Welcome back to your twice-weekly queer lady TV roundup. Get your feelings out now because something is going to happen on The 100 on Thursday night that’s gonna make you literally explode if you have any feelings in reserve.
Jane the Virgin
Mondays on The CW at 9:00 p.m.
Everyone has recovered just fine from Sin Rostro’s death*, except for Luisa. Michael and Jane even use her murder as an all-night springboard to rekindle their romance. Actually, a lot of things are rekindled in “Chapter 35.” Michael and Rafael’s rivalry. Rafael’s feelings for Petra. Rogelio’s romance with Xo. And Luisa’s relationship with falling off the wagon. Yep, after nursing Susanna back to health, Luisa lifts some vodka from the Marbella’s bar and gets sauced. Jane finds her and drags her to her room and begs her to call her sponsor, but it’s Susanna who shows up at her door. She convinces Luisa to go back to rehab because she’s got to move on from Rose and reconcile with her brother and fight her addiction, and on the other side of it, Susanna can take her out on a real date. It’s a very sweet moment. The shock and softness on Luisa’s face when Susanna says that to her. I want them to go so much deeper with this relationship. I need it to be more than two minutes per episode. They promised me. They promised!
* I don’t think she’s really dead.
Wednesdays on TV Land at 10:00 p.m.
Maggie has been pretty absent these last two weeks on Younger. I thought for sure the writers were going to dig in and explore her relationship with Lauren more; I was even convinced they were going to bring back Maggie’s first love for some love triangle drama. Alas! There are four episodes left in season two. Cross your fingers it ends as queerly as it started.
Saturday on Starz at 10:00 p.m.
Eleanor is finally back on Nassau and it’s playing out just like the fan fiction I’ve been imagining in my head since the end of season two! I am bonkers for a story where two Slytherin women are in love and they’re each doing their cunning and crafty things to get on top of the game, but it’s the same game and so they’re having to be cunning and crafty with each other, while also wanting to make out with each other. That’s what’s happening with Eleanor and Max now that she has arrived to help Woodes Rogers bring the Bahamas under British rule. She’s working an angle to stay alive and get back some of that power she lost when she was sold out to stand trial in England, and Max is working an angle to maintain the power she gained when Eleanor left.
They both make a lot of dramatic entrances into rooms and pubs, and it’s a glory to see these stupid men being forced to acknowledge the intellectual formidability of these women. The truth is that the island is never going to bend to the British without both of them, and everyone knows it. In addition to commanding the attentions of rooms full of dudes, Max and Eleanor spend a significant amount of time both gazing at and side-eying each other.
Anne’s the wild card. She’s on the loose now with instructions from Jack to take the gold they stole from the Spanish and run for it, but I’ve got a sneaking suspicions she’s coming right back to the thick of it on Nassau. That’s three — count them, three! — Slytherin babes doing machinations.
I can’t wait to see who ends up on top.