Thursday, May 30, 2019

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

Good Girls: Season 2, Episode 13 “King” (C+)

I’m not sure what I expected from this finale, but it was far from satisfactory. Beth confessing to Boomer’s murder so that everything she was accused of would be cast into doubt when Boomer showed up to turn himself in, very much still alive, was a likely ending for all of this, but one that left far too many threads unresolved. Of those, I wouldn’t have thought that Agent Turner’s determination to put Beth behind bars would be the most severe, but apparently it was enough to inspire Rio to finally take action, which is just puzzling. Giving Beth the gun to kill him was foolish, but the worst part of this is that it’s not over. Turner always insisted he wanted to work his way up the food chain, so keeping Rio alive after he kidnapped and beat him so that he can turn on Beth makes no sense at all. It’s almost as illogical as Noah somehow thinking that he and Annie have a future, with casual revelations like the fact that he has a child and he’s just up and moving to Phoenix. What’s much more compelling is the notion that Beth is obsessed with continuing in this line of work, baking counterfeit money that will look like the real thing, prompting contradictory looks from her two partners-in-crime. Knowing that Turner is watching them and they’re committing crimes all on their own might be interesting, but I’m going to be tuning in to the season premiere whenever this show returns considerably less excited. This season has been consistently disappointing, a serious downturn from the first, and I’m not sure I’ll continue to watch if it’s really headed nowhere.

Season grade: B-
Season MVP: Christina Hendricks as Beth

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