We have absolutely no idea what we're going to do with our Tuesdays now that we won't have a new episode of The Bold Type to watch. But at least season 1 ended with a bang! We cried, we laughed, we jumped up and down, we were stunned into silence when we found out a piece of Jacqueline's past. Read on to find out all the reasons the season 1 finale was everything we could have wished for and more.
1. First things first, the finale did not shy away from exploring important issues.
This week's episode has got to be one of the most emotional episodes of The Bold Type yet. We were introduced to Mia, whose performance art symbolizes the weight that rape victims go on carrying when they don't receive justice. The weights are never dropped, they are only passed from one victim to another. After Jane saw another girl take the weights from Mia, she told Kat that she didn't think there was anything she could write that would be that powerful.
2. And as a consequence, Jane's last story at Scarlet was one she really cared about.
The first time Jane pitched it, Jacqueline didn't think she had the skill to write about Mia's story. This time round, however, Jane convinced Jacqueline to give her a shot. Jane interviewed Mia and enlisted Kat's expert knowledge of social media to livestream Mia from Central Park. After the initial attention Mia received for her art had died down, Jane's plan was to make everyone aware of her again.
3. Our three main ladies continued to be absolute #FriendshipGoals.
No one can do friendship like these girls. They love each other, they train together, they make fun of each other, they have cute nicknames, they buy each other presents, they're just a phone call away from the fashion closet, they're honest with each other, they get post-orgasm coffees...need we go on? They're amazing.
It was also completely obvious that Sutton still had feelings for Richard. But Alex and Sutton were such good friends, we really hoped they wouldn't lose that.
5. And speaking of Sutton and Richard, it looks like they might be getting back together...
What was your favorite Sutton and Richard moment from this episode? Was it Richard breaking his pencil when he found out that Sutton and Alex had slept together? Or was it when he told Sutton that he should have fought for her? Or (this is our favorite) was it when they looked longingly at each other in the elevator...right where it all began?
6. We learned something deeply personal about Jacqueline.
We thought it was a little strange just how invested Jacqueline was in Jane's story about Mia, and we'd never seen her as flustered as she was when she asked Kat and Jane where the support for her art was. But then it all became clear -- Jacqueline, too, was a victim of rape. That moment when she turned up in Central Park and lifted the weights from Mia was shocking, painful, uplifting, emotional, and everything in between.
7. Sutton totally impressed Oliver.
If you've been watching this show religiously, then you'll know that Oliver is not an easy boss to impress. But Sutton did it. By creating that list of affordable fashion items, Sutton made it clear to Oliver just how passionate she was about her job. Wasn't it fabulous how he had actually ordered that dress for Sutton all along so she could go to the show? Her face was priceless.
8. Kat took the plunge and went to travel with Adena.
We're not going to lie, we were all so disappointed when Kat decided not to board the plane with Adena in episode 9 . But maybe it was for the best? This way, Kat was able to think things through and leave on her own terms. She was also able to make the realization that the virtual world can actually be quite empty, and that physically showing up is what really counts. Go Kat!
9. Jacqueline told Jane what she really thought of her writing.
After ten whole episodes, Jacqueline finally said what we (and Jane) had been waiting to hear. Jane has the potential to be exceptional! We always knew it, but Jacqueline never stopped pushing her. Turns out, she was just doing what she does best by being the most amazing boss. She was only tough on Jane because she wanted her to be the absolute best that she could be. Oh Jacqueline, we love you.
10. And Jane, taking everything she learned from her time at Scarlet, decided to take the job at Incite.
While this was very bittersweet, it definitely felt right. Jane has learned so much from Jacqueline and Scarlet and realized it was time to push herself out of her comfort zone and find her own voice. But still, knowing all of this did not stop us from tearing up when we saw Jane pack up her things and walk out of Scarlet's doors. And Jacqueline catching her eye and smiling at her as she left completely pushed us over the edge.
What did you think of the season 1 finale? Wasn't it incredible?
Let us know in the comments below.