'Good Girls' Season 4 Episode 4: Will Beth and the girls enter witness protection and start a new life?
The girls need Rio alive to ensure their witness protection deal with the FBI. So how do they tell the hitman to call off the job on Rio?
If anyone could do with a fresh start in life it’s Beth Boland (Christina Hendricks) Ruby Hill (Retta) and Annie Marks (Mae Whitman). It seems a new beginning could be on the cards for the girls, but will their complicated past allow them to take it?
FBI agents Phoebe Donnegan (Lauren Lapkus) and Dave (Jonathan Silverman) turn up on Beth’s doorstep offering her a deal. They offer Beth and her family a whole new life, complete with a house, a car and a new name, if she will give them information on where the money she launders for Rio (Manny Montana) goes. Beth tells the girls about the offer and they all start dreaming ahead of an uncomplicated life, where they can be free of their past.
However, there is one hitch, the hitman who they have hired to get rid of Rio. After all, if 'gang friend' as the girl calls Rio goes away, so does the deal. Then starts what turns out to be a rather hilarious attempt, to track down the elusive hitman Mr Fitzpatrick (Andrew McCarthy). We see the girls asking his henchman for a number, an email or even an Insta. Finally, after they do a favor for the henchman, Beth meets Fitzpatrick and tells him that she’s calling off the hit job. Fitzpatrick who has feelings for Beth thinks it has to do with Beth's feelings for Rio and tells her that Rio has other ‘side dishes’.
Beth asks why can’t he just call off the job, she’s not asking for her money back. She just wants Rio alive. The hitman says if he doesn’t go through with the job, then Beth becomes a liability. When she says she just needs Rio alive, he realizes she's cut a deal with the FBI. He says that he thought Beth was special but she’s traded everything for a cul de sac. She asks him what he’s going to do, he says his job.
Beth then decides to take matters into her own hands. She meets Rio and tells him the Feds are after him. He asks Beth if the Feds are taking care of her and what kind of deal they have offered her, she says they're giving her the full package. She hands a picture over to Rio saying this is the picture of the person running the FBI operation. We don’t see the picture at this point. She says his name is Dave, the assumption is that it's the FBI agent Dave who visited Beth earlier. Rio says are you sure about this? She says this is the only way it goes away.
We then see a scene where Rio is walking down the street incognito with a hoodie on and Fitzpatrick is focusing his gun on Rio. We only later see it’s a decoy Fitzpatrick is focussing on. The next thing we know is that Fitzpatrick hears the click of a trigger and turns to see Rio. Rio says "you guys don’t mess around" and Fitzpatrick replies "It's just business". Fitzpatrick says he didn't think Beth had it in her, he tells Rio you should be careful of women like her, one never knows what's going on in their heads. It turns out there's never been a truer word because just before Rio shoots Fitzpatrick dead, he calls him Dave. It's then that we realize that Beth has got Rio to do her work for her. She has got rid of the hitman and also kept Rio alive, as well as secured her witness protection deal. But will Rio understand what Beth has done and how will he deal with her as a result?
You can catch new episodes of 'Good Girls' on Sundays on NBC at 10 pm.