The Good Girls are back, and they are up to their old shenanigans.
Despite an almost yearlong break, Good Girls Season 4 picked up right where it left off with Beth gearing up to open Boland Bubbles in order to wash Rio’s money.
The pressure is on to get things up and running after a dog digs up poor Lucy’s foot and brings it to its owner alerting the police to her death.
When Beth finds out, she quite literally has a panic attack that lands her in the hospital because she knows that Rio has the power to make her go down for murder. In case you forgot, she touched the gun and her prints were all over it.
She needs to make herself useful to Rio, and the only way to do that is by selling some jacuzzis.
At this point, Beth doesn’t do anything by the book. She and Dean even pay off the inspector to look the other way on everything that isn’t up to code.
But hey, desperate times call for desperate measures!
Beth’s biggest issue with Rio is that she never knows where she stands with him. He has an incredible poker face and therefore, you can never get a good read on him. He never reveals exactly what he’s thinking, feeling, or planning to do.
The whole time he could have been messing with Beth by pretending that he was going to turn over the gun and incriminate her.
After all, it wouldn’t make much sense for him in the long run as she’s vital to his criminal empire.
Personally, I still think Rio likes watching Beth squirm and wants to see what’ll she’ll do when her back is against the wall. Their partnership has lasted this long because he believes in her.
And Beth came through by getting his prints all over the counterfeit money. She backed him into a corner and now they’re on an even playing field. You could see Rio was annoyed but impressed at the same time.
Beth never backs down from a fight even if she has moments of weakness where she contemplates moving to Russia.
She always comes out on top – just look at how she managed to make the traditional Thai dessert for the fundraiser theme “One Night in Bangkok,” which is fitting for the episode in and of itself.
The title lends itself to the song of the same name, which continues “and the world is your oyster.” It refers to the ability to achieve anything you want in life because you have the opportunity and ability to do so.
Beth and the ladies continue to creating these opportunities for themselves, and while Beth may think she figured out a clever way to keep the empire running, she’s completely in the dark about the fact that the FBI is closing in on her.
I mean, they’re hot on her trail. So hot that she’s basically sweating on the agent, who is moonlighting as a park district boot camp instructor.
Agent Phoebe knows what she’s doing and she’s nailed it down (see what I did there? The nail polish…) to Ruby’s bestie.
And Beth definitely fits the bill as she desperately tries to sell jacuzzi’s to anyone in her class that will budge.
Of course, when the head honchos fly down – and Phoebe has an epic meltdown in front of them – they ignore her and decide to put a tail on Dean. It’s incredible to see someone so confident in her abilities completely crumble when facing her boss! She’s never survive a day in Beth’s shoes.
Again, Beth is right in front of them, and yet, they can’t fathom the idea that a woman could be running this whole operation. It must be a man!
We don’t want Beth to get caught, but how dare they undermine her efforts?
And though I’d never root for Phoebe, a part of me wants to see her proven right because it means she didn’t base the case on stereotypes but actually did her due diligence.
Still, tailing Dean will eventually lead them to Beth unless she figures out that they’re onto her sooner rather than later.
And let’s hope for all of their sakes, they figure it out.
With the FBI closing in on them, Beth and Rio need a united front more than ever.
Instead, she’s still very much interested in eliminating him, but her hitman hasn’t been returning her calls.
That is until he comes back from a job overseas and informs her that he’s been delaying the job because he’s smitten with her.
It’s a bit of an awkward scene because there wasn’t much leading up to this moment that would warrant his behavior, but it seems as though all the men, particularly the bad men, are really into Beth’s resourcefulness.
She will likely agree to have dinner with him if it means he’s finally deliver on eliminating Rio, however, is that what she really wants?
She’s clearly just as addicted to this lifestyle as he is.
I also enjoyed the moment where Beth realized the impact of her actions and how she’s inadvertently responsible for Lucy’s death even if she didn’t actually pull the trigger.
However, it’s not enough to convince her to turn herself in, but it does make me wonder if there will be a point where she’s going to get so fed up she just puts an end to it all. Her anxiety attack may have been temporary, but it’s exhausting to constantly have to watch your back.
How many people will have to get hurt before she gives it all up?
Aside from the money laundering plot, Ruby and Annie were both going through their fair share of life’s hiccups.
Harry’s goofing off in class (and penchant for drawing penises on everything) made the teacher suggest getting a test for ADHD.
It’s awesome that Ruby and Stan didn’t immediately side with the teacher and assume that something was wrong with their kid. Sure, it was partially denial and fear, but it was also simply trusting that they would’ve recognized the signs.
When they could no longer ignore the problem, they took him to get tested and it turns out, it isn’t ADHD — the little man is a second grader operating at an eighth-grade level. He’s a freaking genius, as Ruby put it, and his acts of rebellion stem from being under-stimulated in class.
Typically, when parents have to dish out a lot of money for schooling, it’s because their kids are falling behind, so it’s refreshing to see a situation in which they have to find the funds to send their kid to a more advanced school.
You’d think that Harry would be able to get a scholarship or some kind of stipend considering he’s gifted, but it’s more probably that the situation will push Ruby to do more bad things to help her little guy.
Annie’s storyline with Ben was heartbreaking. Her relationship with him has always been super solid. Even if she was always struggling to get it together, they always had each other to rely on.
But now Ben is lying to her and keeping her at arm’s length. She thought he didn’t have any friends and that’s why he didn’t want a birthday party only to find out he threw a 100-person rager at Gregg and Nancy’s place.
She then finds out that Ben is really into lacrosse, and when she tries to suggest she’ll come to one of his school functions, he completely shuts her down.
Annie feels left out of Ben’s “new secret fancy life,” but maybe Ben simply doesn’t want her to feel bad? Or doesn’t want to disappoint her that he’s become this new person that enjoys private school.
Regardless, it’s upsetting to watch considering everything Annie has done for him. All of her life-decisions have always motivated by wanting to do better by him.
Do you think she’ll eventually confront Ben about all the lies?
She should also definitely find a new therapist because their personal feelings for each other are obviously problematic.
I’m concerned that they won’t be able to resist temptation and Annie will dig herself an even bigger hole.
Overall, the season 4 premiere was promising. It’s still not at the level of greatness of season 1, but it may just improve on what season 3 lacked – momentum.
What did you think of the episode?
What are your hopes/dreams for the season? And if you say more scenes with Rio, I’ll say I 100% agree!
Let us know in the comments!
Roswell, New Mexico Season Premiere Review – Hands (3×01)
After more than a year, Roswell, Mexico is back, and it comes bearing some thrilling new developments.
With a one-year time jump, the season 3 premiere largely glosses over COVID-19, though a few mentions here and there indicate that even the supernatural world isn’t immune to a global pandemic. It’s probably for the best because no one wants to see the citizens of Roswell walking around in face masks when they have more pressing issues at hand including the arrival of Jones.
As predicted — and as toyed with in the original Roswell — Mr. “Howdy Partner” is the savior while Max is the clone. That’s all that we know going into the episode, but my guess is he’ll cause his fair share of problems as their mother likened to the “devil.”
I can’t wait to Nathan Parsons’s pull double-duty and channel his inner cowboy. The role is much different, so it’ll be interesting to how he tackles this new character.
You’d think they would use Jones to get information about what Max saw in the vision, but they chose to lock him up and ignore the problem instead.
That is until Isobel and Michael found out Max was lying to them about his body rejecting Noah’s heart.
With the realization that he’s living on borrowed time, they decided to wake up Jones and gain information on how to save Max.
Isobel and Michael are understandably in a world of pain when they find out Max has been lying to them. They’re betrayed, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to stop fighting. Those two will do anything to save Max, which is a good thing because Max has seemingly given up.
He’s living out his last days by getting really drunk, listening to some of Liz’s old tapes, and downing a ton of nail polish remover.
He’s also pretty broken up about his breakup with Liz, and the feeling is mutual.
Liz, as we know from the finale, moved to Los Angeles and has thrown herself into her work at Genory, a company he should be wary of.
When she’s not finding life-changing cures at the lab with Heath, she’s trying to find a cure to help Maria avoid memory loss as a result of her visions.
Heath has the hots for Liz, but since she’s still holding out hope that Max will come back for her, she’s hesitant about even grabbing drinks with him.
However, when she leaks Genory’s patents and he assists her with hacking the system to erase any trail back to her, she realizes she’s also into him.
Plus, it helps that Kyle paid her a visit and suggested that it’s probably time to move on with her life.
Of course, you know that at some point, Max and Liz will cross paths again, and poor Heath doesn’t stand a chance when it comes to soulmates.
It’s also nice to see a familiar face on the series — Steven Krueger holds a special place in my heart as I loved Josh on The Originals.
Liz may trust Heath, but should she? Genory is up to no good as it Dr. Margot Meyerson, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Heath was on their side also.
I fully expect her decision to tamper with the patent to come back and bite her.
When Heath said “Genory owns you,” I couldn’t help but think that anything she comes up with while working for them — the cure for Maria, most importantly — will become their property!
Liz might be in way over her head.
In the final moments of the episode, we also see Max hook up with the singer from the bar. Max’s guard is down as he’s looking to have a good time, but, as with Heath, I can’t shake the feeling that she’s up to something far more nefarious.
Guerin was also hurting after Alex returned to town and found comfort in the arms of another man.
In my Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 finale, I said Guerin needed some space to figure out exactly what he wanted. After a year of separation, he still yearns for Alex.
But even with Alex’s new squeeze of the picture, getting back into his life is going to prove difficult as Alex is considering joining Deep Sky, the paramilitary group, that his father and brother were involved in.
On one hand, I’m excited to learn more about Deep Sky as we only touched upon the organization on the surface level last season, but on the other hand, I’m terrified for Alex. Any organization eager to “recruit” you and give you top-level clearance is dangerous, and I wish he got on that bus with his boyfriend and skipped town!
However, as someone who has been lied to his whole life, I don’t blame him for wanting answers. He would never live it down if he had the chance to find out the truth and didn’t take it.
There’s also something to be said about getting answers and not being able to share them with anyone.
As Kyle pointed out, it’s lonely. And we know that anything Alex finds out he’ll want to share with Guerin.
Steph broke up with Kyle, and without Liz around, Kyle doesn’t really have much of a storyline right now. I hope that changes moving forward because I like his character a lot.
He’ll likely be very useful once he learns about the clone and can begin testing and conducting studies.
Kyle and Liz are the only two who could potentially figure out a cure for Max. We’ve seen them do incredible things together before, and reviving that partnership would be beneficial.
I was never all that interested in Rosa’s storyline, but I’m definitely intrigued this season after her fight with Wyatt Long.
Wyatt looked like he saw a ghost (he technically did) and didn’t seem to buy the story that she was Rosalinda, Rosa’s cousin.
I know Wyatt isn’t the smartest in town, but that’s a hard sell for anyone. “Rosalinda” looks just like Rosa, likes the same things as Rosa, and is even working at the Crashdown.
So much for keeping her resurrection a secret.
Rosa defended herself from Wyatt, but what does this mean moving forward? Will the attack on her sister convince Liz to come home?
Or will Liz return because of Maria’s vision? Everyone is concerned that she keeps getting visions as it will eventually lead to the memory loss her mother endured, but Maria is curious by nature.
When her vision revealed a funeral, she wanted to know more.
After Guerin told her that it was likely Max following his diagnosis, Maria put it to rest, but she had another vision when she was ambushed by the green people… literally.
Was it Deep Sky? And why?
Do they know about Maria’s visions?
Did they want to trigger them?
Max was alive and well in the vision, as was Maria, Isobel, and Alex, who commented about “covering up another murder.”
Whose death would affect Isobel so deeply? If it was Guerin, Alex would definitely be more shaken up. And if it was Liz, Max would be beside himself.
What are your guesses? Share them in the comments below, and let us know what you thought about the Roswell, New Mexico Season 3 premiere!
Big Brother Recap: Pawn Material (23×08)
Big Brother has entered week 3, and with the most chaotic player in history gone, the game might actually head down a new direction. Xavier holds all the power, and we got to see a little bit of insight into his reign, plus the third Wild Card Competition!
Xavier is the HOH this week, and he has a lot of promises that he plans on keeping. He’s in the Royal Flush alliance with the Kings and Queens teams, plus the Cookout alliance. These make his only nomination options Britini, Brent, and Whitney. Everyone wants Brent gone, and we were shown a montage of him saying a lot of weird, sexist things about women, as well being way too in love with himself. This gets to the point that even his team captain, Whitney wouldn’t mind if he walks out the door this week. Hannah even got a fantastic Diary Room session where she totally hated on Brent’s uncomfortable behavior.
Tiffany took the opportunity to try and persuade Xavier to put up Brent and Whitney, since they’re on the same team, and Britini was just on the block, and it would be cruel to put her there two weeks in a row.
It isn’t a BB season without a couple of showmances. The two that are currently forming in the house are Derek X. and Hannah, and Christian and Alyssa. The latter group has been more indiscreet than the former, since they’re being caught cuddling and talking together, plus they started making out secretly on the live feeds.
Hannah reveals that she and Derek X. threw the HOH competition so that their team wouldn’t be safe, making Brent vulnerable. Nothing brings players together more than one collective target. It gets to the point that everyone is throwing competitions just to leave one person available for eviction.
Brent’s arrogance and behavior has skyrocketed him to target number one. He had Diary Room sessions of him saying that he feels safe with Xavier in power, and he wants to revive the Slaughterhouse that imploded last week (wow, Frenchie hasn’t even been gone a week).
With Christian, Alyssa, Sarah Beth, and Xavier safe for the week, they were not allowed to play in the Wild Card comp for the week. Hannah, Kyland, and Brent have all played before so they were also not allowed to play.
Tiffany volunteered for the Queens team, because she wants to make sure that the safety does not fall in anyone else’s hands. Britini volunteered for the Jokers team, since she was on the block, and feels like she needs the safety. Derek X. volunteered for the Aces team for the exact same reason as Tiffany, so that no one can get the safety that could possibly keep Brent safe.
Before the competition started, Derek X. talked to Tiffany and let her know that he wants to throw the competition to her, so that Britini doesn’t get the safety and possibly remove herself from being placed as a potential pawn.
For the Wild Card competition, called “Unlucky 13,” the players had to take giant playing cards across a wobbly balance beam to a station of one of the other players, where they had to make the cards equal 13 on someone else’s station. They could place cards on their own station, and also replace cards so that their scores could go away from 13. It was pretty obvious that Tiffany and Derek X. were going after Britini, which she noticed rather quickly. The high-stress situation of the competition made everyone’s math skills go out the window. It was a two against one game; I almost felt bad for Britini when Derek X. replaced the last card, eliminating her from the competition.
After Britini was gone, Derek X. quickly slowed down his pace, giving Tiffany the victory in the Wild Card competition!
Winning the comp means that Tiffany gets the choice that comes with it. To earn safety for the week, she would’ve played a game of chance that would’ve made one person from every team safe for the entire week. She was not told what the game of chance was, but it did not matter, because Tiffany declined the offer, leaving everyone vulnerable, especially Brent.
The person who was the happiest with Tiffany’s decision was Brent, because he is living in ignorance, thinking that he is the safest.
Azah was confused about why Derek X. and Tiffany were targeting Britini in the competition, and approached Xavier about it. Xavier said that Britini is the easiest pawn, because she isn’t a big threat at all compared to Brent. If he puts up Brent and Whitney, Brent will know immediately that he is the main target, and they want that secret under wraps for the moment.
This sent Azah into a flurry of anger, saying that it’s unfair to treat someone as a constant pawn where there are other people to put up. She then volunteered herself to go up on the block next to Brent. Xavier was very adamant that he was not putting anyone from the Cookout on the block, ever, and let Azah know that he doesn’t want Britini gone, but putting up Whitney would be way more suspicious.
Right before nominations, Xavier talked to Brent to try to convince him that going up on the block gives his “alliance” with him will work to get Britini out. Brent hates the idea, saying that he’s not pawn material, and that he would do more damage than good to the overall game.
The Nomination Ceremony begins, and Xavier turns the keys of Brent and Britini as the official nominees to start the week. Xavier had a different kind of nomination speech, implying to the whole house that Britini is the target. Britini was clearly angry and upset, and Brent threatened to show what he’s really capable of in competitions, as we eagerly await to see the Veto Competition this Wednesday.
Best Player of the Episode:
Once again, Tiffany takes the top spot of the week. She won a competition that she needed to, and she is doing a fantastic job of knowing what each side of the house is feeling about different situations. This gives her the chance to look at all possible options as she progresses in the game. We are watching a BB legend in the making.
Worst Player of the Episode:
I can’t say Frenchie anymore, can I? The farmer’s presence is still felt around the house sometimes. Oh, well. The worst player of the episode is actually two people: Brent, and Azah. Yes, my winner pick is in this category because she is playing more emotionally than she is strategically, and then volunteered herself to be on the block, which is never something anyone should do, ever.
Brent is just genuinely clueless right now, both on the episode edit, and the feeds. He is currently living in a fantasy that he is safe, and if he is still on the block come Thursday night, he won’t be the one going. This is coming from the guy who still thinks that the Slaughterhouse is still a thing, when its founder just walked out the door. Sometimes I question whether or not Brent even knows the game he signed up for.
Dynasty Review – A Public Forum for All Her Lies (4×11)
There was a lot of business talk on Dynasty Season 4 Episode 11 as Fallon prepared to take Fallon Unlimited public.
It’s always exciting when Blake and Fallon team up for business, but I’m also excited to see Fallon finally step into her light and do things the way she’s always wanted to.
She has the charisma and the smarts to get things done without Blake’s toolbox of lies and deceit. That’s the old way of doing business — the Carrington Atlantic way, not the Fallon Unlimited Way.
Plus, we got to see Fallon belt out Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License,” and I’m constantly blown away by her incredible voice.
The episode didn’t touch on the funeral flashforward, so sadly, we don’t know who doesn’t make it through this season.
There also wasn’t any update of Liam’s quest to clear his father’s name, nor was there any follow-up on the Fallon Unlimited hack that allowed someone to spy on Liam’s every move.
These are the storylines I’m really interested in, but we have to settle for one featuring Dominique trying to get her designs into a fashion show.
Why is it that every storyline with her falls flat? She’s the weakest character.
Anders confronted Alexis and told her that he would turn his tape of Adam’s confession over to the authorities if she didn’t get rid of Oliver.
Alexis tried her best, but Oliver was adamant about staying. Eventually, Anders also gave up and kicked Kirby out of the Manor if she chose to continue seeing Oliver.
I know he means well with the tough love approach and he doesn’t want to stand around and see Kirby go down a dangerous and destructive path, but kicking her out pushed her directly into Oliver’s arms.
Of course, also Kirby made her choice when she told Adam that they were done. She didn’t even seem mad that Oliver took Alexis’s deal to break up her relationship. Instead, she turned it around on Adam that his family is toxic.
Seriously, Kirby? The man took money to ruin your life and you’re siding with him? That’s messed up.
I never thought I’d vouch for Adam, but he genuinely loved Kirby and wanted what was best for her. I don’t know how it’s possible that in the span of a few episodes, Kirby lost all her pizazz and vigor for life. Why is she no longer determined to make something of herself?
Where are Sam and Fallon to make Kirby realize she’s making a mistake?!
We got a bit of the old Adam back when he threatened and blackmailed one of the board members into approving his clinical trial for Cristal. It takes guts to threaten someone using their dying family member, but don’t put it past Adam!
Sam and Culhane dealt with the first hiccup of their partnership. I’m loving this business-savvy men storyline.
These two deserve big things. However, Sam’s agreement with Leo is definitely concerning. He jumped the gun on that one, and when he tried to reverse it and take some extra time to think about it, Leo basically threatened him saying that his goons were going to destroy his hotel.
Leo seemed shady from the beginning, but now, Sam was forced to re-enter the agreement simply to keep the hotel and their future club safe.
How do you think this will pan out?
Did you enjoy the episode? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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