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“Good Girls” Ep. 2.03: “You have reached the Voicemail of Leslie Peterson”

Have you been keeping up with “Good Girls” Season two? We’re three episodes in y’ all! Let’s dive in!

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Christina Hendricks as Beth Boland | Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC

Episode Synopsis:

Tensions between the women, Boomer (Guest star David Hornsby), and Mary Pat reach a boiling point. Meanwhile, Beth (Christina Hendricks) must intervene when Kenny gets in trouble at school.

You guys…these gangster lessons are taking years off Beth’s life and mine! She really is not cut out for the thug life. And as we already knew, neither are Annie or Ruby, despite Annie’s bravado. This episode just really drives that notion home in a way we haven’t had in a little while.

We open with Beth about to kill Boomer while Ruby and Annie wait in a getaway car. Beth honestly seems super ready to do it which makes it all the worse when it’s actually Tyler taking out the garbage instead of Boomer. At the very last minute, Annie manages to keep Beth from shooting Tyler in the head but it’s too much for Beth and they realize they don’t even know where Boomer’s run off to in the first place. When Beth brings this up to Rio and assumes he’ll take care of it he quickly corrects her that she needs to be a boss bitch and wrap it up still.

Which leads them to Mary Pat, the absolute MVP of the episode. I wasn’t very flattering to her in season one but most of it was because she was working at cross purposes with our girls. Even then Allison Tolman was bringing it to her performance which she continues to do. Mary Pat is completely broken at this point. She’s agreed to marry Boomer to protect herself and her kids, but it’s clear she doesn’t love him and feels trapped by her decision. The girls get to her and have her call Boomer to tell him that she and the kids miss him so that he’ll tell her where he is.

It works but unfortunately, when the girls get there he’s gone and he’s gone to see Mary Pat who was using this as an excuse to escape with the kids. Boomer is none too pleased and since he’s already drunk he gets belligerent and mean real quick. And look, we don’t see anything happen but when Mary Pat’s son comes into the bedroom the next morning she looks like she’s been subjected to unpleasant sex at the VERY least. I have my suspicions that he forced himself on her which we all know he’s capable of since he tried to rape Annie in like episode two.

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(l-r) Reno Wilson as Stan Hill, Retta as Ruby Hill | Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC

Needless to say, Mary Pat decides to make her escape while Boomer is sleeping it off. She’s got everything all packed in the van with her four boys when Boomer comes out of the front door. She manages to get into the van and lock the door while Boomer shouts horrible things at her. He walks behind the car though I’m not sure why and Mary Pat “accidentally” puts the car in reverse instead of drive and runs him completely over. I’ll be honest, I don’t know if it was actually an accident or not but it solves a couple of problems real quick.

When the girls see Mary Pat next she’s telling them what happened which makes them all relax for a minute. Boomer is dead after all which is what they wanted and needed. But the more Mary Pat talks the more they realize they’re now fucked in a different way. You see, it was supposed to be really hot that day, so Mary Pat brought him inside. But she didn’t want the kids to see so she put him in her dead husband’s meat freezer. But he was so bloated that he wouldn’t fit. So she chopped him up in pieces first. The faces that Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta made every time they cut back to them were totally priceless and Emmy-worthy in my book.  

Annie is all for calling the cops and letting Mary Pat take the fall. Beth obviously can’t condone that since it would be leaving four kids orphaned or in the system. So they decide to take care of the body which is in the absolute smallest meat freezer I’ve ever seen. This is when we realize that Ruby is the least qualified to do crime. She has a full blown panic attack when she has to help move Boomer’s body. Though if we’re being honest, I don’t believe he weighed enough that Beth and Annie couldn’t have moved him by themselves. Also not a single one of them is wearing gloves which feels like a real issue since they’re touching all over a black garbage bag. In any case they get Boomer all thrown away when his cell phone starts ringing so they have to dispose of that separately so they can’t trace it to the body.

At the lake where they’ve decided to throw the phone, Annie can’t quite bring herself to dump it before listening to several very sad messages from Boomer’s grandmother, played once again by June Squibb. It’s a heartbreaking moment, not because Boomer is dead but because poor grandma was trying to make him a roast and that’s very sad. Meanwhile Mary Pat is at the FBI office talking to Agent Turner about how she’s worried about Boomer. I don’t know if this was sanctioned by Beth, Annie and Ruby, but I sure hope so or else Mary Pat is going to be next on Rio’s hit list.

Speaking of Rio, he’s also defying expectations and playing a game of tennis at a country club with what turns out to be his lawyer. He assures her his hands are clean in Boomer’s disappearance and she sends him on his way. Which is apparently to hand deliver a handwritten note to Beth’s mailbox that’s addressed to “Elizabeth” and says “For the boss bitch” with a storage locker key attached. We don’t get to see inside the storage locker this week but I’m sure we will next week so it’s sure to be a ton of fun!

I’m sure we’ll also get some continued fall out from Boomer’s death, though it does seem a little too easy that he’d just be dead so quickly and so off-screen. Either way, we’re moving along nicely and I just can’t wait to see how the season, and Beth’s “lessons” progress!

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