YES!!! I LOVE this show. I love Ruby's expressions. As I was going to sleep I was ranking the men on the show since they are so awful. (Except for Stan, he is an angel). The worst is the rapist, who made those kids call him 'daddy' and then, and then!!! He steals from his Nana!!
Second is Dean....I actually had a physical reaction when he said 'go home and talk about it with your husband.' Yuck!
I know everyone drools over Rio, and his is hot, but give me Stan any day!
Just when I thought I couldn’t like Dean any less...I was so annoyed the way he talked down to Beth when they were out to dinner. He’s stupid not to take her advice about selling cars, especially since he sucks at it lol.
This show continues to surprise - I’m never sure what’s coming next.
I despise Boomer with a passion so I have to give it up to the actor who plays him too well. Marion isn't naive as she comes off. Glad she made him do the right thing. I knew Noah was FBI as soon as he showed up. It was just too convenient. (Huge fan of Being Human btw) I'm glad Dean seemed to redeem himself at the end of the season. Rio is for sure alive and Turner is far from done with the girls. This show is such a fun watch. Season 3 should be good!
I think the writers are showing us the qualities which attracted Beth to Dean to begin with. Like each character in the show, (other than Rio, Boomer and Turner), there are grey areas in each characters personality. Let's face it, at this point, Beth is a lousy mother. She is choosing crime over her family. There is something in her that craves dangerous situations so much she has chosen that life over her family and their safety. The show leaves us hanging when she says to her sister and friend "We are free of him, now we can do it ourselves." This after showing them her shoddy, but potentially fixable, fake money. Are they going to go along with her? Or get out while the getting's good? That should create tension next year. My understanding, and I could be wrong, is after Beth left, Turner made a deal with Rio. He'd call 911, which would give a shot(pun intended) at Rio surviving the 27 gun blasts to his body: in exchange, Rio will work for Turner (to get the women) or Rio will die right there. That's why Turner told Beth to leave. She's under the assumption Turner killed Rio. Does anyone remember the brief scene where Rio is playing tennis with a defense attorney. They are at a fancy country club and he is dressed to the nines in his proper tennis attire. I don't think that scene is just filler. Is there something else going on? Rio in the end, is all about Rio. Whatever attraction Beth has to him, it's woefully misplaced. He is worse than Dean, by a landslide. As crisis consumes Beth, as she begins to fall apart, as she commits her worst crime-shooting Rio(I say worse because she didn't just shoot him out of fear, she shot to kill, emptying her gun into him)it is Dean who lets her lean into him, who takes care of her emotionally, no questions asked. He knows she's done something awful, but his first concern is for Beth and comforting her. His first concern was Beth, when his dealership was raided. "Don't hurt her!" He pleads. And he means it. Stan thinks Ruby is finished with her life of crime stating we are the "luckiest basta8ds in the world." But, she doesn't give him an answer as they lay in bed. He assumes she's done with crime. But, if she really was, she'd state that. Of all the characters that are adult, Stan is the most trusting, almost innocent, one of the bunch. He has forgiven Ruby's betrayals, consigned himself to doing time (because he was helping out the girls) and he's so loving and supportive. Despite everything Ruby has chosen to do. Annie is a impulsive train wreck. Jumping the new managers bones within hours of knowing him, while at work, shows a level of immaturity and the inability to control instant gratification which has always led to her troubles. She brought a virtual stranger into her life and the life of her child. I can't stand Noah for using her, but if Annie would stop to think before she does something(like using the girl scouts as cover to move drugs across the border) She wouldn't constantly jeopardize her plans for a life in which she and her child are stable. It's one bad choice after another. The type of choices you make knowing they are mistakes. Like sleeping with your married ex-husband. What the heck happened to Mary Pat, exactly? I believe the actress who plays her is on a new show. But I hope to see more of her. A couple of poignant scenes involving Beth; when she goes straight she returns to her life as the perfect mom. All the work she put into the homemade baked goods-amazing, beautiful, astonishing. She looks proud of her accomplishment. But then, two of the PTA moms remove her food thoughtlessly, without even telling her, replacing her work with store bought goods. Because of "gluten.' Which Beth had originally brought up as a joke. When Beth begins destroying her food at home, shoving all of it into the garbage despoil, violently, we understand why she wants out of her life as it was before she became a criminal. It's especially true while she's with the PTA moms picking out Thanksgiving decorations. She's numb with boredom-the decisions over whether some design should be oak or maple are pointless in comparison to choosing which way to launder money successfully. There's no thrill or danger. Then, the test for her comes as she's going through check-out. To steal or not to steal a Chapstick. It's drawn out for a reason. Taking or not taking the Chapstick is a pivotal point in what direction Beth will take in life. Can she get by the guard? Without getting caught? That's the compulsion. It's only a Chapstick, after all. Is it really worth the risk of getting caught for stealing? Yes, is the answer. She steals it. And then we know, she can't control the impulse to see if she can get away with crime, whether small or large in nature. It's a thrill that cuts the boredom. Turner is on a vendetta and I doubt his screen time is over. His final conversation with Beth does not include a commitment to leave her alone-he simply says" We'll see how you do" in response to her asking if it's all over. What I do like about this show is the characters, for the most part, are complex. Having said that, I'm sure the writers will devolve some of the characters we thik have evolved and evolve those we think are devolving. The humor helps, too.
Last Edit: May 29, 2019 21:05:06 GMT by redsoxgirl
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