In case you missed it or just want to relive some of the awesome lines and scenes from this week in TV. This week’s installment (Oct 12, 2014 – Oct 18, 2014) features moments and lines from How to Get Away With Murder, The Walking Dead, The Mindy Project, Jane the Virgin, Marry Me, Sleepy Hollow, and American Horror Story: Freak Show.
SCENE STEALER OF THE WEEK
VIOLA DAVIS (How to Get Away with Murder)
“Let’s Get to Scooping”
This week Annalise Keating (Davis) does something that we rarely ever see onscreen. She strips herself bare. No, not flashing her body vulnerable for the world to see. She divests herself of the armor of first her blonde wig. Then she strips away the fake eyelashes. Next she scrubs every bit of makeup from her face. Annalise bares all and forces herself to look into the mirror. More than that, she’s forcing herself to look at the truth of her life and her marriage. That moment comes when her husband enters the room and she demands to know “why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?” BOOM. That entire scene holds you. Generally, we see people gearing up for emotional battles by loading on their metaphorical armor. It was refreshing to see that moment in reverse. She strips away every bit of artifice and finds her truth there.
Honorable Mention:Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead)
Melissa McBride, “The Walking Dead” (AMC)
Carol saved the day for her group as she went full on Rambo, facing off against walkers and the Terminites holding her friends captive. When she wasn’t kicking butt, she was facilitating reunions that left everyone but the completely heartless tearing up.
Honorable Honorable mention goes out to Lennie James whose fan favorite character, Morgan, popped up out of nowhere at the very end of the episode.
Week’s Best Lines
Say What? These are some of the lines that had you hitting the rewind button multiple times.
American Horror Story: Freak Show
“Massacres & Matinees”
Dandy: It’s not about the twins. It’s about me. I’d like to join the show. I’ve had an epiphany. I truly believe this is where I belong. I’ve been ruminating on my life and what I want. This is the perfect place for me.
Jimmy: Well, unless you’ve got pony legs under those trousers or a double ding dong…
Dandy: No, but I do know the entire Cole Porter canon.
The Mindy Project
“The Devil Wears Lands’ End”
Peter: Mindy, you’re not gay. You asked me to help you mail yourself to Chris Hemsworth.
Mindy: Yea, well last night Dr. Fishman kissed me on the mouth.
Mindy: Danny, I’m so sorry. It didn’t mean anything.
Danny: (whispers) Did you like it?
Mindy: DANNY CASTELLANO!
Danny: It’s okay if you did.
Mindy: No, you perv!
Jeremy: I can’t go back to 3AM deliveries. Mindy, can’t you continue being a lesbian for the good of the group?
Jeremy: It’s just a nickname, buddy. Like when father calls me “not mine”. Who knows what it means.
Tom Mison, “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)
“Go Where I Send Thee”
Ichabod: You can drop the façade, Leftenant. I’m all too aware of why you insist I learn these skills. But hear me, Grace Abigail Mills. It is not our fate for one of us to bury the other. We shall be victorious or defeated together.
Ichabod: We must make haste!
Abbie: Not so fast, Ricky Bobby. I’m driving
Ichabod: Let us release our own, horsemen.
(Sidenote: Toyota & Dodge are completely missing out by not having Ichabod Crane do ALL of their commercials with all that talk of horsepower during his final “driving lesson” with Abbie where he proves what an expert and speed demon he’s become. He’d sell every single vehicle to be had with that opening speech alone.)
Jane the Virgin
Jane: Wait, why are you talking to slutty Crystal? I thought you hated her.
Xiomara: Yea, I know but I just found out that her brother-in-law knows Paulina Rubio’s bassist so I gotta kiss her ass. Hopefully I don’t get an STD.
Doctor: A virgin? Maybe we should talk in private.
Jane: No! We don’t need to talk in private.
Doctor: I think we do.
Xiomara: Where did you get your degree from the University of Dumbass.
Jane: I got…accidently…oh I don’t even know how to say this in Spanish.
Alba: Tuve relaciones sexuales.
Jane: No! No, I didn’t. The doctor made a mistake. I went to the appointment and she accidentally put a sample of a man…into me.
Casey Wilson, “Marry Me” (NBC)
Annie: I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DIDN’T PROPOSE ON THIS TRIP, JAKE!
(Sidenote: I’ve re-watched that entire rant that follows this line at least a few dozen times already. Poor Jake kneeling behind her and urging her to turn around but on and on she goes and it is AWESOME!! Haven’t seen it? Go watch it because Casey Wilson’s delivery is everything!)
Jake: Oh my god! That was hard to follow! WOULD YOU JUST TURN AROUND!
Annie: IT’S YOUR MOM, ISN’T IT?
Jake: Watch yourself!
Annie: She doesn’t like me, does she? Guess what? DON’T LIKE HER.
Jake: She is an angel among us.
Annie: She’s the most negative person on the planet.
Jake: She’s been through a lot.
Annie: …of friends. She’s been through a lot of friends, because she’s a bitch!
The Walking Dead
Gareth: What was in it? I’m curious and it was a big bag. You’re really going to let me do this?
Rick: Let me take you out there. I’ll show you.
Gareth: Not going to happen, but this might (threatening Bob)
Rick: There’s guns in it. AK-47. 44 Magnum. Automatic weapons. Nightscope. There’s a compound bow annnnd a machete with a red handle. That’s what I’m going to use to kill you.
Martin/Terminite: Alex didn’t get it, see? I knew the chick with the sword was bad news. Bitch was like a weapon with a weapon.
Clearly, I watch many, many hours of television during the week and there’s no way possible to capture everything. What are you watching? Did you find yourself rewinding some of these same moments and did others just punch you in the gut as with Annalise/Viola Davis. What were your favorite moments/lines this week? Hit the comments and let me know.