'Good Girls' Season 4 Episode 1: Does Beth go blind? Lucy's murder, Rio's blackmail have the girls cornered
The Season 4 premiere episode of 'Good Girls' begins innocently enough with a dog back from his walk with something in his mouth. That something, however, turns out to be a bone which opens a can of worms for Beth Boland (Christina Hendricks) and the girls. In Season 3 we saw Rio (Manny Montana), the gang leader who has the girls in his grip for the murder of Lucy (Charlyne Yi), the graphic designer who was unwittingly pulled into Beth's money laundering business. Not just that, Rio tricked Beth into leaving her fingerprints on the murder weapon so that she could take the fall for the murder. While Lucy was a missing person all this time, her body now being discovered just adds to the already complicated lives of Beth and the girls.
Beth is at a PTA meeting when one of the mothers tells her that Lucy's body has been discovered. The next thing we know Beth suddenly says she can't see. She is then rushed to hospital where the doctor is asking her if she has been under a lot of stress lately. Beth's blood pressure and cortisol levels are up leading to the temporary blindness. The doctor tells her to slow down and cut out caffeine, alcohol and whatever it is that's causing her so much stress. Beth tells the girls she has to get her hands on the gun that killed Lucy and the girls tell Beth she has to learn not to stress. In an attempt to destress Beth says that she'll join the mom boot camp in the park, which it turns out FBI agent Phoebe Donnegan (Lauren Lapkus) is running as a ruse to keep an eye on the girls.
The girls then begin to wonder where the hitman they hired to get rid of Rio is. Beth says that he is in South America on another hit job.
RubyHill (Retta) ponders in what other way they can make the gun with Beth's fingerprints go away. Beth says that will only happen if she gives Rio something he really needs. The girls think that Beth means that she is going to sleep with Rio and she says no not that with an exasperated tone.
To prove how useful she is to Rio, Beth gets her hot tub business 'Boland Bubbles' up and running so that she can use it as a front to launder Rio's money.
Beth then asks Rio for the murder weapon. She tries to reason with Rio saying since she’s getting his money laundered he doesn't have to hold the murder weapon over her anymore. Then Rio drops a bombshell. He tells Beth that the cops now believe he has something to do with Lucy's murder so he plans to hand over the gun with Beth's fingerprints so that it can be pinned on her instead.
Beth then flies into a panic and is making plans to leave the country. While Annie Marks (Mae Whitman) is trying to convince Beth to move to Russia, Ruby tries to calm Beth down saying you just need a good lawyer. Ruby reminds Beth that she didn't pull the trigger, she simply got tricked by Rio. However, just as all seems lost, Beth manages, in a stroke of genius, to play Rio at his own game by getting his fingerprints all over a stack of laundered cash. Now that Beth has something to hold over Rio for the moment at least, she is back to having some power in this twisted love-hate dynamic. However, Rio is not Beth's only problem, with the FBI now closing in on the details of her money laundering business.
Season 4 of 'Good Girls' premieres on Sunday, March 7 at 10/9c on NBC.