Thursday, April 19, 2018

What I’m Watching: Good Girls

Good Girls: Season 1, Episode 8 “Shutdown” (B+)

This business truly is unpredictable, and it’s a wonder that our friends have hung in there this long. Though things are generally looking up and the emergencies have subsided, they still need money, and pushing kids around with housewives on the playground, cleaning toilets during the graveyard shift, and taking orders from an empowered teenager at a donut drive-thru are the miseries they have to endure try to make ends meet. It didn’t take Annie long to come up with another scheme to get rich quick, and it was easy to see just how vindictive she felt when Nancy told her not to lean back on the couch because of her hair oils. Ripping her off was a smart plan, though it would have been great if Annie had confirmed with the drug dealer who also sold Leslie the drugs he used to frame her that he could in fact move what they were stealing. Beth choosing to trust Dean to take care of it was a smart choice, though him forcing the doctor he paid off to lie to Beth about his cancer just complicates everything all that much more. Being honest with him about what they’re doing was unexpected, and hopefully he can help somehow as Ruby is sure to keep prodding into Stan’s work now that she knows he’s on the case that could put her behind bars, something she came way too close to experiencing when she was trying to scare her daughter straight. Mary Pat continues to be an intolerable, unsympathetic nuisance, and they’re going to have to find a permanent solution to that problem soon.

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