HONORABLE MENTION: Rick Cosnett
Grant Gustin told us that Cosnett did “interesting and fun” work during his return to The Flash, and that became evident in the series’ penultimate hour. Goaded by a possessed Nora and with the Negative Speed Force already in his head, Eddie Thawne questioned Barry’s bad-mouthing of that which had given him a second chance. “The crystal wants to help me get my life back — a life I was a fool to give up!,” Eddie argued, Cosnett’s eyes both seeking sympathy and hinting at brewing cray-cray. But the more Bar tried to calm his friend, the louder the NSF got. “Sometimes I can’t tell if its the crystal’s voice… or my own,” Eddie said, giving us chills. “And I’m starting to wonder, what’s the difference?” When Eddie then spoke of having “the girl, and family, I deserve,” Bar made clear that Iris and Nora were not Eddie’s. “They were supposed to be!” roared Cosnett. “And they still can be!” And we fear what comes next.
I think you already had Rafael Silva from 911 Lone Star on here months ago but if you didn’t, I would have put him on there. I thought he gave a heartbreakingly emotional performance on the finale.
Amen. He was amazing.
I’m not 100 % sure, but I think tvline said before they only award one performance from an actor per season. And Rafa got his dues on 404 episode but I totally agree he was outstanding for the season finale!
Correct. Already acknowledged this season: https://tvline.com/lists/harrison-ford-1923-performance-season-1-episode-6-jacob/rafael-silva-911-lone-star-performance/
Mrs. Davis is so bonkers and I’m delighted by almost everything it did in these eight episodes. Gilpin is a force.
Roxana Brusso, Rafael Silva and Jim Parrack deserve an honourable mention here too! amazing work this week on lone star
Thank you for mentioning Roxana Brusso. I think she’s been terrific as Carlos’ mother.
She has been great but especially fantastic during episodes 17 and 28! Her grief and devastation were done so beautifully
I really think Matt Lauria deserved a mention too…you could feel his pain and anger as he was dealing with his Mom’s death and working through how to avenge her. It’s unfortunate CSI Vegas isn’t getting more viewers, it’s a great cast with great acting. Glad CBS is sticking with the show.
Betty Gilpin has been amazing throughout Mrs. Davis, but this last episode was extraordinary. Jake McDorman, Andy McQueen, Chris Diamantopolous, and Margo Martindale were all great, too, but Betty Gilpin really anchored it in a weird kind of realism, considering how out there it was.
No offense to anyone mentioned here but Rafael Silva’s performance was heads above anyone else this week. His anguish at the murder of father, especially when they were finally forming a relationship was amazing.
Really, no honerable mention to Tony shalhoub from The marvelous mrs maisel. His performance this week with Abe at that dining table was Emmy worthy
Oooh, yes. That was exceptional!
I was thinking of that one too
Christina Ricci is so great in every episode, but that one was definitely a highlight.
Surprised not to see Lance Barber and Raegan Revord here for their work together in what I felt was the strongest arc in the Young Sheldon finale.
They have such a strong father-daughter tie — through teaching her how to throw a baseball, to driver’s lessons, and the recent teen angst she’s going through.
The tornado moment was extremely well handled.
That was my thinking too. I love sences between they both.
Mariana is one of the most annoying characters on TV. She continually makes bad choices and ends up being a bad friend, repeatedly.
Luckily the actress playing her often compensates but, woof.
Can you be TOO talented to be a movie star? I appreciate that projects like Mrs. Davis (and the dearly departed GLOW) allow her to explore her vast range of talents, but it is truly mind-boggling why Betty Gilpin isn’t headlining blockbusters.
So happy that Rick Cosnett’s work in this episode was acknwoledged! His portrayal of Eddie slowly descending into the insanity and dangerous fixation on what he used to have and still longs for after he found out most of what he did was for naught which is just what the NSF wanted and expecting from him has been a pleasure to see unfold. I love how his eyes went from excitement of pondering about the temptation and benefits that would come if he accepts the crystal’s powers to how misty-eyed he got thinking of the endgame of having his own family, ignoring how that’s Barry. He really sold that sympathetic yearning while it also edges out on the dangers that he’s willing to go to get it.
Bring on Cobalt Blue for the finale!
Benjamin Levy Aguilar for his portrayal of Dante Torres from the Intelligence Unit on Chicago PD this week. His performance was riveting. I watched it twice. Now that’s acting.