Marion has some nerve hiding Boomer and lying to Annie about it.
Oh yes, on “Jeff” we learned that Boomer isn’t dead, he’s alive and well, which admittedly, is slightly disappointing but also raises the stakes significantly.
If Boomer is alive, who the hell did Beth bury in her vegetable garden?
Pretty quickly, the ladies learn that it’s actually Mary Pat’s late husband, Jeff.
Why am I not surprised that she’s killed before?
That explains why she was so cool, calm and collected after running over Boomer.
“Jeff” brought back Mary Pat, who has been missing for several episodes and left us wondering what happened to her after she talked to Agent Turner.
Turns out, Mary Pat went into hiding because she realized Boomer wasn’t actually dead.
Way to let them know, Mary Pat
Beth, Annie and Ruby could have easily tied up loose ends.
Instead, she let them believe she chopped up Boomer into teeny tiny pieces and handed the ladies her dismembered husband to dispose of.
Mary Pat’s life is difficult, but it’s hard to have much empathy for her when she’s brought most of it upon herself.
She may have tried to remain in hiding, but if you’re persistent enough, as Beth is, you can find anyone.
Annie took one for the team when she chased Mary Pat and pinned her to the ground. That’s a scene I never knew I needed in my life.
The one thing that doesn’t make sense to me is how Mary Pat got away with cashing checks while her husband was deceased.
Everyone in the neighborhood knew she was a recent widow. And while she may have failed to report it to the government, she surely must’ve raised a few flags when the FBI got involved.
Marion and Annie’s friendship was one of the strongest aspects of the series.
Annie may be considered a screw-up, but she has a kind heart and she couldn’t allow Marion to fend for herself when Boomer was gone.
So finding out that Marion was lying and keeping Boomer tucked away somewhere in an attic like Anne Frank (damn) was disappointing.
How could she abuse her friendship with Annie like that?
And why does she keep making excuses for Boomer? Marion seems to be pretty competent, I’m sure she realizes Boomer is a little wacky.
I think Annie should use Noah’s FBI connections to bring Boomer in so they can at least be cleared of his murder charges.
Speaking of Noah, I was surprised that Annie confronted him about working for the FBI.
I was even more surprised that all he was able to respond with was “I love you.”
I don’t know when it happened, but sometime during the season, I fell for Noah as much as Annie did.
Hopefully, telling Annie he’s in love with her isn’t another play from his FBI handbook.
I understand doing what you have to do when your cover has bee outed but abusing someone’s feelings is low.
I trust Noah about 85% and do believe he’s developed feelings for her. Those longing looks and smiles filled with regret tell it all.
And we know Annie does have feelings for him, so I hope this doesn’t sway her to tell him even more.
Turner went as far as mentioning that he doesn’t even need a body anymore to pin the crimes on the ladies because he has a paper trail of counterfeit money.
And it gets worse — they know Ruby paid Stan’s lawyers $30K in fake cash.
Turner is closing in on them and as it stands, it doesn’t look like there’s a way out.
Will Stan go away for five years?
Beth’s been trying to keep her composure but internally, she’s freaking out that she’s on the verge of being arrested for murder.
Sometimes, I just want to shake her and scream “well, what did you think was going to happen?”
She reaches out to Rio to get some help but when he ignores her calls, Ruby breaks it down to her — he doesn’t care.
I know, it’s harsh because we want Rio to case. She wants Rio to care.
She wants to think that Rio has her best interests in mind, but the truth is, Ruby is right.
Rio loves to see Beth squirm, yes, but generally, he remains unbothered by everything that’s going down with the FBI.
It almost seems like he’d rather she take the fall so he’s clean.
Rio even confirmed that their relationship was strictly business.
“That’s it,” Beth asked with a hint of hope in her voice. “That’s it,” he replied.
But is it Rio? Is it really?
The chemistry between them has been off the charts and way more than just a “business” relationship.
Then again, maybe the writers are blatantly telling us Rio isn’t worth it thinking about and we’re just trying to find any reason to hold onto him.
Beth seemed to get Rio’s attention when she informed him that the FBI was onto his fake bills because the situation finally posed a threat to him and not just Beth and her friends.
Will he figure out a way to keep them all safe? When will his tennis playing friend come into play?
And how cute is it that Rio took his son to Legoland? See, there I go again giving him credit where credit isn’t due.
It’s possible that Rio’s coldness towards her will drive her back into a marriage with Dean.
The two planned on divorcing and even told the children, but after realizing that whatever she had with Rio wasn’t real, it does feel like Beth is going to give their marriage another shot.
Both of them seem to be on the same page about not working for anyone.
Dean just got fired from his new job so maybe he’ll come around to her “way” of doing things.
However, I have to say that Beth and Dean work better when they’re “divorced” and don’t have any expectations set for each other.
What do you think?
Will Boomer be turned over to Turner?
Is Noah lying about his feelings for Annie or is he really on her side?
Are things over between Rio and Beth?
Will Stan go to prison?
Good Girls Review – Goodbye Nana (3×08)
Did anyone actually miss Boomer on Good Girls? I can’t say that I have nor was I pleasantly surprised to see him.
The emotions of him gracing the screen with his Tekashi 69 tattoos resembled the reactions that Annie, Ruby, and Beth had when he crawled out of the sewer covered in feces.
An utterable groan escaped me as I realized we’d have to put up with his sneaky, disgusting persona for the remainder of the episode, and his addition singlehandedly made this one of the least enjoyable episodes of an already slower-paced season.
It all started with Beth switching up how she approaches their arrangement with Rio. She hasn’t been handling it in the smartest way, but thank goodness she’s figuring it out.
Her new “to do” list is what she should’ve been doing from the moment Rio returned from the dead. The only way she’s ever going to build up credibility is by gaining back his trust.
Once she does that, she can legally ask for a cut of the money, which she revealed she plans on using to hire a hitman.
I’m torn on whether or not Beth truly wants to get rid of Rio permanently. On one hand, he’s preventing her from being her own boss, which she knows worked for her well prior to his return and he’s dangerous so he threatens her and everyone she loves.
On the other hand, though, I think she would miss him. Beth has crossed many lines, but I don’t think she could go through with getting rid of him again.
But before we even get to step three, Beth needed to earn back that trust and she figured she’d try the tested route of seducing Rio. It’s a little degrading of Beth, but she’s desperate, and it seems to have worked great the first time, so she put on her sexiest dress (come on, we all know she can do better) and dolled herself up to join him for a drink.
But Rio isn’t one to fall for a pretty face, especially a face who put three bullets in him and left him to die.
He saw right through her and was onto her little act.
However, he also acknowledges that she’s valuable, sly, and reliable, so he was willing to give her another shot if she successfully completed the task.
Rio has made them to crazier things, which is why, on the surface, Boomer didn’t seem like a big deal, but the assignment had a personal connection because he knew Beth could never “take care” of Boomer herself and he wanted to see if she’d deliver him knowing damn well what his fate would be.
That’s the thing about Beth, she wants to be like Rio, and in some ways, she’s become him, but she also has morals and empathy, which prevents her from being a cold-blooded killer.
However, there are some lines she’s willing to cross when it means she can start getting her life back.
Giving up Boomer to Rio wasn’t something she was comfortable with, but it helped her family, her friends, and her life back on track because it put her in Rio’s good graces. It was the cost of getting what they wanted, and they were willing to pay.
Once she delivered Boomer, after an eventful adventure that had the likelihood of going sideways many times, Rio was impressed and even shaved them 12% off the top, which was more than she was stealing from him.
Beth tried to make Rio see that Boomer was valuable (good luck with that), but Rio revealed he had a plan for him. Something tells me, he isn’t going to kill him, but he wants Beth to think he did. What could Rio want from him?
This scene got me thinking that Rio isn’t playing just to make money and build his empire — Boomer is someone who can testify against the ladies as he knows a lot of what they’ve done.
What if this whole time, Rio is gathering intel on Beth and working with some FBI/CIA/Detroit PD to make her pay.
Think about it.
Before Boomer was dropped off at death’s door, Beth stupidly agreed to allow him a last visit with Nana. As Ruby said, it was a “deeply stupid idea,” but it once again proves that she’s not a total monster like Rio.
However, she should’ve listened to reasoning over Annie’s pleas to let an old woman say goodbye to her grandson because it was a risky move when they don’t have any right to make missteps.
Once they arrived at the nursing home, Boomer learned that his poor Nana died a week ago after a brutal fall on her way to the salon. Cue Annie’s guilt again because she was the one who used to take Nana there. Annie was unable to reel her grief in and it let to some poor decisions. This is why Beth is in charge.
Since Nana passed, Boomer wanted to go pick up the ashes, which they also accommodated, but once he realized he wasn’t going to Canada, he tried to escape. Here’s where that “me or him” mindset of Beth’s really came out to play.
Beth threatened to dump sweet Nana’s ashes in the dumpster if Boomer didn’t cooperate, and while it was one of her craziest moments, who can blame her — desperate times call for desperate measures. Boomer is known for being unpredictable and trying to pull one over on them so Beth used any leverage she had left even if it meant she was going straight to hell, hell.
Annie never promised Boomer she would lay Nana to rest, but we all knew she would. Nana may have betrayed their trust out of an old woman’s love for her grandson, but Annie still had a soft spot for her.
Good Girls has a knack for injecting humor into moments that don’t deserve it, and as Annie spread the ashes into the water and the wind blew them back into her face (and mouth – ew!), it was one of those classic moments where you laughed so hard you cried because this is the definition of life — a beautiful mess all wrapped in one.
We’ll miss you, Nana.
The episode also continued with Annie’s desire to become an EMT, but first, she has to pass her GED, which meant a lot of studying with her therapist who is now also her study buddy?
How much are Nancy and Greg paying him?
It’s a weird relationship that they’ve got going, and Josh 100% made the first move when he flirtatiously took a bite out of her pizza.
He may not have known the repercussions of his acts, but Ben sure did and he was sure to make them absolutely clear and the fact that Josh crossed the line with a patient.
Ben loves his mother a lot and has always been the “parent” in the relationship, so it’s valid that he wants his mother to stay on the right path and not get distracted by a man she thinks has feelings for her.
But the thing is, Josh does have feelings. Unlike all of Annie’s other men, he’s not impulsive and thinks about the consequences of his actions.
So, he heeds Ben’s concerns and the next time Annie comes for her session, he introduces her to Lyla, a “proper tutor.”
Annie is thrown off and the tension is palpable, but Lya seems oblivious to any if including Annie and Josh’s passive-aggressive exchange that finds them understanding each other without words.
Lyla also seems to be Josh’s girlfriend, which is kind of odd because he was seemingly trying to tell Annie that she needs a tutor while also telling her he’s not available to reciprocate the feelings while also saying he has feelings.
The mixed messaging is confusing, and it’s not surprising that Annie wanted to punch him.
But if Lyla and Josh are “see you at home” close, why didn’t she realize what’s happening?
Stan tried to give Ruby an anniversary she’d never forget because he’s starting to feel less-than knowing they work so hard and try so much and can never afford anything.
He’s not wrong, either. It doesn’t excuse what they’re doing, but constantly being pushed down makes you want to take a shortcut instead of climbing up the ladder every time.
Ruby’s facial expression upon receiving the ring says everything — she doesn’t want Stan to become this man because someone in the family has to be good; someone has to be the moral compass.
It’s heartbreaking to see them go down this path, but they’ve survived so much, so this too shall pass. Plus, Stan seems to feel protective over the ladies he’s working with and sees an opportunity to leverage his former cop status to work in their favor. Though, admittedly, it was slightly disturbing to see him talk about women in such a degrading way since we know him to be such a great man and husband.
Meghan thee Stallion made her debut as one of the strippers at the club. Will she take on a bigger role in the operation?
Then, there’s that scene with Beth and Dean. He seems genuinely jealous of Rio, and maybe he should be. Beth is in denial. She tells herself she’s doing this simply to win back Rio’s trust, but I think she wants to prove to herself that he still wants it.
Dean isn’t in the right either, though. She’s going above and beyond to get them free of this lifestyle and all he can do is give her grief for it.
He needs to realize that if you want to win, you have to play the game.
It was only a matter of time before someone in the FBI picked up on all the washed cash coming out of Detroit.
And they aren’t so much worried about who is spending it and washing it as they are concerned with who is producing it.
Turner may have been the little big under their shoe, but the new FBI agent is a woman, and that’s inherently more dangerous.
She didn’t even miss a beat before she realized they were utilizing nail polish.
I have to say, I’m nervous for our girls, but they can’t be so naive that they think they’ll get away with this forever, right? Especially if Rio and his men aren’t washing the cash outside of Detroit!
Someone, warn our girls — they already have too much weighing them down. They need to get ahead of this one.
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Good Girls Review – Don’t Steal from Rio (3×07)
Beth Boland is bold.
It was only a matter of time before that boldness came back to bite her on Good Girls.
And now, Dean’s wild suggestion of packing up and moving to Vegas doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.
If Beth did that, she’d be saving her family, but Rio would simply direct his wrath and the other people she cares about — Ruby, Annie, and their families.
Running away may seem like a good option, but the only way she will win this battle is head-on.
For starters, she might want to reconsider stealing from Rio. He knows when someone’s playing him, and Beth didn’t exactly do a great job covering it up.
To echo Ruby: “you stole from a man who blew a little girl’s brain out for fun.” That was bound to come with some consequences.
Beth said they deserved a piece of the pie, and she’s not wrong, but she wasn’t in a place to slip-up. Not yet, at least. Rio doesn’t trust them, and they haven’t given him any reason to as of late. He still sees her as the woman who shot him three times.
She should have waited, built up her credibility a little bit, and then launched her plan when the dust had settled a little bit.
Instead, she moved forward with a thought-out plan.
Rio is business savvy, so wanting to keep his costs down wasn’t a ridiculous ask. The fact that he wanted to “meet the man,” however, meant that he knew Beth was lying.
If she wanted it to be believable, she should have gotten someone to sell the story better because Rio knew the minute he walked into the bar that Max was a fraud.
Heck, he probably even knew who Max was. I wouldn’t put it past him to look into Lucy’s life so that he knew who might become a problem in the future.
I’ll hand it to Beth for handling Max properly when she realized he was onto them and knew Beth was somehow involved. She knew she needed to keep him from going to the cops
The only way she could do that was by telling him what really happened to Lucy and emphasizing that they were also in trouble with this guy and in danger.
The one thing Beth excels at is always having some kind of plan and not backing down when things get tough.
However, she doesn’t learn from previous mistakes, and it’s going to get her killed eventually.
She should know better than to involve innocent bystanders in her mess because it always ends in disaster and death. Second of all, she should know better than to attempt to kill Rio using someone who has never held a gun before and doesn’t have the qualifications to hit and make the shot.
Their plan to pay for a professional hitman went sideways… like really sideways, so you might say that they had no other choice, but I’d argue that once again, waiting and forming a concrete plan that wasn’t impulsive would have been a better option.
The reason Rio constantly has a one-up on Beth is that he doesn’t panic but always makes cold and calculated moves.
Beth training Max to shoot a gun was incredibly enjoyable to watch because she’s pretty badass (all thanks to Rio), but it was a disaster in the making.
I’d never put my life in the hands of a man who shot a gun and got scared! Not to mention, he couldn’t aim to save his life.
Imagine if Max worked up the nerve to shoot Rio and missed, Rio would probably strangle Beth with his bare hands for making a second attempt on his life.
Also, did she really want Max, who couldn’t hit the mark, to shoot a gun inside of a bar filled with patrons? I couldn’t understand the reasoning here at all. Rio is dangerous and needs to be “taken care of” but at the expense of others.
Rio may be Beth’s problem, but Stan is becoming Ruby’s problem. He’s become way too comfortable and accepting of Ruby’s lifestyle. It’s rubbed off on him a little bit as he made a conscious choice to get messed up in a shady situation himself.
Stan’s motivation is similar to Ruby’s when they started out — he wants to protect and provide for his family.
He saw an opportunity that’s extremely risky but pays well and consistently unlike the situation Ruby has found herself in. He watches her risk her life daily and get nothing in return. She’s still at square one in this vicious circle.
To be honest, I’m nervous for Stan. Getting involved with theft alongside strippers is just as dangerous as getting mixed up with a gang. Is he going to give us a “Good Guys” spinoff?
Of course, the moment that convinced Stan to take matters into his own hands was seeing his wife get shot. It was a minor injury, though it had the potential to kill her had Annie not jumped into action. She saved Ruby’s life, which inspired her to look into pursuing a career change and becoming an EMT. This is the kind of character and plot development I’ve been waiting for when it comes to Annie. I need one of them to come out of this better and with a new sense of purpose.
Clearly, robbery isn’t one of their strong suits. How has no one made a connection that whenever there’s any kind of grocery/convenience store robbery, these three are always involved?
Annie assured them that robbing her convenience store would be easy, but there are so many ways that it could have gone wrong like the delivery man with a weapon arriving at the exact same time. Talk about bad timing!
Aside from Ruby’s survivable gunshot wound, everyone emerged unscathed and just as poor as before. Again, they never learn that robbing banks is more trouble than its worth.
In a surprising twist, the real winner of the episode was Dean, who found the courage to stand up to Gayle and her sexist ways.
When she told him to pack up his things, he threatened to expose her for promoting men who agree to sleep with her.
It seems Gayle has never been told “no” or challenged, but it was extremely satisfying watching Dean grow a pair and stand up for himself.
Now, that’s the kind of attitude that will get him his furniture back.
Oh, who am I kidding? Elizabeth, you better find someone with an employee discount at Wayfair!
After such a massive cliffhanger at the end of season 2, I expected so much from Good Girls Season 3, but it’s been off to a rather slow start. This cat and mouse game between Beth and Rio isn’t as exciting as it should be; it’s missing the mark and destroying the potential it had.
While Rio aimed to teach Beth a lesson by stealing her stuff, it almost doesn’t seem believable that he’d waste his time engaging in this childish behavior. Let’s not forget, this is a man who ordered the execution of Lucy a few episodes back.
What we really need to shake this season up is an episode dedicated to Rio’s backstory. We still don’t know anything about him!
What did you think of the episode?
Good Girls Review – The Truth About What Happened to Lucy (3×06)
We knew that was bound to happen, right?
Beth has been like Icarus on this season of Good Girls — she’s flying way too close to the sun.
In Greek mythology, Icarus ignored his father’s instructions and flew so close to the sun that his wings melted and he tumbled to the sea where he drowned.
Beth’s been flying too close for some time now with both Rio and now Max.
Her self-confidence while trying to clean up Rio’s mess, which essentially, is a mess she created because she roped poor Lucy into it in the first place, allowed her to look innocent, but she made plenty of missteps as all roads now lead back to her in the case Lucy’s disappearance.
There are two things Beth should have done immediately following Lucy’s brutal execution: gotten rid of her phone and gotten rid of the damn bird.
Seeing Beth hang onto the phone and worse, try to craft a goodbye message for Max as Lucy, was a facepalm moment. Beth should have known that the first thing anyone would do to find their loved one is t trace their phone. It’s crime 101.
The cops may have not taken the missing person’s report seriously, but Max did, and he traced the phone back right to Beth’s house.
Beth had a sound solution, however, as she confronted Max head-on and explained that Lucy left shortly after sending him the message. When he tracked her phone again, he learned she was in Arizona, which is where the donation facility that Beth, Annie, and Ruby shipped her phone was located.
It seemed like Beth figured a way out of it and she even told Rio they could kick off their operation. Rio was impressed with her “where there’s a will, there’s a way” attitude, and she proved for a moment that she is useful.
But as Beth avoided one problem, she was presented with another — Dorito, formerly known as Lucy’s beloved bird, Au Jus.
Beth should have never brought the bird into her house, but she formed an attachment to it because of her guilt. She couldn’t save Lucy, but she was going to save the bird even if it killed her; it’s one of the only things she can control.
I thought Max would see the bird while at Beth’s house, which would be better because at least she could’ve explained that Lucy left her the bird.
However, Max encountered Dean (a proud bird dad who just found out his pet isn’t dying of cancer but is pregnant instead) at the vet while donating the bird food and immediately recognized his bird.
Of course, Beth can still explain this as Lucy leaving the bird behind for her family, but it’s a lot more suspicious now.
And I doubt Max’s going to buy it. He seemed to accept that Lucy left him, but the bird might cause him to investigate further.
Lucy loved that bird, she’d never just leave it behind. Similarly, she doesn’t strike me as a person who would just run away from a relationship in such a cold-hearted manner. Max’s going to realize that things aren’t adding up.
Beth may be confident that she’s got this handled, but something tells me that she’s going to need Rio’s help shutting Max up.
We may have all been shook by Rio’s decision to kill Lucy, but I think Beth will begin to understand it, especially as she’s threatened by a loose end now.
You get into a “me or them” mentality.
Rio felt absolutely no remorse for killing Lucy, which was to be expected. “It’s just business, darling” was his excuse, and we can’t argue with it. It is business for Rio, which is also a necessary reminder that Beth cannot get caught up in the emotional aspects of it with Rio again.
She keeps having the same convo with Rio over and over again. She keeps being shocked by his ruthless approach and he keeps explaining that this is how the business works.
She’s looking for some shred of humanity, but Rio isn’t going to give it to her. Especially not after she attempted to murder him. If Beth wants to be not that level with him, she has to prove herself.
Many of us had our doubts about whether or not Lucy was really dead. While we never saw the body — which by TV standards means we should remain skeptical — the fact that the ladies dug up her body to open her phone using face recognition and it worked likely confirms her death. Annie also confirmed it by saying she watched the whole thing go down.
Not only was Lucy’s death gruesome and chilling, but the fact that they dug her up simply to unlock her phone was so disturbing. Annie, Beth, and Ruby are crazy, y’all.
Watching them talk about something so nonchalant and normal as Stan’s court outfit while digging up the corpse of a girl they watched get murdered because of them as if it’s their “new normal” proves how far-gone they all are. Nothing about their predicament is ordinary.
And honestly, would the phone even unlock as the body likely began decomposing? I shuddered just writing that sentence.
Stan had a hearing to see if they’d allow him to become a cop again. Ruby vouched for her man with an impassioned speech that said Stan is a cop with or without the badge. She’s so supportive or her man, but a lot of it stemmed from her guilt that she’s the one that cost him his dream job in the first place.
While Stan got the green-light to return to the force, he refused because he said it didn’t feel right anymore. And he’s not wrong. He can’t enforce the law when he breaks it himself. And he can’t be an authoritative figure if his wife is running around robbing banks, printing fake cash, and what else. Eventually, he would have to come after her and it muddles the waters of their professional and personal life.
And then there’s Beth, who is in way over her head by making deals with Rio’s side boy, Mick. There’s no good outcome here. She’s either going to get him killed or herself killed as she continues to prove to Rio that she cannot be trusted by any means.
She’s also now indebted to two gang bangers, which seems like more trouble rather than a way out, plus she’s got Dean involved.
Some may say Dean has been involved for a minute, but he’s never actively played a role until now when he was forced to sell Mick a hot tub.
Everything Beth has been doing this season can simply be described as sloppy.
There’s also her decision to keep half of the money for herself because the “ink got too expensive.”
On one hand, she’s taking her power back and ensuring that she ends up with something once this is all over, but, on the other hand, she’s poking the bear. Rio won’t be pleased when he realizes what she’s up to.
And he will. He’s already skeptical, and he’s been keeping Beth on a short leash because
he doesn’t trust her. He made that very clear when he said she doesn’t get a say after shooting him three times.
How will this pan out as Beth continues to do things that make him question her loyalty?
- Beth saying, “I have herpes,” when she thought Mick wanted to sleep with her was hilarious.
- Annie’s experience with several other therapists was weird. Is it really that hard to find someone who will just listen to you?
- I keep getting scared that Annie will say too much and incriminate herself and the ladies.
- Josh Cohen took Annie back as a patient, but is it because he sees a woman who needs help or does he want something more?
What do you think Rio’s plan for Beth is?
Will she cause a rift between Rio and Mick?
And what does she plan to do with the money she kept? Is she going to wash it herself?
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