5 top takeaways from Good Girls Season 2, Episode 8

GOOD GIRLS -- "Thelma & Louise" Episode 208 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Hendricks as Beth Boland, Manny Montana as Rio -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)
GOOD GIRLS -- "Thelma & Louise" Episode 208 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Hendricks as Beth Boland, Manny Montana as Rio -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC) /
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GOOD GIRLS — “Thelma & Louise” Episode 208 — Pictured: (l-r) Travis Mills as Tobin, Ryan Masson as PJ, Matthew Lillard as Dean Boland — (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)
GOOD GIRLS — “Thelma & Louise” Episode 208 — Pictured: (l-r) Travis Mills as Tobin, Ryan Masson as PJ, Matthew Lillard as Dean Boland — (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC) /

4. Ruby continues to put her family first

Beth and Ruby may have been friends for 30 years, but she’s been married to Stan for 20. She has two children with Stan and there’s the risk that both her and Stan will go to prison. Agent Turner isn’t letting up on the two.

Ruby feels like she has no choice but to turn Beth in. She needs to put her family first.

I’m surprised that Beth can’t understand this. She does eventually at the end, but I’m surprised she doesn’t immediately understand that Ruby wants to, at least, put her children first. However, this shows us just how Beth is changing. She’s focused too much on the money and running the drug ring with Rio.

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3. Dean takes action

Fed up of everything that’s going on, we saw Dean pick up the number for the person to ring to kill Rio. In the end, he met with two kids who “broke into the house” to “steal the money in the backyard” and tied Dean up.

This was the moment to show just where Beth’s priorities lie. She no longer has any feelings for Dean. She wasn’t bothered about him being tied up and she didn’t even think about the kids. She ran straight for the money.

Now, in her defense, she did know the kids were out of the house. If the kids were in, I think she would have been a mom first. What this moment really showed was that she just didn’t care about Dean and he’s realized that.

The house is constantly in danger because of Beth’s attraction to Rio. There’s no way the children can live there, so it’s not surprising that Dean has taken the kids away. And I don’t think Beth was all that upset about it – or maybe she was just still in shock that Dean actually took the kids and left.