Friday, January 13, 2017

What I’m Watching: Good Behavior (Season Finale)

Good Behavior: Season 1, Episode 10 “All the Things” (B+)

When the judge came in to hear Letty’s case and she panicked because he knew her well from her juvenile delinquencies, I totally forgot that she had cut a deal with the FBI to turn on Javier that would ensure that she got custody. Given the arguments made by Sean’s lawyer and the many things going against Letty, it was a shock to everyone that she was awarded full custody, and we got to see that play out in a less triumphant and far scarier way as Sean reacted to the news, with Letty describing the look in his eyes as the same one he used to have when he was about to hit her. Estelle stood her ground against him when he stopped by, and through all this, Jacob is pretty much taking it in stride. Letty’s late attempts to protect Javier and stop him from walking into a trap were not greeted positively, and him having sex with her then throwing her out was harsh. But she didn’t give up, and she managed to get the message through to him even if he didn’t want to hear it. Him showing up at her door and telling her that they had to go right away led to the best ending this show could possibly have offered, especially in light of its uncertain future since it has yet to be renewed for a second season. Letty realizing that she was happy as sirens blared in the distance was a fantastic way to end things. I was also really pleased to see Rob step up to defend Jacob when Sean was there, and then so hilariously unable to decide which of Javier’s cars he wanted to keep. Even Christian and Rhonda got to be happy together in whatever way they could, further proving this show’s enduring worth. I do hope this show will be back for more since it was really good, but I feel like I’m the only one who was watching.

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Michelle Dockery as Letty

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