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The other big relationship that continues to blossom in this episode is between Connor (Jack Falahee) and Oliver (Conrad Ricamora). The duo have become the somewhat stable couple on How to Get Away with Murder and this week they took a huge step: Connor introduces his boy-toy to his friends. This was a tender moment in the bar where fans got to see the law students actually acting like young adults. Falahee and Ricamora have undeniable chemistry on screen. Every time they’re on screen they light up the room and fans cannot help but swoon. The duo end this amazing episode with a drunk Oliver pinning after Connor and saying those three simple words: I love you. Talk about adorable.
In Meereen, Tyrion is trying to broker a peace with the slavers and before this shit gets started, Missandei and Grey Worm are FED UP. Look, Tyrion that dude, he’s BEEN that dude. But right now, your boy is in the super “well intentioned but White as all hell” ally status. Tyrion is the guy who hears folks talking about racism and butts in with some “but Irish people were the first slaves” type shit. Tyrion was a slave for about the same length of time between when that reporter asked Rachel Dolezal if her father was Black and when Rachel Dolezal walked off camera without answering the question. But he out here telling Brown folks that were born into slavery how horrible that shit was. Aiight fam.

How Grace and Frankie rehabilitated the TV wife

TV wives aren’t easy to love. When they aren’t vain, they’re whiny, petty, or just plain uncompelling. Ex-wives are worse, and old ex-wives are bitter and unsexy to boot. And bitter old ex-wives of closeted gay men? You could probably find a more easily loathed group, but it wouldn’t be easy.

And yet this is whom Netflix’s Grace and Frankie not only features, but embraces. In a thorny comedic premise, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda play septuagenarians dealing with the aftermath of a long-running affair between their former husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston).

In the first season, it wasn’t entirely clear how Grace and Frankie was going to handle its “dramedic” setup — how it would balance its darks and its lights. But the show has firmly defined its angle in its second season, which dropped on May 6. Defying critics who found it disappointingly mild,Grace and Frankie has doubled down on an aggressive politics of lightness, of humor so black it’s bright.

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