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Will Rio Kill Boomer on ‘Good Girls’? Or Does He Have Another Plan for Him?

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Many fans were thrown off by Boomer’s return on the latest episode of Good Girls.

Last we saw, Boomer was hiding out in his grandmother’s attic and allowing the Beth, Annie, and Ruby to believe that he was chopped up into tiny pieces by Mary Pat. Marion then forced Boomer to tell the police the truth, and when he turned himself in, Beth was cleared of murder charges.

We thought we had seen the last of Boomer until all of “Nana” was focused on him and how Rio wanted to kill him.

How many lives does Boomer have?!

At first, bringing him back seemed to have no overall purpose other than to torment Beth, Annie, and Ruby, who were tasked with helping him break out of jail in order to prove their loyalty to Rio.

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It seemed like Rio wanted them to truly suffer because of their assignment and new that harboring a fugitive, specifically a fugitive they were unable to silence before, would be a task like no other.

Boomer escaped prison — covered in sewage — thinking he was going to Canada, but the reality was that the girls were supposed to deliver him to his death.

When the good girls did their part and Rio assured her that he’d give her a second chance, Beth (and the remaining soul that she had) attempted to make a weak argument that Boomer deserved to live to which Rio replied, “yeah, I got different plans for him.”

But is Rio’s plan to kill Boomer? I don’t think so.

If Rio wanted Boomer dead, Boomer would be dead. It’s that simple. Even Annie questioned why he needed them to grab Boomer if he has a whole network of men at his disposal.

Realistically, Rio could have had someone shank him in prison, which would have required a lot less effort for all parties involved. This is a man who still managed to have control over his men while working as a “snitch” for FBI agent Turner. He has connections everywhere.

There was also something suspicious about the way Rio said he had another plan for Boomer. It wasn’t followed by his full-on smirk, but there was a hint of amusement there that Beth was so concerned with Rio killing again.

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The truth is, even though this season is kind of a dysfunctional mess, I don’t think the writers would bring Boomer back into the fold just to kill him. He has to have a greater purpose, one that Rio wants to use to his advantage.

Rio wouldn’t go through all that trouble to get Boomer out of prison unless it directly helped him.

Beth seems to think Rio is tying up loose ends just like he did with poor Lucy, and Rio wants her to think that.

My outlandish theory is that letting the ladies think Boomer is dead gives him an upper hand and deviates their attention from the fact that he’s working with the feds and helping them build a case against Beth.

If he killed Boomer, why wouldn’t he do it in front of the ladies? And why wouldn’t the audience see it happen?

That’s right — because it didn’t happen.

Rio could just use Boomer and all that he knows as insurance to keep Beth in check, but I think it goes deeper.

Rio has no loyalty towards Beth and no reason to trust her after she shot him. After that moment, he was “forced” to work alongside Turner until he was able to ambush and kill him.

But what if Turner isn’t dead either? The #1 law of television is no one is dead until you see a body.

It’s entirely possible the whole thing was orchestrated in order to lull Beth into a false sense of security so that she’d start up her printing press again.

Will Rio Kill Boomer on Good Girls

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Snatching up Boomer, who previously worked with Turner and tried to turn the girls in, makes him a key witness against Beth as he’s seen many of their crimes from the first grocery store kidnapping to washing the cash to all the hoopla that went down with Mary Part.

Forcing Beth to aid and abet a fugitive is just the cherry on top of all the charges they could bring against her.

If you think about it, Rio has been tasking her with projects that continue to incriminate her.

He may be the “big boss,” but she’s technically running the operation.

His men are washing the cash, but she’s the one printing the fake money, which seems like a bigger crime in the grand scheme of things because no fake money means no washing.

Rio never does any of the dirty work — he calls the shots, but he doesn’t actually get his hands dirty or do anything that incriminates himself. It’s brilliant.

Plus, it could connect to the mysterious and standalone scene of Rio playing tennis that was never addressed again.

We don’t know much about Rio, and though we’re constantly seeing Beth brainstorm and come up with plans to free herself from his grasp, he’s always two steps ahead of her.

Maybe we’re not seeing what he’s up to when she’s not around because he isn’t who he says he is.

That would not only be an epic twist that could be this season’s saving grace, but it would be incredible payback to a woman who thought she could get away with shooting a man (even a man like Rio) three times and then stealing his operation from under him.


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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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9 TV Shows to Watch After Thanksgiving Dinner

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9 TV Shows to Watch After Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for reconnecting with friends and family and indulging in some delicious meals. 

But after all the turkey, sides, and pie is cleared off the plate, the only acceptable activity is binge-watching some feel-good TV shows. 

Here are some post-Thanksgiving dinner show suggestions:

 

Virgin River

You’ll be just as surprised as Mel to fall in love with the picturesque town of Virgin River. Come for the views, stay for Jack. 

 

Hart of Dixie

Dr. Zoe Hart arrives in Alabama looking for a fresh start and learns that the Southern way of living might actually be what’s best for her. 

 

Gilmore Girls

An unbreakable mother and daughter bond, a charming town that would make any Lifetime movie jealous… plus, an unspoken love for coffee? Say no more.

 

Selena + Chef

You might know her as a Disney Channel actress and pop star, but now, she’s adding chef to her resume. And since Thanksgiving is all about food, this is one show you don’t want to pass up. 

 

The Cleaning Lady

You might think it’s odd that a mafia crime drama made the list, but at its core, the series is about family and how far two dedicated and loving moms would go for their family. It’s a thrill from beginning to end! 

 

Walker

The modern-day update to the Chuck Norris classic hones in on family above everything, with a side of roundhouse kicks. 

 

A Million Little Things

A group from Boston bond under the unlikeliest of circumstances and get a much-needed wake-up call following the death of a close friend. 

 

La Brea

Though it falls into the “sci-fi mystery” category, La Brea hinges on a family determined to find their way back to each other despite all the obstacles standing in their way and all the sacrifices needed to be made.

 

Dream Home Makeover

If there’s ever a time to get inspired for a home makeover, it’s after the holidays (and during Black Friday when everything is on sale!) And the McGee family is the cherry on top! 

 

This Is Us

This is… a no-brainer. No show captures the essence of what it means to be a complicated, loving, flawed, and fulfilled family more than this NBC drama.

 

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When Is ‘Dead to Me’ Season 3 Coming Out?

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When Is 'Dead to Me' Season 3 Coming Out?

There’s been a lot of buzz about the upcoming third season of Dead to Me, which will, unfortunately, also be the final season of the Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini-led comedy drama.

When Will Dead to Me Season 3 Premiere?

Well, the wait is thankfully almost over because the series is set to hit Netflix on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. 

And that means, you’ll have the whole entire weekend to binge watch all 10 episodes to see how Jen Harding and Judy Hale’s adventures come to an end. 

It’s been a bit since new episodes aired, however, with Dead to Me Season 2 dropping on the streaming giant in May 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic along with Applegate’s MS (multiple sclerosis diagnosis) delayed the upcoming season significantly, so it’s understandable if you don’t actually remember where things left off. 

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For starters, a dog digs up Steve Wood’s body with his brother, Ben, getting the dreaded call. Judy and Jen find the money that Steve was laundering for the Greek mafia behind the frames of Judy’s art paintings, which allows them to buy out the house and get a new car for Charlie with a shiny new bow on top. Unfortunately, on their way home, they get into an accident with another vehicle… and it’s revealed that the driver that hit them is Ben, who has an empty bottle of liquor by his side. He’s a little banged up, but he drives away.  This is honestly messy, so I’m glad we’re on the cusp of the new season. And on top of all of that, Charlie finds the letter that Jen wrote (and Judy didn’t destroy), which probably includes way too much information about what’s going on. 

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Applegate on Filming the Final Season

Applegate, who recently received her much-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, told Variety that while filming the new season of the Emmy-award winning drama amid her MS diagnosis was challenging (she had to use a wheelchair to get to set because walking was difficult and painful), she remained dedicated to finishing out the story for fans, which we truly admire and are grateful for.

When the creative forces behind the show asked if she wanted to pull the plug since they felt like they were “torturing her,” she replied, “But I was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no: We have to finish this story. It’s too important to our hearts; too important to our souls. And we have to give this gift, not only to ourselves — there are people that love these characters, and we’ve got to let them have their closure too.’ So, if that meant me having to take a break in the middle of the day so I could go sleep — or me just leaving because I couldn’t do anymore — then that’s what we had to do.”

And knowing how much dedication went into it will make watching this season so more rewarding and gratifying.

 


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7 Adan Canto Movies and TV Shows to Watch

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Adan Canto Movies and TV Shows to Watch

You’re probably here, looking for Adan Canto movies and TV shows, because of The Cleaning Lady. And if that’s the case, welcome! 

And if that isn’t the case, well, what are you waiting for? Go watch The Cleaning Lady! Canto is exceptional in the crime series as Arman Morales opposite Elodie Yung’s Thony De La Rosa. 

However, if you’re all caught up with the FOX drama and looking for more Canto to grace your TV screen, check out some of his other projects below!

 

Designated Survivor – Netflix

Canto starred in the ABC-turned-Netflix drama as the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States and Vice President-elect of the United States, played by Kiefer Sutherland.

 

 

Agent Game – Netflix

In this indie spy thriller, Canto is a member of a team of operatives tasked to bring in a CIA officer on a mission to detain and relocate foreign nationals for interrogation. The film also starred Mel Gibson, Katie Cassidy, and Jason Isaacs.

 

2 Hearts – Netflix

Based on a true inspirational movie, Canto plays Jorge, a Cuban exile who overcomes a hardship in life while falling in love with a flight attendant, Leslie, played by Radha Mitchell.  

 

Bruised – Netflix

Halle Berry stars as Justice, a disgraced MMA fighter looking to find redemption and courage to face her demons.  Canto stars as Justice’s boyfriend and manager, Desi.

 

X-Men: Days of Future Past – Disney+

Canto thrilled as the Brazilian mutant Robert Da Costa aka Sunspot.

 

The Following – The CW

Canto starred as Paul Torres,  also known as Billy Thomas, was one of Joe’s Followers, who found himself in a complex love triangle.

 

Blood & Oil – Apple TV

In the short-lived series, Canto starred as AJ Mendendez, a role he took over from Yan Gellman, who appeared in the pilot. AJ was a geologist working with oil tycoon Happ Briggs and developed a romantic relationship with his daughter, Carla. The star-studded series, that was prematurely canceled, also starred Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, and Rebecca Rittenhouse.


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