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?
Batwoman Review – Ryan Declares War on Black Mask (2×10)
Batwoman’s fight with False Face Society is only getting started.
And now, it just got personal as they’ve taken one of the only people Ryan Wilder cares about – her on-again, off-again ex-girlfriend Angelique.
Ryan convinced Sophie and the Crows to get Ang transferred after she gave up the names of those responsible for killing Commissioner Forbes. However, no one anticipated that Black Mask would figure out exactly when they were transferring her and take her back.
Obviously, Ryan thinks it’s because Black Mask wants to tie up loose ends, but it’s really because aside from Ocean, who is now MIA, Angelique was the only one who knew the secret recipe to produce Snakebite.
And obviously, Snakebite is what makes FFS go round.
It was easy for the Black Mask to infiltrate the Crows as they already have someone on the inside.
Dr. Rhyme is a “Snakebite consultant” for the Crows, but we know she’s working with Black Mask and keeping Kate a prisoner.
She was also all too eager to get Commander Kane hooked on the product after he was attacked by one of her men because it discredits the Crows.
Once word gets out that the Commander is using Snakebite, the Crows’ credibility is shot.
And it goes to show you just how powerful the drug really is. After one hit, Jacob Kane was addicted and wanted to get lost in the “do-over” that the hallucinogenic drug provided.
I thought that once Alice heard his therapy session with Dr. Rhyme and realize how remorseful he was for not trying harder to find her when she was captured by Cartwright would stir up something in her, but Alice is too far gone.
As she noted herself, it’s easier to forget than forgive, which is why she wants to find Enigma, who we learned is Dr. Rhyme, so that she can wipe her memories of Kate and start anew.
This drug really is all too popular in Gotham.
The series didn’t exactly confirm that Roman is Black Mask, but it did allude to Roman Sionis of Janus Cosmetics, which has been my theory since Batwoman Season 2 Episode 9.
Not only is her working alongside Enigma, but he was all too eager to slip the Commander two vials of Snakebite.
Black Mask told the new Batwoman that he wanted revenge because the previous Batwoman killed his daughter.
We know Kate’s Batwoman had a no-kill policy, which Luke emphasized, so I wonder if they’re getting close to the Commander to frame him in some way?
Or does he blame Batwoman and the Crows, with the Crows being the ones behind his daughter’s murder, which is why he’s taken hold of Kate?
Agent Pennyworth’s memory-lapse came into clear focus when she teamed up with Alice — yet, another unlikely partnership — to find Enigma.
It turns out, her search for Kate led her to the root of Kate’s disappearance, but she forgot it soon after.
And when she confronted Enigma this time around, she had her memories wiped again and was convinced to transfer to Berlin, which obviously didn’t sit well with Sophie.
Sophie always knows something’s up, and the most annoying thing is that she’s always a few steps from figuring out the truth about everything.
Will she put all the pieces together? After all, everything seems to be connected.
The Bat team also took on a case involving a new villain named Kilovolt, who targeted the opening of Jordan Moore’s community center, which Ryan and Mary are helping to spearhead.
The reason was profit-based, of course. The CEO of Edgewater Prison, Ellis O’Brien, was letting out criminals for one night to target community programs in exchange for early parole. The idea was that shutting down these programs allows kids to continue to fall through the cracks and fill up the prisons thus making them money.
It’s disgusting, of course, but not exactly unheard of.
Thankfully, Batwoman squeezed out just enough energy to deal with O’Brien while dealing with hunting down the Black Mask and his goons.
The episode set up some pretty important elements and got us one step closer to finding out exactly what game Dr. Rhyme and Roman are playing.
Isn’t it crazy how the people you need to take down are always looming in your circle? In this case, they’ve infiltrated the top leader of the Crows without even lifting a finger!
What’s their final game plan? And is Horten Spence the Lois Lane of Gotham?!
Good Girls Review – The Banker (4×05)
Beth became the banker on Good Girls Season 4 Episode 5.
And it sent a conflicting message.
On one hand, she had absolutely no choice after Rio found the tracker and figured that she was either working with the FBI or that they were onto him.
She once again had to “prove” her allegiance to him in order to stay alive and keep her friends alive.
However, she ended up enjoying being the banker and felt like it made her important and necessary to the operation. After all, you don’t kill the banker (except when you do and replace them with another banker…).
She enjoyed wielding all the power that came with the gig as evidence by her growing confidence with every single person she visited.
She even tried the “I’m the banker, bitch,” which is 100% me playing Monopoly.
But that’s also when she realized how twisted the job was.
Beth realized that she didn’t actually have it in her to do anything about it if someone didn’t pay up like the girl working for her sick mom who claimed she didn’t “have the money.”
Instead, Beth used this new gig Rio entrusted her with to work alongside the FBI.
When she met up with him, her two FBI buds were right there for the whole conversation and she realized that Rio also has a boss that he answers to.
There’s a chain of command here that forces Rio to do the things that he does or else it’s his head on the line.
Personally, I find this to be an exciting development. Rio has been sorely underutilized for almost two seasons and it seemed like the writers were just keeping him around because of his popularity with audiences.
We’d see him in the bar, grabbing his washed cash, and creating a world of hell for Beth, but we never knew much about him.
By adding this layer, we may actually get to explore Rio’s role in everything – how’d he get into it, what’s his motivation, why does he operate the way he does.
Beth’s going right to the source, which proves that eliminating Rio actually wouldn’t solve any of her problems.
At one point, I truly thought that when Mick drove Beth to do her “job,” the hitman would be alive and waiting for Beth. Many fans questioned whether he was actually dead, and it would be quite the twist if Rio spared him and used him against Beth.
The writers also tried to capitalize on the chemistry between Beth and Rio with the striptease kitchen scene.
Rio showed Beth the tracker and assumed she was wired up, so she bared it all for him to prove that she was on his side.
It’s a good thing that this happened when it did because she was actually mic’d up for their previous meeting. And that wouldn’t have gone over very well.
Rio is perceptive, so in order to fool him, the approach can’t be basic and obvious.
Even Annie pointed out that tracker gave her “90s pager vibes.” Can’t the FBI get some better tech up in here?
What did you all think of the stripping down scene? There’s no doubt Manny Montana looked hot in that scene, but did it come across as sexy to you, or was it demoralizing that Beth always has to prove herself or use her body to get what she wants?
Beth’s biggest motivation to risk her life and work with the FBI is obviously to get Dean out of prison, which she did.
At least she kept that promise!
After getting the FBI dirt of Rio and his boss, Dean walked out a free man. But does that make up for everything else?
Are they suddenly going to be a happily married couple again? There’s no denying that Beth betrayed him once again and lied to his face about it!
I’m interested to see how Dean will approach the situation. Will he be grateful that she came through for him or will he realize he can’t be with her anymore?
Poor Eric tried his best to save his buddy, but a life of crime is not up his alley.
Eric’s been a good friend, and while I know plenty have enjoyed his character, it seems like wasted screentime in my opinion.
The addition of Nancy and Gregg’s baby Dakota was hilarious. Annie would take a baby along and use it as a human shield to keep them safe from gang friend.
The best part about it was how good Mick was with the little guy. Annie has zero maternal instincts, but Mick knew exactly what to do to get the baby to calm down.
Is anyone else kind of rooting for Mick and Annie? They have great chemistry!
I’ve never been a huge fan of Nancy, and I guess that continues as I wasn’t pleased with how she talked down to Annie.
Annie may not be a responsible adult, but she tried her best. How could she know which diaper cream was preferred?
Just imagine how Nancy would have reacted if she knew where Dakota really was for half the day!
As for Ruby, well, she finally learned what Stan is up to at work and it wasn’t what she thought it was.
I hate that Ruby veered into “he’s cheating on me” territory. Yes, Stan has been working odd hours, he was caught lying, and he’s tired all the time, but the one thing we know about him is that he’s not a cheater.
I felt terrible seeing Ruby accuse him of being unfaithful when he’s quite literally in this mess because of her! He’s paying off her debt. Everything he’s doing, he’s doing for his family.
We know this, but let’s re-emphasize that Stan is the man!
What did you think of the episode? Is Good Girls finally digging in deep?
Let us know in the comments below!
Walker Review – A Tornado and the Truth (1×08)
A tornado blew onto Walker and forced many truth’s to bubble up to the surface.
I guess natural disasters have a way of making everyone confront situation head-on.
And sadly, not all relationships survived the hour.
Liam’s relationship with Bret hasn’t been featured too much in the series, but it was still heartbreaking to see him purposefully sabotage things between them in an effort to keep him safe.
Instead of telling Bret the truth, Liam decided to lie and say that he cheated on him during his trip to Mexico.
In reality, Liam has been hiding out in his office terrified that the Northside Nation gang is coming after him. What else could he possible think after they blew up his and James’ car for investigating Emily’s death.
By cutting Bret off, Liam ensured that he wouldn’t be used as leverage as he delved further into the case.
However, he couldn’t keep the truth from Walker any longer.
Walker’s reaction was much calmer than I expected. He didn’t flip out on Liam or get mad that he and James kept this from him. Instead, he acknowledged how difficult it had to be for Liam to tell the truth.
But it’s unclear how he’ll handle things moving forward. Cordell is hotheaded, so he’ll likely want to pursue the lead himself and get revenge, especially once he finds out that Geri may be involved!
The news hit him right as Cordell was considering going on his first date since his wife’s death. Maybe it’s for the best that he isn’t quite ready because watching him flirt with Julie was all sorts of uncomfortable.
Walker, Micki, and Trey ventured out into the dangerous weather to help the locals including Ruby’s grandfather.
The rescue mission hit a bit of a snag when Micki suffered a panic attack brought on by the intel that Adrianna isn’t her birth mother.
She’s had a bit of trouble processing the truth likely because she bottled it all up inside. Aside from Cordell, she didn’t tell anyone the truth.
Eventually, she had to face the music and came clean to Trey, who wasn’t pleased with her continuing to keep things from him.
Initially, it didn’t make sense why her first call was to Walker, but once she broke it down, it made sense.
By telling Trey, Micki had to acknowledge that it was the truth. It made it real, and she wasn’t ready for that.
Micki always holds things close to heart, but this is the first step into letting Trey fully in.
Also, the three of them make such a great team!
While Trey and Micki figured it out, Stella and Trevor’s perfect high school romance hit a snag when she realized that his father was Clint West. I guess Cordell told her all about Duke’s escapades with Clint, so she immediately connected the dots and realized that Trevor was using her.
Truthfully, I didn’t expect Stella to find out so soon or in this way, but I’m glad the truth is out there.
She’s too sweet to get caught up in some vengeful scheme.
And the deeper she got into it with Trevor, the more it would hurt both of them as the feelings between them seem to be real.
Like Romeo and Juliet, they’re caught up in a love story that’s doomed due to their families.
Trevor was definitely conflicted about the whole situation because even though he wants to do right by his family, he can’t deny that the Walker’s are good people.
Does this mean things are over for good?
Will Stella inform her father about Trevor’s motivations?
Will Cordell and Clint meet face-to-face?
- Bonham and Abeline are finally putting the infidelity behind them and moving forward! At least one couple was salvaged during the storm!
- Liam told Micki the truth about Emily’s death before he told his brother. Did anyone else find that strange?
- Why isn’t James around to help Liam deal with the fallout?
- Keegan Allen sold me on the role of Toby on Pretty Little Liars (even with all the crazy twists), but I’m just not buying what he’s selling with Liam. I can’t put my finger on why that is, but it just doesn’t work for me!
What did you think of the episode?
Were you hoping for more action or are you enjoying the character development?
What do you think happened to Emily?
Let us know in the comments below!
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