith did not intentionally throw her under the bus.

With so many regulars at the secondary hospital, I wonder how long the characters are going to stay there—or if we’re looking at another hospital merger down the line.

SUPERSTORE: Jonah went full-on Chandler Bing, trying to give Mateo money via betting.

It was really smart of Amy to try and make the Cloud 9 more like a mall, and she did a great job of facilitating it. But, oh my goodness, her stint as an embarrassing mom mode was incredible.

(Dina and Glenn bonding over the mall going under was so ridiculously unexpectedly funny.)

SUPERNATURAL: Disembowel. D-I-S-E-M-B-O-W-E-L.

Okay, I laughed at Ketch and Rowena’s awkward attempt at seduction. And at Amara having no patience for her brother.

It’s very odd being in the final season, because it really does feel like a final season. We’re getting a bunch of familiar faces, it feels more serialized than the past, and it feels like the show is very clearly moving toward an end point. It’s extraordinarily bittersweet. And it’s tough not knowing if this is the last time we’ll see certain characters. (Bye, maybe, Kevin?)

MOM: How did they get the dog actor to not move off the couch when Bonnie tried to sleep there?! Also, that fish is terrifying.

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS: Wow, I did not see the Eric reveal coming? I assumed he’d be Maggie’s half-brother, but this is so much better and so heartbreakingly complicated.

I’m glad the show is digging into the fact that EDDIE HAS A DAUGHTER. It makes sense they’ve been quasi-focusing on his panic over potentially losing his estranged wife, but, uh, he has a daughter. He, at one point, loved her mother. It’s complicated. Dig into it. Also, holy moly, the scene with Rome and Eddie with Charlotte in the show was freaking PRECIOUS.

THE GOOD PLACE: Oh my God, that horrifying magic Pictionary game. The social media CEO joke was alarmingly timely.

Dammit, Bad Janet! Way to cause problems. But wowza to Jason stepping up to save his (not a girl)friend.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT: An absolutely horrifying episode—and I mean that in a good way. My new favorite episode of the (early) season. Rollins and Carisi were the episode’s MVPs. I still miss him as a cop, but he’s doing well as an ADA.

The odd thing about a show changing bosses/writers is that sometimes you just don’t know whether threads from the previous regime will carry over. Last season, there was a bit of an odd throughline where Olivia was manipulative (once towards Amanda, and another time toward a rape victim) in trying to keep people from having an abortion. Olivia, clearly, has a very, very complex and layered relationship with what happens if a rape victim becomes pregnant—after all, that was how she was conceived—but she had always been compassionate in the past; her moves last season felt extremely jarring and out of character. I didn’t think the new writers would go down that road, and I was happy to see that was the correct instinct when faced with a young teen who wanted an abortion. I was hoping they would dive into WTF she meant last season with her implied abortion—and it turns out they did, but it was cut from the episode.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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