Good Girls Recap: Beth takes a big step, but it is [Spoiler] Really dead?

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A husband in jail, a crime boss and the fed on their tail, and a killer who can’t take “no” for an answer? It is safe to say that Beth Boland’s life is a revolving door of problems to be solved. But in the episode of Good Girls on Sunday, the mother of four does a huge chunk that will undoubtedly shake up her world. Whether it’s for better or for worse remains to be seen.

With Dean not leaving prison soon and Beth putting pressure on Fitzpatrick to do the job in Rio, the Boland matriarch is shocked to find Phoebe and Dave on her doorstep. Did she play nicely, hit a deal, or cough up incriminating information? It was actually a combination of all three, and boy, did things get messy? (Um, messier.) Here’s what happened from above.

Phoebe and “Big Kahuna” Dave approach Beth with a suggestion. Of course, they found the hidden message Beth Dean left describing their operation. Now they want her to help build Rio – and if she refuses, they will bring their entire group together.

Meanwhile, Stan still performs shady part-time jobs for his boss Genes, which include cracking skulls (or, yanno, cash registers) and bleeding his ankles. The tribute it means to him is obvious and it doesn’t look like he could hold out that much longer.

Beth supports Ruby and Annie’s agents. If they help, they will be relocated anywhere in the country they want to go. It’ll be like they never existed, says Beth. But, Annie asks, won’t this whole deal go away if Rio is beaten? A solid point.

They go to track down Fitzpatrick to cancel the hit, but the man got up and disappeared. They meet with the man who connected them to Fitz in the first place. He won’t help them cancel the hit … unless they help him with something first. He doesn’t want sexual favors (which women mistakenly assume); Instead, he sends her out shopping, which seems like a strange request, but then again, the man has no forearms. Panic breaks out when they find out that the grocery list is full of supplies for making bombs. Despite their reservations (and there are many!) The women decide to deliver the goods anyway.

Gang guy says he found Fitzpatrick who’s going to call Beth. Then he tells them that the materials they picked up are for his mother, and they are surprised when he says that they are actually meant for a garden to celebrate their victories against cancer. This is exactly the opposite of their explosives theory. (“You b-tches are sick,” he tells them.)

Next, we’re covered with a cheeky montage of Stan doing odd jobs (including stealing a giant snake) and Ruby Googling, “Are there blacks in Wyoming?” Stan tells Gene he can’t do it anymore and asks for his old job back. Gene gives him hope that things can go back to normal soon.

Beth eventually meets with Fitzpatrick, who asks why she wants to cancel the contract until he finds out. “You made a deal … I thought you were special,” he says. “I am a mother,” she replies. She asks him what he’s going to do: “My job.” (Very doubtful as there is no way this show is going to be before Rio, is it? Right.)

Beth teams up with Rio. She tells him the Secret Service agents want him, and he’s not too surprised. She slips him an envelope with what we think is Dave’s photo and confirms no one else knows about it. “It’s from the books,” she tells him, and it’s the only way her situation will go away.

The next day at work, Gene comes through with a police officer looking for a suspect who smashed a cash register. It looks like Gene is throwing Stan to the wolves, only the boss man coughs an alibi for Stan at the last second. If the situation is diffuse, Gene tells him to be in the car in 10 minutes. It looks like Stan’s very illegal side project isn’t quite finished yet.

On a rooftop, Fitzpatrick continues his plan to take down Rio, following the gangster’s movements in the crosshairs of his sniper rifle. Rio enters a club wearing a dark hoodie, but when the character comes out it’s someone else … and a very armed Rio appears right next to Fitz. Fitz warns Rio not to be careful with “such a woman”. He didn’t think Beth was tough. “Later, Dave,” says Rio, pulling the trigger. Fitzpatrick’s head tilts as he says, “Dave?” The scene cuts off when we hear a shot.

Beth meets with Rio again and tells him that the Fed has confiscated everything and that they obviously can’t do the laundry anymore. They talk, and when he is about to leave, Rio mentions that her “Kahuna” didn’t want to take him away, but wanted to take him out. Beth fiddles with an answer, but Rio wasn’t born yesterday. He walks away full of suspicion.

Did Rio buy Beth’s story about “Dave”? Is Fitzpatrick Really Dead? Leave some comments below!

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