Episode 8 of Ginny & Georgia begins with Cynthia’s campaign kicking off, badmouthing Paula and bringing up her relationship with Georgia as a quick point-scoring tactic. The news spreads through town, though Ginny is momentarily distracted by Padma and Marcus arguing outside.
Ginny & Georgia Season 1 Episode No 8 Recap
At school, Ginny gets a big surprise when Zion comes to visit her. He introduces her to her friends and boyfriend before suggesting a ride home. Zion hands out a bunch of different books in the living room, where Ginny admits that the essay writing contest is coming up and she knows exactly what to write.
Even as the children begin building a quilt fort, there is obvious tension between Georgia and Zion. It doesn’t help when Sion confesses that he is now single. Ginny senses this too and warns her Mom not to mess with Paul. With all eyes on her for this campaign, she assures the Georgia girl that nothing untoward will happen.
They trick the DSS worker into believing they are a happy couple, but unfortunately Anthony uses this as leverage against him. Well, Georgia decides to get her own back and poisons her husband, kills him in cold blood and refuses to call the police.
Back in the present, tensions flare with elections on the horizon as Paul offers to meet Zion. In fact, he clearly mentions that he had dinner that night. As expected, things are decidedly awkward at the dinner table as everyone sits together. Thankfully, things calm down as the two find common ground.
That evening, Zion takes Ginny to where they talk about Georgia and her madness. Nevertheless, they listen to the poem with a suggestion to develop Ginny and give her a good inspiration for her essay. When she gets home, Georgia sits drinking wine and is confronted by Ginny and Marcus hooking up. Unfortunately, as expected, things completely blow up.
Abby continues to drift away from her friends, but problems at home don’t help. The divorce between her parents gets complicated and in need of support, she texts her friends asking if anyone wants to hang out. Unfortunately, everyone is too busy with their new partners.
The next day at school, Ginny is writing an essay, but Hunter wins the competition. Ginny is not happy and when she confronts the teacher she tells him that this is very unorthodox. Considering how schools grade, that seems like a fair assessment, but Ginny is clearly a sore loser. In fact, he even claims it’s racist.
Hunter tries to explain his situation by considering he’s half-Taiwanese, but Ginny brushes it aside and claims that the stereotypes are actually favorable to him. Thankfully, Hunter responds, and his racist streak eventually prompts him to leave.
Abby calls all her friends for an emergency meeting. She talks about her parents’ divorce in a low voice. He calls them out for leaving, but Ginny retorts by claiming that a lot has happened to her too. Finally, a punch helps settle everything. Only Norah sees her mother on TV. He mentions the weapons of Georgia, and the news about it spreads like wildfire in the city.
This eventually comes back to Paul, who confronts Georgia about the guns and tells her not to show up at the fundraiser. When Paul leaves, Georgia cheats on Paul and sleeps with Zion. Ginny sees this too and finally goes into her room and closes the door.
She sits against the door and prepares to set herself on fire…but Marcus comes and sees her. Marcus makes it clear that he is in love with her, but Ginny snaps at him, calling him a loser and a joker. It’s pretty brutal to be honest, but then again we see that Ginny has a real bad attitude towards him. Marcus hits his bike as he leaves.
For someone so adamant about cutting out racism, Ginny has some pretty racist language, doesn’t she? It’s not a great look to tell Hunter that he’s “whiter than that” and claim that his stereotypes are more favorable than his.
It really doesn’t paint him in a good light considering how adamant he’s been about cutting this kind of stuff all season long. After what happened to Hunter, her ignorance hit her hard, and I hope this is the blow that Ginny needs to rethink the way she talks to people.
Meanwhile, Georgia has now cheated on Paul and her embezzlement has yet to be brought up. Oh and now we know Georgia is a killer too. Given the suspicions surrounding Kenny’s death, could she have killed him too? Hopefully, we will learn in future episodes.