Good Girls Recap: The tension between Beth and Stan turns over as Nick records a critical loose ending
We all knew Stan had some sort of feeling for Beth lately, but he ended up facing those frustrations head on in the Sunday episode of Good Girls.
But that chunky piece of marinating beef wasn’t the only drama served hot this week. Here’s what happened in the episode titled “Chef Boyardee”.
The episode opens with a police officer named Potter convincing his daughter that no one will ever break into her home and harm her. The same cop walks into a restaurant and asks a councilor – Nick! – when he has a minute to talk. But more on that later.
Dave and Phoebe meet with Beth to tell her that DC pulled the plug on her suitcase. The agents speculate (correctly) that Rio has someone inside. That deal that Beth and Dean had? That went up in flames and made Beth rethink fleeing to Nevada or Thailand … anywhere that doesn’t have Michigan.
When Beth asks Ruby if she still has counterfeit bags for sale, Ruby tells Stan to bring them in. She tells him the truth about Gene’s arrest, and even Stan can’t deny Beth’s polite problem-solving skills.
Rio asks Beth to do a “small job” for him. He wants his “fun money” back, so she calls Phoebe to set up a game date. Ruby rightly makes it clear that breaking into a hotel room to steal federal evidence is a “kamikaze mission” that leads Beth straight back to Plan B: “That is exactly why we have to leave this town.”
The women meet with Stan to review their pocket surgery. Beth tries almost immediately to take control of the conversation. She just can’t be a devotee, but it’s a scream when she and Stan try to kick each other lightly. However, Beth finds a flaw in Stan’s plan. She worries that mothers talk too much. And it only takes one person to sniff a tee and get the word out to their entire strings of text from mothers, which would be disastrous. “Do you have a better idea?” asks Stan. Of course she does.
With dancers from the club, they try to force a private group of men to buy their lookalikes before the women take off their clothes. Two men are about to open their wallets until another person flashes his badge. He’s a cop and your cheating is over. But at least they weren’t handcuffed.
Phoebe picks up her files and the man at the desk is Potter. Phoebe leaves and Potter asks his colleague to get him something. “She was someone’s daughter,” he says. Potter returns to the diner claiming he’s looking for MMA tickets for his daughter, but he’s really snooping around to find a connection between Lucy’s death and the UFC tickets found at the crime scene. How did a murderer get hold of the city’s special box tickets? Someone must have scalped her, says Nick. Nick wants to end the conversation and says he’ll see what he can do for Potter’s daughter.
Annie tries to get financial support to keep Ben at his school, but is banned from applying because of her drug charge. However, if someone else shares their address, they can apply for the loan. Annie gets Kevin to fill out the papers, which he only agrees to if she never visits him again.
Beth sells bags to the private party by blackmailing them with a nonexistent video that she allegedly recorded that night. When Stan finds out that Beth made the sale, he is instantly pissed off. She asks what his problem is and he is blunt: “You.” He says her ego can’t take the hit. “You have been ignored in your own home for so long, and now all you want to do is do matter. You use whatever you can to get what you want, ”he says, adding that one of the things Beth was the one who shot Ruby. Ruby re-enters the room and they quickly break it open.
With the chance of getting a job in a car park, Dean tries to get out of his pyramid scheme. Only his employee says Dean has to write him a check for the product. And not just the samples, but a whole garage full of products. (Dean how didn’t you see this coming man?)
Beth brings juice and alcohol to Phoebe’s hotel room. They get drunk, and when Phoebe steps into the bathroom, Beth finds the box of counterfeit cash and throws it out the window. Annie and Ruby wait outside to pick it up, and when Annie babbles about old memes and “weather people”, Ruby admits, “My husband hates my best friend.”
Nick confronts Rio with the tickets in the boxing hall and speculates and confirms that Rio wasn’t actually there for that fight. He was busy killing Lucy. “Sometimes I work on weekends, brother,” is Rio’s only answer. Nick drops a wad of money in the ring and when Rio asks what it is for, he is grabbed from behind and held. “A doctor,” says Nick before hitting his face with a stool.
Kevin returns Annie’s paperwork and says his car was destroyed by a failed power line. The good news: Ben can stay in his school! The bad news? You now have a roommate.
Potter returns home from work and yells, “What smells so good?” But when he goes around the corner into the kitchen, Mick is standing there. “Chef Boyardee,” says the killer-for-hire. A spray of tomatoes and goodness pours over an envelope on the kitchen table – an envelope handed out to Special Agent Phoebe Donegan. This piece of evidence will likely not end up in the mail anytime soon.
In the final moments of the episode, Beth opens a present on her door. It’s a printing plate for a $ 20 Canadian bill. Their operation is apparently northward.
Meaty episode this week, Good Girls fans! What do you think of Beth vs. Stan, Dean’s pickle and Potter’s unfortunate fate? Drop them in the comments.