‘Good Girls’ Season 4 Bosses Tease Annie’s ‘Shocking Situation’ to Come

Good Girls season 4 finds Beth, Ruby, and Annie continuing their counterfeiting operation under Rio’s thumb. The suburban moms still have to deal with personal issues, especially Annie, who tries her best to grow and mature. But according to showrunners, this season of the NBC series will take Annie even further into a “shocking situation” that she may create for herself.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for the Good Girls season 4 premiere episode.]

Mae Whitman in 'Good Girls'
Mae Whitman in ‘Good Girls’ | Jordin Althaus/NBC

What happened to Annie in the ‘Good Girls’ season 4 premiere?

In the debut episode of season 4, Good Girls dives into Annie’s (Mae Whitman) changing dynamic with her son, Ben (Isaiah Stannard). When she suggests throwing a birthday party for him, Ben refuses and tells her he’ll have a quiet dinner with his dad. 

This leads Annie to believe Ben has no friends at school. But when she gets a visit from her Gregg (Zach Gilford), she discovers that Ben threw a birthday rager with 100 friends. And she realizes he has been lying to her all along.

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When she visits her therapist, Josh (Rob Heaps), Annie tries to talk to him about her issues. But she can’t help bring up the obvious and ends up asking him about his upcoming wedding. 

And in one of the final scenes of the episode, Annie meets with Rio’s henchman Mick (Carlos Aviles). Worried that Rio will turn Beth (Christina Hendricks) in for Lucy’s murder, Annie asks Mick to remove her sister’s fingerprints from the murder weapon. 

Annie will go on a personal journey in Season 4 of ‘Good Girls’

According to Good Girls showrunners Jenna Bans and Bill Krebs, Annie will try to find a more grounded path in season 4. But as she tries to find her true self, her story will get a little more complicated. 

“Annie is going to go on a personal journey,” Krebs told EW. “In seasons 1, 2, and 3, it was a lot about Annie’s impulsiveness and recklessness and her making bad decisions. Season 4 is now about Annie self-actualizing and kind of growing up.”

“This is the season that Annie learns to sort of be an adult and know that there’s consequences to all those bad decisions, and maybe she doesn’t need to have a guy in her life and maybe she doesn’t have to always live so impulsively,” he continued. “She makes amends for all her wrongs in the past — not just with her relationships with men, but also with her own sister, and that kind of gets her in hot water.”

Annie’s decisions may land her in a ‘shocking situation’

In their chat with EW, the Good Girls bosses also suggested that as well-intentioned as Annie might be, her decisions may take her to a bad place “We see Annie in a much different place in terms of character growth, which doesn’t necessarily mean she’s in a good situation,” Bans said. “She’s in sort of a shocking situation.”

“She learns that sometimes, where bad decisions have terrible consequences, sometimes good decisions also have a bad consequence,” Krebs added. 

New episodes of Good Girls air Sundays on NBC.