'Good Girls' Season 4 Episode 3: Here’s why Agent Phoebe's 'ex-bestie' has her harboring resentment towards Beth
Agent Phoebe tells Dean when she finally meets him that women like Beth use people and when they're done with them they throw them in the trash
Agent Phoebe Donnega (Lauren Lapkus) on 'Good Girls' seems to be willing to do whatever it takes to get Beth Boland (Christina Hendricks) behind bars. While some may argue that she's just keen to see justice being served, we have felt for a while now that her single-minded focus on Beth, is part of something deeper. In fact, even her colleagues have remarked on it, asking Agent Phoebe if the only reason she's so focussed on Beth Boland is because a girl like her would have never been friends with Phoebe in high school.
While they laugh it off, it seems that pretty much hits Phoebe's issue on the head. When Phoebe's boss played by Jonathan Silverman fails to get any information out of Dean to implicate Beth, Phoebe takes matters into her own hands and how! She goes as far as blackmailing her boss, telling him that she will tell his wife about the affair he's having with one of their colleagues. All this just to get five minutes alone with Dean Boland (Matthew Lillard) to get him to spill the beans about his wife.
Agent Phoebe when she finally meets with Dean starts to tell him about her bestie in high school, one of the most popular girls who used to throw the best parties. Phoebe would bring the wine coolers and she couldn't have been happier being a part of the 'in' crowd. But when Phoebe's parents took away her fake ID, her 'bestie' suddenly wouldn't even call her back. Dean asks what's her point. Agent Phoebe goes onto say that women like Beth use people and when they're done with them they throw them in the trash. Dean, unruffled, says Phoebe clearly doesn't know Beth. Agent Phoebe replies that what she does know, is that the wrong person is sitting across from her. All she needs from him is a little information to get that rectified.
However Dean refuses to bite the bait, and the next thing we know is that a dejected Phoebe is talking to Beth in the park. Beth clearly tired of the cat and mouse game between them tells Phoebe why she got into crime in the first place. She asks Phoebe why she isn't recording it. Phoebe then tells her what's the point, Dean has pled guilty. But while Dean has protected Beth by doing what he can, it may not be enough. At the end of the episode, we see Agent Phoebe in the 'Boland Bubbles' office and in her hand is a picture of the Boland family. What she doesn't realize is at the back of this picture, are all the details about the money laundering business that Beth has written down for Dean when she thought she had to flee the country in an earlier episode. This could very well serve as the only evidence that Agent Phoebe needs to put Beth away. Will she turn over the photo and find the note? To find out you can catch new episodes of 'Good Girls' Season 4 on Sundays at 10 pm on NBC.