About Last Night...THE EQUALIZER, THE GREAT NORTH, BOB'S BURGERS, and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


May 15, 2023 by  


“Justified” – When a note McCall receives leads her to the location of her late father’s car, she must revisit the past to uncover who was behind his carjacking and murder nearly 30 years prior, on the CBS Original series THE EQUALIZER, Sunday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
Pictured (L-R): Liza Lapira as Melody “Mel” Bayani and Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall.
Photo: Michael Greenberg/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Let’s talk about Sunday night’s TV!

AMERICAN IDOL: Well, I’m annoyed. There is absolutely no way Wé Ani should have been eliminated, both based on last night and her time on the show as a whole. I was really rooting for her and Iam to be the last two standing. Alas. (I am glad he made it through.)

THE SIMPSONS: I was curious how the show would make this feel unique from the other episodes where Krusty tried to outsource his clowning (with international or outsourced Krustys), but this was a nice twist in that it allowed Bart to have a rare chance to enjoy school again. A good way into this story. (And I’m actually glad Krusty himself didn’t mess it up.)

THE EQUALIZER: Ohhhh, this was good.

Queen Latifah is so seemingly effortless in this role that it’s really easy to forget, sometimes, how good she is. What she had to shoulder this episode—grief, rage, action, compassion, and also a little bit of flirting (yes to Robyn and Dante, whenever we can get them)—was not easy, and it would have been really easy for a lesser performer to focus on one angle or for it to feel chaotic. Instead, everything Robyn went through felt, well, natural.

I’m glad she got resolution on her father’s death, and I do hope it can bring some degree of closure to her. Not only does she have the facts now, but she also knows it had nothing to do with her. She may have based her life on trying to right this perceived wrong, but I’m glad she now knows it was in no way her fault. Tragically, her dad paid the price for trying to help someone out.

Also, I do love the small beats we got of Aunt Vi grieving. It makes sense the episode would mostly center around Robyn’s attempt to get justice for her father, but Vi was his family, too.

And with Dante now out of a job…I’m curious how long this lasts. Will he be working with the team, unofficially, for a bit? Or will they be able to clear him ASAP?

THE GREAT NORTH: Imagining “You Oughta Know” as a prom theme…I laughed.

I like that they let this be two episodes, even though the prom blowing up—uh, literally, though at least with just smelly meat rather than anything wildly dangerous—was not exactly ideal. I’m excited to see how part two plays out.

BOB’S BURGERS: Always love seeing the kids in flashbacks. So wee! Also, them using a laser pointer in present day to trick a cat out of a tree was brilliant.

Linda accidentally going full-on MISERY to a children’s book author absolutely tracks. And, yeah, the timing couldn’t have been worse as she started panicking about empty nest syndrome. (Even if it will actually be years before she has to face that.)

Which shows did you watch last night?

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