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Good Girls Review – [SPOILER] Gets Arrested (4×02)

GOOD GIRLS -- "Big Kahuna" Episode 402 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Hendricks as Beth Boland, Matthew Lillard as Dean Boland -- (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)

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Things are not looking too hot for Boland Bubbles on Good Girls. 

Beth thought she had a grasp on everything pertaining to her and Dean’s latest business venture, but she ignored all the red flags that kept popping up.

With the business up and running for such a short period of time, she should have been skeptical about a big brand taking such an interest in them so early on.

The insistence on seeing the books was also telling. There were a few moments where it seemed like Beth was having that “aha” moment, but sadly, she never got around to doing her due diligence and checking if the guy was legit. 

I’m sure the FBI had all their ducks in a row, but would it hurt Beth to Google around and verify his identity?

Anytime anyone comes sniffing around your business, you need to be on high alert! No new friends, no new business partners, no new nothing! 

Keeping Dean in the dark has worked in some instances like when the undercover agent was trying to get information out of him, but it also backfired in other cases like when he got drunk and handed over the books. 

To be quite frank, neither Dean nor Beth were being honest with themselves – Beth had an inkling that something wasn’t right with the Big Kahuna guy, while Dean had an inkling that Beth was lying to him about the books. 

They absolutely do not make a good team. And the fact that Dean kept saying they do was foreshadowing that things were about to hit the fan. 

So, while it’s best that Dean doesn’t know anything now that he’s been arrested, it would’ve likely helped them avoid the situation had they been on the same page. 

I don’t see Beth and Dean’s relationship surviving this. He trusted her not to get homeboy involved, and she lied straight to his face, and now, he’s paying the ultimate price. 

I can’t say I’m ever #TeamDeansie, but in this case, I would be surprised if he forgave her and looked the other way yet again. 

It’s unclear how the FBI will play this as I don’t know if they have enough evidence to prove that he’s guilty.

The undercover FBI agent may have gotten ahold of the books, but I thought Beth was working on straightening those out and embellishing them by increasing expenses. If they have a way to explain their sales, I don’t know if it’s enough to prove that they’re laundering money. 

I’m actually surprised the FBI pulled the trigger that quickly, especially when Dean’s involvement was never fully established. 

And the fact that they ignored Phoebe’s evidence of the laundry lint was ludicrous. Her theory was actually impressive, so even if they needed a bit more time, the DA should’ve given her the chance to get something substantial. 

She’s clearly smarter than any of the men in this operation.

Is it that hard to believe a woman is capable of committing a crime?

Rio might not think Dean is his problem, but if he goes down, they all go down, so it seems to be in his best interest to help Dean out.

Rio already has the feds on his trail for Lucy’s death as the bullets matched those in other bodies of a rival gang. 

Also, how have they not called in Beth for questioning yet? If she really was the last person to see Lucy, it would make sense to bring her in. 

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GOOD GIRLS — “Big Kahuna” Episode 402 — Pictured: (l-r) Christina Hendricks as Beth Boland, Manny Montana as Rio — (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)

The walls are closing in on them, and I’m interested to see what they’re going to do to weasel out of this.

We all remember how Rio “took care” of Agent Turner… will this be as brutal?

Annie said something interesting at the kickstart of the episode that was also strange. She explained that if they “pop him, all of this goes away,” alluding to the fact that if they kill Rio, they’ll no longer have their criminal enterprise. 

But what’s stopping them from doing all of this without Rio?

And if that’s the case, why is Beth still trying to get him taken out by Fitzpatrick?

Beth has a way of attracting the worst men. Not only is Rio a problem, but now, the hitman she hired to kill Rio is so into her that he’s beating up chefs for undercooking her salmon at a restaurant. 

That’s one way of handling things. 

Will she rely on him to handle her mess with the Feds?

The only thing Fitzpatrick was right about is his assessment that Beth wouldn’t know normal if it hit her in the face. 

No matter what she says, she doesn’t actually want to go back to that lifestyle. If she did, she would’ve already as she had plenty of chances.

She’s too far gone and enjoys the thrill of it all too much.

Fitzpatrick might be stalling on taking out Rio because he wants Beth to remain in his orbit, but having a hitman involved in her drama isn’t ideal either. Will the tables turn and she’ll need Rio to kill Fitzpatrick instead?

As Ruby and Stan were dealing with the realization that their son is a genius and they need to buy him plenty of high-tech devices for coding, the Haskins, the couple whose daughter saved Sara’s life, showed up unannounced.

And I was just as bummed by their arrival as Stan and Ruby.

I’m ready to put this storyline in the rearview mirror, and hopefully, the fact that they turned out to be genuinely good people — even if they aren’t the ones responsible for donating the kidney that saved her life — will allow us to do just that. 

At this point, the “are they freeloaders” storyline was getting old.

And while it seemed like Jenny and Carl really did want to take advantage of them, it was a lame twist that they were actually there to return the money. What was the point of bringing them back?

As for Annie…  why can’t she get it together?

Her behavior is questionable on all fronts. It’s understandable that she wants to be more involved in Ben’s life and attend the fundraiser at his ritzy new school. It’s also understandable that she wanted to fit in and participate in the auction like all the other parents (plus, it’s the perfect place to wash all that money), but she took it overboard by trying to outshine everyone. Won’t people start asking where she got all the money?

Instead of impressing anyone, she completely embarrassed herself.

And her date of choice definitely didn’t help. Why would she think that Kevin, a guy that lives in his car, would be a fitting choice for a gala?

He didn’t clean up nice, nor did he act in an acceptable way. And you can’t even argue that he’s a decent person with the whole dognapping situation. 

Her choices are absurd, and by the fourth season, Annie should be making some kind of progress towards getting her life together. 

She was on the right path by going to school and seeking therapy — where did we go wrong!? And no, we’re not blaming it on the therapist. He was wrong in his own regard, but Annie needs to take responsibility for her actions and act like an adult for once. 

And she needs to stop feeling sorry for herself, otherwise, she’ll never break this cycle.

Plus, she should know that she’ll never be able to buy Ben’s love.

What do you think is going to happen? Will Dean go down for something Beth did? Will this be the line that she cannot cross?

Will she turn herself in or once again find a lucky break?

Let us know in the comments below, Good Girls fans!


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4 Biggest Moments from Legacies ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’

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Legacies All’s Well That Ends Well Season 3 Episode 10

Legacies is going on a brief hiatus until May, so “All’s Well That Ends Well” brought out all the punches. 

The action-packed episode — one of the strongest of the season — found the students of the Salvatore School battling a banshee in order to get information on Malivore. 

These were the biggest moments from Legacies Season 3 Episode 10: 

Finch is a Wolf

Lizzie tried to help Josie get the girl with her encyclopedic rom-com knowledge, but when Josie finally made her move on Finch with an impassioned speech, she got rejected with a capital R. 

Josie jumped to the most obvious conclusion: Finch was already seeing someone else hence the “plans.”

However, Lizzie snooped around long enough to prove my sneaky suspicion that there wasn’t anything ordinary about Finch. Her “plans” included turning during a full moon because she’s a Mystic Falls werewolf. 

Lizzie didn’t have the heart to tell Josie, so she just told her Finch is unavialable. Why? Why couldn’t she let her make up her mind on her own?

And will MG or Ethan spill the beans?

So much for Josie just wanting to live a normal human life. You can take the girl out of the supernatural, but you can’t take the supernatural out of the girl!

 

Cleo is a Muse

The episode featured so many revelations about the characters particularly why Malivore was still hanging around sending monsters to the the school. Hope had a theory that Malivore was after Cleo, and she wasn’t wrong. 

The banshee revealed that Cleo is a muse, which Malivore wants in order to gain some inspiration to escape the prison world. 

 

Malivore is a Creep

Well, at least Malivore’s right hand man is. He’s been snooping around the school for the past several episodes ever since Landon returned from the prison world. 

When he failed to snatch Cleo, the monster snuck into Hope and Landon’s room and stole locks of their hair. Why? Does it think that they’re the key since they’ve both escaped before?

 

MG and Ethan Form Their Own Super Squad

MG and Ethan are the crime-fighting superhero duo that Mystic Falls didn’t know it needed. The two have formed a budding friendship ever since MG allowed Ethan to keep his memories of the supernatural. 

Ethan’s been really dedicated to stopping any and all crime in town (Matt Donovan much?), but unlike Donovan, he thinks the supernatural is pretty darn cool. 

After he saved MG from Finch in werewolf form, the former upgraded him to “partner” instead of “sidekick.” 

My only gripe with this friendship is that I’m scared it’s replacing MG’s friendship with Caleb, who was completely missing from the episode! 

 

What was your favorite part of the episode? Are you over the Malivore storyline or are you interested to see how Cleo will play into it?

And what do you think is up with the artifact Alaric found that connected to several historical figures?

Let us know in the comments below! 


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Manifest

Manifest Review – Wingman (3×03)

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Manifest Wingman Review Season 3 Episode 3

A Peacock, peacock feathers, ancient Egyptians — what does it all have to do with Flight 828?

We’ve been asking ourselves that question for two seasons, but on Manifest Season 3 Episode 3, the mythology begins to bubble up to the surface.

This isn’t the first time we’ve stumbled upon the peacock symbol, as it’s been a recurring theme in both Manifest Season 1 and Manifest Season 2.

It’s promising a sign that we aren’t completely abandoning the symbolism because it’s part of a larger plan. 

However, we’re kind of past the point of continuously seeing the peacock without any context. Audiences want to know how it fits into the overall mystery of the plane’s return. 

We find comfort in knowing that there is a piece of the puzzle out there just waiting to be found that may provide some of the answers we’re seeking. 

The Callings tried to lead Ben to the papyrus, but sadly, Eagan decided to dispose of it while pawning off some of the other artifacts he stole from the storage unit. 

Even without the papyrus’ missing piece, we know the peacock is a symbol for two things: immortality and resurrection. 


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Younger

Younger Review – Risky Business (7×04)

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Younger Review - Risky Business Season 7 Episode 4

Who knew it was possible to hate Quinn more than we already do?

For much of Younger Season 7 Episode 4, Quinn was actually quite tolerable.

Her book proposal was good, she was goofing off with the employees, and her birthday Dave and Busters outing (shameless promo!) showed off a new side to her we’ve never seen. 

However, it was all part of her big plan to schmooze up to Kelsey, Lauren, and Charles. 

And then she quite literally schmoozed Charles before establishing that she was “the boss’s girlfriend” to Liza. 

She then had the nerve to threaten her job by saying that if she didn’t get along with her, Charles would surely fire Liza. 

I’ve never thought of Charles as a fool, but he’s definitely foolish for falling for any and all of Quinn’s tricks. I mean, seriously? How does he not see through all her manipulative tactics? Men are so blind sometimes. 

It’s unclear how this will affect Charles and Liza’s working relationship moving forward, or if Charles even knows that Quinn is telling everyone she’s his new girlfriend. 

Maybe Empirical should just cool it on the office romances?

Liza spent the episode bonding with Kai Mannings, the surf legend, who scored a $400,000 publishing deal with Empirical. 

Her job was to ensure that the book would have some of Kai’s greatest stories, and I’ll be honest, all of the ideas she pitched during their meeting were pretty great. 

But Kai seemed way more interested in sleeping with her than actually working on his book, which should’ve been Liza’s tell from the start. 

Instead, she was charmed by his accent, his body, and his free spirit. And since she felt so crummy about her breakup, she decided to go for it, which she immediately regretted shortly after because it turns out, Kai was kind of a womanizer. 

Not only was he surfing all over the world, but his journals revealed he was also sleeping with a ton of women all over the world. 

Liza just added herself to the pile. 

The whole situation with Kai reminded me of Sebastian (played by Matthew Morrison), the guy who was a little too close with his sheep!

Liza and Kelsey proved, once again, that they are great at their jobs by taking Kai’s nude artwork and pitching it as a sex guide with surf terms for positions titled “The Kama Surf-tra.” Brilliant. 

If there’s one thing we know for certain it’s that nudity always sells.

With this being the final season, it’s kind of annoying that the series continues creating issues for Liza and Charles instead of just letting them be happy. 

After six seasons, I think the final outcome will just be that Liza chooses to love herself. It’s the only fitting outcome.

Josh and KT, the music assistant he met at this tattoo parlor, heated up pretty quickly. 

And Lauren and Kelsey had a front-row seat to the show. (I’ll never unsee Hilary Duff imitating turtle orgasms!)

Josh deserves love more than anyone. He’s one of the most vulnerable characters on the series, but he’s been screwed over by romantic partners more times than anyone can count. 

The bliss with KT lasted a whole half a day before she revealed that she doesn’t want any kids, which poses quite a bit of an issue for Josh and Gemma.

This relationship is bound to fizzle out before it even began!

While this episode still had that Younger magic, it’s my least favorite one this season.

Everyone — Liza, Kelsey, Josh, Charles — has to figure out what they want out of life once and for all. 

The season is supposed to be the most “mature” ever, but the constant relationship drama feels like we’re just rehashing the same storylines we’ve already seen.

Are you digging this season? What did you think of the episode?


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