Ginny & Georgia Season 1 Episode No 10 Recap
Episode 10 of Ginny & Georgia begins with Georgia admitting that she is not proud of her actions (murdering, maiming, lying, manipulating, cheating, etc.), but claiming that she would do it all over again to protect her children.
Anyway, Ginny’s time with the MAN team comes to a close after she betrays Hunter and keeps Marcus a secret. When I try to talk to girls at school, they just walk away. Ginny also tries to talk to Hunter, but her class starts and Ginny immediately explodes when her teacher throws a shady racist jab her way.
At the mayor’s office, Cynthia shows up with HR because she has big news. Nick also sits down as Cynthia mentions several checks that haven’t been cashed. But it turns out that the accounts are balanced, because Georgia deposited the money that very morning. Even though he’s free to run, Nick is wise to what’s going on and gives Georgia a knowing look.
After school, Hunter comes to Joe’s cafe and confesses his love for her. He doesn’t want things to end because Ginny is shocked and doesn’t know what to do. With two guys to choose from – her current boyfriend, who she’s been cheating on with, and her best friend’s brother – Ginny is stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Georgia shows up at Joe’s diner that evening, where Joe is about to tell her something important… until Ellen shows up and congratulates Georgia on her engagement ring.
Evening rolls around and Sing Sing begins. As the class all begin to sing and dance, Max is confronted by Ginny sleeping with Marcus backstage. To make matters worse, Abby and Norah show up and the whole thing blows up.
Hunter overhears what happened when Max openly admits that Ginny cheated on him with Marcus. In the end, Ginny is rewarded for her actions as Hunter also learns about the picture. When Hunter shows up, he punches Marcus, causing everyone to go their separate ways.
The news of this betrayal also reaches Ellen, who turns to see Georgia. Over a glass of red wine, Ellen is shocked to discover that Georgia already knows. He is not happy and calls her a bad mother, he returns home.
When they do, Georgia and Ginny both talk, with Ginny admitting that she mailed the messages to Austin’s dad – along with a return address.
The next day at school, Ginny shows up and decides to take a page out of her mother’s book. He confronts Gitten, claims he’s a racist, and always singles him out in class. He shows her a glowing college recommendation letter and blackmails her into signing it to prevent things from going to the school board.
After a hard day at school, Jesse shows up at a bar and talks to Ginny about Mary. He admits that Kenny was recruited by his first wife and tells him that Mary is dangerous. As memories of the past returned to Ginny, she also killed Kenny. Here, he realizes that Georgia used a crushed wolf bird to kill her husband. Ginny, on the other hand, decides to keep it a secret and claims it was a big misunderstanding.
After that, Ginny looks at her Mom differently – especially after the violent gun incident a few episodes ago. Ginny goes upstairs and finds all the past memories in the gone shoebox. Deciding she can’t stay there any longer, Ginny collects the wolf bird and burns it in the fireplace. Along with Austin, the pair take off after presumably stealing Marcus’ bike.
Meanwhile, Paul is re-elected Mayor, and Cynthia goes home defeated. There we see Cynthia’s wife, who is plugging into a machine in the living room.
Outside, Jesse runs into Georgia and asks her what she did with Kenny’s body. As Gabriel watched her take the stage after the fireworks, she apparently set him on fire. As she smiles, Jesse gets another lead after Georgia’s marriage license confirms that Kenny is not her first husband. It was actually Anthony, the other guy he killed who was reported missing.
As the episode ends, Ginny and Austin decide to run away from town together.
Besides solving absolutely nothing, what did we learn this season? The message seems to be that when the going gets tough, it’s okay to kill, manipulate, kill animals, cheat, blackmail, and lie in life. Is this really the message to send?
As Ginny & Georgia’s dark pasts begin to seep into their pleasant daily lives of college and working in the Mayor’s office, it’s been quite a soulful show indeed.
There is currently a disgusting trope on Western TV to portray strong women as taking initiative by cheating on their partners and bending the law to their liking. I’m not entirely sure whose idea it was, but considering how Chinese and Korean dramas can effectively and efficiently show strong, capable, empowering women, the screenwriters here could do with taking a page out of their script books.
It’s also a shame, because some of the messaging and stuff here is really, really good. It’s just a shame that these moments are overshadowed by questionable characters driven by evil motives.
First there’s Georgia, who kills Anthony and Kenny with her monster bird. He also stole money, shot his stepfather, lied to Zion and kept his child away from her for over a year, and deliberately broke into City Hall to get himself a good job. That’s even before he mentions that he cheated on Paul and gleefully admits to the PI that he burned Kenny’s body to hide evidence of what he did.
In comparison, there’s Ginny, who starts out as a girl determined to stamp her reputation at school. After complaining about being lonely and “too white for the black kids and too black for the white kids,” she easily fits into a group with her new boyfriend in Hunter.
However, this doesn’t last long as she sends pictures to Marcus behind Hunter’s back and ends up cheating on him. The move tears apart the friendship circle, and Ginny may consider Marcus claiming it was a mistake.
And that’s before his shocking racist jabs at Hunter during a heated argument. To be fair, she did make some racist remarks, but for a girl who intends to be righteous and eradicate racism, to do so and then end it by blackmailing her teacher and threatening to go to the school board doesn’t really add up. his character in a very favorable light.
The focus on these two issues ultimately undermines all the other subplots that have been left unfinished and unresolved throughout the season. Austin’s mental health is barely explored outside of a few interesting segments, while Cynthia’s family life is its own pot of melodrama, but we never see it.
Elsewhere, Sophie and Max’s lack of screen time causes their subsequent breakup to lose the same poignant effect it might have had. That’s before you mention the PI hunt, the flashbacks, and the divorce of Abby’s parents, all of which are given barely any screen time.
No doubt this show will have its fans, but the bad writing, half-baked storyline, and low-spirited hero who gets no payback for his actions keep it in a better light.
Unfortunately, the show bows out with a whimper; A desperate plea for a second season that may or may not come depending on how good this show is. In 10 episodes with absolutely no resolution to any of these storylines, it feels like they could have been better spent telling a coherent story rather than spinning a series of plates that ultimately fell apart.