Scene Of The Month – February 2023 + POLL

A month-to-month function wherein we’re looking for essentially the most compelling, finest acted, written, directed and simply usually nice, memorable scenes that we have seen previously month.

911: LONE STAR, “Human Assets”, February twenty first, 2023, Actor: Natacha Karam

The Scene: Marjan resigns

Ben L:
An emotional scene after we lastly get to see an episode when Marjan and Paul aren’t simply background noise. Marjan chooses her integrity and finally the protection of others over blackmail.

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, “The Final Dance”, February eighth, 2023, Actor: James Roday Rodriguez, The Scene: Gary visits a buddy of his dad’s previous struggle buddy

Lexi F:
In an try to inform a comic story about his dad, Gary is overwhelmed with grief and simply breaks down and it broke my coronary heart.


ALL AMERICAN, “Time”, February thirteenth, 2023, Actors: Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Karimah Westbrook and extra, The Scene: Jordan and Grace break the information that Billy has died

In one of the crucial stunning strikes on TV, Billy Baker, beloved coach, husband, father and father determine to so many, died. Viewers have been blindsided and there was no technique to see this coming. On this scene, Spencer, Olivia, Coop, Layla and Laura have been on the Baker home awaiting information of the South Crenshaw faculty bus crash. Final they heard from Billy, everybody had survived with minor accidents. However that was not the case. Billy heroically went again into the varsity bus that was teetering on the sting of a cliff, to avoid wasting Jbari’s life. Grace and Jordan arrive on the home as Spencer is listening to a voice message that Billy had left him, letting him know he had determined to stay at Crenshaw and switch down the GAU job. He additionally informed Spencer he beloved him and hoped to make amends. Viewers watched as everybody in the home reacted to the heart-wrenching information, whereas Billy’s voicemail narrated the scene. The emotion coming from everybody, the entire individuals who beloved Billy essentially the most, was real and uncooked, and so troublesome to look at. His dying was a shock to me as properly, and I broke down and cried as properly. It was exhausting to not as you may really feel the unhappiness emanating via the TV display. It was such a tragic second for the characters and for the present. It left viewers speechless and with the sensation that nothing can be the identical ever once more.


CHICAGO PD, “Trapped”, February twenty second, 2023, Actors: Marina Squerciati, Patrick John Flueger, The Scenes: Kim’s panic assault on the practice & The ending scene with Kim in remedy

Lexi F: Kim Burgess’ second panic assault of the episode on the practice – It was such a uncooked and scary scene and the assault felt totally different than the primary one. Kim was carrying the identical shade shirt as when she was kidnapped/shot and was coated in blood whereas laying subsequent to a useless physique, which made this one really feel all extra actual to her. Adam Ruzek finds Kim and simply grabs a maintain of her to calm her down and brings her out of the panic episode. Their on-screen chemistry continues to shine via and this scene highlighted that.

Morgan: The ending scene with Kim in remedy. I actually appreciated how her PTSD was portrayed and explored on this episode, and Kim’s acknowledgment of how actual this situation has develop into for her was such a beautiful second to see. She’s been via a lot torment, however can lastly see the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel and I’m hoping she’ll get the therapeutic and closure she deserves.

Rianne: The scene on the subway practice the place Kim is having a panic assault. It felt so actual and uncooked. Her wrestle with serving to this child attempting to outlive and her personal fears and recollections taking on her management from when she was kidnapped and shot.


GREY’S ANATOMY, “I am going to Observe the Solar”, February twenty third, 2023, Actors: Ellen Pompeo, Aniela Gumbs, Caterina Scorsone, The Scenes: Amelia tells her story to a sick little one’s mother and father & Meredith reads the e book to Zola

Mary F: Amelia goes to speak to the kid’s mother and father, the boy who was born with a malformed coronary heart and tells them her story. About how she gave delivery to her first little one Christopher understanding he wouldn’t survive as a result of there was no remedy or surgical procedure for anencephaly. But when there was, she would’ve completed the whole lot in her energy to remedy him. She says she thinks about Chris quite a bit nowadays, particularly now that he has a brother – Scout – and she or he asks herself whom would he be now.

Marko: Meredith sharing this empowering second with Zola was an awesome closure to her arc as a daily. Ellen usually spoke out how necessary Mer‘s independence is and the way aggravated she was by the best way they pushed male leads onto her after Patrick‘s departure. Meredith selected her and her youngsters and couldn’t select somebody who wasn’t selecting her proper of the bat.

HAPPY VALLEY, “Episode Six”, February fifth, 2023, Actors: Sarah Lancashire, James Norton

The Scene: Ultimate confrontation between Catherine and Tommy

Ultimate confrontation between the 2 in Catherine’s kitchen.

HOW I MET YOUR FATHER, “Common Remedy”, February twenty eighth, 2023, Actors: Hilary Duff and extra, The Scene: The group begs Ellen’s therapist to take her again as a affected person

It was a candy swift scene however so sincere and heartwarming. Sophie finally flipping out and threatening the therapist was completely timed and executed by Hilary Duff.


LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, “King of the Moon”, February twenty third, 2023, Actors: Mariska Hargitay, Peter Scanavino, Bradley Whitford, The Scene: Pence flirts with Olivia

In one of many most interesting Legislation & Order: SVU episodes of this season, visitor star Bradley Whitford offers an Emmy-worthy efficiency of a fantastically and touching script, expertly directed by sequence star Mariska Hargitay. One of the touching and stand-out moments comes when Whitford as Pence Humphrey, a famous professor with dementia despondent after considering he killed his spouse, has tried to take his personal life and is visited within the hospital by Captain Benson (Hargitay) and Carisi (Scanavino). Clearly touched by Benson’s compassion, flirts together with her and says, as she and Carisi are leaving, “An ass just like the satan and a face like Jayne Mansfield” which is a stunning shout-out to Hargitay’s late mom, bombshell Jayne Mansfield.

NOT DEAD YET, “Not Courting But”, February twenty second, 2023, Actors: Gina Rodriguez, Langston Kerman, The Scene: The reveal that Nell went on a date with a ghost

Completely heartbreaking. After an emotional rollercoaster the episode concluded with pure heartbreak. Nell isn’t prepared to maneuver on from her fiance however she finally let her guard down only for her coronary heart to get damaged. The conclusion that Jesse was a ghost caught me without warning and turned the episode on its head.


SHRINKING, “Woof”, February seventeenth, 2023, Actors: Jason Segel, Harrison Ford, Luke Tennie, The Scene: Paul will get Sean to open up

After some hurtful coaxing from Alice, Paul lastly steps in to assist each Jimmy and Sean out of their rut proving himself to be precisely the powerhouse therapist Jimmy and Gaby look as much as, and exhibiting Jimmy the appreciation he has for him. It is a quiet scene that depends on the guts the present has and the exceptional performances of its solid to kind of encapsulate what Shrinking does finest. It has actually been a delight to be reminded how good of an actor Harrison Ford actually is when he cares in regards to the materials a lot.


SO HELP ME TODD, “Psilo-Sibling” & “Wall of Fireplace”, February 2nd & ninth, 2023, Actors: Skylar Astin, Marcia Homosexual Harden, Inga Schlingmann and extra, The Scenes: Lawrence admits how he actually feels about his relationship along with his brother & Todd tells Susan he is completely satisfied for her and Peter

Cristina13: Lawrence admits how he actually feels about his relationship along with his brother. Margaret, Todd and Lawrence spend the night time at a Psilocybin mushroom farm, to analyze unusual occurrences which are taking place to Margaret’s shopper. Determined for her sons to seek out frequent floor, Margaret parallels the governor’s estranged relationship together with her sister to Lawrence and Todd’s relationship. Margaret encourages the brothers to fix issues whereas they nonetheless can, in order that they don’t find yourself estranged after she inevitably passes. Issues take an odd flip, when Lawrence begins babbling nonsense. They uncover that he drank the Psilocybin tea that was given to them by farmers Sara and Joe. Below the affect of mushrooms, Lawrence lets his guard down and confesses that every one he needs is for Todd to love him. All of those years, Todd has believed that Lawrence hates him, when that’s removed from the reality. Sure, Lawrence is extraordinarily bothered by the truth that Todd continues to get bailed out by his mom, regardless of the plethora of dangerous selections that he has made. Beneath the floor, nevertheless, all Lawrence needs is the love and acceptance of his brother. This revelation places issues into perspective for Todd, and regardless of an uncomfortable household dinner with the Governor, the Wrights are in the very best place they’ve been as a household for the reason that starting of the sequence.

Folie-lex: Todd tells Susan he is completely satisfied for her and Peter. Many lesser reveals would have gone the trite “Peter is a jerk and unworthy of Susan” route. Others would have merely laid out the overplayed “Todd is solely jealous” plot. However So Assist Me Todd, in all its delightfulness and coronary heart makes the mature and uncommon narrative option to have Todd, kind of “let Susan go” after he meets Peter and realises how completely fantastic he’s. Extra reveals ought to take word.


STAR TREK: PICARD, “The Subsequent Technology”, February sixteenth, 2023, Actor: Gates McFadden, The Scene: The return of Beverly Crusher

The third season of Star Trek: Picard kicks off with the return of everybody’s favourite ST: NG physician, Beverly Crusher, however this isn’t the identical Beverly we keep in mind. This one, in Gates McFadden’s gifted arms, is a bad-ass warrior defending her ship and crew from being boarded, after which, regardless of being wounded, manages to ship a cryptic assist message to the one particular person she feels she will nonetheless belief, Jean-Luc Picard, a person she hasn’t spoken to in 20 years. This sequence will get the sequence ultimate season off to a rousing begin by organising the return of the beloved crew of the ST: NG Enterprise.


STATION 19, “We Construct Then We Break”, February twenty third, 2023, Actors: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Barrett Doss, Merle Dandridge, The Scene: Andy, Vic and chief Ross shield an anxious black man from the cops

The scene the place Andy, Vic and chief Ross stood within the line of fireside from the cops who wished to herald an anxious black man who was having panic assaults. Whereas Andy was attempting to calm him down, Vic and Chief Ross used their our bodies as an human protect to remain between them. Chief Ross taking lead and ordering Andy to verify the person’s bag when he was calmed down slightly. And when the whole lot appeared clear Chief Ross informed Dixon he wanted to inform his males to face down. Exhibiting her authority on the scene over him. And all three girls working collectively to assist shield this black man from much more cops.


THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, “Pilot”, February nineteenth, 2023, Actors: Milo Ventimiglia, Catherine Haena Kim, The Scenes: Charlie reveals up at Emma’s home & Charlie and Emma spend the night time collectively

Morgan: The ending scene when Charlie reveals up at Emma’s home. He is aware of the type of life he leads isn’t one that features a fairytale romance — no less than not proper now — however him desirous to apologize and make issues higher with Emma, desirous to guarantee her he does really feel one thing between them, was actually swoon-worthy. And that kiss they shared after his declaration wasn’t too dangerous both.

Marko: Charlie and Emma spend the night time collectively. Chemistry is such an necessary a part of this present and Milo and Catherine are oozing it. Them spending the night time collectively however not having intercourse made the scene that rather more necessary and construct up closeness between them. High-notch casting and execution, it bought the present for me.

THE GOOD DOCTOR, “39 Variations”, February thirteenth, 2023, Actors: Freddie Highmore, Richard Schiff, Paige Spara, The Scene: Glassman, Lea and Shaun in entrance of the previous Glassman home

Glassman considering the ruins of his home and his previous life with Shaun and Lea, realizing that his recollections won’t ever go away however that his life and his household at the moment are with the 2 of them and never in these crumbling partitions was a second that by no means left my head. I cried.


THE LAST OF US, “Endure and Survive” & “Kin”, February twelfth & nineteenth, 2023, Actors: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Lamar Johnson and extra, The Scenes: The deaths of Sam and Henry & Joel confides in Tommy and asks him to take Ellie to the Fireflies

There’s been so many nice moments on this present that it feels inconceivable to decide on only one. For some time I used to be planning to put in writing about Joel defending Ellie from the contaminated from a distance, or the tragic finish of Henry and Sam. However then got here episode “Kin” and I made a decision to focus on the scene the place Joel opens as much as his brother and admits how he actually feels about Ellie and the whole lot that is occurred to them. Joel has been attempting so exhausting to maintain his feelings in verify for the reason that begin of the sequence. Dropping Tess will need to have been a painful hit, after so a few years collectively, with virtually no goodbye, but he barely let himself grieve her. After which shedding Henry and Sam in essentially the most tragic and stunning approach, shortly after Joel presents Henry to affix him and Ellie on the highway, it is one other heartbreak to cover and bury. Months later, Joel is lastly reunited along with his youthful brother, Tommy, and after some preliminary arguments, he finally decides to inform him the reality about Ellie and their journey. He admits simply how weak and susceptible he feels, how damaged. He is petrified of getting Ellie killed and earlier within the episode, he freezes when he believes she may get detected by the canine. He does not consider he has what’s takes to guard her and since he cares about her, as a result of she’s necessary, he wants Tommy to be the one to take her to the Fireflies. It is such a strong and heartbreaking confession, splendidly portrayed by the unbelievable Pedro Pascal. He stole the hour for me on this single second and broke my coronary heart when Joel admits how a lot he is struggling, even when he is alleged to be resting. He is simply human, getting older and being flooded by his unhappiness and fears, letting out all his bottled up feelings, after beginning to develop panic assaults. He is a protector who worries he misplaced his power and can fail once more. And he cannot lose one other daughter. “I’m failing in my sleep. That’s all I do. It’s all I’ve ever completed is fail her repeatedly. And once more.” Such an unbelievable efficiency. Kudos to Pedro Pascal and the remainder of the solid & crew for all their work on the sequence.

MariaSol: Sam will get contaminated and Henry shoots him. Each week, this sequence offers us new stunning moments to recollect, however this scene undoubtedly stands out. From the night time earlier than, when Ellie tries to “heal” Sam from the wound left by the assault utilizing her “immune blood”, via her damaged promise to handle him all night time, which later makes her really feel responsible, till attending to the second the place Henry kills him by seeing him remodeled and attacking Ellie, after which capturing himself when he realizes he will not have the ability to stay with what he simply did, I believe the shock and drama of the entire scene, together with the characters’ reactions to all that’s taking place, make it one of the crucial memorable, and definitely one of many saddest, of this present.

THE ROOKIE, “Uncovered”, February twenty first, 2023, Actors: Alyssa Diaz, Mekia Cox and extra

The Scene: The crew chatter on the radio

Because the Midwishire gang sort out private subjects over the LAPD airwaves the viewers is but once more reminded why we love these characters a lot and the way properly they work collectively even after they aren’t in the identical room.


THE WAY HOME, “Constructing a Thriller”, February twenty sixth, 2023, Actors: Chyler Leigh, Remy Smith, The Scene: Kat walks Jacob residence

It was only a easy little scene, however so exquisitely carried out that it captured the complete essence of the sequence and undoubtedly introduced everybody watching to tears. In a masterclass efficiency, Chyler Leigh, as Kat, travels again to 1999 to maintain her little brother Jacob from disappearing on the fall carnival. She arrives in time to seek out him alone, and considering she’s saving him, she presents to stroll him residence to maintain him protected. Watching Leigh and younger actor Remy Smith (who exudes innocence) work together throughout that transient stroll was each highly effective and emotional. Throughout their brief stroll, Leigh is mesmerizing to look at as Kat struggles with the feelings that threaten to overwhelm her. She’s attending to see and discuss to somebody she hasn’t seen within the 20 years since he disappeared from her life on this identical night time so way back. Her physique visibly shakes as she fights to maintain from reaching out to the touch him, to carry his hand like she used to, or to seize him and hug him, as tears glisten in her eyes. She shines this whole episode however that is the second that elevates it to award-worthy standing.


WALKER: INDEPENDENCE, “How We Bought Right here”, February twenty third, 2023, Actors: Matt Barr, Jared Padalecki, The Scene: Hoyt and The Ranger have a standoff

It is a foolish little scene, positive, however Jared Padalecki along with his cameo on the spinoff from his new present proves but once more why he is had a profession spanning over 2 many years: He is aware of how you can make an impression by simply having enjoyable on digital camera. Dad jokes and his nice rapport with Matt Barr whereas in Hoyt-Rawlins-mode simply made this little scene a lot extra pleasing. It was a beautiful cameo by the Walkerverse’s govt producer that doubtless/hopefully/barring the present does not get cancelled will result in one other look down the road.


YOU, “The Fox and the Hound”, February ninth, 2023, Actors: Penn Badgley, Ed Speleers and extra, The Scene: Joe comes head to head with the “Eat the Wealthy” killer

Sadistic serial killer Joe, tries to begin over and stay a quiet life in London as Jonathan Moore, however his world is rocked when a stalker who is aware of his actual identification, will get him concerned in a murderous internet. Joe is pressured to insert himself deeper and deeper into the darkish lifetime of the British Elite, in order that he can determine who his stalker is and forestall him from revealing his identification. On this scene, Joe is being chased by Roald, who has a shotgun and is out for blood, when Rhys turns up and knocks Roald out, saving Joe. Till now, Rhys had been Joe’s solely true buddy as he was totally different from the elitist snobs, having labored his approach up after being raised in a lifetime of poverty. Joe is shocked when Rhys reveals that he’s the Eat the Wealthy Killer, and he wished to rid the world of “spoiled, violent little shits.” In one other stunning transfer, he locks Roald and Joe in shackles within the secret bowels of Girl Phoebe’s nation residence, and units it on fireplace, leaving Joe to try to determine how you can save himself earlier than he goes up in flames. The present has completed an excellent job of writing Joe’s character in order that viewers really root for him, although he’s a psychopath. On this second, viewers desperately wished Joe to discover a approach out and save himself and never solely did he save himself, however Roald too. Penn Badgley performs Joe in such a captivating approach, that it’s troublesome to not like his character. This was an action-packed scene stuffed with suspense and an ideal technique to finish half one of many sequence.

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