Rhea, played by the phenomenal Jackie Cruz, was an interesting third season addition to Good Girls.
She was introduced as Rio’s baby momma, whom Beth befriended after laying three shots into him and leaving him for what she thought was dead.
From a misguided place of guilt and possibly a desire to stay connected to Rio in some way, Beth reached out to Rhea and the two became fast friends.
We’re talking girl’s nights at each other’s houses, play dates between little Jane and Marcus, Beth giving Rhea some old clothes, and Rhea lending Beth some money.
You know, all the makings of a good friendship, except that Beth was harboring this huge secret and was never honest with Rhea about who she was and what she did.
She always asked about Marcus’ dad, and Rhea’s response was that radio silence was pretty common from him until he popped back up again to take care of them. Beth never worked up the nerve to tell her that she killed the man supporting her and her son.
Until she found out that she didn’t. In a moment that shook Beth to her core, Rio did pop up again — and, understandably, he came back with a vengeance.
He also immediately made the connection between Rhea and Beth, and thus, used Rhea’s meeting to catch Beth off guard and confront her about the shooting.
Out of pure desperation, Beth told him she was pregnant, and when Rio didn’t believe her, she asked Rhea for help who had some pretty solid advice for her: “he’s not stupid.”
Still, Rhea proved that she could be trusted on some level when she made the call to the gynecologist who vouched for Beth’s fake pregnancy and bought her some time as she worked out another plan.
Rhea’s character raises a lot of questions: who is she? What does she know? What has she seen?
We’ve put together some Good Girls theories that range from Rhea being completely innocent to her being the mastermind. Check them out below:
1. She Could be the Boss
We’re all under the assumption that Rio is the ringleader because that’s what Beth thinks, but it’s actually never been made clear if Rio is the “king” or if he’s pretending to be the “king” while working for someone else.
One scene, in particular, makes us question Rio’s title as he’s seen playing tennis and meeting with someone he calls “counselor,” who is asking him how things are going and if he’s got things under control.
Could there be someone above him calling the shots? Maybe it’s the woman he met, but maybe it’s Rhea. The housewife title makes her inconspicuous, as we already know, which allows her to pull the strings while raising their son and never getting questioned.
It would explain how Rio had money and a car after being Turner’s snitch for several months. He didn’t skip a beat. None of his gang members even turned against him but rather pulled off the attack on Turner without any communication with him. Rhea could just be the head bitch in charge and calling all the shots while hiding behind that hideous haircut. It also explains why Rhea isn’t scared of Rio and does whatever she wants. Maybe the nurse’s uniform is just a decoy.
2. She Could Be the Original Beth
Rio loves powerful and bossy women, it’s why he’s attracted to Beth. What if Rhea was the original Beth who worked alongside him before she got pregnant and ended up stepping aside to raise their child? Rhea had to meet Rio and likely knew of his lifestyle. She also approves of it now since it’s supporting her and her son. It could explain why she feels for Beth and understands the mess that she’s in. She wants to help her.
3. She’s Scared
Rhea could just be Rio’s baby momma, who doesn’t want to get involved with his business and felt threatened when she learned who Beth truly was. She tried to keep her head down, which could mean she’s scared.
4. She’s Good Friends with Rio but That’s All
It’s unclear how much Rio told Rhea about his business arrangement and relationship with Beth, but she seemed pretty clued into what was happening. She knew Beth shot him, she knew about the lies, and she knew that Beth told him she was pregnant, which means Rio and his baby momma have good communication skills. It’s possible she’s not involved but simply the person he confides in about his lifestyle. Maybe she feels like she has immunity because she’s his baby momma?
5. Rio Sent Her
This theory kind of goes hand-in-hand with Rhea being the boss. Or, Rhea could be his sidekick, who he sent to “keep an eye out” on Beth. Rio understands Beth and is able to anticipate her moves and reactions. Maybe Beth thinks she’s the one who initiated the friendship with Rhea but only because Rhea wanted her to and made herself available. She could’ve been keeping tabs on Beth this whole time, and imagine how dangerous that twist would be — if Beth was in deep with both of them.
4. She Could Be the Next Good Girl
Many fans have been asking for a fourth “good girl” to join Beth, Ruby, and Annie’s money washing scheme to spice up the dynamic. Could it be Rhea? She has what it takes and would hands-down be a significantly better addition to the team than Mary Pat. Maybe she’ll be inspired by Beth and want in on the girl gang. I could see her and Beth becoming the leaders and a problem for Rio. It’s possible Rhea has always just relied on Rio and seeing Beth bossy and independent will make her realize she could be providing for herself.
What do you think the deal with Rhea is?
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Best Shay Mitchell Movies and TV Shows to Watch
Shay Mitchell has amassed quite a following on social media with her hilarious and relatable TikTok videos, but on-screen is where she delivers the real gold and pours herself into the most challenging roles.
Here are the best movies and TV shows starring Shay Mitchell to add to your must-watch list:
Pretty Little Liars – Freeform
Shay became a household name after bringing Emily Fields to life in the ABC Family/Freeform mystery drama. Emily and her best friends attempted to solve the mystery surrounding their best friend’s disappearance while fielding text messages from a digital stalker at every turn. Shay’s portrayal was also pivotal as it brought to life one of the best LGBTQ characters for the network!
Dollface – Hulu
After being dumped, Jules (Kat Dennings) rekindles her female friendship with Madison (Brenda Song) and the eccentric Stella (Shay) and re-enters the world where your girlfriends trump romantic relationships. Each character brings a certain personality to the series, but Stella is definitely the most vibrant and worldly.
You – Netflix
In its first season of the psychological thriller, Shay tackled the role of Peach Salinger, the best friend of Joe’s (Penn Badgley) first obsession Beck (Elizabeth Lail). And you know that any friend of Beck’s is an enemy of Joe’s.
The Possession of Hannah Grace – Sony Pictures
Shay flexed her horror muscle as cop-turned-morgue worker Megan Reed, who accepts a delivery of a disfigured cadaver during the graveyard shift and is plagued with horrifying visions as she’s possessed by a demonic spirit.
The film revolves around several different mother’s day events, including one with Sandy (Jennifer Aniston), a single mom that finds out her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman, Tina, played by Shay.
7 Hottest Moments Between Thony and Arman on ‘The Cleaning Lady’
Arman and Thony have an intense and electric bond on The Cleaning Lady.
While they let the passion get to them on a few occasions, they’ve mostly kept things PG. So, how can there be so many “hot moments” between them, you ask. Well, good question!
When it comes to these two, it’s not only about the physical connection but the emotional as well. It’s about every longing gaze, stolen glance, and forbidden touch. It’s about all the times Arman helps Thony at his own discretion, and in turn, it’s the loyalty and support she extends to him.
Here are the hottest and steamiest moments between Arman (Adan Canto) and Thony (Elodie Yung) on The Cleaning Lady Season 1!
Not only does Arman spare Thony’s life, but he “hires her” as the cleaning lady in order to justify keeping her alive. He sees something in her that not only piques his interest but also reminds him of himself. When Thony stands up to him at the airport hangar for the first time, she’s setting the scene for their season-long tug-and-pull dynamic. Arman acknowledges that she’s a woman that “commands respect” while noting that he’s “offering that to her.” He also reminds her that as immigrants, they need each other, and she needs him as he can play a huge role in keeping her son alive. It’s a key scene in order to establish the ground rules between these two power players — even if they are told at every turn that they have no power.
When Arman risks his own life to save Thony’s after he realizes he’s basically walked her into a trap, it’s one of the first moments where he admits, subconsciously, that he cares for her. After the explosion, she pays him back for saving her life by saving his, which is when she reveals that there’s much more to her than meets the eye. Arman is impressed with how well she works under pressure, but Thony once again reminds him that it’s a give and take relationship. “You want me to work for you, protect me. Give me the respect I deserve. And if anything happens to me, swear my son will be protected.” He gave her his word… and he never lied.
With Luca dying in her arms, Thony realizes she’s out of options and seeks out Arman and the club, who rushes to her aid and brings her to a private doctor that’s paid off by Hayak. Arman doesn’t just drop Thony off — he carries Luca inside, takes her burden, and sticks around to make sure that she’s okay. While he’s offering a shoulder to cry on, he realizes that he trusts her enough to open up about his past, which reveals that he understands Thony’s predicament all too well as he’s done the unthinkable to protect his family, too. The moment humanizes him in Thony’s eyes and the eyes of the audience. And when he sees that she looks at him with judgment for the career that he chose, it almost seems like he wants to become a better man for her.
When Arman notices that Thony is upset about Luca’s procedure, he comforts her. He allows her to have a full-on breakdown (one of Thony’s only moments of weakness in the series) and cradles her in his arms. And all those heightened emotions lead to a very unexpected yet passionate kiss. I mean… really passionate. You cannot fake that kind of chemistry! Thony stops things before they escalate to the point of no return, but it’s enough to satiate all the fans that have been long shipping the couple.
When Thony informs Arman that she can’t afford the surgery and the liver donor, Arman offers to pay for the surgery, assuring her that he couldn’t have secured a huge deal with Thony’s intel from the FBI. “I’m in too deep now,” he says with an adorable smile, which definitely implies that he’s not just doing this for Luca. However, when Thony mentions that she’ll have to “talk to her husband” who has arrived in the U.S., Arman’s whole demeanor changes. The guy has absolutely no poker face, but it’s because he simply can’t hide himself or his emotions in front of the woman he loves. And while the moment isn’t exactly “hot,” it does reveal just how bad Arman has it for Thony. Plus, he’s still willing to pay for the surgery even with Thony’s husband in the picture, which is admirable.
The kiss right before Luca’s surgery was perfection. Unlike their first make-out session, this kiss was rooted in trust, honesty, and longing. Arman risked everything to get Thony and Luca across the border in a private jet because he cares about her so much and knows he might not have her around for much longer. The kiss is prefaced by a sweet talk where Thony reveals so much happened in Vegas that she’d like to forget, which prompts Arman to suggest, “hopefully, not everything.” “Not everything,” Thony admits.
Arman and Thony are like the modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. In one fell swoop, they worked together to take down Hayak and stole the $6 million from the gun sale after agreeing to help the FBI make the arrests. The action-packed episode didn’t allow for any real romantic moments, but the very fact that they trust each other enough to get into bed with the FBI while pulling one over on FBI at the same speak volumes.
Also, the longing gaze and hang caressing while Thony visits Arman in jail is enough to make fans go crazy waiting for more #Armony (should we make that a ship name?).
Come on, FOX. Give us a second season!
I’m sure there are plenty of other moments I could’ve mentioned — which ones would you add to the list? Weigh in in the comments below!
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