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Tonight, NBC’s dramedy Good Girls returns for its second season, picking up immediately where the first season cliffhanger left off. In the first season, we met a trio of friends who had come on hard times and turned to desperate measures to get some quick cash. Seemingly perfect Detroit housewife Beth (Christina Hendricks, Mad Men) discovered that her husband Dean (Mathew Lillard, Scream) had been cheating on her and had mismanaged their money, putting their car dealership in deep financial trouble. Beth’s sister Annie (Mae Whitman, Parenthood) learned that her ex Gregg (Zach Gilford, Friday Night Lights) wanted custody of their teenage daughter, so she needed money for a lawyer. And their friend Ruby (Retta, Parks and Recreation) needed money fast in order to pay for medical treatments for her seriously ill daughter.
The three women staged an armed robbery at the grocery store where Annie worked but discovered afterwards that the store was being used as a front to launder money for a street gang. The women then found themselves at the mercy of gang leader Rio (Manny Montana, Graceland) and were forced to get involved in even more illegal activities in order to pay him back. Meanwhile, neighbor Mary Pat (Allison Tolman, Fargo) figured out what the ladies were up to and started blackmailing Beth, Annie’s sleazy boss Boomer (David Hornsby, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) was desperately trying to find hard evidence that the woman were behind the robbery, and Ruby’s police officer husband Stan (Reno Wilson, Mike & Molly) learned the truth about what the women were up to. In an attempt to fix their problems, the women decided to once again rob the grocery store, but this time Beth left a folder of evidence for FBI Agent Turner (James Lesure, Men at Work), which implicated Rio and the street gang. However, the plan backfired. The gang was released on bail, and Beth arrived home to find her husband beaten and tied up. Rio was there – he slid a gun to Beth, stating, “You want to be the king, you gotta kill the king.”
Will Rio kill Dean and/or Beth? Or will Beth have the guts to shoot Rio before he has a chance to? How will the women get out of their predicament – they’ve got the gang, blackmailers, the FBI and Boomer all after them? Will Boomer find the evidence he is desperately looking for in order to get revenge on the women for robbing his store and tying him up in the treehouse? And how will Stan deal with his wife’s illegal activities? Most of those questions will be answered in tonight’s season premiere, which contains the same blend of humor and drama that made the first season so great. The writers also find fun new ways to get the women involved in new capers as they try to prevent themselves from getting caught. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season to see what other crazy twists and turns lie ahead.
On tonight’s season premiere, “I’d Rather Be Crafting,” Beth must live with the fallout after her plan to get Rio arrested fails; the women’s crimes finally catch up with them when evidence surfaces that puts them on a collision course with Agent Turner.
See how the cliffhanger resolves tonight on NBC at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/recording The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Supergirl, The Walking Dead, Worst Cooks in America, Crashing, Black Monday, and SMILF.
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