Good Girls (S03E08) “Nana”

As soon as Boomer (David Hornsby) hit the opening scene in Good Girls, trouble was evident.  Boomer has a crazy face tattoo, Nana/Marion  (June Squibb) dies alone and Ben (Isaiah Stannard)  puts Dr. Cohen (Rob Heaps) in his place.

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GOOD GIRLS — “Nana” Episode 308 — Pictured: (l-r) Mae Whitman as Annie Marks, David Hornsby as Boomer, Retta as Ruby Hill, Christina Hendricks (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!

Fresh off the heels of Rio (Manny Montana) removing all of her belongings from the house, Beth, Ruby and Annie (Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman) work on a plan to win back Rio’s trust.  This doesn’t sit to well with Dean (Matthew Lillard) because Beth puts on her best dress to meet Rio.

Rio sends the ladies to pick up a package, and to their surprise, its Boomer! Yup, Boomer crawled his way out of jail with a little help from Rio. He was promised safe passage to Canada if he started a fire at the prison.  Unfortunately, Rio never told the ladies the plan and they had to pretend. Clearly, they knew the ending wasn’t going to be pretty. They agree to take Boomer to see his Nana before he leaves. To their surprise Nana passed away and all that was left of her were ashes.

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GOOD GIRLS — “Nana” Episode 308 — Pictured: (center) Manny Montana as Rio — (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)

As a result, Boomer no longer wants to go to Canada, and instead, wants to spread Nana’s ashes in Lake Okoboji—three hours away.  Beth is pissed because, this is their last attempt to prove to Rio they can be trusted and will adhere to his rules.  She threatens to toss the ashes if Boomer doesn’t fall in order.  He concedes, knowing Canada is not his final destination. Ironically, after all the trouble he’s caused, it still makes you feel bad that Boomer is about to die at the hands of Rio. Beth tries to broker a deal for Boomer, but, Rio has different plans.

Stan’s (Reno Wilson) new hustle is not sitting right with Ruby.  Since he’s making money, Stan gifts her with an upgraded wedding ring to which, she rejects.  They argue about one of them doing the right thing, however, they both keep making bad decisions. We keep pulling for them, but, I’m not sure if they’re going to make it.  Stan is getting caught up in the whole “egg roll” and not sure he wants to turn back.

Letting Go

Ben pays an unexpected visit to Dr. Cohen, advising him to not hurt Annie.  Dr. Cohen doesn’t realize that Annie is really into him until Ben made it clear.  Because of Annie’s constant heartbreak, Ben’s left picking up the pieces and putting her back together.  In order to thwart Annie’s advances, Dr. Cohen introduces her to Lila (Madeline Zima)— a teacher who happens to be his girlfriend.  Do you really think Lila is his girlfriend?  Annie leave and drives  the 3-hours to spread Marion’s ashes

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GOOD GIRLS — “Nana” Episode 308 — Pictured: (l-r) Robert Heaps as Dr. Josh Cohen, Isaiah Stannard as Ben Marks (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)

New Start

In conclusion, the ladies are back in the printing business! Deep down, Rio knows they are necessary and they have what it takes to print good money.  What else are they gonna do?  Unbeknownst to them,  their expert money printing skills are now in the hands of FBI agents.  This is the show, that throughout the drama, still continues to make you laugh.

Where’s Rhea? We haven’t seen her since she hooked Beth up with the doctor.

Catch an all new Good Girls Sunday, April 19 10/9c