Ginny & Georgia Season 1 Episode No 2 Recap
Ginny & Georgia Episode 2 begins with Georgia waking Ginny up at 5 a.m. in an emergency. He has hair in his tank and needs Ginny’s help to pull the hair out.
In his own words, he’s “too black for white kids and too white for black kids” and thus never fits. He is challenged after a girl named Bracia asks him out on Thursday. He allows C to meet with his friends – which he refuses. In class, Ginny also gets 100% on her most recent exam.
Georgia is ready for the mayor’s office. Checking her online banking, she finds she has serious problems with her accounts. City Planning also won’t put in a new air conditioning unit for Green Gardens, which is currently a big drama in the office. Georgia offers to help, but Nick sees through the facade and calls Paula out for trying to comfort her.
At school, Austin is named star of the week, but Zach, the boy who bullies him, is not happy. Zach is taken to Ginny at school who goes to the store and collects the pill. You need to be fully prepared if something untoward happens after a night with Marcus.
Austin prepares for the star of the week award, comes to school with letters from his imprisoned father.
Only, Georgia knows they’re going to the movies, and Elle monitors her Instagram check to spy on her daughters. It turns out Ginny and the others went to Brody’s basement to shoot. What a fake Ellen Maxine profile learns and is shocked to see.
After an evening of smoking and talking about pop culture, Ginny goes home, telling Georgia about everything – except love. in the evening, Ginny sits in her dark room and starts burning herself with a lighter.
The next day after school, Ginny goes out with Maxine’s group (especially without Maxine) where the girls all go on a robbery spree. Although they are caught with the shop owner.
As soon as Georgian shows up, Genie openly admits to the theft, but Georgia turns the race into trouble. After lifting light manipulators from the water, the Sam’s take off for dinner.
Georgia Ginny doesn’t remember those girls as her friends. In order to teach him the value of money, he encourages Sam to let Ginny work with him in the end. Georgia then turns her attention to Paul, the mayor finds out where Paul was for the weekend and takes the changes to lawn bowling. Georgia tries to turn Paul against Cynthia as her case moves on.
in the evening, Marcus comes to check on Ginny. He changes because he’s one of seven black kids at school and starts crying for no one to harm the planet. Marcus gently asks if it’s her first time and kicks her out after the kiss.
As we go back in time, we see Georgia going out with Zion. Georgia stops by the store and pulls a gun on the owner. Georgia then returns to her therapist ex-partner and takes and beats her. Back now, we see that it was Georgia who wrote these messages to Austin all this time.
As more of Georgia’s past begins to take hold, Kenny’s relatives begin to learn the truth about Georgia. Georgia’s real name is Maryam and she has been living off the grid for several years.
She took the name Zion, but they never married. Gil Timmons is in jail on charges of fraud and embezzlement. With a PI coming to Wellsbury not too far away, he promises to dig up the dirt and Georgia can be bought for nothing.
Episode 2 brings up more themes of race, with Ginny initially claiming to be “too white for the black kids” and being ostracized by the other girls.
Yet in the same breath, he repeatedly blows Bracie off as he encourages her to come and have fun. It’s a bit of a contradiction to be honest, portraying Ginny as a victim of herself, as she finds herself preying on the wrong crowd instead. He actively embraces the muggers, despite his questionably racist comments.
Elsewhere, we have Georgia, who has been around for a long time now and could potentially be a wanted woman. After shooting a man in the hand and possibly stealing money from a cash register, it looks like he might have an arrest warrant for him in Georgia.
It’s actually a nice twist, and I hope it adds a little more dimension to her character beyond the “cool mom” front she puts on. There are definitely some great moments here, but the show so far hasn’t been as good as maybe it could have been.