Ginny & Georgia Season 1 Episode No 5 Recap
Episode 5 of Ginny & Georgia begins with Georgia killing a rabbit with a silenced pistol. After throwing it in the trash, the whimsical music tries to hide how awful it is.
Anyway, Halloween is coming up and Ellen convinces Georgia to make sure her decorations are all in place. As fragments of the past continue to bleed through, it’s clear that Georgia is starting to worry about the city.
Georgia is encouraged to dress up for Fall Fest, the city’s big Halloween party. Ready to go, Georgia goes on a date with Paul, where they talk about family arrangements. . During their meeting, Joe watches from the wings and clearly looks at them with distaste. Cynthia also sees them together.
Halloween night brings with it two big events. Ginny prepares to meet Hunter and her parents, ignoring Marcus and not texting back. Meanwhile, Georgia is ready for her meeting with Paul.
Before that, Ginny is enjoying her newfound fame at school behind a video with Hunter on the show. People compliment her and even call Ginny beautiful. It’s certainly a far cry from the girl who a few episodes ago claimed she’d never be good for anyone.
Marcus tries to talk to Ginny, but the seniors arrive and the group pulls him away. Anyway, Hunter finally shows up and excitedly reminds Ginny of the dinner they have planned for that evening. Bracy walks by and urges Ginny to end the conversation and invite him to the same party.
Before that, Hunter invites Ginny to his place before dinner. Things are going really well as the family starts singing Hunter’s song. As the focus shifts to Ginny’s family structure, she tries to navigate this minefield of drama.
We’re also treated to more flashbacks here, as we get to see Georgia meet Zion’s parents. Given how young the couple is, they want custody of Ginny, and suggest doing it so Zion can still attend law school. While Zion is starting to come around to this idea, Georgia is clearly not happy.
Nowadays, Georgia is decorating the house and making sure it’s scratch ready for Halloween. The girls in town are all about to put on face paint as Ginny completely drains Marcus. He also refuses to paint her face properly after sending her mixed messages and listening to her speak out at the dance. Instead, he takes a dick in her face. Now that he’s with the cool guys, Marcus finally leaves after completing Ginny in her sweater.
The Mayoral battle begins to heat up with more subplots bleeding after Cynthia comes on stage and sees Paul and Georgia together to officially announce her candidacy.
Now the whole town knows about their relationship and unfortunately it all blows up in their faces. Georgia decides to break up with Paul, but he refuses and ends up having love with her later in his office.
Evening rolls around and all the girls show up in Halloween costumes. They all dress up as Britney and start drinking and partying in Brody’s basement.
As all the girls continue to drink, Abby is jealous of Press dancing with Samantha. While Ginny continued to check out the hateful comments online, Bracia met and dated Maxine. Blind drunk Max is finally brought home after breaking up with Sophie, Ginny watches as Marcus helps his sister.
Alone, Ginny apologizes for what happened between them and claims she didn’t want to mess anything up. As things work out, he agrees to patch things up as they remain friends for now.
Ginny returns home, where Georgia announces some big news. Sitting in the living room are her aunt Maddie and her cousin Caleb, both of whom are staying with them for the time being.
Maddie reports that as Ginny flies off the handle, her parents aren’t dead either. He refuses to be classified as trash like himself and storms off in his room.
Meanwhile, we get a glimpse of the PI we saw snippets of when he shows up in town looking for Georgia. The last shot of the episode shows Austin pushing his pencil at school and walking up to Zach and stabbing him in the hand.
Halloween rolls into town and with it comes a few plot twists to spice things up. First of all, can we talk about how this episode completely carelessly deleted Georgia killing a rabbit with a silenced pistol? I’m not entirely sure who thought this was funny, and it’s not a good look for him tossing the body in the trash when he should be dodging his past by falling to the ground.
Meanwhile, Ginny settles in as the popular kid at school while encountering hateful comments online for the first time. It’s certainly a mainstay of the social media experience, and if you’ve read YouTube comments, you know it can sometimes turn into a cesspool of filth.
However, the show continues to flirt with the idea of love triangles and drags out some of these episodes with unnecessarily long dance routines.
We had a good 5 minute dance sequence of the dancing girls in the second course and here we get the same thing again in the basement. It feels like padding in an episode where there’s just too much going on and not enough time to flesh it all out.
While the flashbacks are a nice touch, I’m also not sure why this is billed as an updated Gilmore Girls. I can’t help but feel that the show would be stronger without these shackles, because it could never reach those heights.
Either way, Ginny & Georgia has had some high points along the way, and the darker tone it now embraces fits the show better.
Although, it remains to be seen if this dark tone will become more relevant as we move into the second half of this series.