'Good Girls' Season 4 Episode 8: Who is Rio's henchman Mick? Beth follows in his footsteps with Rio
Mick uses his considerable clout as a councilman to get Rio out of jail
Over the last two episodes of ‘Good Girls’ we’ve come to know a lot more about Rio’s family. But while Grandma may be the boss, it’s Rio’s brother/cousin Mick (Carlos Aviles) -- we’re still not sure which -- who seems to be the brains behind this family’s smooth criminals.
We get to see in a flashback how Rio and Mick, as young adults work in a posh country club. One day Mick spots Rio stealing from a locker and then turns him into the authorities. But while it seems at first, it’s Mick's high moral standards that led to this decision, there is in fact a larger reason at play.
We later realize that Mick turned in Rio, only to be seen as truthful and honest, so that when he actually does commit crimes with Rio no one will believe that he could be behind them. This is why when Beth turns in Rio to the police and informs them when she will be handing over laundered money to him, Rio and Mick decide to not get rid of Beth.
Mick uses his considerable clout as a councilman to get Rio out of jail. Beth thinks Rio has been safely put away, but little does she know her nightmare continues. When Rio then goes to Beth’s house, she begs him not to hurt her children, he says he’s not going to hurt anyone. She can’t understand why. Rio then tells her that like he discovered with his brother/cousin, who turned him in to get the confidence of the powers that be, the FBI and police will now believe anything she says and she and Rio can do whatever they want. What exactly do Rio and Mick have planned for Beth? Will Beth find herself falling for Mick against her better judgement? To find out you can catch the latest episodes of 'Good Girls' On Sundays at 10/9c on NBC.