Good Girls (TV series)

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Good Girls
Good Girls Logo.png
Genre
Created byJenna Bans
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes34 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jenna Bans
  • Dean Parisot
  • Jeannine Renshaw
  • Bill Krebs
  • Mark Wilding
Cinematography
Editor(s)
  • Brad Katz
  • Todd Gerlinger
  • Shoshanah Tanzer
  • Kenneth LaMere
  • Maura Corey
  • Franky Guttman
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time41–44 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Budget
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Good Girls is an American crime comedy-drama television series created by Jenna Bans that premiered on NBC on February 26, 2018.[2] The series is executive produced by Bans, Dean Parisot (who directed the pilot), and Jeannine Renshaw for Universal Television.[3][4][5] On May 7, 2018, NBC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on March 3, 2019.[6][7] On April 12, 2019, NBC renewed the series for a third season of 16 episodes, which premiered on February 16, 2020.[8][9][10] Because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the third season was cut down to 11 episodes.[11] On May 15, 2020, the series was renewed for a fourth season.[12]

Synopsis[edit]

The series follows three suburban Michigan mothers, two of whom are sisters, who are having a hard time trying to make ends meet. They are tired of having everything taken away from them so they decide to pull off an unlikely heist by robbing a supermarket, only to discover that they're in for more than they bargained. Their successful robbery attracts the attention of the store manager after he recognizes one of the women, but for a different reason altogether than just the money.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Christina Hendricks as Elizabeth "Beth" Boland (née Marks), a mother of four and housewife whose car salesman husband cheated on her.[13] She is the unofficial leader of the group and grows to enjoy life as a criminal.
  • Retta as Ruby Hill, Beth's best friend, a waitress who is struggling to pay for her daughter Sara's kidney disease and medical treatments.[14]
  • Mae Whitman as Annie Marks, Beth's younger sister and mother of Ben. Ben was born when Annie was still a teenager. Annie works at Fine & Frugal for a majority of the series.[15]
  • Reno Wilson as Stanley Hill, Ruby's mall-cop-turned-actual-cop husband. He finds out about Ruby's criminal activities and, despite initially being against it, does his best to ensure she is not caught.[16]
  • Manny Montana as Christopher, also known as Rio, a high ranking criminal who has a money laundering business. He supports his business through wrapping paper, pills, cars and other creative ways. He takes a particular interest in Beth, forming a complicated relationship with her.[17]
  • Lidya Jewett as Sara Hill, Ruby's and Stan's daughter who has kidney disease.
  • Isaiah Stannard as Ben Marks, Annie's and Gregg's son, who comes out as a transgender boy in season 2. He was previously referred to as Sadie before coming out.
  • Matthew Lillard as Dean Boland, Beth's cheating car salesman husband who made bad decisions with their money, forcing her to rob a grocery store to fix his mistakes.[18] Dean was a senior in high school when he asked Beth to go to their prom together, beginning their long-term relationship.

Recurring[edit]

  • James Lesure as FBI Agent Jimmy Turner, who is investigating Rio and, later, the girls. He forms a fixation on specifically arresting Beth. (season 1-2, guest season 3)
  • David Hornsby as Leslie "Boomer" Peterson, Annie's deplorable boss at Fine & Frugal. Leslie pursues a relationship with Mary Pat by attending her church and running into her in planned ways. (season 1-2, guest season 3)
  • June Squibb as Marion Peterson, Leslie's grandmother who he was stealing from. She and Annie form an unexpected bond (season 1-2)
  • Allison Tolman as Mary Pat, an unlikely wolf in sheep's clothing who complicates the ladies' lives.[19] (season 1-2)
  • Zach Gilford as Gregg, Ben's father and Annie's ex-husband who was trying to sue for full custody. He has an affair with Annie despite his wife Nancy being pregnant, later leaving Nancy because he is still in love with Annie.
  • Sally Pressman as Nancy, Gregg's wife who gives birth to a boy named Dakota after Gregg leaves her.
  • Sam Huntington as Noah, Annie's love interest. He is an undercover FBI Agent who, in order to get close to Annie, poses as her new Fine & Frugal boss after Boomer's disappearance (season 2).
  • Jackie Cruz as Rhea, Beth's new friend and the mother of Rio's son (season 3)
  • Noureen DeWulf as Krystal, a stripper who appears to have a crush on Stanley. (season 3)
  • Charlyne Yi as Lucy, Beth's co-worker with design skills (season 3)
  • Rob Heaps as Dr. Josh Cohen, a child psychologist attending Annie (season 3)
  • Ethan Suplee as Gil, an ex inmate working for a moving company. Beth enlists him to move the printed cash. (season 3)

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26)April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)
213March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03)May 26, 2019 (2019-05-26)
311February 16, 2020 (2020-02-16)May 3, 2020 (2020-05-03)

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
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11"Pilot"Dean ParisotJenna BansFebruary 26, 2018 (2018-02-26)5.98[20]
A Fine & Frugal grocery store is robbed by three masked women. Flashbacks show Beth Boland is a mother of four and her husband Dean owns a car dealership. Her sister Annie works at the Fine & Frugal and is a single mother. Her ex-husband Gregg plans to sue for custody of their child, Sadie, which she can't afford. Their friend, Ruby, works as a waitress and is the mother of two children, one of whom is ill and needs expensive medication. Beth finds out Dean is having an affair, took out several mortgages and is about to lose their house. Desperate for money, the ladies rob the store and make away with an unexpected $500,000. Afterwards, Beth finds gang members in her house, led by crime boss Rio. They were housing their money at the grocery and demand it back. The ladies attempt to recoup the money, but are short. Annie's boss, Boomer, reveals he knows she committed the robbery due to recognizing her tattoo. He wants sexual favors in exchange for his silence. When he attempts to rape Annie, Beth overhears and angrily confronts him. When he threatens to go to the police, Beth attacks him and he falls through a glass table, lying motionless.
22"Mo Money, Mo Problems"Alberto Del ReyJeannine RenshawMarch 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)5.36[21]
Beth and Annie reveal to Ruby that they are holding Boomer captive in Beth's backyard in the children's tree-house. When the ladies meet at the diner to discuss how to pay the gang back, Rio tells them they have until the next day to pay them. Ruby comes up with a plan to ransom Boomer and get his wealthy grandmother Marion to pay. They attempt to break in, but discover that she is home. Pretending to be home helpers, they snoop around the apartment, but Beth refuses to steal. Rio and the gang show up the next day and the ladies try to appeal to him with antique figurines Annie stole from Marion. Upon seeing his violent reaction and fearing death, Beth makes an impassioned plea that saves their lives. Shortly afterwards, Boomer breaks out of the tree-house. When they find him, Annie takes a picture of his genitals and pretends to send the photo to her daughter. She threatens to go to the police if he exposes them. Later, Beth finds Rio in her backyard. He requests Beth's help and asks if she and the ladies have passports.
33"Borderline"Kenneth FinkJenna LamiaMarch 12, 2018 (2018-03-12)4.46[22]
Beth explains to the ladies that Rio wants them to travel to Canada and bring a package back for him. In exchange, he will clear them of their debt. In need of a car, the ladies steal one from Dean's dealership, unaware of Boomer following them. Once they get to Canada, the man who is supposed to give them the package refuses to do so. Ruby decides to scare him with Stan's gun, but accidentally shoots him in the foot. After getting the package, they are pulled over at the border and subjected to a vehicle search. They pass the search and discover the package they obtained contains wrapping paper with counterfeit money printed inside. They bring the money to Rio's warehouse and he tells them their debt is cleared. Later, Dean informs Beth that the cops have been notified about the car missing from his lot. The ladies decide to drown the car in a nearby lake. Later that night, Beth calls Rio for a private discussion.
44"Atom Bomb"Dean ParisotNicole PaulhusMarch 19, 2018 (2018-03-19)4.07[23]
Beth discovers one of Rio's associates wounded in her daughter's bed. Rio tells the ladies he will pay them if they let his friend hide out there. But upon waking up, the confused man leaves in a frenzy. Beth's son wants a lavish birthday party and Dean promises him one. Ruby deals with a rude customer and, when he burns his hand on a skillet, is accused of neglect. Refusing to apologize, Ruby is fired. Sadie tells Annie that boys at school have been pulling her pants down, asking her "what she is". Boomer takes his suspicions about the ladies to the FBI, who dismiss him. At the birthday party, Rio shows up and refuses to pay the ladies since they didn't actually complete the task. Boomer, having dropped the cake off, runs into Rio. He takes a picture and sends it to the FBI. The ladies offer to clean Rio's fake cash in exchange for 12.5% of the cut, to which he agrees. Dean tells Beth that he has cancer. Later, FBI Agent Turner shows up at Beth's home with questions.
55"Taking Care of Business"Sarah Pia AndersonDes MoranMarch 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)4.28[24]
FBI Agent Turner asks the Bolands if they have noticed any suspicious activity in the neighborhood and Beth says no. Shortly thereafter, bags of money that need to be cleaned show up in the trunks of the ladies' cars. They meet with Rio and discuss their concerns about the FBI. He dismisses their worries and tells them they have to find a way to pay him back. The ladies execute their plan to buy a large amount of appliances with the fake cash. Annie meets an employee at the electronics store and has a one-night stand with him. He leaves in the middle of the night, taking her receipt with him. After tracking him to his apartment, the ladies discover he is married and he threw the receipt away to hide any evidence. The ladies weed through the trash and find the receipt. Agent Turner visits the Bolands again and shows Beth a picture of Rio. She initially denies knowing him, but says she will explain when her kids are not around. Ruby's daughter has a seizure and they find out that she has not been taking her medication. Beth claims that she had a one-night stand with Rio to Agent Turner, explaining how she supposedly knows him.
66"A View from the Top"So Yong KimMarc HalseyApril 2, 2018 (2018-04-02)4.04[25]
The FBI finds the car in the lake. Ruby thinks the ladies should quit the money laundering business and explain to Rio that they want out; Beth instead asks for more money to launder. The ladies bring in help to clean the money faster, using the cover of a secret shopper ring. Agent Turner visits Dean and tells him that Beth was the one who stole the car from his dealership. Dean covers for his wife, but confronts her about it and merely assumes she was taken advantage of by Rio. After Annie's co-worker loses $20,000 worth of merchandise, the ladies have to steal the merchandise back so they aren't short on their next payment. Ruby's old boss stops by the house, alerting Stan to the fact that Ruby has been lying to him. She comes clean to Stan by showing him her cut of money and using the secret shopper scam as a cover. Boomer buys a large amount of drugs and plants them in Annie's work locker. Annie comes clean to Marion about stealing from her, who only wants to know if she had a good reason. Beth tells Dean that she willingly agreed to the illegal work she did, fed up with his naive image of her.
77"Special Sauce"Sharat RajuBill KrebsApril 9, 2018 (2018-04-09)4.28[26]
Dean confronts Beth over her actual work, but she refuses to give him any information. The ladies expand the secret shopper cover so they can clean the money even faster. The FBI picks up the gang member that previously stayed at the Boland's and coerce him into helping with their case against Rio. Rio and his crew unexpectedly show up at Beth's and reveal how fake bills were slipped in with the real cash. The ladies confess their secret shopper scam and Rio demands the name of the person who cheated him so he can "handle it". Instead, the ladies devise a plan to catch the person. Annie gets arrested when she returns to work and discovers the drugs Boomer planted in her locker. The ladies figure out that single mom, Mary Pat, has been turning the fake money back in. She figures out the secret shopper cover is a scam and blackmails the ladies into giving her $10,000. Gregg and Annie unexpectedly bond and end up sleeping together. After giving Mary Pat the money she requested, she tells them that she wants that same amount every month going forward.
88"Shutdown"Nzingha StewartMark WildingApril 16, 2018 (2018-04-16)4.24[27]
Beth realizes all the fake money she has been storing is missing. She meets with Rio, who tells her that he is temporarily shutting down his operation due to pressure from the FBI. The ladies are forced to return to their "old" lives for income. One month later, the ladies are short of their next payment to Mary Pat. At Sarah's soccer game, Mary Pat spots Ruby and Stan and hints she will go to the police if she does not get paid. The ladies decide to commit another robbery to get the cash. Ruby finds out Sarah has been shoplifting at school and takes her to the local police station so she can be "scared straight". After gleaning information from Nancy about her spas, the ladies each target a spa and make out a large amount of injectables. Upon failing to move the product, however, Beth confides in Dean about the situation. He takes the product to a doctor friend of his and is able to move the injectables. While visiting Stan at work, Ruby learns that Rio's gang associate who stayed at the Boland's is the one helping the police. She relays this information to the ladies, who contemplate what to do next.
99"Summer of the Shark"Michael WeaverBill Krebs & Jeannine RenshawApril 23, 2018 (2018-04-23)3.95[28]
The ladies discuss telling Rio that his associate, Eddie, flipped on him to the FBI. When Rio asks them to pick up some trucks for him, the ladies are unsure. Ruby decides to get stoned with Stan and inquire if the cops know about the trucks. Assured that the police don't know anything, the ladies go through with the plan and each drive off in a truck. However, Beth is pulled over and, believing she will be arrested, instructs the ladies to look after her kids. After seeing Mary Pat at the store and Annie paying for her groceries, Boomer gets more information on her. Later, he attends Mary Pat's church and sparks a conversation with her, leading him back to her house. While alone, he sets up a recording device in her living room. Beth learns she was pulled over due to the truck not having a license plate, barely talking herself out of an arrest. She angrily confronts Rio, who reveals it was a test to see if she would talk to the cops. Beth lashes out at him, who then declares their partnership to be over. Convinced that Rio will kill them to cover his tracks, the ladies decide to flip on him.
1010"Remix"Sarah Pia AndersonJenna BansApril 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)4.04[29]
While the ladies ponder ways to turn Rio in without incriminating themselves, Rio meets with Agent Turner and threatens him. With a kidney available for Sara, Ruby and Stan intentionally write a bad check. Later, Annie devises a plan to rob the grocery store again as a means to get the money for Ruby while also leading the FBI to Rio's illegal business. This time, Annie stays on duty to help Ruby secure the cash. Annie is caught by Tyler, but she tells everyone he heroically saved her in exchange for his silence. Mary Pat finds the recording device Boomer planted in her house and goes to Beth, who tells her the type of person Boomer is. Dean carelessly gets into a car accident and, at the hospital, Beth finds out he lied about having cancer. She then sees on a nearby television that Rio has been arrested. Ruby pays for the kidney surgery and Stan confronts her about robbing the grocery store. Beth returns home to find Rio waiting for her, who was released on bail, and a beaten Dean at his side. He gives Beth a gun and tells her to pull the trigger if she wants to be "the boss".

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

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111"I'd Rather Be Crafting"Michael WeaverBill KrebsMarch 3, 2019 (2019-03-03)2.75[30]
Beth cleans up the mess from the bloody aftermath of Rio's gun challenge to her. Stan chooses to sleep on the couch, disgusted by Ruby's criminal actions. The grocery store crime scene reveals a potential new piece of evidence against Beth. Boomer annoys Agent Turner, but then decides to lean on Beth to get her to confess. The ladies devise a scheme to intercept the evidence, but their own moral values kick in when they realize the cost of ruining the evidence would bring. Stan chooses family over his career. Annie and Gregg continue their antics, almost blowing their cover to Sadie. Dean is depressed, knowing he will require a long recovery. Boomer blackmails Mary Pat in a most unique way. Rio reminds the ladies of a problem they have that must be dealt with, giving them a tool that may help.
122"Slow Down, Children at Play"Michael WeaverJeannine RenshawMarch 10, 2019 (2019-03-10)2.46[31]
The ladies choose to punish Boomer, which overwhelms Beth and disappoints Annie. Dean's depression continues but he still gripes about the missing stop sign in front of their house. Agent Turner gets suspicious that Boomer may have been threatened. Dean chooses to go back to work. Annie attends Gregg and Nancy's gender reveal party, initially having an epiphany about how to raise money, but later finds herself starting to bond with Nancy. Mary Pat starts to get nervous as her wedding approaches, annoying Annie. Stan and Ruby start to reconcile. Gregg and Annie's affair is finally exposed. Beth chooses to resolve the stop sign problem on her own. With Rio holding a gun to her, Beth admits her failures to him, awaiting the consequences.
133"You Have Reached the Voicemail of Leslie Peterson"Dylan K. MassinEmily Halpern & Sarah HaskinsMarch 17, 2019 (2019-03-17)2.36[32]
Instead of harming her, Rio chooses to give Beth some advice. The ladies try to track down the whereabouts of Boomer, enlisting the help of Mary Pat. Annie chooses to be the one to do the deed given her personal history with him. Mary Pat gets a surprise visit from Boomer who in turn gets a surprise himself. Ruby gets an idea from Sara's schoolwork as to how to get out of the ladies' current dilemma. The ladies deal with guilt regarding their latest activity. Mary Pat goes to Agent Turner about Boomer. Beth and Dean talk about "the book club". Ruby makes a confession to Stan. Rio mails Beth a key, leading to a storage locker.
144"Pick Your Poison"Phil TraillJenna LamiaMarch 24, 2019 (2019-03-24)2.31[33]
The content of the storage locker is revealed by Beth to Annie and Ruby, who contemplate what to do with it. Rio tells Beth he has given her "the keys to the kingdom" since he plans to "move on" from money laundering, but admits he sees potential in her to "be something". Annie takes it upon herself to be Marion's personal caretaker to help ease her guilt, but learns a few surprising details. Her affair with Gregg also comes to a head. Ruby and Stan deal with the repercussions of her taking out a loan. Beth finds herself in another financial hole because of Dean and her attraction to Rio reaches a new level. Agent Turner pays a visit to Mary Pat, where one of her children make an innocent yet incriminating comment. Rio makes a sudden appearance at the Boland dealership, declaring his intention to make it the new place for his money laundering business. Dean and Beth are forced to reluctantly agree when he begins violently destroying the dealership Corvettes.
155"Everything Must Go"Michael SpillerCarla Banks WaddlesMarch 31, 2019 (2019-03-31)2.16[34]
Ruby confesses to Stan about burying Boomer's body, to which he tries to ensure they did nothing to incriminate themselves. However, he learns there is an unknown witness to their crime, making the ladies panic that Mary Pat is flipping on them. The ladies ask Rio to handle the situation without actually killing Mary Pat, to which he agrees for $200,000. Desperate for the money, the ladies ask Amber for help. This leads Beth to discover another secret about Dean, making her second guess everything about her marriage again. Annie discovers a shocking secret about Beth, causing the two sisters to fight. Agent Turner turns the heat on Mary Pat, who throws Ruby and Stan under the bus to save herself. He approaches Beth and offers her a deal if she turns on Annie and Ruby, which she refuses. Annie reels from guilt about ruining Gregg and Nancy's marriage and its emotional effect on Sadie, leading her to confess her role in it. Beth agrees to "start over" with Dean, but on the condition he take on the role as homemaker while she handles the Boland dealership herself.
166"Take Off Your Pants"Dean ParisotDes MoranApril 7, 2019 (2019-04-07)2.39[35]
Beth and Dean adapt to their household roles, with the latter struggling as a stay-at-home dad. Rio tells Beth to make a few car deliveries for him, but will not tell her what the deliveries actually are, much to her annoyance. Agent Turner visits Ruby and Stan for a tense family dinner, where he plays on Ruby's emotions to get her to confess to her criminal activities. Beth intentionally destroys one of Rio’s cars and discovers pills hidden inside. She instructs the ladies to take the pills and "bleed Rio dry" in order to force him to share his cut with them. Annie struggles in her strained relationship with an angered Sadie, who is bitter about her affair with Gregg. A furious Rio confronts Beth and she strategically forces him to apply to her terms. Ruby, caving to Agent Turner's pressure, agrees to tell him whatever he wants. He tells Ruby he actually wants "Her", referring to Beth. Beth later attempts to have sex with Dean, where her cold attitude towards him allows Dean to realize she and Rio have been intimate. Angered, he begins seeking revenge against Rio and asks Kenny's Krav Maga instructor if he has ever killed someone.
177"The Dubby"So Yong KimBill KrebsApril 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)2.39[36]
Beth and Dean continue to struggle in their house roles, with Beth spending most of her time at work away from her children. Agent Turner pressures Ruby to give him evidence of Beth's criminal activities, threatening to send her and Stan to prison if she does not. Beth is forced to bring the kids with her on a delivery for Rio. However, her daughter Jane leaves her blanket behind and the ladies go back to retrieve it, putting them in a dangerous situation. Dean, fed up with Rio's interference in his life, gets contact information about someone who can "take care" of him, but is warned of potential consequences. Annie meets her new store manager, Noah, who she makes a quick connection with. Her relationship with Sadie also makes slow but gradual healing progress. When Jane goes missing, Beth turns to Rio for help, who scolds her for her reckless attitude and demands she accept the dangerous reality of her life. Ruby finds Jane hiding in a closet. She also finds Beth's "Book Club" calendar for Rio's deliveries and makes a call for someone to meet her.
188"Thelma and Louise"Michael WeaverEmily Halpern & Sarah HaskinsApril 21, 2019 (2019-04-21)2.14[37]
In flashbacks to 1990, it is shown how Beth and Annie met Ruby as children. Beth and Ruby make a strong connection, each supporting the other during bad times in their lives, beginning their bond as best friends. In the present, Ruby calls Beth and confesses about Agent Turner blackmailing her. Beth feels betrayed that Ruby would ever consider flipping on her, causing a fracture in their friendship. Annie and Noah continue their casual relationship, with Noah attempting to learn more about her life, when Sadie calls her to assist in Nancy's delivery of her baby. Dean attempts to put a hit on Rio, only to find out the hit men are just kids. He is conned and gets Beth's money stolen. Beth and the ladies devise a plan for Ruby to lie to Agent Turner, get the money back and set the two kids up to take the fall. While succeeding in everything else, they fail to actually get the money back. Beth and Ruby argue about her near betrayal, but finally make amends. Beth comes home to discover Dean has left her and took the kids with him, leaving her to be comforted by Ruby and Annie.
199"One Last Time"Tara Nicole WeyrCarla Banks WaddlesApril 28, 2019 (2019-04-28)2.34[38]
Beth roughly adjusts to a life without her children, desperate for them back. Stan is arrested by Agent Turner in front of Ruby and their kids. Beth meets with Dean and asks what it will take to get her kids back, who tells her to end her association with Rio and her criminal life. She eventually agrees. Gregg meets Noah at Annie's apartment and gets a bad vibe about him, warning Annie to keep her distance. Desperate to get Stan out on bail, Ruby and the ladies arrange another robbery, which Beth decides will be her last. However, they run into unexpected problems and an unplanned kidnapping. Stan is eventually released, much to Ruby's joy. Beth talks to Rio about her family situation and, after bringing him back to her house, the two have sex. Afterwards, she coldly tells him she is done with her criminal life and instructs him to leave, making him visibly upset. Later that night, Dean returns home with the children, much to Beth's relief. Meeting Noah at a bar, Annie initially decides to distance herself from him. However, after he confesses to once stealing money, Annie decides to continue their relationship and tells him about the ladies' crimes.
2010"This Land Is Your Land"Lee FriedlanderJeannine RenshawMay 5, 2019 (2019-05-05)2.25[39]
Beth struggles to re-adapt to a homemaker life, but becomes increasingly frustrated. Annie and Ruby face financial trouble since leaving their criminal jobs behind. Desperate for money, they decide to secretly work for Rio on their own. They use Sara's girl scout group as a cover for smuggling a drug package from Canada. However, without Beth, they face unexpected difficulties and a few harsh truths come out. Meanwhile, Beth has her hard work on a bake sale dismissed by the PTA mothers and has an emotional breakdown. While at the park, Rio warns Beth that Agent Turner is about to raid the Boland dealership. She barely makes it in time to destroy a ledger containing records of the illegal business and Agent Turner shuts the dealership down. Beth admits that she misses her criminal life and the ladies realize that Agent Turner knew personal details of the drug business. Annie silently realizes that Noah works for Agent Turner, having told him this information herself.
2111"Hunting Season"Ken WhittinghamJenna LamiaMay 12, 2019 (2019-05-12)1.99[40]
Rio begins sending Beth packages containing dead body parts as a message. Beth meets with him and is forced to resume washing cash when learning of Ruby and Annie's debt from their failed drug delivery. With no other options, the ladies resort to tedious ways to clean the cash. Dean figures out that Beth hasn’t cut Rio from her life as promised and they file for divorce. Meanwhile, Ruby and Stan find an expensive lawyer who can get his charges dropped. Desperate, she uses the counterfeit cash as payment. Annie confesses to the ladies that Noah works for Agent Turner and they suggest using him to their advantage. Desperate to get out from under Rio's thumb, they try to find Boomer’s body. Learning that Fine & Frugal has a black market meat locker, Annie finds a wrapped body inside and assumes it to be Boomer's. They bury it in Beth’s garden, only for the neighbor's dog to dig it back up. Beth quickly re–buries the partially uncovered body only to realize it is not Boomer.
2212"Jeff"Andrew McCarthyMark Wilding & Jenna LamiaMay 19, 2019 (2019-05-19)2.35[41]
Eight months prior, Mary Pat is happily married to Jeff, who receives disability checks. While playing with the kids, however, he unexpectedly dies. To keep his checks, she doesn’t report his death and hides his body. Jumping forward to her running over Boomer, she hides his body behind the house only to find him gone later on. The body she gave the ladies was Jeff's. In the present, Beth and Dean explain their divorce to the kids, who try to understand the situation. Annie reluctantly continues her relationship with Noah, but soon reveals she knows he is FBI. Meanwhile, Agent Turner turns the heat on Ruby and Stan. They go to their lawyer for help, but are dropped due to the counterfeit money Ruby paid with. The ladies track down Mary Pat, bring her to Beth's house and demand the truth. She explains her history to the ladies, who feel sympathetic, but frustrated about taking the fall for a murder they didn’t commit. Annie becomes determined to find Boomer, finding evidence that Marion knows where he is. She finds Boomer alive and well hiding in Marion's attic.
2313"King"Michael WeaverBill KrebsMay 26, 2019 (2019-05-26)2.26[42]
The ladies try to convince Boomer to go to the police about being alive, but he refuses unless he is paid a large amount of money first. With Rio refusing to help and without other options, Beth decides to falsely confess to Boomer's murder to Agent Turner in order to spare Ruby and Stan. However, Boomer's grandmother convinces him to show himself, dropping the murder charges against Beth. Later that night, Beth is abducted while getting her phone from her car and finds herself in Rio's empty apartment. He has kidnapped Agent Turner as well and instructs her to kill him in order to rid him from her life. However, she instead turns against Rio and shoots him several times. She releases Agent Turner before running back home in a state of shock. While Rio slowly bleeds out, Agent Turner offers to call emergency services for him only if he "owes him one". Annie tries to know more about Noah's real past and life and finds out he might be transferred to Arizona since he ruined his case against her and the ladies. In the end, Beth celebrates her freedom with the ladies as she offers a new form of money laundering to them without Rio.

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

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241"Find Your Beach"Michael WeaverJenna Bans & Bill KrebsFebruary 16, 2020 (2020-02-16)1.97[43]
Beth, Ruby and Annie struggle with their new business venture following Rio’s death. Struggling with guilt, Beth befriends Rio’s child's mother with friendship and financial needs. The girls take on side jobs to make ends meet. Beth meets a woman who specializes in graphic design and hires her to design their counterfeit dollar bills. Meanwhile, Agent Turner travels to his secure confidential informant who is revealed to be Rio, who survived Beth’s gunshot wound. Later on, Rio goes back on his word and kills Turner to free the investigation against the girls.
252"Not Just Cards"Phil TraillCarla Banks WaddlesFebruary 23, 2020 (2020-02-23)1.81[44]
Following Agent Turner's death, Beth and the girls are free to continue their money laundering business. Beth learns the meaning of being the boss when one of her associates takes all of their cut. Annie makes the decision to begin therapy. At the end of the episode, Beth sits at a bar and to her shock Rio returns in her life.
263"Egg Roll"Lee FriedlanderHelen ChildressMarch 1, 2020 (2020-03-01)1.80[45]
Following Rio’s return, desperate to stay alive, Beth falsely announces that she’s pregnant leaving only time to figure out her next step. Meanwhile, Ruby and Stan figure out how her new business venture will work. Dean suffers backlash after pushing the breaks of a potential affair at work. Also, Annie continues her therapy.
274"The Eye In Survivor"Dylan K. MassinGreta HeinemannMarch 8, 2020 (2020-03-08)1.91[46]
As Beth and the girls continue the business, one of Rio’s gang members parks in front of Beth’s house to keep an eye on her. Later on, Beth lies and tells Rio that she had lost the baby and is forced to reveal her money laundering business to stay alive. Meanwhile, Ruby finds out that her daughter has started pawning expensive heirlooms for money. Also, Annie’s flirtatiousness backfires as her therapist becomes brutally honest with her. After finding out that Rio is alive, Dean buys a shotgun to try to take him out.
285"Au Jus"Andrew McCarthyChantelle M. WellsMarch 15, 2020 (2020-03-15)1.90[47]
Dean destroys one of Beth’s money laundering plates out of anger and jealousy. Beth turns to Lucy yet again but she has gotten wise and declines. Unknown to Beth, Rio has been one step ahead of her and kidnaps Lucy. Rio demands that she make another plate for him. Meanwhile, Ruby begins to have fears that Stan might leave her and feels that their marriage is "fading". Rio kills Lucy and keeps the girls alive, since they keep bringing in money, and Lucy will not.
296"Frere Jacques"Michael WeaverEster Lou WeithersMarch 22, 2020 (2020-03-22)1.90[48]
Lucy’s boyfriend Max looks into her disappearance. Ruby learns that Stan has received news about an investigation into getting his job back. Both Stan and Ruby are hesitant because of their history. Annie begins seeing different therapists following the fallout from Dr. Cohen. The girls are eager to get into Lucy's phone but it is locked. They dig up Lucy's body and use her face to unlock it to reply to Max, who is very worried. Beth talks with Max later and makes him believe that she just dumped him; He gets over it. Dean takes Lucy's bird to the vet where he runs into Max. Max recognizes the bird immediately.
307"Vegas Baby"Andrew McCarthyHelen ChildressMarch 29, 2020 (2020-03-29)1.98[49]
Beth brings the women together to plan their next move when Lucy's boyfriend, Max, learns Lucy's fate and starts to seek revenge on Rio. The three women decide to rob a convenience store, but Ruby is accidentally shot in the leg. Meanwhile, Annie resumes her therapy sessions with Dr. Cohen. Also, Stan questions his current job situation.
318"Nana"Phil TraillGreta HeinemannApril 5, 2020 (2020-04-05)1.84[50]
After her furniture is stolen from her home, Beth asks Rio for another job in order to get back on his good side and back on his payroll. During their task, Beth discovers that the package to pick up is Boomer who had escaped from state prison. Later on, when the girls travel to visit Boomer's grandmother it is revealed that she had passed away and it is asked by Annie to scatter her ashes. Meanwhile, Annie and Josh's relationship begins to deteriorate. Also, Stan tries to get on the same level as Ruby.
329"Incentive"Sara ZandiehChantelle M. WellsApril 19, 2020 (2020-04-19)1.75[51]
Ruby scrambles and enlists the help from her daughter to replenish supplies after a federal agent discovers the girls' secret and issues a recall of the nail polish. Meanwhile, Beth comes up with a solution after Rio backs her into a corner. Annie makes headway in her therapy. Also, Dean receives an award at work for the most sales.
3310"Opportunity"Michael WeaverCarla Banks WaddlesApril 26, 2020 (2020-04-26)1.58[52]
Beth seeks the help from an expert marksman to take down Rio once and for all. A guilt-ridden Ruby and her family have dinner with the couple who donated their deceased daughter's kidney to Sara. Meanwhile, Annie seeks the help from Ben to study for his upcoming GED test.
3411"Synergy"Dylan K. MassinVanessa Mancos & Jeremy GordonMay 3, 2020 (2020-05-03)1.75[53]
Upon hearing about Dean's recent affair and subsequent quitting his job, Beth and Dean together offer his employer to sell the business to them for Beth's money laundering business. Meanwhile, Ruby comes up with an idea to wash money for their latest adventure and to pay back Stan following an argument. Also, undercover detective Phoebe grows closer to the girls' case after she swipes Ruby's phone.

Production[edit]

Casting[edit]

Originally, Kathleen Rose Perkins was cast in the role of Beth in the pilot.[54] Later it was confirmed she had left the project and the role would be recast.[55] Christina Hendricks was announced as her replacement on July 10, 2017.[13] On September 17, 2019, Jackie Cruz was cast in a recurring role for the third season.[56]

Filming[edit]

The first season was filmed at Third Rail Studios in Doraville, Georgia. For the second season, the series relocated its production to Los Angeles to take advantage of tax incentives provided by the California Film Commission under its "Program 2.0" initiative.[57][58]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Overall[edit]

Viewership and ratings per season of Good Girls
Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired TV season Viewership
rank
Avg. viewers
(millions)
18–49
rank
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Monday 10:00 pm 10 February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) 5.98[20] April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30) 4.04[29] 2017–18 71 6.07[59] TBD
2 Sunday 10:00 pm 13 March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03) 2.75[30] May 26, 2019 (2019-05-26) 2.26[42] 2018–19 122 3.75[60] TBD
3 11 February 16, 2020 (2020-02-16) 1.97[43] May 3, 2020 (2020-05-03) 1.75[53] 2019–20 TBD TBD TBD

Season 1[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" February 26, 2018 1.5/6 5.98[20] 0.6 2.02 2.1 8.00[61]
2 "Mo Money, Mo Problems" March 5, 2018 1.3/5 5.36[21] N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 "Borderline" March 12, 2018 1.0/4 4.46[22] 0.5 1.56 1.5 6.02[62]
4 "Atom Bomb" March 19, 2018 1.0/4 4.07[23] 0.5 N/A 1.5[63] N/A
5 "Taking Care of Business" March 26, 2018 0.9/4 4.28[24] N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 "A View From the Top" April 2, 2018 0.9/3 4.04[25] 0.5 1.69 1.4 5.73[64]
7 "Special Sauce" April 9, 2018 1.0/4 4.28[26] 0.5 1.55 1.5 5.84[65]
8 "Shutdown" April 16, 2018 0.9/4 4.24[27] 0.5 N/A 1.4[66] N/A
9 "Summer of the Shark" April 23, 2018 0.9/4 3.95[28] 0.4 1.46 1.3 5.41[67]
10 "Remix" April 30, 2018 0.9/4 4.04[29] N/A N/A N/A N/A

Season 2[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "I'd Rather Be Crafting" March 3, 2019 0.7/3 2.75[30] 0.6 1.84 1.3 4.59[68]
2 "Slow Down, Children at Play" March 10, 2019 0.6/3 2.46[31] 0.6 1.83 1.2 4.30[69]
3 "You Have Reached The Voicemail Of Leslie Peterson" March 17, 2019 0.5/3 2.36[32] 0.5 1.62 1.0 3.98[70]
4 "Pick Your Poison" March 24, 2019 0.6/3 2.31[33] 0.5 1.66 1.1 3.98[71]
5 "Everything Must Go" March 31, 2019 0.6/3 2.16[34] 0.5 1.69 1.1 3.86[72]
6 "Take Off Your Pants" April 7, 2019 0.6/3 2.39[35] 0.6 1.70 1.2 4.09[73]
7 "The Dubby" April 14, 2019 0.6/3 2.39[36] 0.5 1.66 1.1 4.05[74]
8 "Thelma and Louise" April 21, 2019 0.5/3 2.14[37] 0.6 1.82 1.1 3.96[75]
9 "One Last Time" April 28, 2019 0.6/3 2.34[38] 0.6 1.69 1.2 4.04[76]
10 "This Land is Your Land" May 5, 2019 0.5/2 2.25[39] 0.5 1.58 1.0 3.83[77]
11 "Hunting Season" May 12, 2019 0.4/2 1.99[40] 0.6 1.63 1.0 3.62[78]
12 "Jeff" May 19, 2019 0.5/3 2.35[41] 0.6 1.70 1.1 4.06[79]
13 "King" May 26, 2019 0.5/3 2.26[42] 0.7 1.79 1.2 4.06[80]

Season 3[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Find Your Beach" February 16, 2020 0.4 1.97[43] 0.5 1.58 0.9 3.55[81]
2 "Not Just Cards" February 23, 2020 0.4 1.81[44] 0.6 1.67 1.0 3.47[82]
3 "Egg Roll" March 1, 2020 0.4 1.80[45] 0.6 1.66 1.0 3.47[83]
4 "The Eye In Survivor" March 8, 2020 0.5 1.91[46] 0.5 1.50 1.0 3.42[84]
5 "Au Jus" March 15, 2020 0.4 1.90[47] 0.5 1.51 0.9 3.42[85]
6 "Frere Jacques" March 22, 2020 0.5 1.90[48] 0.5 1.52 1.0 3.42[86]
7 "Vegas Baby" March 29, 2020 0.5 1.98[49] 0.5 1.49 1.0 3.47[87]
8 "Nana" April 5, 2020 0.4 1.84[50] 0.6 1.62 1.0 3.46[88]
9 "Incentive" April 19, 2020 0.4 1.75[51] 0.6 1.70 1.0 3.46[89]
10 "Opportunity" April 26, 2020 0.3 1.58[52] 0.5 1.52 0.8 3.10[90]
11 "Synergy" May 3, 2020 0.4 1.75[53] 0.5 1.65 0.9 3.40[91]

Critical response[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 60% based on 48 reviews of the first season of the series, with an average rating of 6.34/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "The plot of Good Girls may not be entirely believable, but the strong performances from its lead actresses are."[92] Metacritic, which uses a normalized rating to reviews, assigned a weight average score of 60 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[93]

The second season of the series holds a rating of 100% with an average of 6.25 out of 10 from 8 critics on Rotten Tomatoes.[94]

The third season of the series holds a rating of 100% with an average of 8.55 out of 10 from 5 critics on Rotten Tomatoes.[95]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2019 Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series Christina Hendricks Nominated [96][97]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b This amount represents the total qualified expenditures for the California Film & Television Tax Credit and excludes other non-qualifying costs.

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