I shouldn’t be this happy about Boomer’s death, but I’m totally celebrating Boomer’s death.
But best of all, I’m celebrating that it was Mary Pat who killed him.
There’s something so satisfying in knowing that after he mentally abused her, treated her kids like crap, and forced himself onto her, that justice was served.
It’s always the ones you least expect that are capable of snapping.
But seeing her so scared and hurt after Boomer had come onto her was painful to watch.
He deserved what was coming though she would have been able to use the self-defense card had she not moved his body and chopped it up into itty bitty pieces.
The way Mary Pat described how she used a meat carver from Thanksgiving to make his body fit into the meat locker was horrid and hilarious at the same time.
Oh, Mary Pat.
The scene was only made better by Ruby, Beth and Annie’s reactions that went from understanding to downright shocked.
Personally, I would have washed my hands of this completely and let Mary Pat deal with it.
She took care of their problem, but they didn’t have to make his chopped up body their problem. They didn’t have to become accomplices.
But you know they did!
Ruby got the idea of disposing him at a wasteland from her daughter’s school project.
Watching them struggle to carry his dead body to a dumpster gave me so much anxiety.
I almost joined in Ruby’s prayer because man, this is downright the worst thing they’ve ever done.
How do they even sleep at night?
And why weren’t they at least wearing gloves? Their fingerprints are all over that body bag.
Of course the moment they finally moved the body, they’d realize his cellphone was inside.
I don’t even want to imagine what digging through that body bag must have looked like, and I’m glad the writers spared us the imagery.
While most of us would agree that the world is better off without Boomer, it was heartbreaking to listen to Marion call and leave worrisome voicemails.
There’s at least one person that will miss him.
Seeing Annie break down after hearing the voicemails also assures us that despite doing all these terrible things, they still have a conscience.
Beth earned her “boss bitch” status after handling Boomer. After he failed to show up for his deposition, he left her a letter addressed to the “boss bitch” with a key inside.
What do you think is inside the storage locker?
Does this mean Beth passed the test and is officially part of his gang?
Is Rio even the leader of the gang or is he working for someone?
Just like when we saw him with a kid, it was striking to see him out of his element playing tennis at a ritzy place with what seemed to be his lawyer.
His lawyer connection explains how he’s been getting all the intel on the “inside.”
But who is this lawyer? Why does she want Beth involved?
She wanted to know how everything was going which made me feel like she’s the one calling the shots.
What did you think of the episode?
Good Girls Review – We’re Back in Business (3×02)
Well, that didn’t take long. And it was just as epic as we thought it would be.
I could barely stifle a smile when Rio approached Beth at the bar on Good Girls.
The sound of that husky voice sent chills up my spine, but no one was more shocked and triggered then Beth as her world literally began crashing down around her.
Also, really wanted us to think Rio rang Beth’s doorbell. I was waiting for the other foot to drop and, of course, it happened during the last minute. What a tease.
The sound effects of everything being muted and tuned out around her added to the dramatic effects; Beth’s brain was processing something she never considered was possible.
Beth’s in big trouble now for so many reasons. There’s being on Rio’s bad-side and then, there’s being Beth.
Should we list them off all the reasons why he’s ready to probably make her life a living hell? I think we should. For starters, she tried to kill him by shooting him three times and leaving him for dead.
She then began printing her own fake money using everything she’d picked up from him aka she thought she “stole the game.”
She gloated about it. Oh, and because of some twisted sense of guilt and a desire to be connected to him, she befriended his wife and kid.
So, yeah, Beth’s reaction upon hearing Rio’s voice while expecting his baby momma, Rhea, was golden.
Rio has such an effortless and low-key way of going about his business, but this was his “surprise, bitch” moment. And our girl definitely did not anticipate that she’d ever face him again and yet, here we are; she’s definitely going to need that drink now.
But shouldn’t she have seen it coming? I’d argue that the signs were all there, Beth just chose to remain oblivious to all of the red flags popping up.
Beth should have started asking questions the moment Turner was gunned down in an animalistic ambush.
They live in a quiet, suburban town. Not many people would want to take out an FBI agent, even if Turner was a little nosy for his own good, but most importantly, not many people had the means to pull off such an operation.
The attack had “gang friend’s” name written all over it, plus, who else would benefit from Turner’s death other than Beth?
It’s almost impossible that Beth, a smart, savvy, and crafty woman who has proven over the course of two seasons that she’s brighter than most people in the room, didn’t pick up on anything.
When Rhea went into incognito mode, Beth should have also sensed something was wrong.
And also, how did Beth just assume she could trust Rhea? For all we know, she’s the mastermind behind everything and was using Beth to see if she’d slip up. Beth is a soccer mom who leads a double life, so why wouldn’t she suspect Rhea?
And even if she chose to deliberately ignore all the signs screaming at her, Beth is the one who has been channeling her inner-Rio and tapping into that “what would Rio do” mentality to wash cash.
She knows him better than anyone while simultaneously not knowing anything about him at all, but it should have occurred to her that this is the kind of stunt he’d pull.
The fact that she was completely blindsided isn’t just a testament to good writing, it also proves just how naive and new to the game Beth really is. We may feel like she’s been in the game for quite some time, but she’s still a newbie.
Her “newbie-ness” is the exact reason why Rio was able to play Beth yet again while she believed she was holding all the aces.
What does he have planned for her? While siding with Rio seems wrong, Beth deserves to be punished.
This series is exceptional when it comes to twists you didn’t see coming, but like Rio’s survival, it’s obvious that they’re fates are intertwined and they’ll get involved with each other in some way.
Rio might be mad, but he has a soft spot for her (maybe even loves her), so I doubt he’ll kill her. All other types of punishment are on the table, however.
In an interview, Manny Montana said that a “bomb” gets dropped that forces him to continue working with these women. What do you think it could be?
Is he strapped for cash? Is Beth pregnant? Is Rhea the one running the show? Will Beth and Rhea team up against him?
Either way, Beth is tied to him, so she needs to bats those pretty eyelashes and get on Rio’s good side.
If you thought Rio was scary, he doesn’t even compare to Beth’s mother-in-law, who came to town to help out with the kiddos.
Beth and Dean’s mother don’t have the best relationship with one always trying to “outdo” the other.
Dean’s mother doesn’t value boundaries and attempts to run Beth’s household, which obviously doesn’t sit well with Beth.
Beth’s always a leader — in her household, in her friend’s group, in her business — so having someone else swoop in to tell her how she should be doing things isn’t something she was going to stand for.
And that’s especially true once Dean’s mother tells her that she should give up her job and tend to her children.
Beth’s a bigger person than I am because I’d make it very clear to mommy dearest that her son is the reason they’re in this damn mess in the first place.
Beth has made plenty of missteps, but most of them stemmed from trying to pick up the pieces after Dean cheated and blew all of their money. Without her “extracurriculars,” they would have lost the house ions ago.
And even now, Dean’s not really pulling his weight selling jacuzzis. That’ll likely change since he’s made the “right connections” with the top sales employee. However, it’s obvious that Dean didn’t learn much from his first indiscretion because when she began flirting with him, he may have been surprised, but he also wasn’t against it. Maybe his logic is that if Beth can do questionable things in the name of “family,” so can he.
To upkeep the connection and make more sales, he might have to give in to temptation.
This makes me wonder if Beth will fall right back into Rio’s arms (and bed) if she finds out her husband cheated on her again. Rio and Beth may be on the outs right now, but there’s a sexual tension here that’s undeniable.
Dean’s mother also struck a note with Beth when she tried to lecture her about not being able to have it all.
Beth’s mission from the very beginning of the series has been to prove that she can and will have it all. It’s why she got accidentally jumbled up in this lifestyle but has continued to follow the course; she likes calling the shots, being in charge, and having her success independent of her husband’s. But she also likes her comfy home, the comforts of a suburban lifestyle, and being a mother who bakes. She wants it all and Dean’s mother be damned if she can’t have it.
Annie embraced therapy, albeit it with a children’s psychologist, at the behest of Gregg and Nancy, who are also working through their relationship troubles in couple’s therapy.
Yep, Nancy gave a freshly-shaved Gregg another chance after he slept with Annie. While she says it was for their kid, it’s a bit pathetic as Gregg even admitted it’s only happening because Annie rejected him.
Despite getting wrapped up in this mess, therapy might do well for Annie if she doesn’t stoop to sleeping with the hot, young therapist, Josh Cohen, that she was definitely already flirting with.
The truth is, Annie is lost and broken, and she has been for a long time. She needs to attempt to fix herself and become independent of these bad romantic flings before she gets into a real relationship.
Therapy also lifts the burden from Ben (formerly known as Sadie), who has been Annie’s crutch and the adult most of the time.
Good Girls is addressing Sadie’s transformation in a subtle but important way. They’ve acknowledged that Ben is his new identity and underlined how supportive Annie and Gregg have been throughout the process, but they don’t shy away from the awkwardness of slipping up and referring to him as Sadie. It’s a realistic approach to the storyline.
Despite their financial troubles, Stan and Ruby continue to be the best couple. They’ve proven to always be on the same page and that together, they can get over anything including a husband working at the strip club to help support the family. Seriously, only healthy and in-sync couples can be that good at bill roulette.
What did you think of the episode?
How will Rio punish Beth?
Sound off in the comments!
Good Girls Review – Guess Who’s Back, Back Again (3×01)
Good Girls is back and you better strap in for one emotionally twisted and dangerous ride.
Beware: this post contains spoilers, obviously. If you haven’t seen the premiere of season 3, tap out!
First off, they’re back, baby!
Secondly, he’s back, baby!
I have never been this excited to see a character, who I already assumed survived, confirm that he is, in fact, alive.
Of course, I’m talking about Rio, who is like a cat with nine lives and despite going off the grid and letting everyone think he’s dead, he’s still somehow the ringleader in charge. You know he’s a bad guy, but you have to kind of be in awe of how nonchalant he is about everything and yet still manages to get things done without lifting so much as a finger.
Beth might think that he’s dead, but she clearly has never heard of the golden rule in television – no one is dead until you see a body and even then, be suspicious.
Last we saw Rio, he was bleeding out as Agent Turner dangled a Hail Mary in front of him after Beth betrayed him, shot him multiple times, and left him to die.
The odds were against Rio, but we all correctly assumed that Agent Turner would spare him and use him at his own convenience as a snitch.
Agent Turner could have just walked away and lived a happy life, sure, but he’s always been consumed with getting the bad guy and bringing Rio and his men down. He wanted revenge and well, he paid the ultimate price.
Rio, known now as Kowalski (sure, he can pass for European any day) was put in witness protection in exchange for his cooperation.
However, it’s unlike Rio to work alongside the cops and FBI, and we should have known he would have a contingency plan if it ever came down to it.
Rio may be a lot of things, but one thing he’s never been is stupid — he knew the feds were closing in on him and could scoop him up at any moment, so there was a huge likelihood that he prepared for this exact moment.
Rio didn’t just have a plan to get himself out, he had a plan to take Turner out, too. No FBI agent sticking his nose into Rio’s business, no problem.
Rio played his part right, and when Turner thought he gave him what he wanted, he pulled one over on him. Turner’s flaw is that he grew too trusting of Rio and walked right into a trap. He was ambushed and gunned down in broad daylight. Just like that.
Beth is living life oblivious to the fact that she has a giant target on her back.
The ladies who continue to believe that he’s alive despite all the clues and foreshadowing that he’s definitely coming back.
Dean mentioned Rio coming back as a zombie (oh, Deanie, you have no idea) and even Rio’s baby momma, who Beth befriended out of guilt, keeps insisting that Rio always comes back.
And she’s not wrong.
Beth is in for quite a wake-up call when she realizes the man she “thought” she killed is still alive and is out for blood. A piece of advice — if you’re planning to kill the King, make sure he’s dead before you walk away.
She’ll likely realize something is amiss when she hears about Agent Turner’s death. Or maybe she won’t because his “accidental” death is a good thing for her, too. Without Turner around, she can go about her business and produce counterfeit money without having to look over their shoulder every few months.
Beth hasn’t learned her lesson despite the dangers she’s found herself in. She’s still dabbling in this lifestyle because it’s convenient and she assumes that the risks have been eliminated.
If Beth was smart, she wouldn’t be surprised by the rise of a new (or old) problem. It’s the territory that comes with the shady life she’s leading. If it’s not going to be Rio, it’s going to be some other gang leader trying to get into her business.
But Beth trudges on and finds new ways to keep on keeping on with her lucrative “career.”
The lengths these women go to to find new ways of doing bad things is incredible.
If you take a step back, it’s actually a lot of work for someone who is essentially “taking the easy way out.” It’s hard making an honest living, but making an illegal living is no walk in the park, I’ll tell you that!
However, it’s not difficult to understand why Beth, Annie, and Ruby are willing to take such risks.
When the series picked up, our ladies were doing their best to scrape on by, and that financial struggle is what has motivated them to continue pursuing this life of crime.
I’d say of the three of them, it’s most burdensome to Beth and Ruby’s family.
Beth’s working at a gift shop picking up hours to pay off the mortgage that they’ve fallen behind on. How is she running a counterfeit money production company from the back? Who owns this shop? Throughout the episode, it seems like Beth’s an employee or possibly a supervisor, but yet no one has caught on to her off-hours project?
Meanwhile, Ruby is working at a nail salon where she’s still putting bitches in check while Stan, a disgraced cop, is working security for “The Mayor” aka a strip club in town.
This is by far the biggest change in the series considering how buttoned-up and proud Stan was in the beginning. Situations change and the Hill family has been flexible and accommodating (Ruby watching butt-naked strippers walking around Stan is something) to pay for their daughter’s medical care.
With Annie, it doesn’t seem like money issues are as big of an issue as her boredom with a mediocre lifestyle. And as far as we know, she’s working valet and taking all those expensive cars for a whirl aka my biggest fear giving way my car to valet!
Good Girls started off with moms dabbling in crime to make ends meet but the more we trudge along, the more we understand why they do what they do, and that may be the biggest takeaway of all — that earning money “the right” way isn’t enough to support necessities in life.
A series that could have run out of storylines, burnt through them, and exhausted possibilities has figured out a way to elevate and one-up themselves each time. It has never slowed down, it’s only speeding up as the crimes they commit catch up them just as quickly as the lies.
Just when you think you know what twist is coming, they surprise you.
The series isn’t afraid to pull triggers, literally, and knows when it’s time to close the chapter on a character to better the story. It shows the good and ugly sides of each character, embracing both equally, and establishing that it’s okay to break the rules when necessary and backed into a corner. But most importantly, it teaches you to own up to it even if Beth’s still figuring that out.
While we want to champion Beth for being a headstrong woman who never lets anything knock her down, she remains oblivious to her involvement in anything.
She may have watched a man die, but she doesn’t blame herself. Sure, it pains her to see his family suffer, but she believes it’s for the best and that Rio had it coming.
It has never occurred to Beth that’s she’s just as low and terrible as Rio because she hides under this housewife facade.
Her terrible choices even boil down the befriending Rio’s baby momma because she’s searching for some twisted version of forgiveness and likely some connection to him.
Other Thoughts from a Good Girl
- Dean went from selling cars to selling spas. At least he’s trying to pull his weight.
- I love how they’re testing their fake money at the Currency Exchange of the guy they kidnapped!
- They really told Lucy that they needed her to make money for casino night. Remember what happened the last time they dragged an innocent into this unwillingly?
- “You bitches just leveled up.”
- The stripper giving Sara a tutorial about swallowing a pill… the Mayor’s office will get ya.
Will Beth get it together? Or will Rio’s return slap her right in the face? I love our girl, but I’m kind of excited to see the other foot drop.
Good Girls Season 3 Trailer: Is Rio Alive?
Good Girls debuted its trailer ahead of its February 16th premiere, and honestly, the only question on everyone’s mind is “Is Rio alive?”
At the end of season 3, Beth shot Rio three times and walked away assuming she killed him. Clearly, no one has ever told her about the “no body, no death” rule on television. And in general, it’s naive of her to think that Rio doesn’t have nine lives like a cat. From what we saw, Agent Turner didn’t kill Rio, so there’s a chance Rio is alive and plotting his revenge.
He may even be the person ringing Beth’s doorbell in the latest trailer.
It kickstarts with Beth assuring the ladies that “he’s gone, we’re free.”
In celebration, they begin to print counterfeit money in hopes of making it rain all over their debt aka “they’re back in business.”
Except that living a lie based on deceit is never that easy and something ominous is lurking as someone arrives on her doorstep at the end of the trailer.
Turner’s voiceover says “that’s the thing about this game, just when you think your finished, something new pops up” as Beth opens the door and looks shocked.
Could it be the gang leader?
There’s also a hilarious part in the trailer where Dean lists off Beth’s rap sheet that reads like a CVS receipt and includes: breaking and entering, kidnapping, and Class 2 with an animal.
Oh, and they steal a bird, which we’ll assume comes with a good reason.
Watch the trailer now!
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