'Good Girls' Season 3 Episode 7 Preview: Are Beth's sidekicks losing their faith in her conviction?
It's been established that Beth Boland does not know when to quit a bad habit: be it Rio, her faith in Rio, her faith in managing things with Rio somehow, always at the last minute — or even assuring people that Rio's just a chill guy to work with when he's making his henchmen shoot innocent people in front of their eyes.
Beth believes Rio won't touch them, but it's really a more considerate way of smugly admitting that he won't put Beth in harm's way. But on her quest to convince everyone that Rio isn't all that dangerous, and they still have upper hand in the business, it looks like Beth's losing the faith of her most trusted counterparts — Ruby and Annie.
In a newly released promo for the upcoming Episode 7 of Season 3, titled 'Vegas, Baby', Beth seems to exude the almost braggish confidence of a simpleton who, quite frankly, doesn't seem to know better. The clip shows Annie and Ruby exclaim in visible shock, asking Beth "What's this?" 'This' in question, as we soon find out, refers to a bag filled with crisp currency that Beth seems to have stolen from the bearded, face tatted guy who seems to be on the prowl outside Beth's house 24/7.
It occurs to Ruby to point out the obvious, as she asks what if they find out?
Sure, Beth likes to think it's their money for all the effort, the nuances, and the great skill they contribute into the work of printing fake notes, but it clearly escaped her that Rio's world isn't a fairyland for justice. As Ruby rightfully points out, Beth "stole from a man who blew a little girl's brains out for fun," and no matter how hard Beth tries to insist that this is the right way to get their fair share from the monster and his minions, looks like her sidekicks are done shushing up their two cents when it comes to the lady at the wheel.
Beth goes on in her attempt to convince them by bringing up an old acquaintance of theirs who was talented in her childhood, but missed their chance and had to resort to a mundane life of mediocrity. She cites how this money is well deserved because Rio's the one who stole for them and now they need to pay bills, so stealing back was the right way out.
When she makes the most bizarre claims of how "he can't just come in and shoot everything up and just take it all away," the sidekicks remind her that he actually can do all of that and more — and the two women are visibly frightened.
Another clip has the three women sitting at a park bench, disagreeing with each other on whether or not to rob 30 grand from a safe. Ruby brings her list of obviousness to the table and points how that three women, who look as strikingly different as the titular girls, can't attempt the same robbery too many times before getting caught. Beth tries to blow it off as 'law of averages' and Annie brings her signature quirky solution but Ruby's honesty does with their insane ways — or so hints the clip.
Well, Beth might have the advantage of Rio possibly being in love with her and that could give her the power trip that's been making her so blind to the obvious. But who really is she without her trusted consorts? Especially since the episodic synopsis of 'Vegas, Baby' teases that "The women call on an unexpected ally to help Max seek revenge, but when their plans go awry, Ruby's life is put in jeopardy," one can't help but wonder exactly where Ruby's loyalties will lie once her personal life gets dragged through hell.
The synopsis also teases "Stan discovers his side hustle isn't what it seems," making us worry further for Ruby's arc this season, but at least "a directionless Annie tries to find her purpose in life"! That's got to be progress worth looking forward to, right?
'Good Girls' Season 3 airs on Sundays at 10 pm only on NBC.