Thursday, April 12, 2018

What I’m Watching: Good Girls

Good Girls: Season 1, Episode 7 “Special Sauce” (B+)

Things were looking very good for our three protagonists at the start of this episode as they counted up the money they were making and got to indulge in expensive delights: a necklace for Annie, suits for Sadie from Annie, and an absurdly fancy meal for Ruby and Stan that just made them crave pizza. Unfortunately, success breeds greed and other bad things, and Rio wasn’t happy at all to learn that some of the cash hadn’t actually been laundered. Beth had a smart plan to find out which one of their shoppers was lying and just filling out surveys, one that worked very well even if it led them to a different outcome than they had expected. I was pleased to see Allison Tolman from “Fargo” in a role that initially appeared comical when Annie yelled at her for suggesting recycling, but it turns out she’s sticking around for a far more problematic part, blackmailing them for hush money after realizing that Annie mentioning the “same cash” didn’t add up to a legal business. It’s good to see Beth continue to hold her own against Rio, giving him her name instead of the real culprit’s to prevent any bloodshed. Annie sleeping with her ex is sure to have poor implications, but she’s going to need to focus on her arrest after Leslie framed her. Stan did the right thing after spending way too much money on concert tickets, but now he’s going to be way too close to what’s going on as the newest member of Agent Turner’s task force.