‘Good Girls’: What is Rio Going to Do to Beth? (Season 3 Episode 2 Recap)

Now that we know Rio is alive on Good Girls, the question remains: What will happen when he and Beth meet again? After she tried to kill him in the Season 2 finale, their once-steamy partnership seemingly came to an end. So how will he make her pay? Here’s what happened on Season 3, Episode 2 “Not Just Cards.”

Mother-in-law drama

'Good Girls' Episode 302: Christina Hendricks as Beth Boland
‘Good Girls’ Episode 302: Christina Hendricks as Beth Boland | Jordin Althaus/NBC

Beth is selling off many of their household items in order to pay back Rhea, including a massive grandfather clock. Her mother-in-law, Judith, shows up. Beth doesn’t want her there, but she’s taking care of things like laundry and cooking, so she relents.

Judith changes the dynamics, undermining Beth at every turn. Dean doesn’t stand up for her, and Beth lashes out at dinner. After the meal, Judith talks about how difficult it is to be a working mother, suggesting that Beth should quit and return to being a stay-at-home mom. Beth, in turn, lies and says she was promoted to manager.

At work, Dean gets closer to his boss, Gayle. She offers to help him out, and takes him out to dinner with developers who can help them get clients. But it looks like there’s more than just a work relationship developing here.

Therapy and medication

'Good Girls' Episode 302: Reno Wilson as Stan Hill, Retta as Ruby Hill
‘Good Girls’ Episode 302: Reno Wilson as Stan Hill, Retta as Ruby Hill | Jordin Althaus/NBC

Ben has won a debate competition, and Annie, Nancy, and Gregg are all out with him celebrating. The relationship between them all is still very strained, to say the least. Nancy says that she and Gregg are in counseling, and they think that Annie should go see their therapist, who called her “broken.”

Annie goes to yell at him for what he said about her, and accidentally talks to a children’s therapist, Dr. Josh Cohen, instead of the one she was referred to. After talking to Gregg and Ben, she realizes she needs to talk to someone, so she goes back to Josh for a real session.

Ruby and Stan are struggling to pay their bills. They go to buy a suit for Stan for Turner’s funeral, and Ruby blows up at the sales associate for ignoring them. Stan goes back later and buys the suit by himself. Ruby acknowledges she has anger issues, and looks at a bottle of prescription medication, seemingly indicating that she’s going to start taking them.

Back in business

'Good Girls' Episode 302: Mae Whitman as Annie Marks, Retta, Hendricks
‘Good Girls’ Episode 302: Mae Whitman as Annie Marks, Retta, Hendricks | Jordin Althaus/NBC

The three women go to the site of Agent Turner’s death to leave flowers, and Beth declares that they’re “back in business.” She recruits a mover who comes to help take away the clock to wash the money for them. He takes advantage of them, refusing to give them their cut.

So Beth uses her status as white suburban mother in the community. She goes to the man’s boss at the moving company and says that he stole money from her house. She threatens to go to his parole officer, and he shows up at her house with the money.

Meanwhile, Rio returns home. When Marcus doesn’t show up at soccer practice, Beth gets worried, and she reaches out to Rhea. She asks her to meet up for a drink, but instead of Rhea, Rio shows up at the bar, shocking Beth.